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GirRls' DAY 2019 - A visit to the SPAR ICS

April, 2nd 2019: Do you already know what you want to become? Anna Weitgasser is pretty sure. She wants to work in the IT world. Following the motto "Experience exciting professions up close", EuRegio organised the "GiRls' DAY" again this year.

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SPAR ICS Team Player at the Ice Hockey Regional Championship 2019

We are Ice Hockey Champion

March, 27th 2019: The hockey national championships (group B) took place on March 21st, with a diverse team of Hervis and ICS employees entering the tournament under the SPAR brand.

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ICS Managing Director Andreas Kranabitl at ICS Kickoff 2019

ICS Kickoff 2019 with special guest

January, 28th 2019: The ICS Kickoff 2019 took place last week 2019 at the cultural centre Hallwang. A special guest kept the participants in suspense.

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Digital Transformation – New Way of Work

December, 6th 2018: Digitalization hits retailers fully - in addition to topics of "e-commerce" and "omnichannel", it is increasingly becoming a strategic advantage for retailers to be able to accompany their customers digitally on their "journey",

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Retail Systems & Technology Excellence Award 2018

October, 16th 2018: At this year's SPAR Global Logistics & IT Conference, ICS (among all SPAR countries) was awarded for developing the e-commerce platform XLR8.

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SPAR ICS donates handmade swing

September, 29th 2018: SPAR ICS hands over handmade Hutschn Swing to Scout Group S8 Parsch and SOS Mother-Child-WG Seekirchen.

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IT Jobs Jobs with Austria inside

Meet us at the job fairs

In autumn you have the opportunity to meet SPAR ICS at the fairs. We provide information about IT jobs, career opportunities, application process, and much more, that you can inquire personally at one of the fairs.

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SPAR ICS hub in Wernberg

Official opening of the new SPAR ICS Hub

August, 31st 2018: In order to strengthen its international IT teams, SPAR set up a new ICS hub at the TANN site in Wernberg.

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SPAR ICS Michael Kastinger

SPAR ICS employee Michael Kastinger is Google Cloud Professional Architect

August, 23rd 2018: Michael Kastinger is a recently certified Google Professional Cloud Architect - and the first among the Google customers in Austria.

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IT competence center

New IT competence center

July, 31st 2018: In order to strengthen the IT teams, SPAR is now building a new hub in Carinthia. In Wernberg near Villach, a modern competence center for around 40 IT experts is opening soon.

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ICS trainees

IT internship at SPAR ICS

July, 16th 2018: In July and August 2018, we welcome 24 students and pupils to SPAR ICS to work in cool areas such as software development, application management, retail solutions, business intelligence, service desk and IT marketing & organization.

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We celebrate 5 years of successful cooperation

June, 28th 2018: SPAR ICS continues cooperation with Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. It is a win-win situation for both sides. The combination of theory and practice makes it easier for students to get started in future IT jobs.

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Adobe Lab @ SPAR ICS

June, 26th 2018: Digital solutions that make it possible to interpret customer behavior are becoming increasingly important. Therefore, SPAR ICS decided to accelerate the Digital Customer Experience with the strategic partner Adobe.

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Web Development Meetup at SPAR ICS

May, 31st 2018: The ICS Office hosted in May the Web Development Meetup, with a gathering of various IT project managers, software developers, students and other young professionals.

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Adobe Experience Business Award 2018

Adobe Experience Business Award for SPAR ICS

May, 14th 2018: SPAR ICS was awarded with the Adobe Experience Business Award 2017, for architecting and creating rapid growth in business value using cross-functional disciplines and showing a measurable business impact in the category “Excellence in Managing Optimized Customer Experiences”.

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#LNDK Long Night of Career Salzburg 2018

Route 6 takes you to SPAR ICS

April, 30th 2018: Experience a career evening in the SPAR ICS, the dynamic IT unit of the SPAR Austria Group! On May 16th, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, the #LNdK Long Night of Careers will be held for young professionals, graduates, students and pupils over the age of 16.

