In a press release, the companies hailed Carbon 8 as an open, scalable and portable POS system capable of incorporating Sage One accounting and Verifone payroll software. Combined, the release said Carbon 8 can enable merchants — such as bike and pastry shops, boutiques and specialty food markets, among others — to access easy-to-use business solutions to operate and grow.
“Our mission at Sage is to make administrative tasks for businesses invisible, giving [companies] time to focus on what matters — their customers,” said Seamus Smith, executive vice president of worldwide payments and banking at Sage. “The ability to integrate our accounting software into one sophisticated POS system like Carbon 8 will make it easier for businesses to accept all forms of payment, engage consumers and manage their operations efficiently.”
The two companies will collaborate to offer retailers an end-to-end business solution with a variety of applications such as accounting, payroll, real-time inventory management and staffing tools. Users will also receive access to customizable apps to personalize customer experiences.
“The point-of-sale today can do a lot more than accept payments and is becoming a critically important decision for merchants and their service providers to meet changing consumer expectations and dynamic retail environments,” said June Felix, president of Verifone Europe. “We are working with a market leader like Sage because retailers are in need of agile and intelligent solutions that can address industry challenges and help them adapt to change. Verifone’s open and secure commerce platform makes it possible for our partners to create and deliver their services on Carbon 8, Carbon 10 as well as Engage, providing a complete experience for merchants and consumers.”