Bytes Managed Solutions has entered into an exclusive partnership with Fusion Transactive, a New Zealand-based global supplier of systems to the retail oil industry, which will enable it to provide an end-to-end value proposition to the South African fuel sector.
“Fusion Transactive has over 30 years’ experience in this industry and has a complete service offering for retail fuel environments,” says Koot de Klerk, strategic account manager at Bytes Managed Solutions. “This new venture complements our growth strategy into adjacent markets and we are looking forward to taking our combined capabilities into this sector.
"Fusion Transactive was looking for a major services and support partner which is a leader in the South African market," De Klerk adds. "Their capability is further complemented by our sole distribution of NCR products in South Africa which provides assisted and self-service solutions for the retail sector. Together, Bytes Managed Solutions, Fusion Transactive and NCR will bring a new offering and positive experience to fuel retailers.”
The offering is flexible and will comprise Fusion Transactive’s G5 Automation and Site management software, NCR hardware, and installation, support and maintenance services. Financing will be provided where necessary by sister company Fintech, says De Klerk.
“Bytes and Fusion Transactive have a similar philosophy, which will make it easy for both companies to work together,” says Brian Ryan, chief marketing officer at Fusion Transactive. “Together, we will provide a complete service offering consisting of payment, point of sale, back-office and head-office systems and forecourt controllers for our customers.”
Fusion Transactive has done business in South Africa for more than 20 years. Its PEC Model 8850 control system for fuel dispensers is the most widely used in the local market. Although Fusion’s new software is hardware-agnostic and can run on any platform, NCR’s RealPOS series will be the preferred solution offered locally.
“More than two decades ago the system was fraud- and virus-proof, and it remains a market leader to this day,” Ryan says. “Our G5 software is even better than our well known PEC 8850 system.”
Sadoo Chatty, the local representative for Fusion Transactive, adds that the partnership gives clients a one-stop shop and that they will now have one point of contact and deal directly with Bytes.
“The strength of the package is not only its scalability – from a single point-of-sale controller up to enterprise management systems and controls – but also its reliability in all types of settings," Chatty says. "This is especially important as we are planning to roll out the solution in a number of harsh African environments.”