Co-op Group, one of the world’s largest consumer cooperatives, has expanded its relationship with Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD) to include managed services and remote monitoring of self-service and point-of-sale (POS) systems throughout the UK. This comprehensive offering optimizes members’ shopping journeys by speeding up consumer checkout and enhances the company’s operational efficiency.
Owned by around 4.6 million members, Co-op has over 60,000 employees and more than 2,600 local stores in communities, towns, villages and cities across the U.K. To ensure maximum availability for their checkout solutions, Co-op is utilizing DN AllConnect ServicesSM for Retail, which leverages IoT technology. Diebold Nixdorf provides implementation services, IT support and remote monitoring through this comprehensive managed services offering. This has resulted in remote resolution of nearly 80% of Co-op’s self-service maintenance tickets and has contributed to achieving 99% uptime of all self-service and POS systems.
David Robertson, retail IT director at Co-op, said: “Diebold Nixdorf is a long-term, strategic partner. Through our close working and collaborative approach we have been able to consistently provide our customers with a fast and efficient checkout experience – helping to keep our communities fed quickly, easily and safely. With millions of customer transactions per week, it’s critical that our systems are operating when needed. Our customers know they can count on their local Co-op for a quick and convenient shopping experience.”
To ensure speedier customer transactions with shorter lanes, Co-op installed Diebold Nixdorf’s EASY range of self-service solutions. Co-op was focused on reducing the number of times assistance was required during checkout, and Diebold Nixdorf worked closely with Co-op and the product development team to increase checkout speed and improve the customer experience.
Ben Gale, regional vice president and managing director, retail at Diebold Nixdorf, said: “We’ve worked closely with Co-op for many years and have a strong understanding of their Member and customer-led objectives, which allowed us to quickly support them in other areas of their business. Our strong service offering – underpinned by IoT technology and cloud-based analytics – enables the remote resolution of the vast majority of incidents and is a key factor in achieving 99% availability.