As Retailers Reprioritise their IT Requirements, Fujitsu Announces a Range of New Partnerships
Fujitsu UK & Ireland
In order to provide the most appropriate solutions to meet these requirements, Fujitsu has selected the following four innovative and dynamic partners:
Enactor – a comprehensive suite of Web 2.0 online applications, systems and tools for multi-channel retailers which allow users to easily change and create applications to suit the business needs – without the need for a developer. The solution is intuitive to use and includes transactional, operational and planning applications. From the creators of Retail J, the most widely used retail store system application, Enactor provides a unique set of retail solutions that put the retailer in control.
InVision Software – enterprise-wide workforce management solutions enabling retailers to optimise their staff planning, scheduling and time-management processes. The solutions enable retailers to enhance workforce productivity and ensure better customer service, increased sales and reduced operating costs. Stores can create schedules that consistently deliver the best possible fit between customer flow and staffing levels, while complying with all relevant labour standards including work-life balance guidelines and employee preferences.
Mindstorm – patented technology that brings any surface or space to life by turning it into a multi-user intelligent, interactive touchscreen. With similar functionality and connectivity to the latest touchscreen smartphones, Mindstorm has many in-store uses including enhancing the customer experience with touchscreen checkouts, replacing static displays and catalogues with multiple interactive applications and turning store windows into a sales point to extend shopping hours by capturing passing trade.
Retail Manager – this highly successful retail specific task management application enables retailers to control operational processes centrally across all stores and channels, ensuring that store managers are focused on value-adding activities rather than clerical administration. The web-based system is intuitive to use and provides functionality for compliance management, communication, collaboration and real-time operational data collection, driving operational excellence.
Sarah Kellett, retail industry consultant at Fujitsu UK and Ireland, said: “Our four new partners all offer market leading solutions which address the core challenges retailers are facing. Working closely with these companies, Fujitsu will manage and support implementations for retailers from the initial analysis of the requirement through to service delivery. These partnerships reflect the pressing need to drive operational agility and excellence whilst offering retailers the opportunity to improve their customers’ experience.”
Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
In the retail sector, Fujitsu Services’ customers in the UK include The Co-operative Group, Vodafone, Mid-Counties Co-operatives, Royal Mail, Whitbread and Carpetright. In Europe its retail customers include La Rinascente (Italy), Auchan (France), The EDEKA Group (Germany) and Kesko (Finland).
Date: 09 December, 2009