ExTech s.r.o is a private company founded in the Czech Republic in 2001.
We have been focused on developing our own software system called Quant since 2003. It is a professional solution for managing retail spaces and category management.
From the beginning, our goal has been to create an integrated system in which users are able to collaborate comfortably throughout the entire process of managing retail spaces, categories and ranges of products.
The first implementation of Quant into real operation was roughly after three years at GEHE’s Czech branch and shortly after in Sanacorp, Germany. In both cases, planograms for hundreds of pharmacies were created regularly thanks to our unique concept of creating planograms based on templates.
Quant users were able to utilize a built-in Floor Plan Editor, a Project Editor and a web application for quick distribution of the planograms.
Additional work on Quant has been underway since 2011, where we have been focusing on improving it so that it can be utilized outside of the traditional pharmacies it was used in at that time. This goal was achieved just one year later, and Quant planograms were created for mobile phone shops, bookstores and DIY.
In 2012, Quant included advanced support for creating planograms based on sales data, planogram life cycle analysis and managing the life cycle of planograms.
An important milestone was reached in 2013, when Dr.Max’s pharmacy network in the Czech Republic and Slovakia implemented Quant in their retail outlets. Using Quant, very advanced category management was implemented in around 800 branches. Dr. Max has been a great impulse for us in terms of innovation throughout the course of our cooperation. In 2015, together we successfully implemented the transition to automatically optimized planograms based on the sales of specific branches and a connection to automatic orders. Quant’s web application serves several thousand branches a week.
Since 2016, Quant has also been utilized in sales networks offering quality food such as Sklizeno, EBL and BioCompany. The application has also been used for planning of AutoKelly stores.
We further expanded the system to support administering and printing of shelf edge labels and successfully deployed it in Sklizeno retail outlets in 2017.
In 2017, we expanded the system to support the management and printing of price tags and we successfully deployed it in Sklizeno stores. Nonetheless, the main success was the beginning of cooperation with Sportisimo, the largest retailer of sports equipment, footwear and clothing in the Czech Republic.
In 2018, 101Drogerie began to use Quant thanks to cooperation with A3Soft. It thus became the first large network of drugstores among our customers. The cooperation with A3Soft continued successfully in the following year when Quant began to be used by 1.Day stores.
The year 2019 was a year of great growth and expansion of Quant to new countries, especially thanks to Dr.Max Holding's decision to deploy Quant in other countries such as Serbia, Romania and Italy. In the German market, Quant's position as a top tool for category management among organic food stores has strengthened. Thanks to our partner BioCM, our new customers became, for example, Naturgut, Vita Nova and Grell.
As for the Czech Republic, the supermarket Iceland, the largest network of building materials PRO-DOMA and the Czech and Slovak store of the pharmaceutical company Sanofi decided to use Quant.
The year 2020 started well with the conclusion of a contract by the leading manufacturer of workwear, the company CERVA. Moreover, we participated in the Retail Summit as a gold partner. It was amazing to hear case studies from Harvest, Iceland, AutoKelly, Dr.Max and FixDistribution.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic meant the cancellation of our participation in EuroShop and the postponement of our traditional Quant Workshop. Paradoxically, as people stopped traveling, Quant began to travel more. We have expanded thanks to the DIY network of the Do it Center in Latin America and thanks to the network of FMCG stores in Dukan on the Arabian Peninsula.
In the end, 2020 was a record-breaking year for us despite all the difficulties. We won the public tender for Czech and Slovak Orkla Foods, we concluded a contract with several large networks such as COOP Jednota Krupina and Don Pealo. We have strengthened our strong position among sellers of quality food thanks to the cooperation of Die Regionalen in Germany and CountryLife in the Czech Republic.
Of particular note is our cooperation with Notino which is the largest European e-shop focused on beauty products. With Quant, Notino managed the display of products in its stores in less than a year. At the end of 2020, a new Arkadia store in Poland was opened according to planograms created by Quant.
Thanks to reviews from our users, Quant ranked among the Top 10 Retail Management Systems at G2.