has been contracted by Big Five Duty Free to implement, service,
support and maintain its Sage ERP X3 software solution in collaboration
with Marketech Retail Solutions, a privately-owned independent IT
investment company, to deploy VISION BeanStore to Big Five Duty Free
Five Duty Free has retained the 10-year concession for the operation of
core duty free outlets at South Africa's premier international
airports: OR Tambo, Lanseria, Cape Town and King Chaka.
solution offers Big Five Duty Free extensive functionality relating to
accounting, debtors, creditors, purchasing, stock control, reporting,
business intelligence and a robust integration to VISION BeanStore that
manages the point of sale end-to-end,” said Keith Fenner, Vice-President
of Sales for Sage Africa.
PCMS VISION BeanStore is a world-leading next-generation point of sale
software solution created from one set of coherent technology, designed
to meet multiple requirements across many different retail sectors.
upgrade to VISION BeanStore will provide Big Five Duty Free with many
improvements, and will ensure a stable platform to support their stores
for many years to come,” said Sonja Leoncini, director of Business
Development at Marketech.
van Blerk, services director of Lorge's Sage ERP X3 division, which was
awarded Best Achiever status for Sage ERP X3 in 2011, said the solution
provides Big Five Duty Free with a full suite of modules to fully
support its requirements for driving the business. With the Sage
Application Framework for the Enterprise (SAFE), development and
customisations are easy to perform, maintain and upgrade.
needs of Big Five Duty Free can only be met by an ERP accounting
software package that has strong functionality and features backed by
reliable software services. A fundamental need is to ensure Big Five
Duty Free has immediate and ongoing access to critical business
information across all remote locations,” added Van Blerk.
an expanding business, creating a new company is easy and effective in
Sage. Van Blerk said the software is also geared to accommodate
expansion into countries throughout Africa and globally, offering a
selection of legislations and languages.
independent and based on a flexible layered architecture, VISION
BeanStore is a solution of choice for several of the world's leading
retail organisations across all market sectors, providing: a true
multi-channel, multi-format solution from a single architecture,
platform and OS independence for long-term viability, total flexibility
to suit any sector, market or locality, retail-specific Java
infrastructure, intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and system-wide
information updates from a single, central database.