Argos Implements Reflexis Task Manager Across 700 Stores in 15 Weeks
Leading High Street Retailer Argos Implements Reflexis Task Manager Across 700 Stores in 15 Weeks to Improve Efficiency of Communication and Visibility of Task Execution
DEDHAM, MA–(Marketwire – August 10, 2009) – Argos, the number one general merchandiser retailer in the United Kingdom, has rolled out Reflexis Task Manager™ across its 700 stores. The Reflexis web-based solution has enabled Argos to communicate efficiently and effectively between corporate, field, and stores, improve planning, and benefit from feedback and real-time visibility into task execution.
“Argos purchased Reflexis Task Manager to improve the efficiencies of its business processes,” said Nick Skilbeck, IS Programme Manager.
“We selected Task Manager as, in addition to the proven system functionality, we were aware of Reflexis’s wide retail expertise and excellent reputation for delivering customer satisfaction,” said Doug Duffin, IS Manager. “The implementation was flawless in tight timescales, and we were all impressed with the team’s professionalism.”
“We are delighted that Argos is joining some of the world’s best known retailers that have increased sales, reduced costs, and gained efficiencies by implementing the Reflexis solution for Task Management,” said OP Choudhary, Head of Operations for Reflexis EMEA. “Argos wanted to roll out the system quickly in order to gain the maximum benefits as soon as possible. This was achieved extremely smoothly from the kickoff meeting to full implementation in 15 weeks.”
Argos is a unique retailer recognised for choice, value and convenience. It sells general merchandise and products for the home from over 700 stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, online and over the telephone. In the last financial year, Argos sales were £4.3 billion. Argos serves over 130 million customers a year through its stores. On average, 18 million UK households, or around two thirds of the population, have an Argos catalogue at home at any time.
Argos expects to add around 20 stores this year. Its Internet site, www.argos.co.uk, was the most visited high street retailer online in the UK in 2008.
Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.
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