NCR Corporation 4Q/13 revenue of $1.67 billion is a 2% increase from the year ago figure. NCR reported fourth quarter income from operations of $297 million and diluted EPS of $1.21 compared to $411 million and $1.45 in the fourth quarter of 2012. Please refer to the tables and footnotes at the end of this…
NCR Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Digital Insight Corporation online and mobile banking solutions for $1.65 billion and completed the acquisition of Alaric Systems Limited for $84 million. These companies complement and extend NCR’s existing capabilities in the banking industry to form a complete enterprise software platform that will deliver a unique and compelling consumer experience across all digital and physical channels – mobile, online, branch, and ATM. The combination will help retail banks and other financial institutions reduce legacy costs and enable solutions for new, more nimble branches, by providing one platform for omni-channel services and all payment and transaction types. The acquisitions together will also position NCR to deliver an enterprise software stack that securely and seamlessly creates a differentiated consumer experience across all channels (online, mobile, ATM, branch) improving a retail bank’s growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. Alaric Systems payments processing and fraud prevention software allows financial institutions, processors and retailers to manage ATM, point of sale, ecommerce and mobile payment or banking transactions, deliver complex multi-channel payments integration and carry out enterprise fraud and risk management.
NCR posted 3Q/13 revenue of $1.51 billion, up 5% from the third quarter of 2012. Third-quarter revenue includes an unfavorable impact of 2% as a result of foreign currency translation. NCR reported third quarter income from continuing operations (attributable to NCR) of $98 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations…
NCR announced Suncor Energy has selected its “Retalix StorePoint” POS and fuel management software for the company’s Petro-Canada branded retail network. Petro-Canada has more than 1,500 retail outlets across the country and is rapidly expanding its use of technology to enhance shopper experiences and to drive shopper loyalty. Suncor Energy chose StorePoint because the software met the company’s immediate needs and is easily expandable and adaptable to meet future needs. Suncor plans to ramp up marketing and promotions activity at Petro-Canada stores in the near future. This was one of the major considerations in Petro-Canada’s selection of StorePoint. The software supports Suncor’s current needs and can quickly bring new marketing and promotions initiatives to Petro-Canada shoppers as those initiatives are finalized and rolled out.
NCR Corporation posted 1Q/13 revenue of $1.41 billion, up 13% from 1Q/12. NCR’s Financial Services segment generated first quarter revenue of $714 million, an increase of 3% from the first quarter of 2012, thanks to growth in Europe and Asia Middle East Africa (AMEA). Operating income for Financial Services was $57 million in the first…
Traditional POS devices continued to expand 3.9% in North America and 4.6% around the globe in 2012. With growth expected to continue at 3.6% worldwide for 2013, according to IHL Group research firm’s POS Vendor Shipments Database, the Asia/Pacific region led all regions in terms of growth, but even the economic challenges of most of the EMEA region did not completely squash growth, which came in at over 2% year over year. Additional findings show Microsoft operating systems run on over 87% of the POS terminals shipped and HP is now the second largest supplier of POS Systems worldwide, rising from the #20 position just 10 years ago. Meanwhile, the value of the North American POS Market topped $7.8 Billion for the first time in 2012.
Buffalo, NY-based Tops Markets selected Retalix’s “StoreLine” POS software application to lower the cost of ownership and increase the functionality of its front-end operations. Retalix StoreLine is an open-architecture, multi-channel solution designed to increase a retailer’s efficiency and effectiveness at all customer touch points, and thereby assist the retailer to differentiate, innovate and drive a superior customer experience. Deployed at leading retailers worldwide, the application contains advanced Store and POS functionality and supports customer loyalty, self-checkout, fuel management, QSR and a wide variety of electronic payment services.
DIXY grocer is set to implement Retalix’s POS, store management and loyalty solutions
to enhance its customers’ shopping experience across multiple touch points and
channels, and to deploy a next-generation loyalty and promotions system aimed
at increasing customer retention and spend. Retalix POS is an open-architecture, multi-channel solution designed to
increase a retailer’s efficiency and effectiveness at all customer touch
points, and thereby assist the retailer to differentiate, innovate and drive a
superior customer experience. Deployed at leading retailers worldwide, the
application contains advanced Store and POS functionality and supports customer
loyalty, self-checkout, fuel management, QSR and a wide variety of electronic
M-Dot Network’s patented digital coupon technology is now available on Retalix’s “StoreLine,” in addition to integrations with “StoreNext ISS45 Version 8” and “IBM ACE POS” applications. The “IBM ACE POS” application is part of the IBM base library while “Retalix ISS45 Version 7” and “ScanMaster 2” have also been developed and made available to grocers and retailers making M-Dot Network the leader in POS embedded technology for digital coupons. The M-Dot integration provides immediate access to digital coupon capabilities as well as content right at the POS.
