Dallas-based Retalix, a global provider of software solutions for retailers and distributors, has entered into a reseller agreement with Tidel Engineering L.P., in order to provide Tidel’s electronic cash management systems to c-store operators.
Under the agreement, Retalix will tightly integrate the Retalix StorePoint point-of-sale (POS) software with Tidel’s Sentinel retail cash security systems, to offer c-store operators turnkey cash management.
Retalix StorePoint is an open-architecture POS solution specifically designed for the c-store and truck stop industries. It incorporates payments, food service and back-office functions, and supports forecourt, customer loyalty and full integration to third-party devices and applications.
Tidel is a leader in cash management systems and robbery prevention products. According to Tidel, retailers who have deployed the company’s systems report an ROI of less than one year, citing stronger security, reduced cash handling costs and improved operating efficiencies.
“Our agreement with Tidel allows us to expand our offerings to c-store operators with a rapid-ROI solution that solves a significant industry problem,” said Ray Carlin, executive vice president of Retalix USA. “Retailers will be able to quickly deploy these systems due in part to the flexibility and ease-of-integration with Retalix StorePoint.”
“This agreement will enable retailers to enhance operations, protect employees and allow managers to spend more time out front serving customers instead of counting cash in a back room,” said Ed Grondahl, executive vice president, global sales at Tidel. “Partnering with innovative companies like Retalix allows us to extend the capabilities of our products.”
Tidel’s Sentinel installs as a node on the retailer’s network and its proprietary Windows-based software provides secure, two-way communications between the Sentinel, POS and back-office reporting system. Tidel’s software also provides the unique ability to electronically command and control the operation of the Sentinel through the POS terminal. This allows for full accountability, and effectively closes the cash management loop.