New hardware and software helps retailers streamline activities and deliver a seamless shopping experience to consumers
Paderborn, Germany, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a global leader in advanced retail and banking IT solutions, today announced updates to four of its products that are used by retailers to automate their point of sale, streamline back office activities, and provide consumers with a seamless omnichannel shopping experience. These hardware and software enhancements are designed to help retailers improve conversion rates and promote cross-selling opportunities that increase the basket size for each order.
The following products will be on display this week in booth # 4217 at the NRF Conference & Expo:
•Mobile POS Updates: Wincor Nixdorf’s new BEETLE/moPOS combines the functionality of a traditional POS terminal with mobility required to serve customers anywhere and at any time. Now available in 8.3” or 10.1” tablets, these POS solutions feature Intel’s latest processor technology; they run Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 or Android 4.4 operating systems; and they enable retailers to run their current Windows-based POS and Merchant Management applications, while also making it easier to implement new App-based solution suites. Hand held POS technology helps employees interact with customers throughout the store, where they can answer questions, discuss inventory status, and present sales promotions before the consumers’ purchasing decisions have been made.
•Kiosk POS Updates: Wincor Nixdorf’s new W1000 Interactive Kiosk has been redesigned for retailers in the hospitality segment. The kiosk’s innovative design has been proven to increase revenue with younger consumers, who feel more comfortable ordering food and purchasing suggested add-ons when they’re offered in a non-personal, automated fashion. At NRF, Wincor Nixdorf will showcase the new design and discuss how the combination of German engineering and personalized hardware design plays a key role in retailer success.
•Cash Management Solution Updates: For automating activities on the back end, Wincor Nixdorf will showcase the latest version of its Cash Management Office Solution, which enables retailers to create a closed loop between all points of sale and the cash office. This automated solution frees employees from routine functions such as sorting and counting cash, and it also provides a real-time awareness of the retailer’s cash situation. The Cash Management Solution is ideal for larger retailers with significant cash takings per shift, such as supermarkets and hypermarkets.
•Software Updates: At NRF, Wincor Nixdorf will discuss the latest version of it TP.net software, which forms the cornerstone of a true omnichannel platform. The latest version 5.5 of the software provides retailers with seamless connectivity for applications across each of their retail channels. It enables retailers to combine rules-based pricing promotions with customer loyalty programs. It features backend intelligence capabilities for the management of store networks. The latest version of the software suite features a new customer relationship management module which provides real-time interaction with consumers on all channels, including social media touch-points. And on the backend, TP.net 5.5 seamlessly organizes cross-channel order processing, item availability checks, and the handling of cash and non-cash payments on any channel. TP.net 5.5 is part of Wincor Nixdorf’s comprehensive, modular TP Application Suite, which addresses the entire range of sales-related processes required by large, international retailers. The TP Application Suite is a set of integrated software applications installed in over 70 countries and on more than 200,000 point of sales systems. Wincor Nixdorf ensures support for its solutions around the world through its closely-meshed delivery and service network.
“Today’s well-informed, and constantly connected consumers pose both an opportunity and a challenge for retailers, and the new hardware and software that we’re showcasing at NRF is designed to help retailers address their IT challenges and serve consumers in a more efficient manner,” said Javier López-Bartolomé, Senior Vice President, Region Americas, and Wincor Nixdorf USA President & CEO. “This week, we’re also looking forward to presenting a number of our customers and partners – companies such as Hershey’s, Waitrose, Kroger, Kiabi, and Retail Pro – who are describing how their using our technology to address their needs.”