Irish mobile and cloud security specialist CWSI has agreed a deal with Skoda UK to enhance the retail experience across the car company's 130 stores across the UK.

CWSI has designed a bespoke Ivanti Cloud solution which enables the seamless rollout and management of nearly 1,000 iPad devices across Skoda's UK network.

Skoda car dealers will be able to host virtual appointments via the iPads with customers who may not wish to visit the showroom, or give vehicle tours to customers from the comfort of their homes.

Ronan Murphy, CEO of CWSI, said the company provides a fully managed proactive service for the devices which requires no action on Skoda's part.

He said this is something retailers appreciate as they can focus on their core business.

"This leading mobility solution with best of breed security, compliance, device management controls and functionality has amplified the customer experience for Skoda,," Mr Murphy said.

"It has futureproofed the company's retail operation, underpinning the Digital Assistant app and truly allowing sales employees to be product experts," he said.

"Our own product team is continually monitoring potential enhancements to Ivanti's products and any other changes that may affect Skoda's solution. The adaptable, scalable deployment was built with the future in mind," he added.

Chris Batty, Digital Experience Manager at Skoda UK, said the company is known for producing some of the best cars on the market and it needs a customer experience to match that.

"We required an all-encompassing solution and through leveraging modern technologies, we have built an industry-leading sales tool. Enabled by CWSI's management solution, customer satisfaction scores have increased and sales teams are more empowered," he added.