@M2SYS and Retail Pro Unite to Promote Biometrics for Retail Point of Sale (POS)
Partnership Enables Retailers to Leverage Biometrics to Reduce Shrink, Reinforce Loss Prevention and Strengthen PCI Compliance
Atlanta, GA – September 13, 2011 – M2SYS Technology today announced a new partnership with Retail Pro International designed to help retailers maximize their loss prevention strategies and strengthen PCI compliance. Recognizing the importance of using affordable biometric identification to help companies streamline employee log-in, increase efficiencies, optimize productivity, and boost profits, Retail Pro will position RightPOS™ as an alternative to the traditional swipe card or personal identification number (PIN). RightPOS™ is a flexible, affordable biometric identification system that seamlessly interfaces with the Retail Pro® retail management software.
Engineered to fortify policies that stop shrinkage and support airtight PCI compliance, RightPOS™ is already reaping dividends for many retailers. The solution solidifies role-based security to abolish unauthorized system access and establishes a concrete audit trail to provide irrefutable proof in cases of abuse. Plus, biometric identification holds employees accountable for their actions and improves productivity by eliminating barcode ID cards or passwords, which are often stolen, lost or forgotten. Most importantly, by using RightPOS™, retailers can avoid costly legal expenses and compliance fines through stronger validation requirements and avoid security breaches by preventing unauthorized access from using borrowed or stolen passwords.
Powered by the M2SYS multi-modal Hybrid Biometric Platform, RightPOS™ offers support for four different biometric engines, such as Fujitsu's PalmSecure palm vein biometrics device, ensuring that 100% of employees are reliably and consistently identified.
"We recognize Retail Pro as an industry leader in specialty retail point of sale software," said Michael Trader, President of M2SYS. "Our RightPOS™ biometric identification solution perfectly complements their retail point of sale software and supports Retail Pro's goal of providing solutions that best fit their customers' needs. RightPOS™ demands a higher level of employee accountability and is a smart way for retailers to strengthen loss prevention policies that help eliminate shrinkage while protecting data. In addition, we can't overstate the value that it adds with respect to PCI compliance and its unmatched ability to verify individual identity without a shadow of a doubt."
"This is a smart partnership that will help to enhance our commitment to delivering cost effective, scalable, and secure retail management solutions," noted Kerry Lemos, Retail Pro's CEO. "RightPOS™ accelerates our intent of bringing world-class automation to retailers across the globe in an effort to achieve optimal performance. We are confident that this offering strengthens our model of providing scalable and adaptable POS solutions and is an important piece of the puzzle for retailers that are struggling to identify ways to strengthen loss prevention and maximize return on investment."
M2SYS Technology, www.m2sys.com, provides technology that makes biometric software affordable, simple to integrate, and inexpensive to support, while enabling customers to easily utilize the right form of biometric technology for their needs. The M2SYS Corporate Blog can be found at blog.m2sys.com.
About Retail Pro
Retail Pro International, LLC is a global leader in Point of Sale, Store Operations, Merchandising, Planning, Business Intelligence, and Payment Processing software applications for the specialty retail industry. For over 20 years, Retail Pro has enabled specialty retailers to achieve their full potential through a unique, scalable, reliable, and highly customizable retail management solution.
Today, Retail Pro is used by more than 52,000 retail stores globally in markets such as fashion, luggage, footwear, collectibles, gifts, home furnishings, sporting goods, and accessories. With unparalleled functionality, flexibility and ease-of-use, Retail Pro has established itself as a trusted solution for today's specialty retailers worldwide. The solution is delivered through a global network of business partners to over 63 countries, translated in 18 languages.
For more information, please visit www.retailpro.com
Retail Pro International, LLC