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Spectrum Blue Edition

Spectrum Enterprise - Blue Edition is ready for IBM DB2 and IBM Retail Integration Framework certified.
Spectrum Enterprise - Blue Edition resides on top of the IBM Websphere® Remote Server (WRS) to make this solution available to retailers at an acceptable price-point.


The underlying DB2 database makes it capable of handling large volumes of data while Websphere® MQ is leveraged for that much needed reliable data synchronization across the enterprise. The Websphere® Application Server within WRS provides the base platform for all the server-side architectural artefacts to operate in an orchestrated fashion.
The Spectrum Enterprise – Blue POS system has been tried and tested on IBM SurePos 700 Series systems with a local DB2 Express database which has a low memory footprint thus keeping the POS till highly perform-ant at all times.


Spectrum helps retailers “go green” by using IBM technologies to control energy usage, increasing efficiency and extending the life of their assets, thus reducing costs and fuelling growth. Capable of handling large volumes of data, Spectrum is certified as “Ready for IBM DB2 Data Server Software” and “Ready for IBM Retail Industry Framework.”

 

Criti and IBM combine extensive retail experience with expertise in business management, hardware, software and services. Together, the partnership delivers capability that enable retailers to address their challenges and achieve profitable growth.

 

» Partnership works to integrate retailers’ diverse systems and create a unified on-demand store environment
» System enables retailers to grow internationally, addressing the challenges of multiple languages and currencies
» Solution optimizes the balance between management control and local store autonomy
» One version of the truth: Providing retailers and customers real-time information whether in-store, online or mobile
» Speed matters: Launching a new promotion? What once took months may now take only minutes

 

Spectrum resides on top of the IBM WebSphere® Remote Server (WRS), a leading Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that delivers a fully integrated platform to manage remote environments. This helps make Spectrum available to retailers at an attractive price while easy to integrate into existing systems.


Due to the process-oriented nature of the business, the solution incorporates a Business Process Management Engine providing ease of configuration. Additionally, the n-tier, replicated layer and reliable synchronization engine not only allows for multi-level data consolidation, but also provides disaster recovery features at an application as well as data level.

 

The Business Analytics layer comes preconfigured with standard retail analytics and has the possibility to integrate with any enterprise data warehouse. Device independence is brought in via implementation of the UPOS interface standard, which makes the POS interoperable with a wide variety of peripherals.

 

The creators of Spectrum, Criti, and IBM combine extensive retail experience with expertise in business management, hardware, software and services. Together, the partnership delivers capability that enable retailers to address their challenges and achieve profitable growth.

Criti

  • Retail empathy – Spectrum developers have retail experience. They understand the pain points and ambitions of retailers across formats and merchandise categories.
  • IBM validation – Retail industry Framework, open-standards-based platform for retail solutions for ease of implementation and integration.
  • Support services – Support is provided during and after implementation by staff with the experience of managing technology in some of the largest organizations in the world.

IBM

  • Comprehensive support – IBM has more than 4,400 consultants dedicated to the distribution sector, with more than 750 consultants worldwide specifically focused on the retail industry.
  • Global experience and reputation – IBM has nearly 2,000 retail business partners – the largest business partner network in the industry.
  • Retail-specific hardware – IBM’s time-tested, trusted and robust PoS devices, servers, printers and peripherals are designed for the retail sector.

 

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