Leading SA ATM deployer wins top technology award

Spark ATM Systems, South Africa’s premier independent Automated Teller Machine (ATM) deployer, has received the award for Excellence in the Management of Technology – Established Enterprises at the recent Technology Top 100 Awards in recognition of its success in the development and use of technology, innovation and people.

November 28, 2011
Eugene Marais

Eugene Marais

Spark ATM Systems, South Africa’s premier independent Automated Teller Machine (ATM) deployer, has received the award for Excellence in the Management of Technology – Established Enterprises at the recent Technology Top 100 Awards in recognition of its success in the development and use of technology, innovation and people.

Marc Sternberg, Managing Director of Spark ATM Systems, says he is incredibly proud to be recognised by the Technology Top 100 Awards for a second consecutive year. “We feel that this latest achievement is testament to how we are utilising technology as a tool to drive efficiency in our business.”

Spark ATM Systems, which was founded in 2005, is a national organisation with sales and technical capabilities across South Africa and provides secure, accessible and convenient cash withdrawal solutions to consumers in convenient retail and hospitality locations.

Sternberg says all technology is developed by the company’s in-house research and development team including, among others, transaction processing systems, ATM software, monitoring and administrative systems and Customer Relationship Management systems. “This ensures that we consistently remain at the forefront of local and international ATM technological innovation.”

The awards – which have evolved over 18 years – recognise true South African role models and mentors, who are either users or developers of technology, and who, through innovation, have been able to take their organisations to new levels of competitiveness. Award-winners must also demonstrate how they have created a link between technology, innovation and people to ensure strategic business objectives are met.

“This award reaffirms that our entire staff complement works together as a cohesive unit, constantly striving to be the market leader in innovation and ensuring that both clients and consumers benefit from our innovative services and solutions,” concludes Sternberg.