One of the Japanese partners of Jade, the Christchurch-base software developer, is to create a marketing and supply-chain management system for Japanese secondhand CD sellers.
Japanese software house Dot Shell developed the product in the Jade language. It will almost certainly be on-sold to other CD stores. The original client cannot be named because of commercial sensitivity, says Dot Shell.
The software is a supply chain and sales management system that works as a backbone to a website, a point-of-sale network and a warehouse system. It manages the client's entire CD inventory of Japanese and international artists which are bought and sold at the client's own outlets, or bought from stores that have excess inventory or are closing down.
Dot Shell business manager Marc Ward says the company chose to use Jade because of the complexity and urgency of the project. "Our client urgently needed a new database capable of handling 180,000 items initially, with the flexibility to expand as their e-business system spread across their whole company."
The software has been operating successfully since early this year.