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Aptos News / Sep. 02, 2015

Aptos Named Retail Point of Sale Leader in Specialty Soft Goods by Independent Industry Analyst Firm

MONTREAL, Sept. 2, 2015 – Aptos, Inc., (formerly Epicor Retail Solutions), today announced it has been named the leader in number of Point of Sale (POS) installations among top retailers in the specialty soft goods market, according to an evaluation summarized in the report, “POS Software for Specialty Softgoods Market Share,” issued by independent industry analyst firm IHL.

According to the report, Aptos POS solutions are installed in the greatest amount of retail accounts surveyed with 58 of the top 200 largest specialty soft goods retailers in North America.

The IHL study looks at the trends, market share, and challenges facing soft goods retailers and their POS landscape, a market that is rapidly changing, with 71 percent of soft goods retailers indicating their next POS system will feature a Distributed Order Management system to support Unified Commerce (also known as omni-channel retailing) initiatives.
The news comes on the heels of Aptos being named a leader in Forrester Research, Inc.’s latest Q3 Wave report on Point of Service in which Aptos received a 4.6/5.0, the highest rating in the product strategy and vision category of all vendors evaluated, with high marks for extended POS.
“Being named the Point of Sale installation leader for the specialty soft goods market validates our continued strength in this segment and adoption by retailers looking to support next-generation customer engagement through a focus on singular commerce and seamless experiences,” said Noel Goggin, chief executive officer for Aptos. “The IHL survey identifies a key trend that aligns with Aptos’ view of the market – that integrated enterprise order management is quickly becoming a ‘must have’ element to support omni-channel retailing and the ability to meet customer needs.”

Aptos’ POS solution — Aptos Store — enables retailers to deliver a consistent, optimum customer experience by providing all the product, inventory, and pricing information their shoppers need to make confident decisions, as well as all the resources to process transactions efficiently and on their customers’ terms. The scalable, configurable solution also helps retailers captivate customers and grow their business, by supporting mobility for optimal customer engagement throughout the store, while also streamlining retail processes.

Leveraging extensive industry experience, Aptos is a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions with over 122,000 stores live on its platform. More than 500 retail brands across the globe rely on Aptos solutions to generate over $523 billion in annual revenues.

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 industry’s 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 experience…no matter when, where or how they shop.

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Erin Lutz
Lutz PR for Aptos
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