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Tesco selects Microsoft Office 365 for social platform

BY Marianne Wilson

Redmond, Wash. – Tesco has chosen Microsoft Office 365 for its companywide collaboration and social platform. The U.K.-based retailer is committed to deploying Office 365 to its employees working at the company’s headquarters, in the field and in stores, across all its locations in Europe and Asia.

“We want to put technology in the hands of all our colleagues, whether in the store, distribution center or office, so they can create value for our customers,” said Mike McNamara, CIO, Tesco. “We see Office 365 as an important solution to help us continue to meet that goal.”

Office 365 enables a search functionality that quickly delivers access to experts, information and tools to help employees do their jobs, and it allows people to work more effectively together, regardless of geographic location. It also permits information to flow in a way that supports efficient decision-making by bringing relevant information directly to the user.

“Office 365 will serve as the portal for all Tesco employees, suppliers and colleagues, encouraging a cultural shift to more flexible ways of working," McNamara said. "This will allow our colleagues to engage with each other and deliver a great shopping experience on any channel, as well as encouraging colleagues to share, re-use, and reward ideas and expertise."

Tesco also sought to put in place an internal collaboration platform that was more than just a repository for documents. Instead, the company wanted to find better ways of communicating ideas and news to its multinational workforce.

"Office 365 will enable us to be a fully connected organization that works closely together, proactively shares knowledge, motivates loyalty and retention of employees, and encourages better working practices to ensure that we create value for customers," McNamara said.

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ALCO to deploy Revionics pricing solutions

BY Marianne Wilson

Abilene, Kansas — ALCO Stores and Revionics Inc. announced a multi-year partnership, which will support optimal pricing decisions throughout ALCO’s 217 stores.

Revionics Life Cycle Price Optimization solutions and Analytic Solutions will enable ALCO to design and execute regional, localized pricing initiatives, timing of markdowns, promotional pricing and analysis of customer market baskets and key volume items.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Revionics and expect their proprietary software to help us improve gross margins, increase average basket, and enhance returns for ALCO shareholders,” said Rich Wilson, president, ALCO Stores. “Over the next several months we will implement the Revionics technology, which we anticipate will lead to a positive impact on profitability later in fiscal 2014 and beyond.”

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DSW taps VendorNet as omnichannel partner

BY Marianne Wilson

Boynton Beach, Fla. — Designer Shoe Warehouse Inc., has selected VendorNet to provide ship-from-store and dropship management solutions.

VendorNet, a wholly owned subsidiary of GSI Commerce, an eBay Inc. company, is a provider of cross-channel fulfillment and supply chain technology. DSW will use VendorNet’s StoreNet Live to implement omnichannel retail capabilities, including brick-and-mortar store fulfillment for online sales.

Through StoreNet’s Ship-from Store offering, DSW’s fleet of 364 stores will be positioned as direct-to-consumer fulfillment locations. DSW will leverage store inventory and personnel to fulfill store and online orders, recapturing sales that would have been lost due to out-of-stock conditions. StoreNet will also enable DSW to sell-through select store merchandise at higher margins based on specific criteria such as end-of-life products. In addition, DSW is deploying VendorNet Dropship Manager to further enhance product assortment and availability for its customers.

“With today’s consumers being more powerful than the purveyor of goods, out-of-stocks are unacceptable; customers will go elsewhere,” stated Roger Rawlins, SVP e-commerce, and leader of omnichannel initiatives at DSW. “We want to offer our customers universal inventory availability which is central to our omnichannel mantra ‘any shoe, anywhere, anytime.’ Deploying StoreNet will be a major milestone in making this mantra a reality.”

Rawlins cited a number of reasons DSW selected VendorNet as its omnichannel solutions partner, including best practice guidance, speed-to-market, a simple and intuitive user interface for its store associates, and the unequivocal endorsement from existing top-tier retail clients.

“At the end of the day, we found that StoreNet is hands-down the best solution for our store associates. Plus, it’s the closest turnkey omnichannel solution in the marketplace requiring little to no customization,” commented Rawlins.

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