UK’s Leading Map and Travel Shops, Stanfords signs agreement for major Trilogy Software upgrade

Agreement provides core Information Technology to support management of Stanfords multi-channel retail, trade, mail order and on-line web sales in one fully integrated solution.

Press Contacts:

Douglas Schatz
Managing Director
399-401 Strand London WC2E 9LP
+44 (0)20 7759 7122
Alex Dare
Group Managing Director
Trilogy Enterprise Systems Limited
Milton Keynes, UK
+44 (0)7860 319581

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 2006 – Trilogy Enterprise Systems Limited is pleased to announce agreement for the supply and implementation of its Commerce Manager software to long established customer Stanfords.

After a year of consideration, Trilogy’s publishing and retail applications were selected by Stanfords, for their superior functionality, innovation and technology. The Trilogy applications will fully manage the retail (London, Manchester and Bristol), trade, mail order and on-line web order fulfillment requirements in one integrated system.

“Selecting a partner to supply and implement an ERP system is a critical business decision. Our decision was based on a clear understanding of our requirements. Trilogy clearly rose to the top again and we are delighted to be working with them in a genuine longstanding partnership.” said Stanfords Managing Director, Douglas Schatz.

Alex Dare, Group Managing Director, Trilogy Group stated, “We are delighted to have such a prestigious customer remain with Trilogy. Stanfords has been a customer on our earlier system for over 12 years and it is a great vote of confidence that they have decided to upgrade to our latest software and made a commitment for the next 6 years.”

Stanfords Retail Director, Frank Watson added “Trilogy is very easy to do business with and demonstrated both high commitment and extensive knowledge of all the aspects of our business from publishing to retail. We are delighted with this continued relationship and look forward to a continued success for many years to come.”

Key capabilities available in the Trilogy Commerce Manager solutions are:

  • Publishing Manager – provides integrated campaign management, contact management, order fulfillment, stock control, rights and royalties processing, subscriptions, purchasing and distribution.
  • Title Manager – provides integrated product management, production control, scheduling, marketing and catalogue production.
  • Retail Manager – provides and integrated real-time solution between EPOS and back office systems including credit card processing and fail-safe operations.
  • Data Warehouse – provides a sophisticated, business, reporting facility with extensive information delivery options.

The Trilogy applications are developed in a Microsoft open technology environment and deliver a highly functioned, low cost of ownership and future proof solution.

Product Acailability

The Trilogy Publishing Manager and Retail Manager solutions are currently shipping and Title Manager is in early customer release.  For more information, please contact Trilogy Enterprise Systems Limited in Europe at +44 (0)1242 222132.

About Trilogy

Trilogy Enterprise Systems Limited, a division of Trilogy Group, was founded in 1987 and is a leading supplier of application software for the Publishing, Retail and Mail Order market place. HQ administration is in Milton Keynes, England with marketing and development operations located in Cheltenham and Reading. Dealers have been appointed in the USA and Canada.

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About Stanfords

Stanfords was established in 1853 by Stanfords, map seller. Today, 150 years on, Stanfords is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of maps and travel books. Stanfords’ flagship store in London’s Covent Garden first opened its doors in January 1901 and today carries our complete range of maps, books and travel related goods. In addition, Stanfords has a store in Bristol and one in Manchester which offer similar stock profiles to that of the flagship store. We also have a Head Office in London, where our administrative staff are based.

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