Department store retailer Mervyns has made a licensing agreement with retail software provider NSB for store, communications, and sales audits.

Mervyns will implement company-wide technology and systems upgrades - including financial, merchandising, point-of-sale applications and supply-chain solutions.

Mervyns senior vice president and chief information officer Kurt Streitz said: "We are on an accelerated timeline to replace all systems company-wide. To be successful, we require a high degree of functional fit to meet the initial implementation with no modifications. 

"At the same time, we also wanted a system that could adapt easily to our evolving business needs. NSB's highly configurable connected retailer store solution allowed us to meet and at times exceed those objectives. In addition, their professionalism and in-depth understanding of our business make them the ideal partners to support our plans for future growth."