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RP retailer goes for Linux-based system

By Lawrence Casiraya
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 19:23:00 04/16/2009

Filed Under: Computing & Information Technology, Technology (general)

MANILA, Philippines ? Local retailer Puregold is deploying a Linux-based point-of-sale or POS system, as it looks to cutting down costs on security while expanding its network of stores.

Puregold has ordered more than 2,000 licenses of TPLinux software, according to Paderborn, Germany-based Wincor Nixdorf, which sells niche solutions for banks and retail firms.

These licenses will cover Puregold?s network of 36 hypermarket stores in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces, the German firm said.

Puregold is the first Philippine-based firm to use the German firm?s open source-based software, according to the German company.

The company is looking to cut overall licensing costs in terms of security while standardizing on an open-source platform, covering both current and future store openings.

TPLinux has the capability to run on other vendors? hardware as well as Wincor Nixdorf?s own systems.

?We wanted to cut the cost of buying anti-virus licenses and save on the cost of the license of (Microsoft) Windows per POS,? said Ruel Magat, Puregold?s IT Manager.

Magat said the company was looking for a POS system that can handle anywhere between 3,000 to 5,000 customers that visit any given Puregold store on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, Christian Charlton, Wincor Nixdorf?s Asia Pacific head of retail solutions, said Puregold also intends to use the open source-based software to boost its customer-related initiatives such as promos and discounts.



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