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Digital Signage screens at HERVIS shop Haid

Digital Signage at HERVIS

April, 23rd 2018: SPAR ICS supports Hervis in their digital signage modernization course: ICS will install 200 advertising screens in the Hervis branches.

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Josef Perdolt @ ICS Robothon 2018 - FH Salzburg in Puch

ICS @ Robothon 4.0

March, 29th 2018:On March 24th, 2018, the SPAR ICS team (Alexander Auer, Josef Perdolt, Robert Leitl, Norbert Nindl and Roland Schwaiger) participated in the fourth Robothon of the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg (Puch Urstein).

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SPAR ICS Kickoff 2018 - ICS international meeting

SPAR ICS Kickoff 2018

January, 20th 2018: "People - performance - pioneers" - in line with this motto, this year's ICS kick-off event was held for the first time at the Cultural Center Hallwang on 18 and 19 January 2018.

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SPAR ICS impresses with the IKT Masterpiece 2017

October 20th, 2017: SPAR ICS wins the IKT Masterpiece Award 2017! The accelerator XLR8 was rated the most innovative IKT project in the business.

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Florian Breinhölder, Jakob Mondl

IT scholarship at SPAR ICS

October 19th, 2017: Jakob Mondl (right) and Florian Breinhölder (left) are looking forward to their IT scholarship! They are two lucky ITS students, who will be able to combine theory and practice within SPAR ICS as part of the ITSalzburg// scholarship.

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The SPAR ICS Service Desk Team in front of SPAR employee entrance

Never quail, SPAR ICS Service Desk find the Grail

September 28th, 2017: SPAR ICS is committed to providing the best possible support and customer satisfaction. In the Service Desk, community service is at the top level to meet customer needs. Mutual cross-departmental support implies respect, transparency and service understanding, which is an essential building block.

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Delivery Truck

Logistic goes Online

September 14th, 2017: SPAR ICS is developing the SPAR Group's business segment in the online retail market and is setting a milestone with the delivery of goods from the dry, fresh and frozen range. The subsidiary makes use of the COSware and thereby creates a comfortable e-commerce solution for the customer.

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Summer Feeling

SPAR ICS in summer feeling

August 31st, 2017: When summer comes at SPAR ICS, more, small and big joys are added to the working day.

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ICS employee at Hervis

Job days at Hervis, SPAR and the Service Desk

August 21st, 2017: SPAR ICS provides its employees with important job experience days at Hervis, SPAR and ICS Service Desk.

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Online Order

Digital Transformation through E-Commerce Accelerator XLR8

July 28th, 2017: SPAR ICS is facing the digital transformation and responds with the new Omnichannel online retail platform Accelerator XLR8.

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Women in IT

July 5th, 2017: SPAR ICS has a good value in Salzburg and internationally with a quota of 18%.

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Hervis Logo

Digital Signage at Hervis

June 27th, 2017: SPAR ICS has developed a new professional Digital Signage solution for Hervis, which, in cooperation with its partners, produces up to 43 displays per market in four pilot markets.

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Takeover Billa

SPAR ICS sets up 43 branches in Croatia

June 14th, 2017: SPAR ICS has been able to take account of the fact that more than 40 Billa branches have been set up in Croatia.

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The IT-network of the future

June 1st, 2017: SPAR ICS and FH Salzburg in cooperation. Through the technical alliance there is a win-win situation and the branding actions focus on students.

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SPAR ICS at IT Tour in San Francisco

SPAR ICS enjoys an IT Tour in San Francisco

May 30th, 2017: Oliver Simmerstatter and Joachim Mayer, both SPAR ICS Enterprise Architects, attended the IT Study Tour, where retail companies were visited to discover new and innovative trends for digital retail.

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SPAR ICS gets Shining Star Award

Shining Star of SPAR ICS

May 20th, 2017: SPAR ICS Teamleader Franz Willerroider gets Shining Star Award 2017 in Dublin at the EMEA Software Customer Forum.

