Home Depot Rolls Out Self-Checkout in U.S. and Canada

The Home Depot announces plans to transition all of its U.S. and Canadian retail stores onto Fujitsu's U-Scan self-checkout software. The Fujitsu U-Scan self- checkout software application has open integration architecture utilizing a unique VPOS (Virtual Point-of-Sale) like messaging framework that enables The Home Depot to implement business POS software changes.

"The focus of our IT efforts is to improve the shopping experience for our customers," says Cara Kinzey, SVP of IT Store, Field and Corporate Support, The Home Depot. "Fujitsu U-Scan self-checkout software will help us accelerate delivery of business critical POS software changes to our stores. Taking advantage of the U-Scan self-checkout software architecture's flexibility means that we can better respond to changing business conditions, making us more efficient, competitive and responsive to customer needs."

Fujitsu U-Scan self-checkout software is an open platform that can run on other self-checkout hardware platforms. The software enables The Home Depot to make changes to their POS system and allows retailers to customize the platform for a unique and differentiated self- checkout experience. The software's unique messaging framework architecture allows the customer's POS to communicate directly with the U-Scan self-checkout software without complex and fault prone intermediate handlers or brokers.

The Home Depot is currently completing initial proof of concept pilot testing.