10 fastest growing Retail companies 2016

PCMS: A Global Provider of Retail Technology & Store Level Solutions Since 1982


With over 30-years of experience we have continuously adapted our offering to be at the forefront of innovation ensuring customers can meet the needs of their consumers.”

One of the leading independent suppliers of IT services and software, PCMS was founded in 1982 and expanded to the United States in the 90s selecting Cincinnati as the location for its North American headquarters. With global headquarters in Coventry, United Kingdom and the company also having offices in Huntingdon, UK, Cincinnati, Ohio US and distribution channels worldwide, PCMS is in a unique position to provide its services on a global scale.

As a global provider of retail technology, enterprise, and store level solutions, PCMS offers a wealth of experience and expertise to help retailers provide a superior level of customer service. Names included in PCMS’ global client list are UK signature names such as Ann Summers, John Lewis, Krispy Kreme, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Waterstones and Whole Foods. US clients include Bass Pro Shops, Best Buy Mobile and Walgreens. The company also works with David Jones in Australia, Pick n Pay in South Africa and many leading fashion brands including Prada and Ferragamo in Europe.

PCMS’ VISION Commerce Suite portfolio is the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise platform for retail, offering a full range of integrated solutions across selling touch points including POS, Mobile, BYOD,eCommerce and more. PCMS also provides IT managed services for the retail sector including private Cloud hosting and Service Desk.

Solutions Offered

PCMS’ powerful commerce solutions deliver state of the art omni-channel capability for virtually every retail and hospitality format to a global customer base.  Impressive ERP and loss prevention solutions let manage merchandise, supply chain and finance while protecting margins. Their solutions are backed by a first class Managed Services hosting and monitoring service and together with omni-channel solutions are supported by own 24 X 365 help desk team providing comprehensive support globally, when and where clients need it.

VISION COMMERCE SUITE– Powerful retail software solutions for the changing face of commerce

SERVICE DESK– Help business to function more efficiently in a scalable and flexible way

IT SERVICES– End-to-end suite of IT Services available 24 X 365

Knowing the CEO

Andy Winans, CEO – A specialist in building/scaling high potential companies in the Big Data market, Andy have been a part of building strategy and operations for business intelligence core technology areas (Tandem (now HP), MicroStrategy, and Netezza) and Retail BI solutions area (ems, Nielsen, and QuantiSense). He has been a member of the leadership team, as many of these companies grew exponentially, increasing revenues into the 10’s and 100’s of millions of dollars. He is very passionate about the value that Business Intelligence and Analytics can bring an enterprise and enjoy watching business thrive deploying successful BI solutions.

  • 15+ years as VP Sales/General Manager at public companies – Tandem, MicroStrategy, Netezza.
  • Experience with building product strategy, go to market plans, marketing plans and executing these plans successfully – Tandem, ems, Nielsen, and QuantiSense
  • Experience in transforming infrastructure-focused companies into solutions focused companies – Tandem, Netezza, and QuantiSense


PCMS solutions have been developed to meet the evolving needs of consumer shopping habits. With over 30-years of experience they have continuously adapted their offering to be at the forefront of innovation ensuring customers can meet the needs of their consumers.

PCMS’s commerce solutions:

  • Facilitate a connected customer journey
  • Empower consumers and store employees
  • Improve the efficiency of your business

PCMS can increase consumer engagement and satisfaction, while having the ability to support retail infrastructure with their Managed Services solution. By continually developing solutions to enhance functionality, they provide retailers with a platform that offers stability and longevity.

PCMS at a Glance

  • Celebrating over 30 years as a privately held company
  • 500+ employees
  • VISION BeanStore POS used by 140+ retailers on more than 190,000 registers
  • Software and services are used in more than 57 countries
  • Software and services to the retail, finance & other marketplaces
  • Fully owned, developed and supported software
  • Global headquarters in Coventry, UK. Americas headquarters in Cincinnati, OH
  • Global alliance of distribution partners
  • Strong industry partnerships
  • Long term customer partnership culture
  • PCMS promotes a culture that values: integrity, respect, commitment and continuous improvement

Award- Winning Software

Over the years, PCMS software and services has won numerous awards and recognitions. In 2014, PCMS ranked first in the RIS LeaderBoard Top 20 software vendors for Tier One Retailers, and earned the fourth spot overall in a survey based on retailers’ experiences with all software companies. The RIS LeaderBoard is the benchmark for the retail industry and this achievement demonstrates their commitment to retail customers and passion for POS and omni-channel solutions. PCMS have also been highly commended as ‘Leaders of the pack’ in the 2015 Forrester Wave. Today, their solutions, which include software, systems integration, consulting, managed services and support, continue to evolve to ensure PCMS is making a real difference in allowing clients to run their businesses efficiently.

Clients Speak

“We selected PCMS’ BeanStore PoS solution to help us meet the diverse and evolving nature of our business. The innovative omni-channel PoS support our strategy of providing a better shopping journey for our consumers and allow for a true mobile strategy going forward.”- GARY MARSHALL, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AT LAKELAND

“We’re delighted with the results of our partnership with PCMS. The teams’ professional manner and retail expertise were invaluable to the project. We are confident we now have a sustainable infrastructure to support the business going forward”- DAVE DIPERSIO, FINANCE & IT VICE PRESIDENT, NSLC

“Our VISION Commerce Suite portfolio is the retail industry’s most comprehensive platform delivering a full-range of integrated solutions.”