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IBM Names Retail Software Supplier GERS a 2005 Beacon Award Finalist

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GERS Retail Systems, a leading provider of real-time, closed-loop retail management solutions, announced that they are the recipient of a Finalist Award in the 2005 IBM Beacon Awards – The Best IBM Systems and Technology Group: Teaming to Win Industry by Industry. GERS entered their Multi-Channel Commerce products into the competition and were named one of the top three finalists out of 90 entrants. “We highly value our partnership with IBM and consider this award to be a significant accomplishment and recognition of the value we bring to the retail industry," said Phil Kenney, Vice President for Products and Marketing at GERS Retail Systems. The STG Teaming to Win Industry by Industry Beacon Award recognizes the IBM Business Partner who has demonstrated their capability of offering robust solutions to address the IT needs within one of the strategically defined industries. These high-priority industries include Automotive, Government, Banking, Telco, Financial Services, Insurance, Electronics, and Retail. Cross selling, clothing, focusing on SMB market space and teaming with other IBM Business Partners are just a few of the attributes for which this Business Partner personifies as an excellent example of deploying industry leading solutions. About GERS Retail Systems GERS Retail Systems is a leading supplier of software solutions that empower decision makers to make the right decisions right now. By facilitating the real-time flow of transactions and information across the entire retail organization, our solutions enable retailers to consistently anticipate, understand, and fulfill their customers’ expectations for products that are priced, located, and timed to meet consumer demands in every selling season. GERS solutions manage the merchandising life cycle, multi-channel selling, planning, business intelligence, and supply chain synchronization to create a great customer experience. For more information, please visit www.gers.com.

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