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EnterpriseXpress provides pre-configured suite of Connected Retailer® solutions that enable users to update all core systems. Integrated as complete package, offering includes Merchandising, Planning, and Sales Analytics solutions as well as hardware and services. CRM and Warehouse Management options are offered as add-ons, and use of pre-loaded, ready-to-run hardware facilitates implementation. Software also works in conjunction with StoreXpress.

Original Press Release:

NSB Group Launches EnterpriseXpress, a Fully Packaged Suite of Connected Retailer® Solutions for Small and Mid-Market Enterprises

New Offering Combines Pre-Configured, Enterprise-Wide Solutions with Hardware and Services to Deliver Advanced Functionality Affordably and Fast

MONTREAL, Jan. 16 / -- NSB Group today announced the release of EnterpriseXpress, a pre-configured suite of their acclaimed Connected Retailer solutions that will enable retailers to update all their core systems quickly and on a limited budget. The new offering includes streamlined versions of the company's Merchandising, Planning, and Sales Analytics solutions, as well as hardware and services, integrated as a complete package that is easier to acquire, implement, and maintain than traditional best-of-breed systems.

David Henning, Senior Vice-President of NSB's Enterprise Business Unit, says the offering addresses a verified market need, particularly among small- and mid-market retailers, for solutions that provide advanced functionality on more manageable terms.

"Many retailers have told us they want to upgrade across the enterprise to gain the performance and design advantages of the Connected Retailer, but that our traditional solutions involve features beyond their requirements and resources beyond their means," Henning says. "By streamlining, pre- configuring, and packaging our core solutions with a simplified implementation method, we've met that challenge with an affordable migration option that's accessible to almost any retailer. At the same time, we've managed to preserve the robust performance our clients have come to expect from the Connected Retailer in each of the selected applications."

EnterpriseXpress includes:

o Merchandising, based on .NET, which automatically synchronizes and integrates key functions such as purchasing, pricing, receiving, inventory management, and allocation and replenishment to streamline operations, enhance decision making, and unify asset management

o Planning, which provides rich visual tools for developing inventory models that help retailers identify what's selling where, get the right merchandise in the right place at the right time, and respond quickly to consumer demands

o Sales Analytics, which provides a central repository of accurate transaction data from all channels and devices that can be relayed throughout the enterprise, and an all-in-one data validation tool that improves store operations and auditing

o CRM and Warehouse Management, which are available as optional add-ons

o Hardware from the industry's leading manufacturers

o Fast-track implementation, using pre-loaded, ready-to-run hardware shipped directly to the client's stores and head office and installed with support from NSB

o Complete training on the Xpress system and related business processes

EnterpriseXpress also works in conjunction with NSB's new StoreXpress, a pre-configured version of Connected Retailer Store that combines innovative applications for POS and store inventory with the superior integration capabilities of .NET.

"The solutions in the EnterpriseXpress offering include most of the applications from our standard Connected Retailer suite," says Henning. "However, because they are pre-configured and packaged, the EnterpriseXpress versions can be licensed at a fraction of the normal cost and implemented in a fraction of the normal time. Equally important, EnterpriseXpress requires minimal on-site IT support (NSB provides 24/7 assistance), and other applications can be added to address evolving needs."

Both EnterpriseXpress and StoreXpress enable retailers to implement well- equipped, proven systems quickly and cost effectively, and to achieve rapid ROI. Combined with the company's best-of-breed products and their hosted, Managed Services, the new Xpresslines now enable NSB to provide one of the industry's most complete retail technology offerings.

About NSB Group

NSB Group is a total solutions provider for retailers of apparel, footwear, and specialty merchandise. Back by more than 30 years of success, we work as partners with our clients to map clear paths from where they are to where they'd like to be, and we equip them to get there.

NSB's acclaimed Connected Retailer(R) suite includes Planning, Merchandising, Sourcing and Product Development, CRM, Sales Analytics, Store Operations, and POS, plus hardware and comprehensive client services-from consulting and development to implementation, training, and 24/7 support. The Connected Retailer(R) can be implemented at the client or, through our Managed Services offering, hosted by NSB. For more information about the NSB Group and our Connected Retailer(R) solutions, visit our website at

(c) 2006 NSB Retail Solutions Inc. Connected Retailer, NSB, NSB logos, & certain other marks are trademarks or service marks of NSB Retail Solutions Inc. or another NSB company. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.

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