RedPrairie introduces Performance Management to international retail & food service markets

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RedPrairie Corporation, a leading consumer driven optimisation company, has unveiled Retail Performance Management [RPM] for Retail and Food Service. 

Built on Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, RPM is a web based analytic reporting solution that leverages the wealth of existing information from RedPrairies retail and restaurant operations applications and seamlessly synchronises it with warehouse data, internal KPIs as well as industry benchmarks. All of which are displayed in an intuitive, user friendly interface.

RPM provides inherent integration with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 offering RedPrairie customers enhanced business intelligence tools to analyse retail and restaurant operations data. 

Microsoft continues to expand its partnerships with retail and hospitality solution providers, such as RedPrairie, which bridge the gap between people and the information needed to drive business success, said Bill Gonzalez, general manager of worldwide retail and hospitality industry solutions, Microsoft Corp. Todays announcement brings us one step closer to our goal of enabling facts-based decision support and superior performance across the retail enterprise.

According to Joe Koss, CFO for Culver Franchising System, Inc., Using RedPrairies RPM, Culvers has been able to bring together the KPIs that we use to monitor and drive our business into a single easy to use interface.  We have even been able to gain new insights into a key corporate service levels strategy by analysing information coming from our point-of-sale system.  Looking into the future, we plan to deploy RPM into our corporate SharePoint extranet site which will allow us to share pertinent information with even more of our employees and franchisees.  

Retail Performance Management Solution Details and Benefits

Developed for business decision-makers field operations and marketing personnel, RPM for Retail and Food Service integrated with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 puts the data and business rules for business intelligence on a centrally managed server and makes scorecarding, analytics and the entire performance management cycle much easier and less time-consuming. Retail Performance Management offers many unique advantages:

Interactive dashboards that zero-in on relevant data. Retail Performance Management uses powerful Web-based visual dashboards that can be delivered to individuals based on their organisational role and location.  The embedded Scorecards can contain KPIs and links to charts, tables and reports, allowing the business user to easily navigate to the relevant information.

Based on a strong analytical foundation.  Retail Performance Management includes OLAP analysis that integrates with Microsoft Excel 2007 for fast, easy to use, ad hoc reporting.

In addition, it provides visibility into business operations and factors impacting the business that allow for more flexibility and timely decision making.

Low total cost of ownership. Retail Performance Management can be deployed as a secure, Hosted/SaaS solution that allows for rapid implementation. RedPrairies Hosted services have a proven 99.9% historical total system availability.

 

About RedPrairie Corporation

RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven optimisation company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 10 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 25,000 sites worldwide for many of the worlds largest companies.

RedPrairies E2e solutions synchronise people and products throughout the customer buying cycle to ensure goods reach the right place at the right time. At the point of sale, this means consumers have access to desired products and that the store is staffed with the right people to help them make their purchases. In the production cycle, it means suppliers and manufacturers time and synchronise shipments and production based on demand signals from the retailer. And in the back room of the store, it means having the least amount of inventory, solving the last yard problem of the retail supply chain.

With 20 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support. 

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