Grocery (PDF) by sdsdfqw21


                      Grocery retail is known for being highly competitive where customer loyalty is
                     experienced the least. Large retailers are turning towards introducing smaller formats
                     that are more convenient for the everyday shopper whereas small retailers are
                     introducing better ways to shop for groceries. In order to keep the customer’s loyalty,
                   retailers are investing in innovative and proven technology that enhances the shopping

Argility has been at the forefront of cutting-edge technology innovation and has been servicing the end-to-end
needs of grocery retailers with its portfolio of award-winning products, solutions and services.

Argility has been proactively working with grocery retailers in constantly fine-tuning their businesses to
address major challenges such as:

• Increase speed through check-out
• Eliminate promotion pricing inconsistency
• Introduce attractive loyalty programs
• Provide better tools for associates
• Multi-Format and Multi-Channel Diversification
• Reduce inventory costs without compromising merchandise availability, quality and variety
• Address growing demand for Private Labels, Organic Foods and services like Pharmacy, Photo Processing
• Build and sustain a scalable and resilient store technology infrastructure

Argility has constantly strived for excellence in delivering innovative solutions based on its certified software
development methodology.

Argility built applications have been deployed in large, medium and small grocery retail environment. We
have been striving hard to address the diverse needs of grocery retail by investing in technology and solutions
of interest to grocery retailers like Mobile ordering, Kiosks, RFID to name a few. Our feature repository of
over 9000+ features address key retail process areas like Point-of-Service, Back-Office, Mobile POS and
Merchandise management.
                                                                           Some of our key Grocery
                  Some of the key features of our solution are:            customers are:

                  •     Faster transaction processing; Supports
                        multiple transaction types
                  •     Multi-channel order fulfilment: Order online and
                                                                           SPAR Group Ltd is a leading grocery
                        pick-up in store or home delivery                  chain and operates 6 distribution
                                                                           centres, supplies goods and services
                  •   Supports multiple POS interfaces ( Touch             to almost 800 SPAR stores in South
        screen, keyboard and mouse); Dual Screen                           Africa. The SPAR Group listed on the
                                                                           Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2005.
• Multiple modes of operation: offline, training etc.                      It operates three friendly store formats,
                                                                           which are, SPAR for neighbourhood
• Smart client component: SOA based interface component to                 shopping, SUPERSPAR for one-stop,
  integrate multiple systems                                               competitively priced, bulk shopping and
                                                                           KWIKSPAR for every day convenience,
• Supports integration with multiple devices and peripherals               cater more than adequately for all your
                                                                           shopping preferences.
• Queue busting tools(Mobile POS, Hand-held terminals)
• Resilient POS, Back-up and Disaster recovery
• Loyalty management; Returns and Refunds management
• Gift card, Phone card and coupon management
                                                                           METRO Cash & Carry is the single
• Comprehensive back-office functionality                                  largest division within Southern Africa
                                                                           of METCASH AFRICA, the leading
                                                                           distributor of Fast Moving Consumer
  ◦   Pricing                                                              Goods (FMCG) on the African
  ◦   Receiving and Returns                                                continent, distributing Groceries and
  ◦   Stock Take                                                           related Fast Moving Consumer Goods
                                                                           (FMCG) to the Trade. The division
  ◦   Cash Management                                                      comprises some 128 stores throughout
  ◦   Accounts Payable and Receivable                                      South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and
                                                                           Swaziland. Its stores vary in size
  ◦   BI and Reports, Financials
                                                                           from 1 000m sq to 8 000m sq and
  ◦   Inventory Management                                                 carry a range of products averaging
  ◦   RFID                                                                 approximately 10 000 units per store.
                                                                           Furthermore there are 35 Liquor stores,
                                                                           usually attached to the METRO Cash &
• Consolidated view of data from multiple stores                           Carry outlets.

• Back-office integration to Head Office
• Integrated payment management functionality: credit, debit, stored
  value card
                                                                           The Shoprite brand is one of the
• Supports 24/7 operation, highly reliable and scalable                    leaders in South African food retailing
                                                                           with 309 Shoprite stores and is,
• Supports store-in-store concept and services (Pharmacy, deli,            according to independent market
  bakery etc)                                                              research, the brand of choice of the
                                                                           highest percentage South Africans
• Human Resource Management                                                consumers. It also has 71 stores in
                                                                           16 countries. In South Africa, Shoprite
                                                                           has two store formats, namely
                                                                           supermarkets and large-format
                                                                           superstores, while Shoprite Hypers
                                                                           are opening up outside the country.

Argility is a wholly owned subsidiary of the UCS Group – a diversified IT software, solutions and services business,
listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange.

Argility was formed in 2007 and tasked with expanding the group’s footprint in the global retail software sector. Global
operations are directed from the company’s offices located in South Africa, the UK and the USA.

In April 2010 UCS consolidated by merging four of its operations and moving them into the Argility stable. The result
is a newly expanded Argility with ownership of the group’s Intellectual Property (IP) and tasked with distributing
it globally. Argility is now an end to end product development company covering the entire retail landscape. The
company is SA’s market leader in retail solutions holding 13 of the country’s top 15 largest retailers as customers.
Argility’s applications run in over 15,000 stores and touch over 20 million consumers every month.

In 2010 Argility entered into an exclusive global collaborative agreement – in the retail sector -with Cordys– a world
leader in the provision of software for business process innovation. The partnership provides Argility with access to
Cordys multi-billion Rand investment in cloud and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based Business Operations
Platforms (BOP).

The result is an innovative market offering consisting of comprehensive retail solutions that can couple Business
Process Management (BPM) to the Argility developed in-store solutions or incorporate Argility Intellectual Property to
new solutions developed on this platform. These and existing retail point solutions are predominantly taken to market
through channel partners.


South Africa                             United Kingdom                          Middle East

Argility Limited                         Argility UK Ltd                         Argility
28th Floor, UCS House                    2nd Floor, Seal House                   Office 10, First Steps
209 Smit Street                          56 London Road                          Floor 1, Building 12
Johannesburg                             Bagshot                                 Dubai Internet City
South Africa                             GU19 5HL                                United Arab Emirates

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