Co-operative Group appoints Godel

The Co-operative Group has appointed Godel Technologies Europe (GodelTech)  as the strategic software development partner for its in-store electronic point of sale (EPoS) solution, InControl.

InControl is deployed in over 4,500 retail outlets across the UK on 14,500 point of sale units and is responsible for processing over 1.5 billion transactions per year with a value of over £200 million per week.

GodelTech will provide software development, quality assurance and project management expertise to the Co-operative Group’s software development team in order to deliver continued enhancements and maintenance of the point-of-sale service software.

Commenting on the reasons behind GodelTech’s appointment, Chris Sproston, Head of Software Development at the Co-operative Group, said:

“The Co-operative Group has experienced rapid growth over the last few years and we have made efforts to ensure the quality of our in-house technologies matched the pace of our expansion.

“In 2009 we embarked upon the Commercialisation of our award-winning point of sale software InControl Evolution and offered it to other retailers.  As a result we have seen a huge surge in demand and needed to identify a software development partner to compliment our own in-house team.

“We required a flexible delivery model which allows us to scale development and quality assurance expertise dependent on the requirements and deadlines identified by the business and, after carrying out a period of due diligence on a number of suppliers, the Co-operative Group chose GodelTech for a number of compelling reasons.

“The Co-operative Group prides itself on only working with suppliers whose values mirror our own and, with its mix of unique delivery model, team expertise, UK presence and use of high definition video conferencing for project communication we were confident from the outset that GodelTech would be the right company for the project.”

Terry Bland, managing director, GodelTech added: “To be appointed as co-developers on such a major, mission-critical programme of works, by a company as high profile as the Co-operative Group, is a real testament to the quality of service GodelTech provides.

“We are large enough to deliver projects on this scale, but small enough to care passionately about our clients and every aspect of the work we carry out on their behalf.”

GodelTech currently employs around 100 people across their offices in Manchester, UK, and Minsk, Belarus.

For more information contact:

Michelle Officer
Godel Technologies Europe
Tel: 0161 219 8101

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