SEATTLE, June 17, 2002 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners of the seventh annual Retail Application Developer (RAD) Awards, which highlight the most innovative Microsoft® based software solutions for the retail and hospitality industries. The Microsoft RAD Awards recognize application developers that make the best use of Microsoft technology to provide business benefits to retail and hospitality customers.
“Each year, the RAD Awards program gives us the chance to honor developers judged to have made the best use of Microsoft technology in business solutions for the retail and hospitality communities,”
said Gary Cooke, industry manager, retail and hospitality, at Microsoft.
“All entrants make significant contributions to the industry by offering their customers new and improved ways to enhance customer service, reduce costs and streamline operations.”
For this year’s judging, more than 80 entries were received from the industry’s top retail and hospitality solution developers. The 2002 RAD Award categories and award winners are as follows:
Winners, Best Store/Unit/Property Automation
Geac Computer Corp. Ltd. — Hospitality POS; solution: GEAC mPOS 4/8.1
JDA Software Group Inc. — Retail Back Office; solution: Store Portal 3
MenuLink Computer Solutions Inc. — Hospitality Back Office; solution: Back Office Assistant 5.2
Radiant Systems Inc. — Best Retail POS; solution: Customer Self Service 6.e
Raymark Xpert Business Systems Inc. — Point of Service; solution: Pocket-Xpert 1
Winners, Best Headquarters
AccessVia Inc. — Retail Marketing In-Store; solution: Web dSignShop 3.5
Daylight Software Inc. — Hospitality Marketing; solution: Enterprise 3
MeetingMatrix International Inc. — Logistics; solution: Meeting Matrix 6
ProClarity Corp. — Business Intelligence; solution: Analytics Platform 4
Retalix Ltd. — Retail Marketing Headquarters; solution: RetaliReMA 2
TempoSoft Inc. — Human Resources, Financials, Other; solution: TempoSoft 2
Winner, Best Supply Chain
Pinnacle Systems Inc. — Supply Chain Execution; solution: FuelSmart 19.x
Special Recognition Awards
Best Use of .NET Technologies
InfoGenesis International Inc. — Solution: Revelation 2.7
Greatest Business Impact
Geac Computer — Solution: GEAC mPOS 4/8.1
The judges awarded honorable mentions to Aloha Technologies, Computer Applied Systems & Engineering, Capture.NET Technologies Inc., Compris Technologies Inc., Eatec Corp., MenuLink Computer Solutions, Newmarket International, Posera Inc., Professional Datasolutions Inc., Radiant and Retalix.
An independent and varied panel of retail industry experts, including educators, retailers, members of the press and consultants, evaluated each entry based on factors such as proven business, technical and performance benefits. Applicants were judged and rewarded on their ability to develop solutions that met business objectives and satisfied customer needs. This year’s award ceremony will be held June 25 at the interactive Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago.
The Microsoft RAD Awards program, now in its seventh year, was established to showcase partners that have used Microsoft products to solve technology challenges for hundreds of retail and hospitality companies, from small businesses to large enterprises across all industry segments, including food and drug, general merchandise, restaurants, lodging, and entertainment.
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