Tesco builds purchasing power in central Europe with Enabler Wipro know-how

Leading international retailer, Tesco has selected IT and business services company, Enabler Wipro, as its integration partner to build centralised purchasing systems for its growing business in central Europe.

The new system, based on Oracle Retail, will enable Tesco to buy non-food items in bulk though a centralised purchasing authority that will allow purchase order generation, purchasing and supply chain decisions to be centrally controlled.

Chris Holmes IT & Logistics Director for clothing central Europe, Tesco said, Non-food is of growing importance to Tesco and we need systems that will enable us to offer best prices and service to our customers worldwide.

Enabler Wipro will be accountable for the functional, technical design and integration testing of the Oracle Retail applications along with the interface design received and sent by ORMS. Tesco will lead the overall programme and also be accountable for leading the business process and change management work streams.

Mike Davies, Head of UK Enabler Wipro, said, Tesco trusts us to manage projects and build systems that sit at the heart of their business. The new purchasing systems for Central Europe are certain to give them competitive advantage.

Enabler Wipro was strongly recommended for the project as an existing, key supplier to Tesco in areas that have included Tesco in a Box, promotions management, year end convergence and stock reconciliation.

About Tesco

Tesco is one of the world's leading international retailers. Since the company first used the trading name of Tesco, in the mid 1920s, the group has expanded into different formats, different markets and different sectors. 

The principal activity of the group is food retailing, with over 2,000 stores worldwide.

Tesco has a long term strategy for growth, based on four key parts: growth in the Core UK business, to expand by growing internationally, to be as strong in non-food as in food and to follow customers into new retailing services.

Tesco has a long term strategy for growth, based on four key parts: growth in the Core UK, to expand by growing internationally, to be as strong in non-food as in food and to follow customers into new retailing services.

Tesco employs over 360,000 people in its businesses around the world and aims to deliver a consistently strong customer offer on every visit and every transaction by focusing on the Group's core purpose: to create value for customers to earn their lifetime loyalty.

This core purpose is delivered through the Tesco values: no-one tries harder for customers and treat people how we like to be treated.

2005 turnover totalled 37.1 billion.

About Enabler Wipro

Enabler Wipro is an international IT and business services company that delivers measurable value to the worlds best-known retailers. The company works with retailers on their business and IT transformation programmes to achieve competitive advantage.

Enabler Wipros knowledge, retail and IT experience help retailers reduce risk when deploying critical projects. With an increasing worldwide presence, the company has over 300 employees and reached a turnover exceeding 30 million in 2005.

Enabler Wipro is proud to serve leading international retailers and wholesalers including Tesco, Nisa-Todays, Sonae, AVA, Esprit and Despar.

In 2006 Enabler became a part of Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) ,  the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services organization globally. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.

For more information, visit:  www.wipro.com and www.wiprocorporate.com and www.enabler.com

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