NCR Silver™, NCR's tablet and mobile-based POS system for small businesses, continued to gain ground. NCR formed a strategic partnership with Vantiv, Inc. to bring innovative POS technology integrated with leading payments solutions to the small business market. Together NCR and Vantiv have introduced Vantiv Mobile Checkout powered by NCR Silver™. This easy-to-implement product provides single shop and small chain owners a complete solution that makes managing their sales, inventory, marketing and customers easier. The package includes the payment processing services, software and cloud-based back-office functions, and hardware peripherals that can transform a merchant's own iPad® into a turnkey mobile POS system.
In the Hospitality segment, NCR continued to deploy its advanced transaction technologies. NCR announced that it and Jamba Juice, in collaboration with PayPal, are working on a series of customized mobile solutions, including a Jamba Juice branded iOS® and Android™ mobile ordering and payment solution. This ordering functionality is available today in select Jamba Juice locations via the PayPal app to millions of customers and allows consumers to place mobile orders and pay directly from their smartphone. The customized mobile ordering solution is designed to seamlessly integrate with the NCR Aloha POS platform and is expected to improve speed of service and offer a differentiated experience to Jamba Juice customers.
NCR also secured multiple customer wins for its NCR Pulse Real-Time smartphone application. This SaaS-based mobile analytics engine helps restaurant operators solve the everyday challenges of low visibility into current operational performance, lack of predictable data and the inability to be in several places simultaneously. The application, available for iOS® and Android® devices, delivers real-time performance metrics and notifications directly to a user's smartphone. Operational data is segmented for quick, easy review, such as voids and comps, net sales by hour, employee performance and overtime alerts. Shake Shack implemented NCR Pulse Real-Time in the U.S. while Burger King franchisee Hybrid Dining deployed NCR Pulse Real-Time in the