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SPAR ICS gets IDEAward 2017

With Innovations to the IDEAward 2017

May 19th, 2017: SPAR ICS stands out for the Digital Leadership Initiative with the Innovation Lab Forum, for the promotion of employees and the satisfaction of customers.

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SPAR ICS presented at Adobe EMEA Marketing Summit

SPAR ICS presented at Adobe EMEA Marketing Summit

May 12th, 2017: Christian Hofbauer, Teamleader Digital CRM & Portals, and Oliver Simmerstatter, Enterprise Architect, presented at the Adobe EMEA Marketing Summit 2017.

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HAK St. Johann visits SPAR ICS

SPAR ICS supports HAK high school graduates

May 8th, 2017: SPAR ICS supports three high-school graduates of the business academy of St. Johann in Pongau, Tamara Ottino, Esma Keles and Valentina Neziraj, in their final year project “Employer Branding”.

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SPAR ICS employees at the Catalysts Coding Contest 2017 in Vienna

Place 9 at Catalysts Coding Contest 2017

April 21st, 2017: On March 31, 2017, Lukas Angerer and Manfred John reach the ninth place in Salzburg and place 338 in the global ranking at the 25th International Catalysts Coding Contest (CCC).

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Portrait of Tomaž Kaštrun

Tomaž Kaštrun is MVP

April 5th, 2017: Microsoft Corporation has selected and awarded our Application Manager Tomaž Kaštrun as Most Value Professional (MVP)

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SPAR ICS employees at Robothon 2017 with their intelligent machine for cat litter

3th Place at the Robothon – Intelligent Machines

April 4th, 2017:On 1st of April 2017 the Team “Project 2147” sponsored by SPAR ICS reached the third place at the 3rd Robothon at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg (Puch Urstein).

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CIO Award for Andreas Kranabitl

March 30th, 2017: Andreas Kranabitl receives the prestigious CIO Award 2017! This Oscar for Austrian IT honors the Managing Director, who is driving the business and digitization within the company.

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International award for Hervis

March 13th, 2017: Hervis received on March 7th, 2017 the Retail Technology Award in the Best Omnichannel Solution category from the German EHI Retail Institute.

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SPAR ICS presented at the HDS Forum

March 6th, 2017: Exciting presentations were held at the Hitachi Information Forum in Vienna. SPAR ICS presented Retail 4.0 and Digital Transformation.

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SPAR ICS Office – the IT-Hub Salzburg

February 28th, 2017: In October 2016, all SPAR ICS employees were united in the new ICS Headquarter.

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Logo of the SPAR ICS event Kickoff 2017

Pure motivation at the ICS Kickoff 2017

January 23rd, 2017: SPAR ICS organized again the yearly event of superlatives: ICS Kickoff 2017.

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Two of the SPAR ICS FedEx Days 2016 Winners: Robert Utz and Erwin Olszewski


December 13th 2016: SPAR ICS employees get out of the box! At the 4th edition of the ICS FedEx Days,

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Michael Gstach, VMworld, Barcelona, SPAR ICS

SPAR ICS at VMworld 2016

November 17th 2016: Michael Gstach, presented “How Retailer SPAR deployed Private Cloud using Automation and Self-Service provisioning with vRealize Stack” in front of 84 participants at the VMworld 2016 event in Barcelona.

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SPAR ICS, Students, Young Professionals, employees

Event: Insights @ SPAR ICS 14.12.2016

December 6th 2016: Students and Young Professionals! Meet and network with SPAR ICS managers and employees on Wednesday, Dec 14th, 2016 at 16:00.

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The Managing Director of SPAR ICS Andreas Kranabitl

Best Omnichannel Award for Hervis

November 14th 2016: On November 9, 2016, the trade association of Austria (Handelsverband) presented the Retail Innovation Awards for the first time in Vienna at the "Technologie treibt Handel" event

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The ICS speakers on the stage of the LOGIT Conference 2016

SPAR ICS @ LOGIT Conference

October 10th 2016:The annual Logistics & IT Conference was held on 4-6th October 2016 in Johannesburg. It was the 20th anniversary of LOGIT

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Interspar pick up box for food orders

Interspar goes Online with food store

September 22nd 2016: As a pioneer in Austrian online shopping, INTERSPAR again succeeded in impressing its customers. After establishing 16 years ago, INTERSPAR recently opened the biggest online grocery store in Austria.

