Desperately seeking solutions

PCMS will be unveiling a series of updates to its market-leading portfolio, including the Vision Beanstore system and its loss prevention software product, Smartstore.

As consumers demands become ever-greater at the point of purchase and the push for competitive edge more aggressive, retail players are searching constantly for benefits that make them stand out from the competition. In addition, as margins continue to be pressurised, the need to reduce loss prevention increases. Both of these issues are addressed by PCMS enhanced products, to be highlighted at the event.

Elsewhere, the move within retail IT is towards a theme of integration. Driving such change from the front, PCMS will use the event to announce a new, flexible offering, in partnership with two key industry players that will allow for the integration of existing systems alongside Beanstore. Therefore, the rich functionality of Beanstore can be exploited without the capital burden of a complete, end-to-end, bespoke system.

In addition, PCMS managed services division will use Retail Solutions to spotlight its updated Connectivity Solutions portfolio, in partnership with Energis. The packages offer tailored managed network solutions, including secure server hosting and disaster recovery capabilities.

To cap what will be an extremely busy three days for PCMS personnel, the companys stand will also play host to a number of industry luminaries, including ARTS Richard Mader, one of the worlds leading advocates for IT uniformity across the retail industry. Senior personnel will be on hand to not only talk about the companys product offerings but also discuss industry issues with members of the media.

Richard Smith, group managing director, The PCMS Group, said: We are delighted to again be appearing at Retail Solutions. It is an extremely prestigious event, with a strong following both in the UK and internationally. As PCMS global network of agents grows, it is extremely important for us to be able to offer a showcase event for all of our customers and affiliates at which to meet up and Retail Solutions gives us that perfect opportunity.

He concluded: We have some extremely exciting product news and partnership agreements around the corner and as the retail arena continues to move forward at such a fast pace, Retail Solutions gives us the ideal stage to talk to the industry about our updated product offering.

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