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TotalSoft, the regional software provider and member of Global Finance, has been judged a finalist in the European Software Excellence Awards 2012 in the Vertical Market – Enterprise Solution category, with its Charisma Retail solution.
Now in their fourth year, the European Software Excellence Awards have become established as the most prestigious event in the European software industry calendar. The competition acknowledges the crucial role that solution providers and ISVs play in solving real-world problems and sustaining the growth of the customers’ business.
TotalSoft submitted Charisma Retail integrated solution through the complex case of a nascent proximity stores chain with very aggressive expansion plan. Solutions competing in the Vertical Market Enterprise Solution category were required to prove innovative and give the customer a business advantage in their sector.
Commenting in the press release issued by IT Europa to announce the finalists, John Chapman, Editorial Director IT Europa stated: “The judges were impressed with the quality of all the entries and the obvious work that had gone into preparing them. There is tremendous enthusiasm from the software channel for such an awards event. We were inundated with enquiries, ranging from requests for advice on how to make a good entry to emails of support for what we were doing with the event. What is so exciting and uplifting is the real skill and ingenuity shown by the companies in many of the solutions. Our judges have a lot of experience in the IT industry and sitting on such judging panels, so to have such comments as ‘what a superb solution’ and ‘transformational’ from them was incredible to hear.”
When evaluating the entries, the judges put particular emphasis on dedication andimpact on customer’s business, competitive offering, customer benefits and extra gains, ongoing service and customer support.
Charisma ERP for Retail industry proved to be reliable, mature yet flexible solution, streamlining all key business processes from back office to stocks, documents, financial, sales and store sales, powerful enough to roll-out initially in 110 stores, and then keep the spectacular pace of 20 new fixed and mobile locations weekly.
The awards attracted entries from 18 countries; 36 companies from 14 European countries have made the finals.The IT Europa European Software Excellence Awards 2012, which recognise best practices in customer solutions by vendors across Europe, will celebrate its finalists and winners at a Gala Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt, Berlin on 1st March 2012.
With over 17 years of experience, TotalSoft is the largest Romanian ERP provider, according to the market research company Pierre Audoin Consultants. With 1,500 clients in the private and public sector in 25 countries, such as USA, Germany, UK, Austria, Italy or France, TotalSoft has an undeniable expertise in 9 verticals, focusing on retail and distribution, constructions, financial services and medical ones.
The company has its own suite of software solutions, namely Charisma Business Suite, to which renowned systems, such as Charisma ERP, Charisma HCM or Charisma Medical Software belong.
TotalSoft is member of Global Finance Group, one of the largest private investment companies in South-Eastern Europe, with offices in Athens, Bucharest, Sofia and Belgrade. Global Finance manages funds amounting to over EUR 850 million and has carried out over 70 investments since its founding in 1991.