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Press Releases / Jun. 20

Aptos Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of ‘Engaging Customers Differently’

Key Milestones Include Customer and Employment Growth, Exceptional Cloud and Global Retail Execution, and Philanthropic Support of RetailROI

ATLANTA, June 20, 2016 – Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, today celebrated the one-year anniversary of its launch as an independent company following its spin-off from Epicor Software Corporation. During this time, the company has advanced its market leadership through expanded cloud capabilities and cloud deployment, as well as 25 percent employment growth and an extensive number of new customers added to its roster of leading retail brands.

The most rewarding aspect of the past year, according to Aptos CEO and Culture Leader Noel Goggin, has been working in close partnership with retailers to reinvent their businesses to deliver personalized, seamless experiences no matter how customers choose to shop.

“We set out to forge a new company with a focus on ‘engaging customers differently’ by delivering a Singular Commerce platform in the cloud that supports one view of customers, experiences, inventory, orders and information,” said Goggin. “We wanted to form a different kind of company with a distinctive culture based on trust and transparency. We believe engaging with our customers in a manner that is collaborative, authentic, sincere and transparent is essential to our mutual success, and we have seen powerful outcomes stemming from this approach to partnership.”

Cloud Dominance

With its end-to-end secure platform in the cloud supporting singular commerce and seamless experiences, Aptos is fast becoming the go-to source for retail cloud enablement. The ability to evolve experiences is critical to retailers keeping pace with relentlessly shifting consumer expectations, and retailers are leveraging Aptos solutions to quickly adapt and deliver experiences that differentiate their brands.

The shift in Aptos customers choosing cloud over traditional on-premises deployments has been significant — overall, the company experienced a year-over-year increase of 283 percent in sales of its cloud-ready solutions (from FY 2014 to FY 2015), with 80 percent of customers to date in FY 2016 opting for cloud deployments.

With over 122,000 stores live on its cloud-based platform, more than 500 retail brands across the globe rely on cloud-ready Aptos solutions to generate over $523 billion in annual revenues.

An Agent for Positive Change

As it did in its first year, the company continues to be committed to being an agent of positive change in local communities and in impoverished regions around the globe through its partnership with the Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI).

Aptos’ involvement with RetailROI has included financial support, material resources, business leadership training and hands-on volunteering to support RetailROI’s mission of providing real solutions for vulnerable children worldwide. In May 2016, in partnership with RetailROI, Aptos announced its multiyear commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable children in Haiti.

To tell the stories of the individuals who are creating life-changing opportunities for children in need through RetailROI and its partner organizations, Aptos launched a new podcast series, Commerce of Caring.

The Road Ahead

Over the next year, Aptos will continue its focus on delivering real value to its customers through innovation and its Singular Commerce platform, and will increasingly support retailers in their international expansion efforts to fuel growth. Today the company offers out-of-the-box support for 27 countries and 16 languages, and will support 40 countries by the end of the year.

“Our focus will be on global execution across our core products, and the continued execution of cloud across the Aptos retail suite,” said Goggin. “We want to make it easier for our customers to expand to new regions by overcoming the currency, customs, taxation and other challenges that must be addressed to capitalize on new, and often lucrative, revenue opportunities.”

About Aptos Engaging Customers Differently

In an era of virtually limitless choice, sustained competitive advantage only comes to retailers who engage customers differently – by truly understanding who they are, what they want and why they buy. At Aptos, we too, believe that engaging customers differently is critical to our success. We are committed to a deep understanding of each of our clients, to fulfilling their needs with the retail industrys most comprehensive omni-channel solutions, and to fostering long-term relationships built on tangible value and trust. More than 500 retail brands rely upon our Singular Commerce platform to deliver every shopper a personalized, empowered and seamless experienceno matter when, where or how they shop. Learn more: www.aptos.com

Aptos and the Aptos logo are trademarks of Aptos, Inc. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Aptos, Inc.

Contact:
Kristen Miller
Aptos, Inc.
+1 678 695 6566
kmiller@aptos.com

Erin Lutz
Lutz PR for Aptos
+1 949 293 1055
erin@lutzpr.com