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ico-engVar Group & PORINI create a joint venture to develop an innovative offer for the retail sector

Empoli, December 11th 2017.

PORINI and Var Group, through its subsidiary Var Prime, have established a strategic partnership that will enforce the development of solutions for the retail sector, thanks to the creation of a joint venture. The two groups have decided to put together  their technologies and market experiences, investing in COCAI, the new common company developing the homonymous product suite, in order to consolidate the development of a solution already appreciated by the Italian and international market, investing on innovation and leveraging the integration within the Var Group offer.

Var Prime will be the new competence center of Var Group, dedicated to the retail industry, which will consolidate the new offering, skills and solutions already present in Var Group and Porini, focusing on the digital trasformation: from multi-channel to evolved ecommerce, from new customer engagement models to product innovations with virtual and augmented reality, from operations optimization to real-time POS data integration with predictive models of data analysis and clustering.

The core of the offer is Cocai Retail Suite, an innovative and scalable retail solution based on Microsoft Azure technology, that allows easy adoption and deployment supported on all devices which, thanks to its native web-service connectors, is the ideal complement to the different ERP solutions in the Var Group portfolio.

ico-itaVar Group & PORINI danno vita a una joint venture per lo sviluppo di un’offerta innovativa nel settore retail

Empoli, 11 dicembre 2017.

PORINI e Var Group, attraverso la sua controllata Var Prime, hanno stretto una partnership strategia che permetterà di sviluppare soluzioni per il settore retail, grazie alla creazione di una società paritetica. I due gruppi, infatti, hanno deciso di mettere a fattor comune le tecnologie e le esperienze di mercato in questo ambito, investendo nella società COCAI SRL, detentrice dell’omonimo prodotto, per consolidare lo sviluppo di una soluzione già apprezzato dal mercato italiano ed internazionale e per renderla sempre più innovativa e integrata all’offerta Var Group.

Si crea così in Var Prime un nuovo competence center, dedicato all’industria retail,  che consoliderà il nuovo offering, le competenze e le soluzioni già presenti in Var Group, ponendo particolare attenzione alla proposta digitale: dalla multicanalità all’ecommerce evoluto, dai nuovi modelli di ingaggio del cliente, alle innovazioni di prodotto con la realtà virtuale ed aumentata, dall’ottimizzazione delle operations ai sistemi di cassa integrati in tempo reale con modelli predittivi di analisi dei dati.

Alla base dell’offerta si pone Cocai, una soluzione retail innovativa e scalabile grazie alla tecnologia Microsoft Azure che ne consente un facile utilizzo e deployment su tutti i device e, grazie ai connettori nativi, è l’ideale complemento delle soluzioni gestionali, già a portafoglio Var Group.

COCAI at Build 2016

ico-engSan Francisco, CA

At Build 2016 Microsoft presented the latest tools and technologies and how they can help today’s developers be most creative and productive. Cocai, Italian Azure Advisor, has been selected to participate to the beta program for developing next generation Cloud Services for Azure, together with the best software companies.
Some of our beta release functionalities have been shown during the broadcast sessions.


ico-itaSan Francisco, CA
30 marzo – 1 aprile

A Build 2016, evento tenutosi a San Francisco e in condivisione stream worldwide, sono state presentate le ultime novità della tecnologia Azure e delle best-practice di implementazione che incrementano la produttività degli sviluppatori e consentono nuove applicazioni sempre più collegate al business.Cocai, Azure Advisor, è stata selezionata nel ristretto gruppo di Partner worldwide per partecipare alla preview delle nuove features dei Cloud Services di Azure, e la versione beta dei nostri servizi mostrata durante l’evento.


Based on Microsoft Azure technology, Cocai Central is an independent module of Porini suite for Fashion and Retail enabling integration of Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM with Retail app Cocai Azure POS or others 3rd parties POS Systems, through preconfigured connectors.

Cocai Central is a specialized Integration Cloud Service Layer, accessible from browser, smartphones and tablets, extending the capabilities of Retail and CRM platforms with multichannel features, enabling integration with other systems like e-commerce solutions.
The application exposes advanced services like fidelity calculations (points, status…), gift cards and vouchers so that every app connected can use the same logic through simple REST web services calls. The whole database can be exposed as a service for an easy integration with any kind of app (web, mobile…), even custom ones​.
Cocai Central solution also acts as a data collector between the different applications of the Porini suite and as a platform for analysis and reporting, made available through Microsoft PowerBI.​

Toshiba Connect will bring around 600 business partners, retailers, thought leaders, industry experts and Toshiba executives from Europe together for the first time in the beautiful venue of Taormina, Sicily.

