DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, is marking the 130th anniversary of its founding this month. To celebrate this milestone, NCR employees around the world are participating in a new volunteer effort, “130 Hours of Service.”
Led by the NCR Ambassadors, a group of 300 employees in nearly 100 locations, NCR employees are being encouraged to complete volunteer service during a 130-hour period starting on Monday, November 3 and ending on Saturday, November 8. NCR Ambassadors share a passion for NCR and making a difference in their communities. Last year, they organized the “Big Give” in which NCR employees donated nearly 20,000 hours of their time to worthy causes. NCR employees will attempt to surpass this total during “130 Hours of Service.”
Volunteer opportunities are being organized for employees at NCR facilities as well as externally in their local communities. For example, NCR will team with the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta-based home improvement retailer The Home Depot on Tuesday, November 4, to help revitalize Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood near the Georgia Dome. Current Falcons players, alumni and staff will participate alongside NCR employees. The Home Depot will also send volunteers as well as provide supplies for planting and painting.
Founded in 1884 by John Patterson as the National Cash Register Company (and renamed “NCR Corporation” in 1974), NCR has a rich history of service and innovation leadership. Among its many innovations, NCR introduced the first mechanical cash registers, developed one of the first automated credit systems, perfected Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) technology, and commercialized the first barcode scanners.
More recently, the company introduced Scalable Deposit Module (SDM) technology for ATMs, the NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale system for small businesses, the NCR Pulse Real-Time SaaS-based mobile analytics solution, and the NCR Interactive Services portfolio of technology that expands and deepens consumer relationships with banks, among many other innovations.
The celebration of 130 years also offers a moment for NCR to reflect on its most recent chapter, nearly a decade of reinvention as a hardware-enabled, software-driven business under the leadership of CEO Bill Nuti. This month, employees are creating an NCR time capsule, to be opened for the company’s 150th anniversary, recognizing the significant inventions of the past decade and opening a conversation to inspire the next great innovations at the company.
“During its first 130 years, NCR has played an important role in leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business,” said Nuti. “Today, the new NCR touches millions of lives every day, where people bank, dine, shop and travel. Through our focus on software, hardware, SaaS and professional services, NCR’s omni-channel consumer transaction technologies are bridging the physical and digital worlds, enabling nearly half a billion transactions daily across industries and around the world.”
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 485 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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