denver, co (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
IP Commerce today announced the publication of a white paper, outlining the evolution of the modern point-of-sale (POS), titled ‘POS 2.0: The New Era of Smart Point-of-Sale.’ The whitepaper explores how the prevalence of intelligent, cloud-connected devices, such as smart phones and tablets is not only changing the way consumers shop, but is also revolutionizing the ways in which merchants can innovate at the application layer - creating a fundamental shift in how consumers and merchants interact at the point-of-sale.
Combining industry data with IP Commerce-sponsored market research and case studies, the paper explores the evolution of the modern point-of-sale and the key challenges and requirements for building a comprehensive and scalable POS 2.0 commerce solution. It also identifies six critical business needs for merchants and developers of POS 2.0 solutions: multi-touchpoint support, multi-service integration, control, security, compliance and scalability. The paper concludes by demonstrating how intelligent POS 2.0 software applications require a next generation intelligent infrastructure.
"We are at the onset of a new disruptive period of POS advancement - where cloud-connected POS applications are facilitating digital commerce through multiple types of 'smart' devices,” said Alfred ‘Chip’ Kahn IV, Executive Chairman and Founder of IP Commerce. “From large to small merchants, all are, or soon will be, looking for the intelligent point-of-sale solutions that will help them more effectively engage their customers and manage their businesses. The one thing that is certain, within the next few years, commerce software developers and their service provider partners will be key beneficiaries of this phenomenal change."
‘POS 2.0: The New Era of Smart Point-of-Sale and Its Valuable Potential for Merchants and Commerce Developers’ is available for download at http://developer.ipcommerce.com/pos-2-0.aspx
About IP Commerce
IP Commerce is powering POS 2.0 – the next generation of point-of-sale commerce – bringing online consumer experiences into offline commerce environments via tablet, mobile and all other cloud-connected devices.
IP Commerce offers the only open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that serves POS 2.0 application developers with fast and easy APIs and workflows for innovative commerce solutions. Our intelligent infrastructure provides advanced two-way workflows and data for rich commerce interactions, retail offer management, multi-party fund disbursement, merchant boarding and other value-added commerce services to enrich the transaction before, during and after payment - all enabled by our open Platform.
With offices in Denver and San Francisco, IP Commerce has partnered with many of the world’s most respected and forward-thinking financial institutions and software companies, including Vantiv, Chase, Intuit, Vista, Clover and many others. For more information, please visit us at http://www.ipcommerce.com