UltiSales Retail Software, part of the JSE listed UCS Group Ltd, South Africa’s leading retail software company, has opened up offices in Bagshot, Surrey, in the UK, ahead of its plans to launch its latest point of sale software solution in that country. The offices will be launched via UCS Group subsidiary, Argility.
This was confirmed by Stephen Mallaby, MD of 20-year-old UltiSales, who said the new Windows-based version will be launched in the UK during September.
“We are working in conjunction with one of the UCS Group company’s – Argility – who are also based in the UK. Part of our launch in September is to sign up a number of partners, who will have the ability to on-sell our UltiSales software in their chosen regions and markets.”
UltiSales has almost 5000 users in SA and neighboring countries, with many still using the company’s earlier Text/DOS-based versions, introduced in the 1980s.
“We believe the UK is going to be a prime market for us, as Argility is well-placed to represent us in their territory and they have the expertise in our point of sale software.”
He was unable to say how many resellers the company will be appointing. “To a large extent, it depends on their ability to be able to understand the local retail market market, and to understand and represent us on the POS software front. But, certainly, we have several contacts via Argility’s retail pedigree in the UK.”
Close on seven years of development has gone into developing the latest version of the company’s software, with Mallaby adding that there will arguably be a slow migration to the new platform from older clients. “But we are aiming to land a significant number of new clients with this new software, in SA and in the UK – and, of course, in the African countries in which we are already present.”