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Xterprise’s Clarity-ARS provides retailers advance inventory management
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XTERPRISE INCORPORATED, a Texas-based provider of RFID (radiofrequency identification) application, recently revealed a new suite of retail solutions catering to fashion apparel, speciality and high-tech retailers via an advanced inventory management solution. Dubbed Clarity-ARS (Advanced Retail Solutions), the system combines RFID and Microsoft technologies to provide inventory management throughout the retail store, along with integrated security at the item level via its “up-to-the-moment” visibility function.

Dean Frew, founder and CEO of Xterprise, said in a press statement: “RFID in retail has been the buzz for many years, yet actual implementations are few, and adoption of the technology has been slow … We are excited to announce Clarity-ARS which provides a new level of life-cycle inventory management for retailers. We expect this to be the first of a number of retail products.”

Developed on Microsoft’s software platform, the system also features Microsoft’s BizTalk Server 2006 R2, BizTalk RFID and SQL Server, all of which enhance the solution’s performance at the “lowest possible total cost of ownership”, the group said.

“Customers across a number of retail segments are looking at how to improve item-level inventory management at the store level,” Vic Miles, retail technology strategist at Microsoft Corp, stated. As such, the solution also automates processes, namely receiving, restocking the shop floor, cycle counting and matching merchandise, all of which aim to reduce shrink and misplaced items, as well as out-of-stock situations for the retailer.

On top of this, the Clarity-ARS can also be integrated with the point-ofsale, the back office and retail ERP (enterprise resource planning) solutions, complete with scalable architecture, to bring a more accurate and efficientstock management solution to the retailer.


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