HDS Retail North America wins Microsoft Award for Excellence in implementing retail solution from Ideaca and TXT e-solutions

HDS Retail North America was one of the first companies in the world to go live with Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail and this award is evidence of the success of the industry solution.

HDS Retail North America is a leader in re-energising travel environments everywhere and has over 1,600 stores in 18 countries, covering 100 airpo rts and more than 500 railway & metro stations. The product range is large and includes anything from news and gifts, to specialty retail relevant to today's traveller. Well known brands include: Relay, USA Today Travel Zone, Virgin, Brookstone and Discover.

TXTPERFORM2008, the Demand Management solution from TXT e-solutions and global provider of supply chain management solutions to the retail, apparel and consumer goods industries, was implemented by Ideaca; TXT's preferred partner for the retail market in Canada. The solution was selected to help significantly upgrade Demand Forecasting capabilities and be the catalyst for moving to a centralised Replenishment model for HDS Retail's 75,000+ SKU's. TXTPERFORM2008 is part of an overall solution that uses Dynamics AX for Retail for merchandising, store operations, supply chain and finance. By partnering with TXT, HDS was also supporting their move to a wider business strategy of adopting a Microsoft based end-to-end Supply Chain solution.

"This tremendous achievement is a testament to Ideaca and TXT's commitment and focus to delivering value-based solutions to the Retail industry," said Mike Alkier, Managing Partner, Ideaca. "HDS was one of the first companies in the world to go-live with the Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail Solution. We are all proud to have worked with HDS on this award winning project and look forward to future success with them."

"We are delighted that TXTPERFORM2008 has delivered real value and ROI to HDS Retail North America and that they were recognised by Microsoft for excellence in a retail implementation. This is tremendous recognition of both the industry expertise TXT puts into the solutions and of the benefits that our solutions deliver. I look forward to furthering the already great partnership TXT has with Ideaca and HDS Retail into the future." Says Alexandria Rumble Global Product Marketing Director at TXT.


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