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Ingram Micro Named Distributor for NCR POS and Scanner Hardware

  • 01 February, 2007 16:02

<p>Relationship provides small-to-medium retailers a one-stop shop for a complete range of POS solutions previously only available to large enterprise retailers</p>
<p>SYDNEY- NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Ingram Micro, a leading global provider of technology products to the information and communications technology sector, to become a master distributor for a range of NCR RealPOS™ point-of-sale (POS) and NCR RealScan™ bar-code scanner products in Australia.</p>
<p>This means small-to-medium retail businesses (SMBs) in Australia will, for the first time, have access to a complete range of POS solutions that previously have been available only to large/multinational retailers. At the same time, enterprise retailers will have the option to pick and choose a range of state-of-the-art products and solutions to suit their business needs from two leading providers.</p>
<p>“This relationship provides a one-stop shop for Ingram Micro’s resellers who want to offer best-in-class POS solutions to their customers,” said Andrew Regan, Vice President, South Asia-Pacific, NCR Retail/Hospitality and Self-Service Solutions. “NCR’s suite of retail-hardened POS hardware options, combined with Ingram Micro’s proven-track record as a leading provider of IT products to the reseller community, provides retailers with the bottom-line benefits of cost-effective store automation solutions designed for ease of operation.”</p>
<p>Ingram Micro will offer a complete specialized distribution channel for resellers though a new Web site, imrapt.com.au, which will connect resellers of RFID/AIDC/POS hardware and software solutions with retailers. The website, an on-line community of both resellers and independent software vendors (ISV’s) promotes integration to bring complete solutions to small-to-medium retailers. Whilst providing SMB retailers with an advisory service on a range of topics, including technology pointers such as evaluating POS total cost of ownership, how to obtain EFTPOS/Merchant services and connects them with the companies that can meet their retail technology needs.</p>
<p>“Ingram Micro is committed to the retail landscape in Australia, and is perfectly positioned to provide resellers with the very best IT products available,” said Guy Freeland, Managing Director, Ingram Micro. “The Web site, imrapt.com.au, is the first of its kind where resellers and end users can research a comprehensive offering of complete end-to-end IT and POS solutions and also find information to assist them with their businesses.”</p>
<p>“We're very excited about working with Ingram Micro to deliver purpose-built retail solutions to the Australian reseller community. NCR is leveraging its experience and success working with the world’s leading retailers where we deliver real benefits to their stores and customers with our market-leading technologies,” said Mr Regan. “Together, Ingram Micro and NCR are providing SMBs a complete, integrated POS hardware platform at an affordable price.”</p>
<p>About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR’s Teradata® data warehouses, ATMs, retail systems, self-service solutions and IT services provide Relationship Technology™ that maximizes the value of customer interactions and helps organizations create a stronger competitive position. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR (www.ncr.com) employs approximately 28,900 people worldwide.</p>
<p>About Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro Inc. is the world's largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. Ingram Micro has been connecting technology solution providers with vendors since 1979. The company offers a broad array of solutions and services to nearly 165,000 resellers worldwide by distributing and marketing hundreds of thousands of IT products worldwide from nearly 1,400 suppliers.</p>
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<p>NCR and Teradata are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.</p>

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