Hiller’s Markets has successfully launched the first digital coupon platform that does not rely on any additional in-store infrastructure or hardware within the store headquarters. The new POS Digital Coupon technology is powered by M-Dot Network, a digital incentive processing company providing retailers with an enterprise platform for managing the issuance, precision marketing and real-time redemption of digital coupons and offers.
Hiller’s Markets new program, marketed as Click And Save at Hiller’s (C.A.S.H.), enables shoppers to receive digital coupons via the retailer’s web site or their mobile phone. Coupons are made available from Hiller’s and multiple third party coupon issuers, including AOL ShortCuts.com, Valassis’ RedPlum.com, News America’s SmartSource.com, CellFire and OnIX. Shoppers register for service online or on their mobile phone. Just about any mobile phone with data service can be used.
Once registered, Hiller’s shoppers can find and select coupons via the retailer’s web site or their mobile phone. Selected coupons are stored in a digital wallet and can be viewed at anytime. At checkout, a Hiller’s shopper can instantly redeem their coupons just by entering their home or mobile phone number into the credit card payment device. No loyalty card is needed.
Coupons are then electronically matched against the shopper’s purchases and automatically deducted from their bill. M-Dot Network’s round trip transaction speed is 200-700 milliseconds on large scale national implementations, a number achieved by a recent test by IBM Retail Services. The M-Dot Network platform is completely unique in its ability to quickly process digital coupons in sub-second response time without requiring additional hardware, networks or other infrastructure to be installed in a retailer’s store or headquarters.
According to Bill Catania, CEO, M-Dot Network, “The M-Dot Network application is seamlessly integrated on the Retalix ISS45 Version 8 point of sale base code; Hiller’s did not have to create any custom code or integration points whatsoever. M-Dot offers a secure, real-time transaction network connecting Internet and mobile based applications to retail point of sale systems. The network utilizes existing in-store systems with no need for additional in-store hardware or infrastructure.”
M-Dot Network has built an open standard and secure platform with an API for integrating virtually any Mobile or Internet-based content provider with a retailer. “M-Dot Network removes the pain points for retailers by providing a single point of integration, centralized security and compliance, and a common method of redeeming incentives that simplifies the shopping experience for Hiller’s customers,” said Jim Hiller, CEO, Hiller’s Markets.
To learn more about M-Dot Network please visit mdotnetwork.com.
About M-Dot Network
M-Dot Network, a retail technology company, provides retailers with an enterprise platform to manage their digital coupons and incentives. The M-Dot Network connects retailers, digital coupon issuers and shoppers, eliminating paper coupons, speeding up check-out lanes, expediting the reimbursement of coupons to retailers and reducing coupon fraud. M-Dot’s digital transaction network provides real-time connectivity between Internet and mobile based technologies to in-store point of sale systems for the purpose of enabling real-time redemption of digital coupons and incentives.
Zen Nippon Shokuhin is set to deploy the Retalix POS software services, Loyalty solutions and Retalix HQ system at more than 1,000 of its locations. Following its successful pilot, Zen Nippon Shokuhin chose the Retalix software to enhance the customer experience and create a centralized and integrated retail IT infrastructure as it continued its growth in the Japanese market. Retalix Store Solution software is an open-architecture, multi-channel solution to differentiate, innovate and drive a superior customer experience. Deployed at leading retailers worldwide, the application contains advanced POS functionality and supports customer loyalty, self-checkout, fuel management, QSR and a wide variety of electronic payment services.
POS solution provider Retalix and TX-based Love’s Travel Shops have
completed the rollout of the Retalix StorePoint suite.
“Retalix StorePoint” is a POS and back office software system that helps
convenience and travel center retailers improve productivity, control
costs and increase sales. “StorePoint” includes integrated forecourt
automation for both gasoline and commercial fuel, Electronic Payment
Software (EPS), Foodservice, Cash and Inventory Management modules.
Additionally, Retalix StorePoint supports an integrated payments switch
from Postilion to handle all of the various fuel and fleet purchases
inherent in the travel stop industry. “Retalix StorePoint HQC”
complements “Retalix StorePoint POS” and Back
Office by managing sites and providing consolidated business
intelligence. Features include central pricebook management, reporting
and analytics software to effectively manage a chain’s item and price