Gartner Research

Evaluating Retail POS Software Applications

Published: 22 May 2006

ID: G00139057

Analyst(s): Miriam Burt


As major retailers continue to expand, globalize and merge, and as technology advances, new vendors enter the retail point-of-sale arena. Evaluate them based on the criteria outlined here as well as your organization's particular business requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • Market Overview
    • Definition of POS Client Application Software
    • New-Generation POS Application and Deployment Solutions
  • Gartner Definition of a Market
    • POS Client Application Software — Opportunity in the Global Retail Market
  • Magic Quadrant for POS Applications — Inclusion Criteria
    • Inclusion Criteria — General
  • Evaluation Criteria and Weights
    • Evaluation Criteria — Completeness of Vision
    • Evaluation Criteria — Ability to Execute
  • Guidelines for Positioning on the Gartner Magic Quadrant
    • Leaders
    • Visionaries
    • Challengers
    • Niche Players
  • Advice to Retailers

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