Retail Process Engineering (RPE) has announced a partnership with retail solution provider Silvon Software, Inc., to release a new, web-based business analysis software interface for retailers. As part of the agreement, the retail consultant firm will market Silvon’s Viewer interface for Performance Analysis by IDEAS, a client-server BI application for JDA Software Group’s Merchandise Management System. The new interface was designed to include mobile features to empower multi-channel retailers.
“Viewer for IDEAS will empower our retail customers to easily deliver scorecards, dashboards and reports to executives, line-of-business managers, store managers and numerous other stakeholders across their value chains,” said Rob Henneke, Executive Vice President for RPE, in a statement.
According to John Hughes, SVP of Sales and Marketing for Silvon, the Viewer for Performance Analysis by IDEAS interface includes Portal and Reporting Services functionality, implemented to allow customers to create business intelligence portals and custom reports without investing in other solutions. The solution is designed to support mobile computing, a growing trend developing among active business users. “This enables retail executives, managers and key suppliers to access information whenever they need it via their cell phones, tablets, netbooks and any other portable device that keeps them connected and on the move via the Web,” Hughes told Channel Marketer Report.
This new partnership is designed to help increase retail efficiencies across the board, according to Hughes. “At the bottom line, the Silvon–RPE partnership will give retailers greater visibility to performance across their value chains in a solution that’s simple-to-use and designed to meet the information viewing preferences of most any user,” he said.
Silvon Software’s partnership with RPE initially began in 1996, when Silvon formed a strategic OEM alliance with JDA Software to provide business performance analytics and data warehousing capabilities to retailers deploying JDA’s merchandising system. As JDA’s top American channel partner, RPE teamed with Silvon to roll out a web-based interface to the business analysis application for JDA customers.
RPE is a retail consulting firm that specializes in business process improvement, package selection, IT planning and systems implementation to provide innovative POS processes and supply chain solutions. The company also provides cloud computing services such as hosting, SaaS and managed services to retailers, and is a certified JDA Software Alliance Partner and Value Added Reseller.