Paderborn, Germany, 2014-1-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 7,000 visitors from 90 countries took the opportunity to find out about the latest IT solutions and service offerings from Wincor Nixdorf and 46 well-known partner exhibitors at “Wincor World 2014” – through more than 500 exhibits and in 50 specialist presentations. The event, which spanned three days and was held at the A2 Forum in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, not far from Wincor Nixdorf’s head office in Paderborn, attracted IT experts and managers from across the banking and retail industries.
The impressions of Wincor World 2014 were very positive – by both those responsible for the event and visitors alike: “Our customers traveled from far afield across the globe to experience our innovations live. And it was well worth it, as we heard again and again in many personal discussions,” said company spokesman Andreas Bruck.
The focus of the trade show was on innovative hardware, software and services that enable banks and retailers to do business in a customer-oriented and efficient way as well as on ideas for tomorrow’s bank branches and retail stores. One of the key areas on display was the processing of cashless and mobile transactions. The attendees showed great interest in innovative software solutions that allow customers to carry out their transactions via smartphone or tablet computer, such as cash withdrawals from ATMs using a smartphone. What is more, it was demonstrated that cutting-edge software can help retailers combine the shopping experience of a retail outlet with the online world. Wincor Nixdorf also premiered a marketplace for Android-based apps that enables retailers to handle sales and payment processes online.
In addition, the company presented new service options that enable banks to enhance the experience they create for their customers. Sample applications revealed how the range of self-service options can be expanded when staff use video or tablet computers to help clients with certain transactions.
The organizers also recorded a high level of interest in the BEETLE mobile POS, a new tablet solution for retail applications that can be deployed as a fully functional stationary checkout or for mobile payments, when advising customers on the shop floor, carrying out administrative tasks or doing inventory.