CIMA Case History

CIMA: Improving Cash Management. Case History

4 November 2020

CIMA’s goal has always been that to design, develop and produce cash handling devices to help customers improve efficiency, precision and speed of the cash cycle.For several years, in partnership with ABS Technology, we’ve been successful supplier of CONAD.

The devices installed by the customer are our SDM500H cash-in solutions, with a self-sealing bag containing 3000 banknotes, thanks to which we ensure the security of cash until it’s picked up by the CIT.

We are attaching an interview released by Mr Petri, security manager of Conad Nord Ovest.

 

“Pistoia, 2nd November 2020 – The correct management of the takings in a big retail chain is a key factor for the business operators. Marco Petri, security manager of Conad Nord Ovest, explains how in the last four years the employment of the solutions proposed by ABS Technology has improved the situation starting from the use of BSafe, the system integrating indoor cash-in machines directly connected to the company accounts.

How was cash managed in Conad before moving to the smart safes?

Before moving to the cash-in, most of the cash takings in our stores were entrusted to the CIT for the following counting by the different banks. To understand how delicate was an operation of this kind, just consider that 60% of the takings was deposited in the bank by means of the CIT.

Were there any particularly critical issues?

Of course. And the main critical issues were linked to security and the actual availability of cash. The safes positioned facing the street were exposed to attacks by criminals, but also without these problems, the delays in counting and crediting the takings were a daily occurrence.

 When did you decide to adopt these devices? And what choice did you do?

While knowing it for a long time, we decided to move to the management of the cash-in in 2016, when the devices on the market reached performances and reliability in line with our expectations.

 What was your experience of cooperation with ABS Technology?

We got to know ABS Technology as a service chosen by MPS for the cash-in service. We shared together a pilot project to evaluate two types of machines, to choose then the one that it’s been used since then in Conad stores in our territory.

 What are the benefits of Bsafe in your stores?

The benefits of using the cash-in in every store are at least four:  increased security, considering that the safe is located indoor and not facing the street; certification of the deposit, removing any kind of administrative review; availability of cash the banking day after the deposit; reduction of the time for cash management and deposit.

 How many smart safes have you got today?

Today we have more than 160 machines, with an already defined installation program that will bring us to have 180 units within next December”.

 


CIMA at the PRO Memoria Festival 2020

CIMA at the PRO Memoria Festival 2020

16 October 2020

Despite the difficulties due to the Covid emergency, also for 2020 CIMA has confirmed its support as a Platinum sponsor to the MEMORIA FESTIVAL event. After the digital edition last June, the event is back with a physical edition from the 16th to the 18th October.
The subject of this edition is “CHANGE LIFE”.

Well-pondered or sudden, an opportunity to seize quickly or the only choice to adapt to, that of CHANGE LIFE has been one of the more unexpected consequences of the pandemic that has upset and is upsetting 2020, so incisive for all of us that deserves being studied in depth and analysed. After last year event, dedicated to the Identity, it was natural for Pro-Memoria Festival – promoted and organized by the Consorzio del Festival della Memoria in cooperation with Giulio Einaudi publisher – to continue in this direction choosing CHANGE LIFE as the subject of the autumn edition, widening the discussion in the light of the astonishing everyday life which we are all involuntary protagonists of: to forget for some, a chance to find themselves or evolve for others, in any case crucial for everybody.

In the setting of the Rita Levi Montalcini Auditorium, the meetings will allow to range from science to music, cinema and literature, in an imaginary trip around our new contemporaneity that from the analysis of the present recovers and goes over the collective memory of our past again.

#memoriafestival

www.memoriafestival.it


Coronavirus emergency

Coronavirus emergency

09 March 2020

CIMA spa has adopted the appropriate measures to safeguard the health of employees, collaborators, suppliers and customers.

Our factory is open regularly and fully operational: our employees are informed and respectful of the rules issued by the Regions and by the Ministry of Health, as well as of the basic rules of hygiene necessary to prevent the spreading of the contagion.

We confirm also that goods can circulate freely therefore we can guarantee the regular order processing.


The lines have been reactivated

The lines have been reactivated

21 February 2020

Finally, the lines have been reactivated and our server is working.

If you wrote us some e-mails yesterday or this morning, please resend them because unfortunately they got lost.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Telephone lines and e-mails

Telephone lines and e-mails

21 January 2020

We regret to inform you that, because of some technical issues,  phone lines and e-mails aren’t working at the moment.

We hope the lines will be reactivated as soon as possible.

Thank you.


EuroShop 2020, February 19th

EuroShop 2020, February 19th

19 February 2020


EuroShop 2020, February 18th

EuroShop 2020, February 18th

18 February 2020


EuroShop 2020, February 16th

EuroShop 2020, February 16th

16 February 2020


InLane StoreRevolution!

The launch has been completed, welcome to the #StoreoftheFuture.

16 February 2020

Cima is presenting the new InLane technology, the newest device in our family for the front end.

Swing by and visit us at Booth A46 Hall 6


Cima is ready! EuroShop 2020 is coming

Cima is ready EuroShop 2020 is coming

15 February 2020

Be prepared we’re waiting you at booth A46 Hall 6. We are ready to show you the new StoreRevolution.

Swing by and visit us.