Matalan ponders legal action against IT firm

Retailer Matalan is considering taking legal action against IT consultants
who advised the company on a halted software implementation.

The company wrote off £20m over a software implementation that was intended
to revamp the company’s warehousing, distribution and point of sale systems, and
is considering taking legal action against consultants Kurt Salmon Associates
over issues with the technology.

During the implementation, the providers of Matalan’s legacy systems updated
the software products and the retailer decided to stick with its original

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