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Wincor World 2008: Growing worldwide with innovation

(PresseBox) (Paderborn, ) Wincor Nixdorf is growing its market position worldwide with comprehensive, innovative solutions for banks and retail companies. "Innovation is one of our key growth drivers," said Wincor Nixdorf CEO Eckard Heidloff at the start of the three-day Wincor World trade show. "Wincor World showcases our innovation, which includes examples from international customer projects as well as new and on-going project developments." Financially, Wincor Nixdorf also has plenty to show. The company has been off to a good start into the 2007/2008 fiscal year. It posted a 10 percent increase in sales and a 13 percent increase in EBITA (earnings before the deduction of interest, tax and amortization) in the first quarter, compared to the same period a year earlier. International sales were particularly strong. In Europe, first-quarter sales were up 15 percent and 14 percent in the Asia-Pacific/Africa region. They grew 16 percent in the Americas. For fiscal 2007/2008, Wincor Nixdorf has confirmed its outlook; sales will increase 8 percent and EBITA 10 percent.

Visitors to Wincor World will have the opportunity to explore more than 600 IT solutions and services. Key themes of this year’s event are branch automation, the transfer of business processes to self-service and solutions for cash management. The company’s comprehensive service portfolio includes the integration of services and systems optimization. Additional key themes are software platforms with which banks and retail companies can map their business processes.

With the ProClassic/Enterprise Retail Banking Solution Suite, Wincor Nixdorf presents a modular software portfolio that maps the processes of a bank in the areas of customer consulting and business and transaction processing, and includes IT aspects such as infrastructure, security, optimization and management. The software solution has been enhanced with new functions for international operating retail companies and for deployment in retail-like segments such as gastronomy, post offices and service stations.

Wincor Nixdorf presents a comprehensive offering for the future-oriented realignment of bank branches. The offering includes branch process optimization with IT systems and targeted branch design as well as the management and operation of branch IT systems. A key component of branch process optimization is a software tool that can determine the optimal IT arrangement for a bank branch based on its transaction volumes and numbers. Another software tool provides answers to questions about the cost of branch IT systems over their entire product lifecycle. The application calculates and assesses costs for implementing, maintaining and operating the IT real estate. ToCOSS (Total Cost of Ownership for Self-service & Retail Banking) is a tool that considers various business models and costs for devices as well as back-office systems.

Automation of the POS zone in retail outlets continues to advance. A new development is the self-service deposit terminal with cash recycling functionality that enables deposited banknotes and coins to be dispersed again. The "Real-360° – Automatic Scanning" solution will make its debut at Wincor World. The new scanning system automatically records the bar codes of products from all four sides, enabling a high reading rate. The system, which Wincor Nixdorf has developed together with several European retail companies, scans products twice as fast as a cashier. In the future, typical applications for the new system could be in food retailing, particularly in high-volume discount stores, where shopping carts full of products need to be scanned quickly.

Wincor Nixdorf has expanded its range of systems, software and services for cash management significantly. New tracking solutions for cash transportation have been designed to increase transparency and security. Improved analysis software solutions calculate optimal cash replenishment cycles of ATMs, safes or recycling systems. For its Retail Cash Management systems, Wincor Nixdorf has developed software that monitors systems and data such as cash levels, sales and system operations. In this way, retail companies are able to pinpoint systems with a critical status, such as the need to replace coins or banknotes.

Wincor Nixdorf also presents enhanced service offerings for operating installed IT solutions. The offerings include standardized service packages for the various IT systems of banks and retail companies. They also enable individual tasks to be transferred. The offerings are modular and can be combined to meet customer requirements.

In a customer project, Wincor Nixdorf shows how it has been able to significantly increase the availability of ATMs, statement printers and cash recycling terminals. As a result, the customer has been able to reduce his costs through process optimization and increase customer satisfaction.

More than 7,000 customers are expected to attend Wincor World 2008, which runs through Thursday. Apart from the trade show where more than 60 partner companies will also show their offerings, this year’s event will again include a comprehensive conference.