SOURCE: Experian QAS

December 02, 2008 08:30 ET

Experian QAS and Retail Dimensions, Inc. Deliver Integrated Data Quality Product for Retail Pro®

New Integration Improves Retailers' Productivity and Overall Data Quality Through Front-End Address Verification

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Experian® QAS®, the pioneer in customer data quality software and services, and Retail Dimensions, Inc. (RDI), the leading provider of enhancements and integrations to Retail Pro®, today announced the immediate availability of an integration between QAS Pro and Retail Pro®. The new product combines QAS Pro, a front-end address verification product, with an RDI-produced Retail Pro® plug-in. Retail Pro® users now can add front-end address verification capabilities to their existing environment, resulting in savings, improved data quality and increased productivity.

"The impact of implementing QAS is significant for both improved operations in the warehouse, at the POS and the customer experience," said Kurt Beeken, president, Retail Dimensions, Inc. "Addresses can be entered in 15 or fewer keystrokes, and the retailer knows they are correct and standardized. This is a big improvement over the basic data-entry methods used previously."

Experian QAS software validates, cleanses, standardizes and enriches customer addresses as the information is entered into the Retail Pro® receipt, customer or sales order entry modules. For retailers using Retail Pro®, the integration reduces the volume of returned shipments and the associated packing and shipping costs, providing enhanced customer service. Easy-to-follow prompts and pick lists result in complete and accurate address capture while decreasing data-entry time. The Version 8 series is available now, while the Version 9 integration is targeted for release by the end of 2008.

"Experian QAS has had significant momentum in the retail market because our customer data quality products are deployed and yielding results within several days," said Joel Curry, chief operating officer, Experian QAS. "Our partnership with RDI, a respected name in retail software and integration, strengthens our mutual value proposition and extends our market presence."

About Retail Dimensions

Retail Dimensions, Inc. is a Retail Pro® certified development partner for Versions 8 and 9 of Retail Pro®, providing integration products and services, add-on modules and customizations to Retail Pro®. Since its inception in 2004, RDI has been providing its products and services to the Retail Pro® community having served over 400 Retail Pro® customers on behalf of 20 Retail Pro® Channel Partners, including integrating 200 Retailers to their e-commerce platform. RDI's products and services are designed to enhance and extend the already rich value of Retail Pro® to its user base. Additional information about RDI is available at www.retaildimensions.com or by phone at 1 503 297 1702.

About Retail Pro

Founded in 1986, Retail Pro, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: RTPR) 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 been helping retailers achieve their full potential by providing a unique, scalable, and reliable solution.

More than 45,000 specialty retail stores, representing in excess of 10,000 customers in over 73 countries, and available in 18 languages, have implemented Retail Pro®; from a single store to prestigious, multi-national enterprises.

Retail Pro® is delivered through a world-wide network of channel partners. The company maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, Italy, Poland and China. For more information, please visit www.retailpro.com.

About Experian QAS

Experian QAS is an address data quality software pioneer. The company's products capture, validate, cleanse, standardize and enrich customer contact information. Experian QAS provides data validation software and services to more than 10,000 customers worldwide in retail, education, health care, insurance, finance, government and other sectors. The company was established in 1990 and has offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit http://www.qas.com.

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