PCMS Races Past Competition in RIS News Leaderboard Survey

The retail community and industry experts give strong marks to PCMS as it

dominates several categories in RIS News Leaderboard

Jan 13, 2006, 00:00 ET from PCMS

    CINCINNATI, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PCMS is celebrating after news that it
 has walked away with a basketful of accolades, following publication of this
 year's influential RIS News Leaderboard, for vendors of retail software.
     The survey, conducted across the international retail sector, is published
 by the United States-based RIS News and is seen as the industry's 'bible' for
 retail software. The survey reviewed almost 100 software vendors, with many
 more failing to meet the minimum base standards, who were judged against a
 number of different criteria.
     In a resounding vote of confidence from the industry, PCMS received a host
 of commendations. Amongst the accolades were first places in the 'quality of
 support' and 'ease of integration' categories. Other commendations included
 runner-up spots in the 'customer satisfaction', 'return on investment',
 'administration & maintenance', as well as the 'overall' classifications.
 Other top six spots racked up by the company were achieved in the 'ease of
 upgrading' and 'ease of installation' categories.
     Commenting on the news, Richard Smith, managing director of PCMS Group,
 said:  "I am absolutely delighted by the news. In a global marketplace, PCMS
 has earned its right to stand center stage. We have backed our ambitions up
 with the plaudits of our clients and the wider industry, in terms of the
 practicality of use and service support that comes as an integral part of our
     Smith continues:  "However, none of this would be possible without the
 right people at PCMS. Our staff is dedicated to providing optimal service to
 our clients, wherever they are based in the world. That, allied to a total
 passion for retail, stands us out from the international crowd."
     The PCMS Group is a global force in retail technology. Its Vision
 Portfolio of store solutions are utilized by over 50 retailers, in over 15,000
 stores, across 20 countries. Users of the software include leading names from
 the grocery, food service, DIY, department store, specialty and telcom
     About PCMS
     PCMS Datafit, Inc., the North American subsidiary of the PCMS Group Plc.,
 is a leading provider of integrated software and services for retailers.
 Vision BeanStore, our Java POS software addresses multiple segments. To learn
 more visit www.pcmsdatafit.com.
      Contact:  Beth Thomas
                (513) 587-3121