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BW: Apropos Retail Management Systems To Install...Retail Management Software for St. John Knits

Sep 29, 1999, 14:21 (1 Talkback[s])

"Apropos Retail Management Systems, the leading provider of software for chain retail management for small and mid-size chain retailers, and St. John Knits, a high-end retailer and manufacturer of ladies fashion merchandise, today announced that Apropos has been selected to install new Retail Management systems in all St. John Knits store locations in the United States and Germany."

"St. John Knits currently operates 27 full price and outlet locations, and also operates 3 retail locations under the name St. John Home. The Apropos system runs exclusively on enterprise database-powered technology from Informix(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:IFMX), and will be deployed on the Linux operating system at St. John Knits..."

"Linux is the operating system of choice for St. John Knits for the in-store systems at all retail locations. "Most of our new clients are choosing Linux for new store implementations," said McNall. "The track record of success we've had with Linux implementations is absolutely outstanding."

"Linux provides the complete package our clients need -- speed, functionality, supportability, and above all absolute reliability. Linux also provides the perfect platform for web-based in-store applications, such as our Intranet package."

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