Source: Wincor Nixdorf
Wincor Nixdorf has won three new customers in northern Europe for its TP.net POS software.
Norwegian retailer Spar Kjøp and Swedish sports goods seller Team Sportia have chosen the open-standards-based store solution, and they are to be joined by Finnish retail chains Halonen and Carlson which have links to each other and are also to implement TP.net.
In the case of Spar Kjøp, the decision to go for TP.net was taken as part of a full IT restructuring being undertaken by the multichannel retailer which sells its ranges of clothing and gift items by catalog, over the Internet and via 16 store outlets across Norway. Spar Kjøp has installed as its materials management solution Columbus IT Partner's Microsoft Business solution Axapta which was able to be integrated excellently with TP.net. As well as the software, Wincor will also be equipping the company's 100 point-of-sale checkouts in its 16 stores with Beetles POS systems by the end of June 2005.
At one of Sweden's leading sports goods retailers, Team Sportia, Wincor Nixdorf is to install 180 Beetle POS systems plus a wide range of peripherals by the end of August 2005. TP.net's outstanding scalability comes to the fore here, running not only in client-server configurations in many of Team Sportia's outlets, but also as a standalone single lane system.
The IT environment at Halonen fashion shops and Carlson department stores has also been fundamentally overhauled in order to harmonize and simplify processes and to improve service to the customer. The aim was to find a solution for the 20 stores, running around 200 POS systems, able to meet the requirements of fashion stores, department stores and other forms of specialized retailing over the long term. Wincor Nixdorf will be equipping both chains with Beetle hardware and TP.net software in conjunction with Finnish partner Soltec which will be supplying the supply chain solution and producing segment-specific TP.net plug-ins in its role as a development partner.
In all three projects, the key convincing factor was TP.net's flexible, modern architecture. Its ability to be adapted easily in line with specific customer requirements and be integrated with different centralized and decentralized solutions from other suppliers won the day. At the same time, TP.net's open architecture guarantees that the software will be able to be supported locally by Wincor Nixdorf's international competence centers and those of its partners.