WE Fashion partners with third party to execute WINGS initiative

Breda, Netherlands As WE Fashion prepares to jump into its full-scale implementation of a new retail platform provided by Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle, the retailer is tapping the expertise of an IT partner to steer the installation.

WE Fashion’s WINGS project, an acronym for WE Implementing New Generation Systems, revolves around the addition of the Oracle Retail platform, infrastructure that will support the company’s expansion plans and the introduction of new services, such as e-commerce and franchising. By partnering with Reading, U.K.-based Wipro Retail, WE Fashion now has an IT partner that will help it integrate and maintain the technology.

Wipro Retail will implement the Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System and Oracle Merchandise System Version 13, which will encompass core merchandising, price management, allocation and import management.

These modules will be linked through Oracle’s Internal Integration Platform. The WMS will be synchronized with the merchandising solution, according to a company statement.

“WE Fashion recognizes the importance of deploying systems that will support our expansion long-term, and enable us to maintain an intimate understanding of customer demand,” said WE Fashion’s CIO Koen Aben. “We are looking to continue improving our results and to achieve this we need to have cutting-edge technology.”

The platform is on track to be fully installed by January 2010.

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