Virtualization of our key upsell platform is a smart way to reduce the number of devices at customer checkout and deliver a far leaner and efficient IT footprint in the store.”
VP North America IT, Circle K
Virtualize your existing POS application onto a centrally managed store server - an existing one, or a new server of your choice. Your POS registers will run a lightweight 'in memory' operating system that is fully supported, PCI compliant and presents the POS application exactly as it appears and operates today.
With the POS application operating on modern local, secure and resilient infrastructure, management and maintenance becomes quicker, easier and more cost effective. Transactional performance of the POS registers improves by up to 30% with Zynstra's POS virtualization solution, and the disks - the most common point of failure on the register - are no longer required, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.
As an additional operations benefit, instead of managing and updating individual registers, IT can update them and apply patches from the centre, with validation, automation and rollback - ensuring the most important patches are applied with a 100% success rate.
Retailers must adapt fast to deliver curbside collection, touchless payment options, online orders with 3rd party delivery companies and more. Virtualized POS enables you to run multiple applications on one single device, whether a fixed register, kiosk or tablet. Streamlining applications to run from one single touchpoint reduces your store IT footprint, significantly improving customer experience and boosting staff productivity.
The appetite for virtualization of POS is high. Recent survey results show that overall 70% of retailers stated they would be implementing it in the next two years.
23% percent of retailers said they were using it already, while 26% said they would adopt it as soon as possible, and 21% said they would do so in the next two years.
Just as virtualization has transformed the wider IT industry, applying this technology to point of sale systems has enormous potential.