Retailer Moves to Oracle Retail Merchandising in Eight Months to Support 2013 Holiday Season and Aggressive Expansion
ORACLE INDUSTRY CONNECT, BOSTON - March 25, 2014
As retailers expand, effective merchandising and efficient store operations are critical to ensuring the customer experience and item performance translate to new marketplaces. C. Wonder is using Oracle Retail and has opted for a cloud software-as-a-service deployment that allowed them to shorten the implementation time, while offering best-in-class systems and supporting flexibility to grow.
C. Wonder leveraged Oracle Retail Merchandising System's best-in-class functionality to help avoid customizations and went live on the cloud solution in less than eight months. The rapid deployment enabled the company to have the system up and running in time for the 2013 holiday season and set a course for easier upgrades and greater long-term flexibility.
C. Wonder is using Oracle Retail to gain real-time insight into customer demand and category performance to calibrate day-to-day inventory, pricing, planning and financial operations.
Logic, a Gold-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), is providing the fully managed, cloud solution. Access to the proven implementation partner was a key factor in C.Wonder's decision to go with Oracle Retail solutions.
The implementation is part of a larger corporate initiative to deliver a consistent customer experience and to help ensure product availability while preserving margins as C. Wonder adds stores and caters to a loyal base of consumers.
This spring, C. Wonder will also implement Oracle Retail Stores Solutions to help improve reporting and operations, enable more sophisticated pricing and promotions across groups of stores, and help to bring new stores online faster.
"A rapid implementation was critical for our business," said Paul McFarren, Chief Information Officer, C. Wonder. "We selected Oracle Retail solutions because they are proven, scalable and flexible, which lets us focus our innovation on the retail business and most importantly, the customer experience."
"By leveraging the integrated suite of Oracle Retail solutions, C.Wonder is establishing a technology infrastructure that will enable it to delight customers, accelerate growth, and adapt quickly to new opportunities," said Mike Webster, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail.
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