Software retail representatives sell software. They research the needs of companies to be able to provide the company with the software that meets the companies’ specifications. Due the vast array of software products available on the market, it is possible for software retail representatives to specialise in specific software environments, such as asset control, financial information systems, point-of-sale, stock control, etc.
They may sometimes act as consultants to provide information relating to the needs of corporate environments and relaying such information to software developers, who can then adapt the software and customise it for reselling. They are also responsible for after-sales product support and must be able to provide solutions for the market place.
Where to study:
Universities: UZulu, Unisa, NMMU, SUN
Universities of Technology: CUT, CPUT, WSU
Companies to work for:
Software development companies