Island Pacific Completes ERP Upgrade for Clothing Retailer
May 1, 2012 Alex Woodie
Island Pacific last week announced that it has successfully completed an upgrade of its IBM i-based Merchandising Suite for Aéropostale, which sells clothing to teenage girls and boys through nearly 900 stores.
The Irvine, California-based software vendor said it upgraded Aéropostale’s implementation of its Merchandising Suite (formerly IPMS) from Release 1.5 to Release 3.2. The upgrade involved several Merchandising Suite modules in use by Aéropostale, including Sales Audit, Finance, and Deals and Promotions.
This was a “major upgrade” that brought several new capabilities, Island Pacific said. For example, Aéropostale gains better encryption for customer-related data, which is a big concern for any company facing PCI-DSS compliance.
The upgrade also brings the chain new functionality for promotional deals. Island Pacific says Aéropostale capability to offer customers “complex and creative deals” has been improved as a result of the upgrade.
Maureen Minard, GVP with Aéropostale, says the upgrade will help her company’s growth. “We are confident that Island Pacific will continue to provide the solutions and services to assist us in achieving our goals,” she stated in a press release.
Owned by the publicly traded Australian company 3Q Holdings, Island Pacific develops a range of software used by retailers, including the RPG-based Merchandising Suite, a point of sale (POS) system, business intelligence software, a business process management and workflow piece, and mobile software. For more information, see the vendor’s website at www.islandpacific.com.