I.T. Co., a leading Russian IT services provider and systems integrator, and Retalix Ltd (Israel), a global provider of software solutions for fuel and food retailers and distributors have launched joint cooperation. I.T. Co. will assist Retalix in adapting and marketing its world-renown automated retail solutions used for retail chains, restaurants and petrol stations to the Russian market. Having a complete retail management system in its services portfolio will help I.T. Co. to enter new markets.
Under the agreement signed between I.T. Co. and Retalix in October 2006, I.T. Co. becomes an official representative of Retalix for the full range of the company's products in Russia and the CIS countries. Retalix provides a wide spectrum of synchronized solutions – from store and forecourt solutions, through customer loyalty programs and catalog and promotion management, and to supply chain management and warehouse management for the enterprise. Retalix solutions are successfully deployed with many of the world's leading global and international fuel and grocery retailers, in more than 50 countries.
The cooperation with Retalix will enable I.T. Co. to increase its expertise in retail automation. I.T. Co. already has a specialized solution for fuel and related products retail management – “IT-Oil”. I.T. Co. will now be able provide its customers with the Retalix' automated fuel retail system along with its own solution which can successfully supplement each other.
I.T. Co. is currently working on a project introducing the Retalix sales management system for TNK-BP's gas stations. The project foresees optimization and standardization of the company's business processes according to worldwide best practices and will be followed by the introduction of the adopted Retalix solution for retail automation universally across the TNK-BP fuel station chain. Currently I.T. Co. consultants, in cooperation with vendors and customer representatives, are upgrading TNK-BP business processes, including adaptation of successful international practices and know-how to the Russian environment.
It is in I.T. Co.'s plans to adapt other Retalix sales automation products and introduce them to the Russian market. “Retalix systems will be a valuable addition to the I.T. Co. services portfolio. We will be able to offer our clients our own solution “IT-Oil”, a complete automation package geared toward oil companies along with products for automation of stores, restaurants, gas stations and other retail systems. We are planning to design an integrated automation solution applicable for both small and large scale retail enterprises. We are sure that the proven worldwide Retalix systems will be highly appreciated by Russian retail companies”, said Alexander Fedin, Head of Oil and Smart Systems Department, I.T. Co.
«Russia is a very important market for Retalix. We are very pleased about our cooperation with I.T. Co. in Russia, and are looking forward to successful introductions and implementations of our well-known solutions into the Russian fuel and retail marketplace», said Yoni Stutzen, Executive VP, International Sales Retalix Ltd.
Retalix is an independent provider of enterprise-wide software solutions to retailers and distributors worldwide. With more than 34,000 sites installed across 50 countries, Retalix solutions serve the needs of multi national grocery chains, convenience and fuel retailers, food service operators, food and consumer goods distributors and independent grocers. The Company offers a full portfolio of software applications that automate and synchronize essential retailing, distribution and supply chain operations, encompassing stores, headquarters and warehouses. Retalix develops and supports its software through more than 1,300 employees in its various subsidiaries and offices worldwide. The company's International headquarters are located in Ra'anana, Israel, and its American headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas.
Retalix on the web: www.retalix.com