Top NCR Silver Competitors:
The Best NCR Silver Alternatives for Your Business

NCR Silver is designed especially for small and independent retailers that need a mobile point-of-sale (POS) system for their daily needs. The solution enables retailers to sell products through POS touchscreen terminals as well as other devices, such as iPhones and iPads.

NCR Silver can be deployed in the cloud as well as on-premise. The solution allows retailers to receive payments on their mobile phones either at the counter or at the customer’s location. Users also have the option to add a magnetic stripe reader, barcode scanner or other payment processing devices to their Apple device for selling products at trade shows and events.

This solution provides the ability to track customers and sales, and also allows users to track the profitability of marketing efforts through social media tools. The social media and marketing tools enable users to send custom messages to customers about new deals and updates.

Reviewers on Software Advice note NCR Silver’s ease-of-use and fast learning curve.

While NCR Silver is used by many businesses, it may not be the right option for every retail software buyer. To that end, we’ve compiled the following list of NCR Silver alternatives so you can find the right retail solution for your business.

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Most Asked-About NCR Silver Alternatives

Our first section of alternatives includes products that buyers search for most often alongside NCR Silver.

Note: you can learn more about our Alternatives methodology here.


Square Register POS is a POS solution that’s offered as a mobile phone app for both iOS and Android devices. The solution offers key capabilities that include digital receipts generation, inventory and sales reports creation and data analysis.

The solution is cloud-based. It can be used offline, and it will sync all sales information automatically once connected. Square Register POS provides free updates regularly to equip companies with new features.

Square also offers hardware such as an all-in-one work station, back office server, barcode/label printer and signature capture device.

The biggest difference between Square and NCR Silver is that Square provides various types of reports such as daily closing, graphical, inventory, item performance and sales reports while NCR Silver offers only sales reports.

Square offers features such as refunds, gift cards, discounts and credit card processing. It also enables users to change item details such as item name, quantity and price in real time. In addition, users can track item stock quantities and receive email alerts in case the item quantities reach lower levels.


ShopKeep is a POS solution specifically for iPad users. The solution helps merchants and shop owners optimize their inventory and staff levels and stores all customer information and sales reports on a single cloud-based platform. It offers key features such as inventory management, marketing and reporting and analytics.

ShopKeep also offers peripheral and hardware support in the form of a barcode scanner, barcode/label printer, cash drawer, handheld terminal, magnetic stripe reader, mounting brackets, pin pad, receipt printer, signature capture device, tablet and touch screen terminal.

The main difference between ShopKeep and NCR Silver is that ShopKeep is strictly cloud-based while NCR Silver can be deployed both on premise as well as in the cloud.

ShopKeep can be integrated with various popular platforms, such as QuickBooks, MailChimp and Appcard. Users can sync their ShopKeep email list to MailChimp to launch effective email campaigns or send their ShopKeep sales information to QuickBooks to ensure accurate accounting numbers. The Appcard loyalty program provides personalized offers to customers.

In addition, Shopkeep offers 24/7 support to customers through phone and email related to common issues such as credit card processing, billing and label printing.


Clover is an integrated POS solution that provides customized hardware for different types of retail businesses. The solution can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud.

Clover enables retailers and businesses to manage all their inventory through a single platform and access reports remotely on a merchant dashboard. It helps businesses replace clunky hardware, such as barcode scanners, label printers, terminals and cash registers, with more modern technologies, such as credit card, chip and PIN card readers and mobile payment options (e.g., Apple Pay).

The major difference between Clover and NCR Silver is that Clover does not offer mobile platforms (for iOS and Android) while NCR Silver supports iOS. However, Clover does offer a portable POS hardware system, Clover Mobile.

Clover can be integrated with QuickBooks to streamline the overall accounting process for companies. It also manages purchase orders, provides vendor maintenance and offers a time clock to track staff hours.

Top User-Rated NCR Silver Alternatives

Our second category of NCR Silver alternatives showcases highly rated retail POS products on Software Advice. is our first top user-rated NCR Silver alternative. Users cite ease-of-use and reliable customer support as the solution’s benefits. One user states:

“Overall, we like the POS system but most of all, we are very happy with the tech/customer support. The POS system has made it easier to track sales in detail. Since we moved to a more strategic place and a very user friendly POS system, our sales have been wonderful.” - Lydia, Flamingos Upscale Resale Store offers an end-to-end solution to merchants that includes software, hardware, installation, technical support, user training and credit card processing. Some of its features include mobile phone credit card processing, wireless card readers, merchant accounts and electronic registers. Its point-of-sale equipment is provided by Harbortouch.

It also provides the option to add a touchscreen monitor, microcomputer, cash drawer, receipt printer, kitchen printer and kitchen monitors at an additional cost.

Loyverse POS

Our next top user-rated alternative to NCR Silver is Loyverse POS. The software’s reviewers on Software Advice rate it highly for its ease-of-use and customer support. One user says:

“I was looking for a simple, easy to implement POS for my small hotel/restaurant. I was able to get this up and running in less than two hours. Anytime I hit a roadblock, I messaged support, and they were back to me in minutes with solutions. It isn't a full-on complicated system with all the bells and whistles. I have worked with those and they have their uses, but if you need a way to track shifts, categories, some inventory management and certainly cash management this is the system for you.” - Karen, Deva Suites Patong Hotel

Loyverse POS is a free-to-use, mobile and cloud-based POS solution that is designed for restaurants, small retailers and salons. It allows users to manage customer relationships, visualize sales analytics and manage inventory. Retailers can sell their products directly from Android and iOS smartphones or tablets, while customers can choose to receive either electronic or printed receipts.

Though it does not offer the hardware components itself, Loyverse POS supports cash drawers, barcode scanners and receipt printers for vendors such as Epson, Star, XPrinter, Honeywell, Motorola, Socket and Heckler Windfall. It is capable of working offline and syncs all the data once the system is online and it also provides multi-language support.

Next Steps

To learn more about NCR Silver, or any of the alternative retail products listed above, simply take our online retail software questionnaire for a detailed evaluation of your needs. After this quick online assessment, we will provide you with a free custom price quote.

You can also call one of our expert software advisors at (855) 998-8505 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll provide price quotes for retail products based on your specific requirements.