PCMS Launches VISION InSight to Deliver Business Intelligence to Retailers

Retailers Gain Greater Views into Store Operations with Advanced Metrics,

Dashboards and Reporting

Jan 17, 2006, 00:00 ET from PCMS

    CINCINNATI, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- PCMS has announced the addition of
 VISION InSight to their VISION portfolio.  This new product allows retail
 organizations to gain intelligent insight into all aspects of their business,
 including but not limited to analyzing a portfolio of stores, reporting on
 store financials or empowering Store Managers with robust decision making
 tools. Introduced and debuted in New York City at this week's National Retail
 Federation Show, PCMS's Vision InSight analytics module offers global retail
 organizations the power to rapidly and accurately analyze the information
 required to "Run Retail Operations."
     PCMS has leveraged industry-leading business intelligence technology from
 Cognos, to provide retailers and store managers with powerful reporting and
 OLAP analysis through easy access to timely and accurate information. "PCMS
 recognizes the strategic importance of business intelligence and corporate
 performance management in helping retail enterprises gain greater value from
 their IT investments, align business goals and ultimately deliver solid store
 results," said Patricia Waldron, Retail Solutions Director at Cognos.
 "Coupling Cognos with PCMS's leading VISION Portfolio of retail store
 solutions gives savvy corporate leaders the ability to make informed decisions
 about their retail operations and technology investments while helping to
 drive agility in the face of tense retail competition."
     "This new solution gets senior technology, business and finance executives
 on the same page," said Chris Belk, CEO of PCMS North America. "With VISION
 InSight we can provide organizations with a graphically appealing view into
 their store environment, balancing business and IT performance based on a
 single, fact-based version of the truth. This is fundamental to running the
 business of any organization regardless of retail sector."
     Retailers will now have the answers they need to make informed and more
 effective business decisions. Key capabilities include drag-and-drop authoring
 incorporating data, text, charts, graphs, and images; automatic calculations;
 easily configured standard reports through prompts and toolbar commands; and
 personalized report bursting to multiple locations in multiple formats. These
 easy-to-use capabilities complement PCMS's existing retail portfolio, further
 enhancing its return on investment.
     By incorporating VISION InSight's analytic functionality into VISION
 BeanStore point-of sale application, the company's flagship solution, PCMS
 maintains its role as the most visionary leader of retail enterprise and store
 solutions in the market, enabling large and small organizations to view,
 analyze, react, and execute winning strategies so they deliver optimal
 business benefit to the organization and the consumer.
     Price & Availability
     VISION InSight is available for demonstration in New York City at the
 National Retail Show this week or by contacting PCMS.  VISION InSight is a
 rapidly deployed solution for the hospitality and retail industries. Pricing
 is based on the number and type of users and is available upon request.
     About PCMS
     The North American subsidiary of the PCMS Group Plc, is located in
 Cincinnati, Ohio and is a leading provider of integrated software and
 services, including CPM products since 1998 for multiple industries.  PCMS is
 a Cognos Platinum Reseller. To learn more visit http://www.pcmsdatafit.com.
     Contact:  Beth Thomas
               (513) 587-3121