Polaris claims that the Linux based system can potentially bring down the set-up and running cost of retail store software by 50 percent.
Polaris Retail Infotech Limited (PRIL) recently launched its Linux powered retail store management solution called iStore Linux. The company has also announced that Samsonite, has chosen the solution and will deploy it across 60 brand outlets in India.
iStore was jointly launched by PRIL and IBM in 2009. The company claims that this product is the first SOA-based retail solution in India that is built on the Java Platform Enterprise Edition.
Commenting on the launch of iStore Linux and the recent wins, Mohit Oberoi, CEO, PRIL, said, “With iStore available on Linux, retailers can significantly bring down the set up and running costs of POS application software by a factor of over 50 percent of the existing costs. This is particularly useful for the large retailers with expanding network of brand outlets as store software will be available at half the cost.”
The iStore POS interface is touch screen enabled. The POS supports multi channel and self service capability. Its back office functionality has a pre-integrated enterprise module with retail ERP functionality and pre-built SAP integration capability. Owing to its SOA architecture, the solution can easily integrate with a retailer’s software and hardware legacy systems.