BW: Apropos Retail Management Systems Releases Fully Integrated Apropos E-Comm Retail Suite

“Apropos(R) Retail Management Systems, the leading provider of
fully integrated software systems for chain retail management for
small and mid-size chain Retailers and E-tailers, and Informix(R)
Corporation (NASDAQ:IFMX), the technology leader in the software
infrastructure for the i.Economy, announced today at Retail Systems
2000, running April 17-19, the release and rollout of the Apropos
E-Comm suite of products, available for demonstration at the
Informix booth, No. 432. Based on Informix technology, Apropos
E-Comm is fully integrated with the market-leading Apropos Retail
Management Systems suite to deliver the industry’s most complete
and off-the-shelf solution for brick-and-mortar retailers who wish
to extend their businesses to the Internet. Existing
click-and-mortar retailers can easily migrate to Apropos E-Comm via
an off-the-shelf solution designed for pure play Internet

“Like all Apropos products, Apropos E-Comm is powered by
Informix’s software infrastructure solutions for the Internet.
Explained Kenneth Leung, director of retail industry marketing at
Informix Corporation, “Apropos’ E-Commerce solution provides small
to medium size retailers the means to go click and mortar quickly.
The combination of the Foundation.2000(tm) platform and the Linux
operating system provides retailers with a consistent architecture
for all aspects of their operations.””

“Apropos E-Comm utilizes the power and technology resources
of both Linux and Windows NT. The E-Comm applications run on a
Windows NT system, while all of the site data resides in the
underlying Informix technology running on the Linux operating

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