LloydsPharmacy upgrades EPoS systems

LloydsPharmacy has rolled-out of new electronic point of sale (EPoS) systems across its UK and Ireland store estate.

The project included the deployment of over 2,200 EPoS systems and P2Pe Chip and PIN devices, as well as more than 1,300 computers and other pieces of pharmacy-specific technology. The deployment covered the pharmacy chain's 1,600 stores in the UK and Ireland, bringing it all on to the Aures J2 PoS system.

Technology support company Vista Retail led the upgrade, which also involved platforming back office IT systems and moving to managed print services, as well as a Cisco Meraki Wi-Fi update.

Vista’s data cabling services were also used to improve tech infrastructure through re-cabling and patching networks where necessary.

Ranjit Gill, chief information officer at LloydsPharmacy parent company McKesson UK, which was formerly known as Celesio UK, said: “We are very pleased with the way in which Vista have managed our projects; they have the scale, flexibility and experience to manage large scale technology changes within our business – they really are a true partner.”

The last major EPoS upgrade at LloydsPharmacy was in 2011 when it introduced Torex’s Retail J PoS.

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