Off-price retailer Ross Stores has invested in the Connected Retailer Store and Sales Analytics solutions from STS to help achieve faster, more efficient transaction processing and tracking. The apparel retailer has been growing aggressively, adding over 40 new stores in 2001, with another 55 new locations expected in 2002, and will update its systems with the Connected Retailer POS, communications, sales audit, flash sales, credit settlement, and voucher management applications.