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New ChainTrack.HQ Release Simplifies Master Data Management for Grocery Retailers
Nov 02, 2010 (03:11 PM EDT)

Version 4.3 Includes New Features to Improve Efficiency and Accuracy

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SofTechnics, the premier provider of price and inventory software solutions for retailers, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ChainTrack.HQ version 4.3.

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ChainTrack.HQ is a web-deployed Master Data Management (MDM) solution governing item lifecycle, vendor authorizations, pricing strategy, and all of the data necessary to host in-store retail operations. The flexible zone structure and innovative item management tools allow retailers to easily maintain zone-specific and store-specific item assortment and pricing strategies to meet local customer demand.

This latest version includes new tools designed to support best practices in master data management and the latest industry standards.  It offers enhanced support for multiple vendor packages for the same item, such as pallets and mixed shippers, with tighter data integrity among component items.  New intelligent pricing calculations will drive sales through the use of automated multiple pricing and new data entry options will significantly improve the efficiency of maintaining zone pricing. The reengineered batch reconciliation process with store systems offers improved usability and data visibility.

"We have a long-standing and productive business partnership with SofTechnics, and our company has benefited from their philosophy of seeking retailer participation when designing new software offerings," said Jeff Millar, Director – Application Development at Spartan Stores.  "This latest release is another example where SofTechnics listened to our current opportunities and designed new tools to reduce the time spent managing item assortment and pricing across our multiple grocery chains."

"We continue to refine ChainTrack.HQ to meet the changing business requirements of grocery retailers," states Guy Dille, Global Business Unit Leader, Retail Software & Integration for Mettler-Toledo. "Version 4.3 has more than 30 new features that improve the efficiency of master data management, which will ensure our customers see a measurable ROI when upgrading."  

About Spartan Stores:

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Spartan Stores, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPTN) is the nation's eleventh largest grocery distributor with warehouse facilities in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The Company distributes more than 40,000 private-label and national brand products to more than 370 independent grocery stores in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.  Spartan Stores also owns and operates 96 retail supermarkets in Michigan, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Glen's Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, Felpausch Food Centers, and VG's Food Centers.

About SofTechnics:

SofTechnics is the premier provider of mobile price and inventory management solutions for the retail sector. Retailers have come to rely on SofTechnics for our twenty-year track record in achieving retail excellence through innovative grocery and general merchandising solutions. We have the experience and the vision to help you manage your inventory, improve your bottom line, and dramatically increase your productivity - all with a rapid return on investment. SofTechnics, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mettler-Toledo Corporation with North American headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and regional offices across the United States.

ChainTrack.HQ is a trademark of SofTechnics.  All rights reserved. SofTechnics, Inc. 2010.

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