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.
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.
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",
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.
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.
August, 23rd 2018: Michael Kastinger is a recently certified Google Professional Cloud Architect - and the first among the Google customers in Austria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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).
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.
October 20th, 2017: SPAR ICS wins the IKT Masterpiece Award 2017! The accelerator XLR8 was rated the most innovative IKT project in the business.
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//study.work.support scholarship.
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.
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.
July 28th, 2017: SPAR ICS is facing the digital transformation and responds with the new Omnichannel online retail platform Accelerator XLR8.
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.
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.
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.
May 12th, 2017: Christian Hofbauer, Teamleader Digital CRM & Portals, and Oliver Simmerstatter, Enterprise Architect, presented at the Adobe EMEA Marketing Summit 2017.
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”.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
September 22nd 2016: As a pioneer in Austrian online shopping, INTERSPAR again succeeded in impressing its customers. After establishing weinwelt.at 16 years ago, INTERSPAR recently opened the biggest online grocery store in Austria.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
December 10th 2015: IT GAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE - SPAR ICS CEO Andreas Kranabitl presented digitlization at the EHI Technology Days in early November.
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.
Students of FH Kufstein successfully completed their marketing research about influencing factors in customer loyalty, which was done at the EUROSPAR in Bad Gastein.
"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.
Microstrategy Symposium is a series of global Microstrategy customer events which took place in Düsseldorf for customers belonging to the D-A-CH region.
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.