UCS Technology Services (UCS TS), a Business Connexion Group company, will acquire the SME division of Argility with effect from 31 July 2014.

UCS TS is a leading service provider with over 25 years’ experience in retail technology solutions. UCS TS works with all tiers of the retail market to create solutions for both large, multi-store, multi-country retail environments, as well as small and medium-sized retail operations.

The acquisition includes the Intellectual Property of the SME Division software products listed below, a Section 197 transfer of SME Division staff, the cession of associated customer contracts and license agreements and VAR agreements with related Argility partners.

The software products include:

* WinBranch;
* Retail Office (excluding Quick Service Restaurants), RMS and Wprotill;
* Dolfin and Dolfin Live;
* Retailman;
* ActiveRetail and ActiveStudio;
* Unisolv;
* Ultisales;
* Adept;
* Precept; and
* UniPlus.

These products are feature rich retail applications covering the retail verticals of Fuel, General Merchandise, Clothing/Fashion, Pharmacy, Building Supplies, Grocery/FMCG and Cellular Telecommunications.

Rob Monteith, CEO of UCS Technology Services comments: “UCS TS and Argility have a long term partnership that offers retailers world-class solutions that we’ve jointly introduced and implemented in many retailers and seen consistent growth. We’re excited about the transaction because of our ability to manage and deliver both the software and service requirements of our customers.”

Neels van Tonder, CEO of the Argility Group, adds: “This sale to UCS TS is an extension of our successful relationship and UCS TS will continue to represent Argility as a Value Added Reseller for our new generation retail applications. The pending transaction will enable Argility to continue to focus on its Enterprise level retail and financial services customers and facilitate the acceleration in the development of our next generation business application technology and ICT resourcing solutions.”

UCS TS is well positioned to represent the interests of the key stakeholders invested in these products including customers, staff and the reseller community.