1/06/06

Ecometry Announces Partnership with IBM Point of Sale Group

Kurt Peters , Executive Editor

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 5, 2006 – Ecometry Corp., a leading supplier of software for multi-channel commerce, today reported that it has a partnership with IBM Point of Sale Retail Store Solution Group. The partnership is a result of a previous relationship that IBM had with ADS Retail, an Upper Marlboro, MD.-based provider of point-of-sale software, which Ecometry acquired in October 2005.

ADS Retail began its IBM Business Partner relationship in 1983 and became a Point of Sale Business Partner in 1986. Over the years, ADS Retail sold more than 25,000 Point of Sale terminals in addition to store severs and AS/400 (now eServer I Series) mid-range servers. Ecometry will be selling IBM POS hardware and will provide new hardware and ADS Retail’s customers with redistribution services. These include assembling hardware components, loading software, testing and repackaging as one unit so that when equipment arrives at a retailer’s store, the store clerk simply plugs in the Point of Sale and it is up and running.

“We want to keep and further strengthen the solid relationship that ADS Retail has established with IBM,” said John Marrah, president and CEO of Ecometry. “Therefore, we felt that it was imperative to continue to foster a partnership with IBM as it will be an added benefit to our customers.”

With a 52 percent market share, IBM’s Point of Sale hardware is known for its high quality and long life. Many of its systems in use today are more than 15 years old. All hardware is “retail hardened” and tested with IBM’s patented “retail dirt” to assure it can withstand the most severe retail conditions. This extra effort results in long-lasting equipment and investment protection.

About Ecometry
Ecometry Corp. is the premier provider of customer-focused software solutions for direct- and multi-channel retail commerce. Ecometry’s products include:
• Ecometry Commerce Suite, a high-volume suite of business applications designed to completely automate the front- and back-end operations of multi-channel retailers.
• Blue Martini software, which enables multi-channel retailers to increase same-store sales, boost e-commerce revenue and drive customer loyalty.
• Nextor, a Java, ARTS Conformant POS application that enables retailers to manage all of their point-of-sale activities.

Headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., Ecometry powers the multi-commerce operations of more than 500 companies, including Nordstrom, Time Life, Brookstone, Saks Fifth Avenue, Miles Kimball, Kohl’s, Hickory Farms, Levenger, Delia`s, Overton`s, Brooks Brothers, Nine West, Coldwater Creek, Coach, Bebe, Ross-Simons, Harley Davidson and Urban Outfitters. For more information, call the Ecometry Inside Sales Department at (561) 454-4233 or visit www.ecometry.com.

CONTACT:
Marichelli Heredia
Thorp & Company
(305) 446-2700
mheredia@thorpco.com

Topics:

Business software, Computing, IBM, Point of sale, Retailing

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