Porini will be present at the event with its staff and it has been appointed of the certification of Toshiba Software Plus Partner for its retail application Cocai and the strong integration with the Toshiba hardware and technologies.

The partnership will rely mainly on the new Porini suite, based on Microsoft AX and CRM solutions, addressed to fashion and retail companies.

Porini Group is a Microsoft Certified ISV (Independent Software Vendor) active since 1968, which distributes worldwide integrated and international IT solutions for Textile, Fashion and Retail industries, based on Microsoft Dynamics and Azure. With offices in Italy, USA, Portugal and Asia, works in more than 20 countries worldwide through a network of qualified partners offering the full and integrated suite of products, on-premise and/or cloud, supporting the enterprise management systems.

The Porini suite is made of:

• Apparel&Textile for Microsoft Dynamics AX
• Social CRM for Fashion, Luxury & Retail
• COCAI Retail Azure POS

Microsoft Convergence is the place where leaders gather to explore, share and experience business solutions. See new innovations, get insights and fresh perspectives, connect with experts and peers, and think about business in new ways. You’ll walk away feeling energized and confident about where your business is headed.

SAVE THE DATE! March 16th – 19th: the Porini team will be at Microsoft Convergence 2015, in Atlanta, showing their solutions at our USA partner’s booth (PA-Group USA) #1415.

​Together with Porini’s partner with the larger number of installations, we will present the entire suite of products: Apparel&Textile for Microsoft Dynamics AX, Analytics & Social CRM for Fashion & Retail and Cocai retail Azure POS.​

Porini Srl and Gruppo Partners Associates sign a global worldwide partnership agreement concerning the distribution of Porini software solutions.

The two companies cooperate since years for what concerns the Microsoft Dynamics AX based vertical solution for fashion and textile, where Gruppo Partners Associates is the partner with the biggest number of installations.

Starting from today the offering is enriched with the new suite of Porini products based on Microsoft Azure:

  • Social CRM for Fashion&Retail – vertical solution on Microsoft Dynamics CRM dedicated to companies in mode and retail, with an integrated BI module
  • COCAI Retail Azure POS – modern and flexible POS system available in SaaS (Software as a Service)

“We are very happy about this agreement, being it the natural evolution of a fruitful and strategic cooperation for our group, which has led to sign 10 AX contract in the last 20 months, in an increasingly competitive and challenging market”, states Ennio Baracetti, President of Gruppo Partners Associates.

Lorenzo Sala, President of Porini Group, says, “We consider Gruppo Partners Associates a strategic partner both for the quality of services released and the results achieved in the last years and we are quite happy of their trust in our new suite of products. We believe that the enhanced cooperation will be beneficial to both groups”.

​Convergence is the place where the Microsoft business community comes together to share breakthrough moments. It’s the chance to learn new things about Microsoft business solutions, get answers to tough questions, connect with other users, and find new ways to stay ahead of the competition. It’s where true business value is delivered.

You’ll hear the latest strategies and product announcements specifically around:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

This year Porini will welcome Partners and Customers in Barcelona, Spain, from 4th to 6th of November,​ at booth #78 at Microsoft Experience Center.

The Porini team will present the new range of products, already announced and of​ficially presented on November the 3rd to the Porini Partner network. Demos environment and presentations of all solutions will be available.​

Porini announces the availability of a new suite of products. This suite extends and complements the already huge set of specific business functionalities provided by Apparel&Textile for Microsoft Dynamics AX (the long established vertical solution Porini sales through a network of highly qualified partners and system integrators).

This new fully integrated suite covers the area of retail (Cocai Retail ​Azure POS), CRM (Analytics and Social CRM for Fashion and Retail) and BI (pre-predefined data cubes based on fully standard Microsoft technologies and components).

The flexible and modular combination of these products, available on premise and in the cloud (Microsoft Azure), offered by a single ISV vendor and through a partner network is a brand new paradigm in the software arena.

The new suite will be officially presented during the International Partner Meeting in Barcelona, November the 3rd.

We officially released new Cocai Retail features related to:​

– visual catalogue sales
– enhanced item attributes management and multi store statistics
– import/export tools

– loyalty cards/invitation vouchers with POS activation
– company agreements management
– RFID and entrance turnstiles integration for customer recognition

– per zone inventory
– Zebra device label printing integration
– handhelds file import
– real time stock management with ERP integration

Cocai Retail is an innovative, scalable and easy POS system completely based on Microsoft Azure technology which allows retail chains to manage all their processes with a multi-device and tablet support.

All functionalities are available off line adopting smart client technology integrated within the solution.