- New store solutions, business intelligence and point-of-sale technology -
VcsTimeless, a European software vendor, will be using this years Retail Solutions show from 6-8 June 2006 at the NEC in Birmingham, to launch new store solutions, business intelligence and point-of-sale technology for retailers and hospitality companies.
To mark 25 years of developing software and working with the likes of Naf Naf, Lancel and Guess, a new corporate identity is about to be unveiled, in conjunction with several new product launches in 2006 aimed at larger retailers.
A completely new release of business intelligence software is planned for June. The solution, called Colombus BI, will allow the analysis of large volumes of data, giving up-to-the-minute information on assortment planning, replenishment and in-store customer profiling and will feature personalised dashboards, alerts and KPIs for greater ease of use.
A next generation EPOS solution called Be Store, which goes on release from September, is being targeted at large speciality retail chains including department stores and superstores. With increasing demand for wireless applications, CRM and mobile technology, the new solution focuses more heavily on customer service, including the ability to carry out product look-ups or price changes from anywhere in a store. It is being developed in line with Wincor Nixdorfs latest point-of-sale solution TP.Net, and Microsofts .Net technology. Other VcsTimeless mobile and queue-busting solutions will be on display in a FuturStore area of their stand, such as the use of biometrics and fingerprint scanning for increased staff security.
Also on show, with a commercial release date set for October, is Colombus.next, a supply chain optimisation solution. The software, aimed at medium to large speciality retailers, includes merchandise, store and warehouse inventory planning tools which offer on-demand stock calculations, forecasting, lead time calculation, supplier management and sales performance analysis. It has been developed with Microsofts latest technologies: .Net, web services, Microsoft Vista (open architecture). Enhancements have also been made to its existing retail head-office solution, with the release of a new version at Retail Solutions, Colombus Retail 7.0, which includes advanced modules for franchising, pricing and promotions.
On the hospitality side, VcsTimeless will be demonstrating its VENPoS solution, with one of its UK clients, Deep Sea Leisure, speaking during the conference about using its technology to build loyalty and offer tailored promotions.