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In The Pink Stores, Inc. Implements Retail Management Suite On Slingshot’s Private Cloud

July 28, 2010

DEDHAM, MA, July 28, 2010 -- In The Pink Stores, Inc., a luxury apparel retailer and e-tailer, is the first enterprise retailer to go live on Slingshot’s recently launched web-based Point of Sale (POS) system. Following months of core testing and preparation to make the move to Slingshot systems, In The Pink went live on Slingshot’s private cloud across all its retail store locations in Massachusetts.

In response to strong and consistent growth, In The Pink Stores, Inc. selected Slingshot to meet the challenges presented by its multi-channel retail business. In The Pink implemented Slingshot’s Retail Management Suite - including Point of Sale (POS), Call Center/Order Entry, Inventory Management, Ecommerce, Purchase Order Management, Payables, Receivables, Fixed Assets and General Ledger applications. Slingshot’s unique application editor, eTools, was instrumental in personalizing and extending the software to respond to In The Pink’s unique business requirements.

The demands of operating in high-traffic resort locations including Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard influenced In The Pink’s decision to move forward with Slingshot.

“Our Nantucket store has extremely high transaction volumes during its peak summer season, and it is almost impossible to get IT support on Island…at any price,” said In The Pink’s Managing Director, Ann Dumais. “Consistent and speedy POS operation was paramount for us and the fact that we could manage Slingshot’s POS centrally was a major benefit.”

The multi-channel nature of In The Pink’s business required critical functions such as the ability to fulfill all orders (ecommerce, phone, store) from any of its store locations, the ability for its sales associates to have complete inventory visibility across the entire enterprise, and the ability to process returns and recognize the original source of the sale.

Slingshot will help In The Pink continue to deliver on its goal of providing superior customer service across each channel. Real time visibility of stock and selling data will play a key role In The Pink’s profitable operation of its seasonal resort locations.

Slingshot is looking forward to continuing its successful partnership with In The Pink Stores, Inc.

Click here to read more about Slingshot’s web-based POS or click to schedule a demo.

About In The Pink Stores, Inc.

In The Pink Stores, Inc. was founded by Gordon and Sandra Russell in 1997. They opened their first store on Nantucket, becoming the nation's first Lilly Pulitzer(r) Signature Store. Since the initial opening of the Nantucket location, in the pink has grown to become the nation's largest Lilly Pulitzer retailer.

in the pink stores are located in Nantucket, Edgartown, Chatham, Mashpee Commons, the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham, and Newbury Street in Boston. For more information about the stores or to shop online, visit or call (888) 695-4559.

About Slingshot Software

Slingshot is a leader in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry, providing web-based enterprise business software applications to mid to large-sized enterprises. Slingshot has developed and installed its web-based enterprise business solution at over 200 customer sites. Slingshot’s enterprise applications have served numerous industries, including distribution, manufacturing, financial services, life sciences and government organizations.

Slingshot is a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and is one of the few software companies offering integrated web-based applications that are fully extensible. Slingshot’s proprietary eTools application editor allows users and IT personnel to extend and adapt the capabilities of the system – without programming.

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