Zensar Technologies Launches SAP Retail Pre-Configured Solution at Retail Solutions 2007


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New release provides a portfolio of SAP applications that are tailored to the specific standards, processes and challenges of the retail industry

Birmingham, UK; 7th June 2007: Zensar Technologies, a leading global IT and business process outsourcing services provider, today announced the availability of its pre-configured application for retailers, based on the world-class SAP end-to-end solution. The new application enables Zensar to provide an affordable SAP solution for retailers looking for global reach with local expertise.

The pre-configured solution from Zensar is based on “SAP Retail”, a market leading solution tailored specifically for the retail sector. With the world-class backbone of SAP, Zensar’s pre-configured solution allows retailers of all sizes to simplify its near-shore and offshore operating processes by providing one integrated database, ensuring company wide adoption of best practice.

Gurdeep Grewal, head of Europe for Zensar Technologies, comments: “Adding the new pre-configured SAP application to our already established suite of retail products and services will enable us to provide the best of breed technology that is tailored to our individual customers’ needs, rolling it out across the markets and countries of their choice. With this customers can hit the ground running with the technology without a complete overhaul of current IT systems. It makes the whole process of adopting or upgrading to a new advanced SAP system easy and accessible wherever our customers need it in the world.”

Some of the key features of the solution include:

• Inventory management: flexible control and consolidated view of all stock movements
• Purchase management: order optimization, invoice matching, collective purchase orders
• Forecasting and replenishment: balance inventory costs demands with customer service needs using auto adaptive forecasting and alert systems to support automatic replenishment
• Merchandise and assortment planning: planning and execution processes that adapt to changing market conditions

These features provide retailers with the following benefits:

• Affordable access to the world’s leading retail solution (SAP) that is tailored to individual retail business needs
• Increased profits with price optimisation across the product lifecycle
• Reduced cost of goods with tighter supplier management
• Adherence to IT and retail legislation (ARTS, VICS, XML, etc.)
• Simplified operating processes through one integrated database

Zensar, whose European headquarters is in Slough, UK, now employs more than 3,800 people across 24 sites globally. By having key sites in Europe such as the UK, Zensar differentiates itself from other outsourcing companies by offering global delivery of services while at the same time giving its customers true local expertise and market knowledge. It provides a “basket” of services for retailers through its adaptable integrator approach which assembles the appropriate tools required to address individual retailers’ business drivers. The new pre-configured SAP solution is a further addition to the following categories of services that Zensar is currently offering retailers:

• Consulting
• Business Process Outsourcing & Optimisation
• Application Portfolio Management
• Enterprise Application Services
• Infrastructure Management

Grewal adds: “The strong relationship and solution we have built together with SAP demonstrates the confidence and trust it places in Zensar and its ability to provide the advanced technology on a global scale without compromising on SAPs high standards. Together we are providing retailers the ability to grow and innovate whilst maintaining and supporting daily operations.”

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