Retail Tech and RTC have done it again. After a successful Duane Reade Medagate implementation and POS rollout in 2010, the two companies are coming together again to offer a joint solution for StoreMobile software on the Motorola ET1 Tablet solution. Debuting in Q1 2012, the ET1 tablet is a retail-hardened POS tablet built for the sales floor or the stock room.
Chanhassen, MN – May 17, 2011 The IBM Retail User Group announced Retail Tech, Inc. as the award winner of the 2011 Retail Innovation Award on behalf of the solution provided for Duane Reade. Every year, IBM Retail User Group sponsors a competition for Retailers and Associate Members to vote for this prestigious award. The Innovation Award was announced the second day of the 34th Annual Conference in Orlando.
The Duane Reade project scope consisted of converting approximately 82 Duane Reade stores from IBM’s Chain Sales Point-of-Sale (POS) application to RTC’s StoreMS POS application and implementing the government’s Medagate program into all 250 stores in only 60 days. Download the Duane Reade Case Study to read more.
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About the IBM Retail User Group
The IBM Retail Users Group has, for over thirty years, provided a platform for hundreds of retailers, IBM and IBM Business Partners to advance retail systems technology. One of the last of the “true” User Groups, it is owned and run by the representatives of over 300 Retail companies that make up it’s membership. The group focuses on advancing the state of the art of retail technology for all aspects of the retail enterprise. It is an independently-run, mutual benefit organization of IBM retail solution users, and providers of support products and services.
Duane Reade is a drug store chain with its corporate offices located in mid town Manhatten, NY and operating 250 stores throughout the five New York boroughs and several in New Jersey. This case study demonstrates the challenge of time and budget Agilysys, Retail Tech, and RTC faced in completion of this point of sale roll-out. Utilizing Retail Tech’s integration facility provided the perfect platform for completing the project and rolling out the StoreMS POS platform onto SurePos 741 IBM Hardware.