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Innovative technology at EUROSPAR in Kufstein

August 25th 2016: Only 6 months were needed for SPAR to reopen the most modern EUROSPAR market in Kufstein and to make the purchase of goods a dream experience for its customers.

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HP EMEA Software, Berlin, Service

Shining Star of SPAR ICS

July 25th 2016: The HP EMEA Software Forum rewarded Franz Willerroider, Teamleader Service Management and his team with the “Shining Star Award 2016”.

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most innovative and sustainable centers in the world

State-of-the-art logistic center in Ebergassing

June 11th 2016: The logistic center in Ebergassing is currently one of the most innovative and sustainable centers in the world.

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Andreas Kranabitl CEO SPAR ICS at Gartner CIO SUMMIT

Good Morning IT

June 8th 2016: SPAR ICS CEO Andreas Kranabitl attended the Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit 2016 in Munich to present retail transformation to the audience.

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Wings for Life World Run ICS Team

Wings for Life World Run Team Result

We faced the challenge on May 8th in Ljubljana! With 18 motivated employees, we reached 264.61 km.

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Wings for Life World Run 2016 Ljubljana

SPAR ICS runs for those who can’t – Part 3 Austria

SPAR ICS is running for those who can’t! On May 8th, employees of the international SPAR ICS offices face the running challenge in Ljubljana to show their contribution for spinal cord research

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SPAR ICS runs for those who can’t – Part 2 Hungary

April 28th 2016: SPAR ICS Hungary is our second biggest IT branch. 37 employees are responsible for innovative projects for our retail customers in Bicske. Two of our motivated employees are ready to run for those who can’t

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Wings for Life World Run Ljubljana 2016

SPAR ICS runs for those who can’t – Part 1 Italy

April 21st 2016: SPAR ICS will run at the Wings for Life World Run this year in Ljubljana to help raise money and support the foundation in finding a cure for spinal cord injuries

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Innovation Lab, Emitron

Robothon – Robots as shopping assistants

April 3th 2016: Under the motto "Artificial Assistants" this year's Robothon was held on April, 1st and 2nd at Campus Urstein, University of Applied Sciences Salzburg.

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Portaltech Reply, eCommerce Plattform, Technology

A Multi-Channel Shopping Experience

March 29th 2016: SPAR ICS worked closely together with Portaltech Reply to implement and customize the functionality of the new eCommerce platform, based on hybris technology.

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SPAR-App Snack away, ESL, Self Checkout

Digital Retail: New SPAR store at WU Vienna

March 10th 2016: The Digital Leadership Store at the Vienna University of Economics provides an optimal customer journey in a few minutes.

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SPAR ICS newcomers

ICS Newcomers visit the central warehouse Wels and Regio coffee roasting

February 16th 2016: SPAR ICS newcomers visited the branch in Marchtrenk, REGIO and the central warehouse in Wels on February 4th, 2016, where they experienced interesting presentations.

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WKS IT-Karrieretag Salzburg 2016

Meet us at the IT-Karrieretag in Salzburg

February 12th 2016: We are presenting SPAR ICS at the 5. IT-Karrieretag at WIFI Salzburg on March 16th, 2016. We offer great projects in various IT areas. Meet us there!

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SAP HANA, Hitachi,

Realtime Retail – it’s on!

February 3th 2016: Realtime Retail is a key strategic initiative by SPAR ICS in order to enable new, simplified end-to-end processes and new business models.

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ICS FedEx Days

December 2015: Creating space for innovation and creativity was the aim of our 3rd ICS FedEXDays.

