Magstar Goes Enterprise Wide at Paragon Pharmacies

December 1, 2010 – TORONTO, ON – Magstar Inc. (Magstar), developer of Magstar Total Retail, enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for mid-size retailers announces that it has gone live enterprise-wide at Paragon Pharmacies Limited (Paragon) of Kelowna, BC.  Magstar was selected due to their prior client drug store chain implementations and in-house depth of consulting and support resources.  Magstar has a proven track record for successful enterprise-wide implementations and solutions tailored specifically for the drug store, health and beauty vertical.

Paragon takes the approach of building a pharmacy with their customers in mind.  The company’s management were specifically looking for an ERP solution that could ensure that their short- and long-term customer service improvements and corporate growth plans would be actualized.  They also wanted a new ERP solution would bring them automation in merchandising, their warehouse and in many other areas of their company so they could achieve growth without having to make notable additions to their management and operations’ staffing complements.

Paragon had recently divested their healthcare business to focus on the store pharmacy and their store front revenues.  By implementing Magstar Total Retail, they are now well positioned to make notable operating savings that will go directly to their bottom line.  Magstar was chosen because the company has proven itself as a leading ERP solution for mid-size drug store retail chains.

Steven Greenwood, Vice President of Magstar said, “Magstar is delighted to become Paragon Pharmacies’ ongoing technology and customer relationship partner.  We look forward to enabling the firm to become even more efficient and improve their already dynamic approach to and their interest in improving their relationships with the people who shop at their stores.  It’s always great to work with a company that is forward looking and that appreciates the value that we bring them.”

Paragon is committed to offering the best products and services to improve the health and well being of every generation of the families they touch.  They are a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Magstar was recently voted by their clients onto RIS News’ LeaderBoard for the tenth concurrent year.  This year, Magstar was voted #1 this year for Overall Performance, Total Cost of Operation, and #1 for Return on Investment for mid-size retailers, as well as placing in the top ten in 13 other key vendor performance categories.  Magstar was cited as a “Vendor You Need to Know in 2011,” by


About Magstar Inc.

Magstar Total Retail offers fully-integrated ERP enterprise retail management and professional services for comprehensive store, chain and/or multi-channel specialty merchandising, POS, CRM, supply chain, BI/analytics, warehouse and financial management.  Magstar provides their clients with true 24/7/365 customer service while notably improving customer satisfaction, efficiencies and bottom-line results.  Magstar is an IBM, HP, DigiPOS, NCR and Honeywell Mobility & Scanning Partner.  Magstar will celebrate their 25th anniversary in business during 2011.  For more information on Magstar Total Retail, please visit