SA retailers face 'disruption'
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently released the Annual Global Total Retail Consumer Survey, showing e-tailing is growing fast.
In this year's report, there were more than 19 000 respondents across six continents and over 1 000 from South Africa.
UCS Solutions first to receive SAP Recognized Expertise in Retail certification in SA
UCS Solutions has become the first South African company to be awarded the SAP Recognized Expertise in Retail certification. The newly launched certification aims to recognise the specialisation, competency and expertise of SAP Partners in the marketplace, and differentiate them from competitors.
UCS Solutions achieves PCI DSS certification
UCS Solutions, the premium IT service provider to the retail industry, is proud to announce the organisation’s recent certification to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Version 3. This major milestone was achieved as a Payment Service Provider (PSP) and IT Service Provider.
Donation to Action for the Blind helps disabled students
Donation to Action for the Blind helps disabled studentsThe value of education is irrefutable for every single person. It goes without saying that education has a positive effect on human life. Only with the advent of education can people gain knowledge and broaden their understanding of the world.
With this in mind, we at UCS Solutions are honoured to donate R20 000 annually towards Action for Blind and Disabled Students (Action), an NGO sponsored by the community and dedicated to teaching/training blind and disabled young people and helping them write exams.
UCS Solutions shares African Big Data insights on world stage
Big data is the current buzzword in business, highlighting the mind-boggling amount of information produced on a daily basis and the associated promise of greater customer insights. But managing this wealth of information comes with a unique set of challenges: not least of which how to store and manage this data.
UCS Solutions wins industry accollade
When powerful partners come together with a shared commitment to delivering highly effective, competitive services and solutions to customers, the result is an offering that meets global standards. This level of commitment and service from UCS Solutions to Mimecast was recently acknowledged in the second Mimecast Partner Awards, at which UCS Solutions received the Technical Partner of the Year award.
Reinventing Retail at Beyond Retail 2015
Beyond Retail is back and this year, it promises to deliver even more valuable insights. UCS Solutions – South Africa’s preeminent systems and services company, and a leading provider of Information Technology services and solutions for the retail sector – has announced the dates, venues and speakers for its flagship annual conference in 2015.
UCS Solutions announced new CEO
UCS Solutions, a subsidiary of Business Connexion Group and South Africa’s leading provider of Business process optimization and Information Technology services and solutions for the retail sector, has announced the appointment of Jessica Knight as its new CEO. The appointment is effective from 1 September 2015, succeeding Richard Newton who announced his intention to step down in May 2015.
Embracing Omni-channel at Beyond Retail 2015
The UCS Solutions Beyond Retail 2015 conference took place recently in Johannesburg and Cape Town and provided inspirational and challenging insights which were welcomed by delegates from leading retail companies in attendance.
The line-up of speakers encompassed established and new pioneers in the retail industry, with special focus on embracing Omnichannel and innovation. The event took a look at not only the speed of change but the intrinsic kind of change happening in the retail industry today.
The Internet of Things is unlocking exciting opportunities in Retail
Jessica Knight, CEO of UCS Solutions, believes that IoT can provide real solutions to operational challenges such as inventory accuracy, insight into customers’ physical shopping behaviours and speed of fulfilment in meeting customer needs, particularly those of omnichannel consumers. Knight comments:
“The Internet of Things (IoT) is an increasingly talked about topic in all sectors –particularly in retail. It’s a concept that not only has the potential to impact how the retail sector sells products, but how consumers buy them”.