IBM i (AS400 / iSeries)

Enterprise Retail System

In 1999 XKS became the owners of the Enterprise Retail System developed by the IT Department of a UK Supermarket chain with 800+ outlets. Although the system included modules for Warehouse Management & Financial Systems, XKS has concentrated its efforts on updating the modules that are required by the modern-day retailer - these being: -

  • Buying & Merchandising
  • Warehouse Replenishment
  • Store Replenishment
  • Store Polling (XKS' Data Collection & Management module XPOLL)
  • Stock Control
  • Sales Analysis

The system has been designed to run on the IBM i with its built-in Operating System, DB2 database and Security, and its reputation for reliability and ease of application integration.

The IBM i single database allows different departments to communicate efficiently with each other through shared information.

The system is suited to any size retailer where Central Management, Analysis, and Reporting of Information is required. The system is modular and fully scalable so you only use what you need.

Some of the benefits of using these Modules include: -

  • Designed by retailers for retailers
  • Scalable one or many Products, Suppliers, Warehouses & Stores
  • Improved data accuracy managed centrally
  • Improved Replenishment driven from Sales data
  • Reduced costs through improved Replenishment & automated processes
  • Integration with Warehouse Management & Finance