Retail systems technology provider Torex Retail has scored a major success by completing a 2.2M deployment of a JAVA based EPoS solution running on the new IBM IRES LINUX operating system for Matalan.

The completion of the programme reinforces Torex Retails position as one of the UKs leading retail systems providers with expertise and a significant track record of working with JAVA solutions operating on LINUX.

The successful deployment to 183 stores was undertaken by Torex Retail on behalf of Matalans IT programme managers Capgemini. Torex Retail will also assume responsibility for deployments in all new stores.

The announcement is the latest in a series of successes for the company, which in the past few months has announced major contract wins with

Co-operative Pharmacy Group, luxury retailer Montblanc and Big Food Group.

The roll out followed an extensive pilot programme which saw the solution tested over the Christmas trading period last year before undergoing a full trial in 14 stores.

Torex Retail assumed responsibility for overhauling existing EPoS hardware, IBM supplied new Aspen units, the JAVA solution is running on these terminals. Torex Retail also managed the installation of all training systems associated with the contract.

Commenting on the successful rollout, Nick Beighton of Matalan said, Torex Retail was able to provide us with a JAVA solution and importantly the company has considerable experience of working with LINUX as well as with our chosen hardware partner IBM.  The company has worked very closely with our programme managers and it is a combination of these factors that has resulted in a successful deployment.

Torex Retail Chief Executive Mark Pearman said, This represents yet another successful deployment for us and I am confident we can continue to secure blue chip business in the future. Completing this contract is particularly pleasing because it confirms our position as a leader in JAVA and LINUX applications in retail as well as strengthening our relationship with Capgemini and IBM.

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