From Left to Right: John Magill, Enterprise Ireland, Damien O’Driscoll, Retail Director, Positive ProStrategy Retail (PPR), Minister Pat Breen, Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation, Aisling Curtis, Commercial Director, Microsoft, Joe Kelly, Director Business Solutions, Positive ProStrategy Retail (PPR)
Positive ProStrategy Retail provide Unified Commerce solutions to clients in Ireland and Europe. They are planning significant growth over the next three years to match increasing consumer confidence and growth in the retail sector.
Positive ProStrategy Retail’s specialist focus is using Microsoft ERP technology with embedded Retail Specific functionality. Positive ProStrategy Retail (PPR) is the only indigenous company to offer end to end Retail Solutions from front office (EPOS and store management) to back office (finance, supply chain, replenishment, etc) and unifying external channels such as web, social and mobile.
PPR is a Gold Microsoft Partner with extensive analytics capabilities in their team and through the implementation of Planning and Analytics solutions help drive performance improvements in retailers such as Primark, BWG and Windsor Motors.
This announcement is testament to the ever-changing retail landscape and Ireland’s strong focus on technology. Unified Commerce has become core to retailers providing a great shopping experience for customers. Customers expect a unified shopping experience with features such as Click-and-Collect and recommendations for relevant products and services.
Unifying all commerce channels with the power of Artificial Intelligence, says Joe Kelly Director of Business Solutions, is a “must do” for Irish companies to compete with Global Retailers. Retailers need fast and accurate Analysis and Insights into shopping trends and day to day operations. Our technology enables our customers to do just this.
“The customer needs the experience they receive in store to be reflected throughout the entire retail estate, if you are excellent online you need to be excellent in store. Our Unified solution allows this process flow to be seamless and embedded.” – Damien O Driscoll Retail Technology Director
“Good customers buy from you, but great customers keep coming back. More often than not, it’s the relationship the customer has with the retailer and its employees that makes a difference. Today’s analytics tools are able to pull in data from all parts of your business—plus external data such as demographics, share of wallet, and more—to create a more complete understanding of the customer.” John Coleman – Managing Director
Microsoft has over 2,000 people working at its campus in Leopardstown, Dublin. The entire team is dedicated to help every person and organisation do and achieve more.
“We are delighted to see the commitment that our partner Positive ProStrategy Retail has made to help businesses in Ireland transform how they operate and achieve their full potential.
The combination of the latest Microsoft technology and the experience that Positive ProStrategy Retail bring to the table gives any potential business the technological competitive advantage they need for the future.” – Aisling Curtis, Commercial Director, Microsoft.
John MacNamara, Manager Digital Technologies, Enterprise Ireland said: “Enterprise Ireland has been working with the Positive ProStrategy Retail team since 1989 and it is a great pleasure to see this highly innovative company go from strength-to-strength. Supporting Irish companies with the ambition to scale globally is a key priority for Enterprise Ireland and by deploying cutting edge technologies to provide unified commerce solutions to the retail sector, the company has the potential to continue to successfully scale its operations in Ireland, the Eurozone and beyond. We look forward to working closely with Positive ProStrategy Retail to optimise their full growth potential, creating and sustaining jobs in Ireland.”
Minister Pat Breen commented – “I would like to congratulate Positive ProStrategy on their success to date and welcome their plans for further growth and job creation. The retail sector in Ireland has grown significantly in recent years and the sector makes a vital contribution to the economy, accounting for almost 280,000 jobs. With over 70% of these jobs outside Dublin, the sector plays a particularly important contribution to regional enterprise development.”
As a Gold Microsoft Partner working from three offices in Ireland Positive ProStrategy Retail plan to increase their workforce from 60+ to over 110 in the next 3 years. All of these roles will be specialist I.T consultant and support positions based in Dublin and Fermoy Co Cork.
Positive ProStrategy Retail can be contacted at 1890-886675 or through the website www.ppretail.ie