MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, announced a strategic alliance with CRS Retail Systems, Inc. CRS Retail Systems provides retail management software, hardware and services to help its customers drive sales, improve customer service and reduce operating costs, all with more ease and flexibility. With more than 100,000 in-store systems installed in 32 countries and 10 languages, CRS is a trusted leader in the retail industry.

Under the terms of the agreement, MicroStrategy's Business Intelligence Platform will be embedded into CRS retail applications to provide users with powerful, browser-based, reporting and analytics. CRS' Focus Loss Prevention, CRM and sales analysis applications are browser-based, central systems that provide reporting and analytics and serve as a central data repository accessed from CRS' Encore Retail Suite of Point-of-Sale and in-store applications.

"The strategic and tactical use of advanced analytics is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage in retail," said Kathy Frommer, Chief Executive Officer of CRS Retail Systems, Inc. "By embedding MicroStrategy's industrial strength reporting and analytics technology into our corporate systems products, we will provide our customers with powerful solutions that will accelerate and improve decision-making at every level."

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