Industry News | February 1, 2000

Checkers Chooses CompuCom for IT Outsourcing

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CompuCom Systems, Inc., (Nasdaq:CMPC), an infrastructure solutions provider, announced February 1 a strategic services agreement with Checkers Restaurants, Inc., (Nasdaq:CHKR).

CompuCom is providing installation and ongoing outsourcing services, along with desktop and printer equipment to more than 300 Checkers' locations nationwide.

In 1999, CompuCom completed a rollout of point-of-sale systems to more than 300 Checkers' sites, which led to this award for ongoing IT outsourcing services and equipment. Earlier last year, consulting engineers from CompuCom and Checkers jointly developed a customized solution that decreases system downtime and improves productivity for Checkers' end users.

"In our fast-paced and ever-changing IT environment, it is critically important that we choose companies like CompuCom who are capable of responding to our needs," said Larry Witt, Checkers' director of information technology. "CompuCom's flexibility, single point-of-contact model and expertise allow us to focus on our core, strategic initiatives and accomplish our business goals."

CompuCom Chief Executive Officer Ed Coleman said, "We appreciate this opportunity to work so closely with Checkers in support of such an important area of their operation. This award represents a winning combination of people, process and technology for both organizations."

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. and its franchisees own approximately 469 Checkers operating primarily in the Southeastern United States and approximately 465 Rally's operating primarily in the Midwestern United States.

CompuCom Systems, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, provides people, process and technology to deliver infrastructure solutions that optimize E-business and enterprise applications. Combining knowledge, strategy and tactical experience, CompuCom offers IT outsourcing, IT consulting and systems integration, and business process outsourcing for clients operating in the E-world.