Springboard Retail - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: May 25, 2021

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Springboard Retail’s main competitors are Lightspeed and IVend.

Lightspeed is a web based retail management system which is standardized on Apple products for both fixed and mobile POS stations. Its features include customer & sales management, purchase & inventory management as well as integration with Quickbooks for financial management. There is support for a customer loyalty program, as well as marketing options to engage customers regularly with promotions and sales offers. The product can also be integrated to e-commerce web stores to address online shopping needs as well.

Springboard Retail in comparison is a cloud based solution which includes mobile POS support, but allows customers to choose their own devices and POS units. It can handle multi-store retailing requirements and handle both customer special orders as well as back orders. There are dashboards as well to monitor customer spending, determine loyalty promotions that will be effective, as well as recommend high selling products to improve revenue streams.

Then there is IVend which is another similar cloud based solution that also supports integration to most enterprise applications through its open API. Additionally it provides a unique “Passes” options wherein QR Codes are sent to customer mobiles, which can then be used to claim promotional discounts in- store. IVend can also work in offline mode when the internet connection is down with an automatic update of all information once connections are restored.

Springboard Retail’s cloud solution operates in a similar fashion but does not support the other features mentioned. However it does allow the product to be customized and branded as per business requirements.

2021's Top Springboard Retail Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Springboard Retail that are worth checking out: Toast POS for SMBs, LightSpeed for large size business, PHP Point Of Sale for growing companies, and RetailEdge for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
Compare
Springboard
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$80 per month
Functionality
30
Best for SMBs
Toast
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$165 per month
Functionality
10
Review
Best for Enterprise
LightSpeed
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$69 per month
Functionality
44
Growing
PHP
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$28.25 per month
Functionality
19
Review
Free version
RetailEdge
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
85/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$495 per license
Functionality
32

1. Toast POS - Best for SMBs

Toast POS is an alternative Point of sale software, Toast POS installed on-premises or used cloud based, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Toast POS, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

Toast POS is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Toast offers 10 main features). compare head to head: Toast POS Vs Springboard Retail Software

2. LightSpeed - Best for Large Business

LightSpeed is an alternative Point of sale software, LightSpeed installed on-premises or used cloud based, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. LightSpeed, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

LightSpeed is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (LightSpeed offers 44 main features). compare head to head: LightSpeed Vs Springboard Retail Software

3. PHP Point Of Sale - Best for Growing Companies

PHP Point Of Sale is an alternative Point of sale software, PHP Point Of Sale installed on-premises or used cloud based, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. PHP Point Of Sale, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

PHP Point Of Sale is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (PHP offers 19 main features). compare head to head: PHP Point Of Sale Vs Springboard Retail Software

4. RetailEdge - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

RetailEdge is an alternative Point of sale software, RetailEdge installed on-premises, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. RetailEdge, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

RetailEdge is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (RetailEdge offers 32 main features). compare head to head: RetailEdge Vs Springboard Retail Software

5. Clover

Clover is an alternative Point of sale software, Clover used on the cloud, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Clover, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

Clover is rated 3.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Clover offers 5 main features). compare head to head: Clover Vs Springboard Retail Software

6. Cash Register Express

Cash Register Express is an alternative Point of sale software, Cash Register Express installed on-premises, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Cash Register Express, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

Cash Register Express is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Cash offers 7 main features). compare head to head: Cash Register Express Vs Springboard Retail Software

7. Vend

Vend is an alternative Point of sale software, Vend installed on-premises or used cloud based, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Vend, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

Vend is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Vend offers 21 main features). compare head to head: Vend Vs Springboard Retail Software

8. Shoptiques POS

Shoptiques POS is an alternative Point of sale software, Shoptiques POS installed on-premises or used cloud based, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Shoptiques POS, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

Shoptiques POS is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Shoptiques offers 7 main features). compare head to head: Shoptiques POS Vs Springboard Retail Software

9. HIPPOS

HIPPOS is an alternative Point of sale software, HIPPOS installed on-premises or used cloud based, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. HIPPOS is considered same cost to implement ($29 per month) as Springboard Retail Software, both with a pricing score of 3.

HIPPOS is rated 2.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (HIPPOS offers 6 main features). compare head to head: HIPPOS Vs Springboard Retail Software

10. Preferred POS Software

Preferred POS Software is an alternative Point of sale software, Preferred POS Software installed on-premises, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Preferred POS Software, with a pricing score of 2.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

Preferred POS Software is rated 3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Preferred offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Preferred POS Software Vs Springboard Retail Software

11. ConnectPOS

ConnectPOS is an alternative Point of sale software, ConnectPOS installed on-premises or used cloud based, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ConnectPOS is considered same cost to implement ($39 per server/month) as Springboard Retail Software, both with a pricing score of 3.

ConnectPOS is rated 2.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ConnectPOS offers 12 main features). compare head to head: ConnectPOS Vs Springboard Retail Software

12. Cashier Live

Cashier Live is an alternative Point of sale software, Cashier Live installed on-premises or used cloud based, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Cashier Live, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

Cashier Live is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Cashier offers 31 main features). compare head to head: Cashier Live Vs Springboard Retail Software

13. Quetzal

Quetzal is an alternative Point of sale software, Quetzal installed on-premises or used cloud based, Springboard Retail Software can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Quetzal, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Springboard Retail Software with a score of 3.

Quetzal is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Quetzal offers 19 main features). compare head to head: Quetzal Vs Springboard Retail Software

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.