Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:32AM
September 19, 2012 – Lapis Software Associates, LLC announced the sale of its gemTrust™ product line to Spectra Systems Corporation. gemTrust is a software product that provides lotteries with internal control systems, commonly referred to as “ICS” for balancing sales and drawn numbers for online lottery games prior to drawings.
“The sale of gemTrust will support our increased investments in solutions that help lotteries grow”, said Jean Lombard, President of Lapis. “We are focused on leveraging our experience working with lotteries and online system vendors to deliver more flexible and intelligent software applications that are easier to implement, support and enhance.”
Lapis recently announced the introduction of a gemIntelligence™ a suite of applications for lottery sales force automation and retailer information. gemIntelligence offers lotteries and their retail enterprise a suite of office and mobile software applications for retailers and the lottery employees who support them. gemIntelligence combines a retail portal customized for direct access by retailers and tools for lottery employees to improve the delivery and consumption of the same information wherever and whenever lottery reps need it. The Pennsylvania Lottery is implementing gemIntelligence to support over 9000 retailers and 100 field based representatives.
“We view the sale as a win-win for the lottery industry. With Spectra the industry gains a solid new vendor with deep experience in highly secure systems and with our increasing specialization on business-critical solutions, the benefit of web applications that will drive retailer effectiveness and sales growth” said Jean. “Lotteries and transaction system vendors also gain the benefit of our deep IT background to make conversions, integration and support easier and more cost effective. Improved retail intelligence is an exciting opportunity for all stakeholders in increasing lottery revenues and returns to good causes.”
gemIntelligence is the latest module in the gemEnterprise™ suite of software applications that are specialized for the lottery industry such as gemView™, a lottery executive and management decision dashboard. Lapis’s gemBack-Office™ is a complete lottery back office application that integrates with all lottery systems and provides an independent and highly customizable solution for all back office and accounting functions.
“As a company with significant background and experience in real time security and control systems, we recognized the quality of Lapis’s software products, and the proven track record of gemTrust”, said Nabil Lawandy, President of Spectra Systems. “We look forward to serving their customers and the lottery industry”.
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