• The revamped expectations have made the millennial crowd to settle for nothing but the best. The retail and e-commerce genre are finding themselves amidst these raised expectations where only the most apt technology solution can provide them that edge. From being used in physical retail outlets to online stores, this one-stop technology handles all the complexities. A point-of-sale (POS) system’s capabilities go beyond being just a cash register to being a complete retail management system that automates, handles and integrates all aspects of business. With numerous actions going under one roof, one needs to understand what are the criteria that have to be considered before finalizing a POS. The foremost aspect is to understand whether the chosen POS will address the concerns of your business? Is it built to encompass the future needs and changes of your company? The basic problem arises when a business opts for a POS without considering the future needs and plans of the company. This step reduces the need of overhauling business operations again and again whenever a new feature is introduced in the company system. Another aspect is to consider the hardware needs of the POS software. What kind of hardware will your company need to run this POS? Larger stores will require more hardware including terminals, receipt printers etc as compared to small retailers who will require only a Cloud based tablet or a card reader to run the POS. Amidst various estimating criteria to choose an apt POS, it is important to act according to the business needs instead of market trend. The business circle, years of experience and expert’s views are some of the other pivotal aspects on which the decisions can be made. Considering these and observing the trends as well, CIOReview India have come up with a list of “20 Most Promising POS solution providers 2017”. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and the CIOReview India editorial team has closely scrutinized these companies addressing the above features .We believe that the listing given by us will bring in a better clarity thereby enabling your businesses to take decisions that will sustain the test of time.