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17 March 2015

Visma Retail enters the Turkish market

Visma Retail IT Omni-Channel and mobile POS Solutions is now made available in Turkey with new strategic partnership between Visma Retail, Norway, and Kesit Bilişim, Turkey.

Visma today announced a strategic partnership with Kesit Bilişim, in Turkey, aimed to fulfill the strong market demand in Turkey for next generation Retail IT Solutions. This partnership includes marketing, sales, implementation and after-sales support for software products under the three Visma brands Visma Retail Suite, Wallmob and Information Factory. Visma Retail Solutions includes Front- and Back-office applications related to ERP Integration, Master Data, Logistics, Campaigns and Promotions, Customers, Suppliers, Sales, e-Commerce integration, Replenishment and Business Intelligence for complex Retail Chains.

Kesit Bilişim initial market focus is on Vismas Omni-Channel Retail solutions that is rapidly implemented and that solves the solution challenges that many large Retailers currently are facing when implementing Omni-channel strategies with unified information and business processes across e-commerce and physical stores. The solution consists of Wallmob POS and Visma Retail Suite.

Managing Director Gaute Green-Steensrud, Visma Retail Software, explains the rationale for the partnership. "Most Turkish Retailers will soon see the need for changing many customer facing IT solutions into more modern Omni-Channel solutions, including mobile Point-of-Sales, when the Turkish consumers fully adapt the global shopping behaviour where Smart Phone internet product and price comparison before shopping will change the way IT solutions in the stores must work. Currently we don't see any local or global competitors that provides better Omni-channel add-on solutions than Visma to support the new inevitable business processes that consolidates the online business and physical store operations."

Sales Director in Kesit Bilişim, Kerem Palabiyik, is very satisfied with the Visma partnership and is optimistic about the market demand for the Visma market leading Omni-Channel solutions, including Wallmob mobile Point-of-Sales. He comments that: "The initial market feedback on Vismas solutions is very positive, and this combined with a cultural fit in the Turkish market with Vismas openness and honesty, we both see a great short and long-term partnership potential".