Small business owners have a lot on their plate. In many cases, decision-makers need to have a hand in every aspect of the business and know what is going on at all times. However, there are some technologies on the market that make it easier for business owners to gain a full view of their company.

One of the most important pieces of technology available in this realm is point-of-sale software. A recent article from NCR Silver examined the benefits companies can reap when they use the technology.

"Point-of-sale software makes accepting customer payments a simple process," the article reads. "Retailers use customized hardware and computer programs that meet business requirements. Modern point-of-sale programs deliver a wide range of features, including customized reports, marketing tools and features that support small business transactions."

The piece goes on to say that one of the major benefits of an integrated software solution is the ability to track nearly anything. This includes up-to-the-minute sales numbers, inventory, custom loyalty programs and reporting information that can help businesses understand parts of their business quickly and make smart decisions based off of that information. This kind of transparency is difficult to achieve any other way, let alone in a way that offers this kind of effectiveness.

Implementing these systems is easier said than done. Thankfully, with the help of a retail solution provider that understands everything from credit card processing to a cloud-based POS platform, any merchant can add this technology.