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Big Picture, Enterprise System, University Salzburg

Career Story: An Architect for IT solutions

December 15th 2015: Michael Gstach, graduated in Information Technology and Systems-Management at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, has the "Big Picture" and future trends in mind.

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digitlization, EHI technology, SPAR ICS

CEO Andreas Kranabitl at EHI Technology Days

December 10th 2015: IT GAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE - SPAR ICS CEO Andreas Kranabitl presented digitlization at the EHI Technology Days in early November.

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digital price, display, s-budget

Electronic Shelf Labeling at SPAR

December 2nd 2015: Are we ready for digital price tags? YES! SPAR ICS successfully equipped the SPAR stores with electronic shelf labels.

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Catalysts Coding Contest Vienna Rathaus

Two SPAR ICS Teams at the Catalysts Coding Contest

November 6th 2015: The Catalysts Coding Contest is the biggest coding competition in the german-speaking region with over 500 participants. On November 6th, 2015 students and young professionals got together at the stunning Wiener Rathaus to face the challenge.

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IT company, highlight, networking

Good vibes at the 1. Salzburger Developer Day

October 28th 2015: "A brilliant day for professionals organized by professionals" was the motto of the 1. Salzburger Developer Day that took place on Wednesday 28th of October 2015 at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg.
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Horror, IT, company

10 Horror scenarios that make every computer expert panic

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Software Engineering Department, SPAR ICS

ICS Summer Challenge

SPAR ICS offered 3 students from HTL an unforgettable job experience at the Software Engineering Department.

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Hitachi, Transformation, real-time Backbone

Hitachi Information Forum 2015

Hitachi Information Forum 2015 took place on 10th of September in Warsaw, Poland.

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SPAR ICS delivered IPads

Students of FH Kufstein successfully completed their marketing research about influencing factors in customer loyalty, which was done at the EUROSPAR in Bad Gastein.

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HTL, St. Pölten, iBeacons, App

School project: iBeacons

Turning theory into practice was the aim of 5 pupils at the HTL in St. Pölten.

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IT company, taking


It’s good to know that a wide range of IT companies are located in Salzburg.

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JKU University in Linz, SPAR ICS

"One day in Retail 4.0" presented @JKU University Linz

"One day in Retail 4.0” was presented from SPAR ICS by Mr. Werner Kraus and Mr. Oliver Simmerstatter to the students of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz.

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Customer Keynote “SPAR Digital Business Transformation” at Microstrategy Symposium

Microstrategy Symposium is a series of global Microstrategy customer events which took place in Düsseldorf for customers belonging to the D-A-CH region.

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HANA, Digitaltransformation, SPAR Slowenien

SPAR on HANA presented on SAP Forum 2015

Main SAP event in Slovenia - SAP Forum 2015 took place on 4th of June in Brdo congress centre.

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Coverstory E3 process-automation

Stefan Zeitzen, Automic SVP Sales EMEA talks about automation in times of realtime-enterprises.

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Cloud Services, SPAR ICS

SPAR cloud strategy

Innovative Retail-Business is not possible without Cloud-Services.

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University Salzburg, Robothon Salzburg Challenge

Robothon Salzburg Challenge

Robothon Salzburg Challenge was a 24 hours event from Friday, 24th April 4 o'clock pm to Saturday, 25th April 4 o'clock pm.

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Datacenter, services, it&t business Magazin

Time for the essentials. it&t business interview with A. Rinnerthaler

What is the value of process automation tools beyond error-free repetition of tasks? Alois Rinnerthaler, head of datacenter-services at SPAR ICS, answers this and other questions in an interview.

business partner Hervis, EHI Retail Institut

Retail Technology Award

Hervis and ICS were awarded with the Retail Technology Award Europe 2015.

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SAP, high quality, weekend, project

SAP Release Change

After a long period of preparation we finished a challenging project in an excellent way.

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2014, Netapp, evaluation program, SPAR ICS

NetApp Innovation Award

2014 Spar ICS became part of an exclusive evaluation program driven by its strategic business partner NetApp.

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