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Scottish retailer Argee Stores has invested in a modern retail IT system for its chain of convenience stores in Central Scotland. The new system, Accord-Retailer from Business Computer Projects, offers Argee all the benefits of modern retail technology, providing the opportunity to improve all aspects of store management, including stock control, store replenishment and customer service and to better manage the chain from the centre. The stores average 280sq m, operate three checkouts and offer customers a complete range of ambient, chilled and frozen foods in a high quality, modern environment.

Geac has won a £100,000 contract with specialist storage and filing solutions manufacturer Rackline for the supply of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The tool will assist in all aspects of the business including finance, distribution, manufacturing, project management and sales operation planning. Rackline has also invested in Geac’s infrastructure support services, hardware (including servers and PCs) as well as systems software. By integrating Geac ERP with the existing Configura system, Rackline will have the complete design-to-production process – creating manufacturing lists, build times, manufacturing plans, pricing information and delivery notes.

SAS has unveiled SAS Marketing Automation for Retail, a retail solution based on the SAS 9 Intelligence Platform. Through the new intelligence platform and enhanced analytics of SAS 9, SAS Marketing Automation for Retail helps retailers gather, store, analyse and distribute information more quickly than ever before. More people will be able to tap SAS’ powerful predictive analytics and data management capabilities. SAS Marketing Automation sacrifices the depth and precision that is essential for effective marketing. The system provides marketers with the resources to meet increasing demand for frequent, complex customer solutions.

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