DIEBOLD NIXDORF SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY ENABLES ENHANCED CONSUMER EXPERIENCE AT EUROPEAN RETAILER GLOBUS
Innovative eCommerce technology allows convenient online ordering, store delivery and return services
ST. WENDEL, Germany — The Globus Group, a leading European retailer with stores across Germany, Russia and the Czech Republic, is driving connected commerce at the point-of-sale (POS) with more than 4,500 new systems and software from Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD).
The new systems will run on Diebold Nixdorf’s POS software, TP.net, and enable Globus to introduce eCommerce services such as the ability to order online and pick up in-store, or to return items by post that were purchased from a store. The software will provide an enhanced consumer experience as well as the fast, flexible integration of new applications and lay the foundation for more efficient cross-channel management.
“Diebold Nixdorf’s software-driven solutions enable us to standardize our POS data and processes internationally, in all the countries in which we operate,” said Olaf Schomaker, managing director for HR, IT and controlling at Globus. “Moreover, it will enable us to take advantage of every option for introducing and expanding innovative consumer services, including mobile applications and new self-service and payment options.”
In addition, these future-oriented solutions enable Globus to facilitate the central management of the international store network and flexibly integrate new sales channels. While the hardware rollout has already begun, the implementation of the software will continue throughout 2017.
“The core element of Diebold Nixdorf’s retail strategy is to help customers align their businesses to meet consumer needs and to offer internationally scalable solutions,” said Christian Weisser, senior vice president and managing director, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Diebold Nixdorf. “Our expansive portfolio of innovative retail solutions as well as our deep relationships with key retailers across the globe are driving the future of consumer transactions.”
The Globus Group is an independent, family-run business and is one of Germany’s leading retailers. The company operates 46 self-service department stores, 88 DIY stores, Globus-Drive, a fridel markt & restaurant and seven consumer electronic stores in Germany. The Globus Group also includes 27 full-range stores in the Czech Republic and Russia as well as two DIY stores in Luxembourg. The company employs more than 43,000 people, applying a business philosophy that gives its stores decision-making freedom and encourages self-responsibility. The role of employees as co-entrepreneurs is reflected in the economic stake they hold in the company, among other things. The Globus Group generated sales of more than 7 billion euros in fiscal 2015/2016.
About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.
Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 24,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.