Debenhams invest in Global Data Synchronisation with Kewill

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Kewill Systems Plc have announced that Debenhams, Britains Favourite Department Store, has exclusively selected the Kewill-Inovis Catalogue to achieve operational improvements through global data synchronisation (GDS).

The  Kewill-Inovis Catalogue is the retail industry's leading centralised repository of product information with over 100 million unique items.  

Debenhams has selected Kewill-Inovis Catalogue service to electronically synchronise product data, with its branded trading partners to deliver a number of key benefits to the business including;
 Improved Data Collection
 Reduced Item Set-up time and cost
 Reduced Item Maintenance time and cost
 Reduced communication costs
 Increased Data Accuracy
 Reduced Cycle Time
 Reduced Dump SKUs

The GDS initiative will also provide the data accuracy the business requires to move forward with other supply chain initiatives like RFID.

"We chose the Kewill-Inovis solution because of its experience supporting the retail industry's largest general merchandise and apparel trading communities," said Steve Kircher, Director of Information Technology at Debenhams. "With the Kewill-Inovis Catalogue we look forward to working with our trading partners to more effectively and accurately synchronise product information and ultimately drive increased sales and reduce time-to-market."

"In today's increasingly competitive retail environment ensuring accurate product information is crucial for industry leaders like Debenhams." said Jacquie Boast, Managing Director of Kewill Solutions Europe. "Kewill are at the forefront of delivering GDS solutions to the UK Retail market in partnership with Inovis, and we are excited to be leading the UK adoption with Debenhams and its supplier base.  GDS ensures accurate data flow between the retailer and their partners and will reduce the effort and costs of introducing and maintaining products in a retailers range.  Furthermore, it will play a major part in generating the return on investment from business efficiency projects such as RFID and VMI."

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