Dresden, 7/6/2011 – Comarch Altum, the intelligent business platform for commercial enterprises, is gaining an increasing number of new customers in the retail, wholesale, and online trading sectors. The current version, Comarch Altum 5.3, was released in June and includes numerous new functions for the retail sector. One of the key new features is the ability to install and update software remotely for the individual stores within a retail chain.

- With six new projects in Germany this year alone, we have significantly strengthened the market position of Comarch Altrum in the retail sector. This success is due in no small part to our clear focus on the trade sector and its various sub-sectors such as retail, explained Philipp Erdkönig, Director of the Center for ERP Business Development at Comarch. The enterprise resource planning system, which was developed using the latest Microsoft technology, is being introduced at a number of companies including Kurt Eichhorn Handels GmbH in Mainz. This company trades in furniture and accessories both online at www.indien-haus.de and in its own retail store, where it offers a large selection of modern series-production furniture, interesting one-of-a-kind products, and unusual gift ideas from Asia.

New Functions for the Retail Sector

Comarch Altum 5.3 was released in June (see the press release of 6/21/2011) and contains a number of new functions for the retail sector. This includes the Autoupgrade feature, which enables the software used in stores to be updated to the latest version remotely without the need for store personnel or service employees to be present. The options available for entering product versions have also been expanded. The internal order function also enables stores to access available goods at other stores within the same chain. In addition, the tools for managing prices within a retail chain have been significantly expanded.

Integration of Loyalty Programs
Comarch Altum 5.3 includes a number changes relating to work at the point of sale (POS). This includes a new model for rapid processing of sales transactions at the POS using a local database and simplified handling procedures for printing receipts. The integration of the POS with the customer loyalty system iReward24 also provides support for loyalty programs (awarding of points, account balance queries, redemption of points for rewards).

About Comarch
Based in Kracow, Poland, Comarch is an international supplier of IT solutions for business process optimisation and customer relations management, with approximately 3,500 employees in 16 countries. The company's product range includes solutions for the telecommunications, banking and insurance, trading and services sectors, together with business software specifically tailored to the needs of SMEs (ERP, CRM, BI, EDI, DMS and ECM). In addition, the company provides IT infrastructure solutions, hosting and outsourcing services. Comarch also offers a full range of implementation and integration services for its solutions. Comarch employs around 400 staff at 14  locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

For further information please contact:
Comarch Software und Beratung AG, Messerschmittstraße 4, 80992 Munich, Germany
Friedrich Koopmann, Press Officer / Investor Relations
Tel: +49 (0) 89 143 29 1199
Fax: +49 (0) 89 143 29 1113
E-mail: friedrich.koopmann@comarch.com