Mi9 Retail is an enterprise software provider for large retailers. Based in Miami, Florida, Mi9 Retail also has offices in Pleasanton, California and Toronto, Ontario. The company’s namesake is inspired by MI6, the British intelligence agency, and its nine initial team members who formed it in 2001. The company offers a lineup of software that includes Mi9 Merchant (merchandising system), Mi9 Intelligence (business intelligence and retail analytics), Mi9 Foundation (structural integration framework), Mi9 Store (POS and back office solution) and Mi9 Mobile (mobile extensions of the aforementioned systems). UK natives Mike Burge and Roger Johnson were originally co-workers at MGB Computer Services, a UK-based software house founded by Mr. Burge, that designed commercial packaged software for the International Computers Limited marketplace. The company was later sold to Radius Plc in 1989. A partnership with Ernst & Young then led to the introduction of the team and its Unix-based OpenRSA (Open Retail Systems Architecture) product to clients in the United States and Canada, including Eaton’s, Canadian Tire, Kmart and CompUSA. During this time, 1989-1999, the company was based out of Milton Keynes in the UK, with an office in Toronto, ON.