RIS Retail Software Leaderboard 2015 Recognizes Magstar Inc as a Top Provider of Retail Software

Leaderboard 2015 RIS MagstarToronto, Canada – November 25th, 2015 – Retail Info Systems News (RIS) released the results today of their 2015 RIS Retail LeaderBoard study, ranking the providers of retail solutions in a guide designed to assist retail chain owners in the process of selecting a provider. Magstar Inc, a premium provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for retailers, scored consistently well in all categories, gaining places in some categories over its rankings in 2014.


Magstar Inc, a company owned by Canadian software giant Constellation Software (TSX: CSU) after an acquisition in 2012, is a retail technology supplier that has been in the industry for 30 years. For fourteen of those years, Magstar has consistently placed on the RIS Software LeaderBoard for its Quality of Service and Quality of Support as well as for its Ease of Integration. “Magstar has consistently demonstrated that their clients are happy to have selected them as their ERP vendor, and 2015 was no exception,” says Joe Skorupa, Editorial Director of RIS News. “They’re a solution provider we’ve seen garner impressive scores every year that they’ve participated in the LeaderBoard.”


In the 2015 LeaderBoard, Magstar placed within the top five of solution providers for nine different categories. The categories Magstar placed within the Top 5 of software suppliers for mid-sized retail were:

  • Software Reliability
  • Ease of Installation & Integration
  • Quality of Support
  • Quality of Service
  • Recommendation
  • Overall Performance
  • Return on Investment
  • Technology Innovation
  • Ease of Administration & Maintenance


“We are always gratified to be recognized in the results of the RIS LeaderBoard,” says Steven Greenwood, President of Magstar and one of the original founders of the company, “but this year we’re especially pleased to have been awarded such a high position in the Technology Innovation category. As a software company about to celebrate its 30th birthday, we take great pride in the fact that we’ve evolved dramatically from our roots and have stayed on top of the rapid change happening in the retail industry today. In the world of retail, 2015 has been the year of talking about omnichannel, customer centric solutions, and EMV, which has been very vindicating for Magstar. Our solution has been omnichannel-ready and EMV-compliant across Canada for some time already, and there is great satisfaction to be had in knowing that our clients genuinely feel that our research and product development is to their benefit and indeed their advantage.”


Magstar Inc will be attending the NRF Big Retail Show 2016 in New York this coming January to offer live demonstrations of their retail technology capabilities, including their point of sale, mobile POS, mobile store operations and robust omnichannel solutions.


About Magstar:
Located in Toronto, Canada and Established in 1986, Magstar supplies Enterprise Resource Planning Software to mid-sized retailers across North America and the Caribbean. Magstar’s complete product suite includes Back Office, POS, Mobile POS, Warehouse, and CRM applications. For more information, visit www.magstarinc.com or email info@magstarinc.com.