Ann Taylor selects RedPrairie Workforce Management suite

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RedPrairie announces adoption of BlueCube Enterprise Workforce Optimisation suite by leading specialty retailer

RedPrairie Corporation announced today that it will be rolling out its BlueCube Enterprise Workforce Optimisation suite at leading specialty retailer Ann Taylor during 2007. The system, which is designed to bring a more disciplined approach and process to resource and labour deployment in retail stores, was successfully piloted at the Ann Taylor Stores division in 2006 and will be rolled out company-wide in 2007.

The rollout will leverage several components of the Workforce Optimization Suite, specifically Forecasting, Automated Scheduling, Dashboard, Business Process Workflows, and e-Learning Courseware, as well as the systems Metric Reporting and Analysis tools.

Scott Knaul, Director of Store Operations at Ann Taylor said, We wanted a robust tool to help our managers deploy labour more effectively in response to client traffic in our stores and evaluated a number of providers in this area. Following the successful pilot of elements of the BlueCube Enterprise Workforce Management suite in our Ann Taylor Stores division, we came to the conclusion that a broader rollout was the right direction for our business and that RedPrairie was the right partner for us.

Kim Eaton, President, RedPrairie Retail Productivity Solutions division (formerly BlueCube Software) stated, Ann Taylor is an elite brand in womens apparel, and serves a distinctive clientele. They are leaders in the retail market, and we look to further support them with our Workforce Optimisation toolset. Were proud theyve chosen RedPrairie as a business partner.

About RedPrairie Corporation

RedPrairie is the worlds leading consumer driven optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 10 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of end-to-end (E2eTM) solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 25,000 sites worldwide for many of the worlds largest companies. With 21 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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