Wincor Nixdorf has reached an agreement with DATEC Retail Systems a.s., which is headquartered in Zlín in the Czech Republic, to take over its business effective January 2014. Through this step, Wincor Nixdorf will be adding highly specialized expertise to its own software portfolio for retail companies, the companies said in a press release. In addition, Wincor Nixdorf will also be retaining employees from DATEC.
DATEC specializes primarily in data integration as part of omni-channel and merchandise management processes and has its own software, which makes sales advice and payment and merchandise management functions available on mobile devices such as tablets.
The acquisition is part of Wincor Nixdorf’s recently announced move to expand its software business. "Our mission in business with retail companies is to deliver software applications demanded by the market for all sizes of store and sales channels," said president and CEO Eckard Heidloff.
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