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 environments. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.pcmsdatafit.com . For media inquiries, contact Beth Howard email@example.com, or call (513) 587-3100. For more information on IBM Retail solutions, please visit www.ibm.com/retail .