Cybertill, the UK’s leading cloud based retail system, was a winner at the European Software Excellence Awards 2012. The pan-European awards recognise excellence in the Independent Software Vendors community. The prestigious awards took place at The Grand Hyatt, Berlin. Cybertill won the category Software as a Service for Small and Medium Businesses (SaaS – SMB). Cybertill’s entry illustrated how St Barnabas Hospices, in Worthing, Sussex, had benefited from deploying the Cybertill retail system.
St Barnabas Hospices are a charity retailer and have 18 shops in the Sussex area. The award entry highlighted how Cybertill’s system proved so successful that the system paid for itself within six months, six months sooner than the original estimation of one year. By using the system St Barnabas Hospices have been able to claim over £100,000 in gift aid in just 12 months. They have also experienced a myriad of other benefits that have helped the charity earn more money for running the hospice. As Hugh Lowson, CEO of St Barnabas Hospices, commented. “Cybertill has been a key strategic investment for our hospices and it has helped us get more out of our retail operations and raise much needed funds for the hospices.”
In congratulating the winners, IT Europa’s (the organiser’s) Managing Director, Alan Norman, commented. “The overall quality of entries was extremely high and demonstrated the depth of talent in the ISV community across Europe. I congratulate all the winners and wish them and all the finalists every success in the year ahead.”
Ian Tomlinson, CEO of Cybertill, stated. “The awards ceremony were an incredible evening, made even better by winning. I am pleased the judges recognised the company’s groundbreaking SaaS retail solution and the benefits it brings retailers. This success is attributable to many factors including personnel, experience our unique product offering, and of course our customers. Customers, like St Barnabas Hospices, who have benefitted from using Cybertill act as a real vindication for Cybertill and our retail software.”