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Cypriot supermarket fast-forwards System21 to aid takeover


Cypriot supermarket fast-forwards System21 to aid takeover

One of the biggest supermarket chains in Cyprus, Alpha Mega, has updated its IBM i-based ERP system in order to ease the takeover of four new stores.

The firm upgraded System21 from version 3.5.2 to Aurora 2.4 courtesy of British i-oriented logistics specialist Indigo Software. Alpha Mega also installed two new Power 7 servers, with one for HA/DR. It now operates ten supermarkets on the island and is expected to increase company turnover from 115 million euros to 185 million euros this year.

Commenting on the project, Stelios Papaxanthos, finance director at Alpha Mega, said that it used Durham-based Indigo due to its work with local distribution company CAP. A redesigned accounts structure allowed his company to integrate financial data from the newly acquired stores immediately. 

Papaxanthos said “Without the upgrade to System21 Aurora, Alpha Mega would not have been able to grow in line with our company strategy and the integration of the four supermarkets would have been impossible.

“Our inventory and warehousing run more efficiently and the speed of processing transactions has improved substantially. We now have further capability within other business areas and we look forward to working with Indigo on future improvements to the business.”

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