Retalix(R) Ltd. a global provider of enterprise-wide software solutions for food retailers and distributors, has announced that BP, the world’s third largest oil, gas and petrochemical company, has selected Retalix StorePoint(TM) store and fuel software applications for over 27,000 petrol stations, convenience stores and quick service restaurants across 18 countries.
During recent years, BP has grown by acquisition and acquired a patchwork of retail systems. This has led to a variety of technology solutions, including multiple types of POS and numerous Back Office, forecourt control, payment processing, and headquarters systems. Many of these systems have become outdated and in need of replacement.
As a result, BP sought to implement a consistent, global retail technology framework across its entire retail operation. After thorough examination of the technology solutions available in the market, BP selected Retalix as the global software provider for its fuel and retail sites. The Retalix solution has been piloted in several BP locations worldwide during the past two years, and global deployment began in February 2007 in Australia. The solution is now in the process of being deployed to all BP Company-Owned stores globally over the next 3 years.
“In a need to implement IT solutions that will reduce operational costs, we looked for a platform that is both robust and flexible. We have sought to implement common business processes and a common architecture to drive operational excellence at reduced operating costs,” said Ed Alford, Chief Information Manager, Convenience Retail, BP. “The Retalix solution provides BP with the functionality needed to support the expanding business of our fuels sites, convenience stores and quick service restaurants.”
“This is a milestone contract for Retalix, marking our entry into the top- tier multi-national petroleum and convenience retail chains,” said Barry Shaked, President and CEO of Retalix. “Partnering with BP is a privilege, and has improved Retalix’s own capabilities and processes during our work together. BP’s selection of Retalix is another testimony of the value and the benefits that our products and people can bring to major petroleum and convenience store retailers worldwide.”