Off-price apparel and shoe chain Stein Mart Inc has agrees to pilot 360Commerce's retail software suite, including 360Store(TM) Point-of-Sale, in a select group of stores.

The Florida-based operator of 275 stores expects the package from Retail Store Systems Inc to lower its operating costs and improve its credit processing, electronic gift cards and debit payment systems.

"The 360Commerce suite of applications provides our existing customers with an ideal migration path to a strategic, long term solution," said Michael Hess, vice president of marketing and sales for Rhode Island-based Retail Store Systems.

"In addition, the 360Commerce architecture is a critical component for the next generation of multi-channel enterprise systems. We are very excited about working together with Stein Mart on their next generation store solution."