BCP is delighted to announce that it has won one of the top prizes in Progress Software Corporation’s mobile app competition, the results of which were revealed at the Progress Exchange Conference earlier this month in Boston, MA. USA.

Mobile Apps are one of the key trends in the retail technology market place and BCP is actively developing them as part of its retail software suite.

Brian Preece of BCP accepting prize from Andy Zupsic, SVP, Global Field Operations, Progress Software Corporation

Brian Preece accepting prize from Andy Zupsic, SVP, Global Field Operations, Progress Software

The award winning app is called FastShop™ and has been designed as a more convenient and more powerful alternative to the hand scanners that supermarkets supply to allow customers to scan their own baskets.  FastShop™ provides additional functionality that a purely in-store app cannot match.  As well as allowing customers to scan their own baskets, showing them the total value and alerting them to deals as they shop, FastShop also lets the customer create a shopping list before they leave home.  As they scan their basket in the store the items are automatically ticked off the shopping list.

Brian Preece, BCP Technical and Retail Systems Director, who received the award on behalf of BCP: “The award recognises BCP’s innovative approach to systems development and the integration of new technologies into our Accord solutions for the benefit of both our clients and their customers. We’ve built our reputation on innovation to meet market needs.  This award identifies that philosophy and highlights to our clients that they can always be assured our systems will offer best practice, the latest technologies and real competitive edge.”