PCMS Gains IBM Retail Integration Framework Status

Apr 10, 2008, 01:00 ET from PCMS

    CINCINNATI, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PCMS, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based
 provider of integrated software and services for retailers, has
 successfully completed testing of its Vision Portfolio solutions and
 received ready for IBM Retail Integration Framework status.
     IBM's Retail Integration Framework leverages open standards including
 Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), Open Application Group
 Integration (OAGIS) and Global Standards (GS1) to unlock communications
 between services, information sources and business processes. It makes the
 store and the retail enterprise one seamless landscape rather than
 disconnected islands.
     The IBM Retail Integration Framework initiative brings together
 platform- independent software vendors that deliver proven solutions
 designed and built for the retail industry. Through this initiative, IBM
 works with select IBM Business Partners to test solutions to ensure they
 meet a rigorous assessment of next-generation, open-standards-based store
     PCMS retail solutions include its Vision Portfolio, a suite of store
 systems software that offers point of sale, order processing, business
 analytics and solutions that manage kiosks, central configurations and
 in-store back office. The portfolio consists of totally open, pure
 Java-based software with fast and intuitive user interface and platform
 independence. As a result, the software and related support costs are lower
 than other systems, and flexible for future growth. Retailers experience
 increased productivity and decreased total cost of ownership.
     PCMS, an IBM business partner since 2003, serves numerous retailers
 worldwide, including Bass Pro Shops, Luxottica Retail, and Marks & Spencer.
     About PCMS
     PCMS, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the North American subsidiary of
 the PCMS Group Plc. PCMS is a leading provider of integrated software and
 services for retailers. The company's Java-based store solutions combine
 state-of-the art technology and functionality to address multiple retail
 segments within the same installed application. For more information,
 contact info@pcmsdatafit.com, or visit www.pcmsdatafit.com . For media
 inquiries, contact Beth Howard beth.howard@pcmsdatafit.com, or call (513)
     For more information on IBM Retail solutions, please visit
 www.ibm.com/retail .