International Fashion Retailer, REISS, Replaces Business Objects with BOARD

London, United Kingdom, July 10, 2010 --( Multi-national Fashion retailer REISS, has contracted with Retail Assist to implement BOARD to replace Business Objects and deliver integrated reporting, analysis, budgeting, merchandise planning and forecasting. REISS becomes the latest organisation in a growing portfolio of BOARD clients to oust Business Objects and other legacy reporting tools.

Hugh Raeburn, Head of IT at REISS, comments: “REISS is a constantly-evolving fashion brand, with a myriad of systems across the business. We wanted a single strategic solution to pull together information from all of our data silos. With BOARD’s unique solution, we can also manage the addition of new data sources quickly and easily, providing everyone with the same consistent view of information across the company.”

REISS chose to engage with Retail Assist, to implement the BOARD solution because of the company’s expertise in the retail technology sector and its experience in optimising the use of BOARD within the industry.

In addition to its UK presence, REISS has stores in the USA, France, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Ireland and China. It plans to grow its current estate from 90+ to 250 stores. As a springboard for greater efficiency and profitability and to support its expansion, the retailer needed improved visibility across the business that was more comprehensive and simpler to obtain.

BOARD’s simple ‘programming-free’ environment will support REISS’s desire for end- user ‘self- sufficiency’ giving business users the freedom to create their own reports with drill-down analyses. Furthermore, BOARD will also allow REISS to control and manage their Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting process thus creating greater efficiencies across the supply chain.

Dominic Policella, Managing Director BOARD UK, adds "Traditional Business Intelligence systems have dominated the Retail industry. Often these are difficult to use, disconnected from Corporate Budgeting & Planning processes and simply provide static reports, with little or no business analysis. I am delighted that REISS have selected BOARD as their single Performance Management platform and join a growing customer base of over 2500 clients worldwide."

About Reiss
REISS is a multi-national fashion retailer, with close to 100 stores across the UK, USA, Malaysia, UAE, Ireland and China. REISS is a growing fashion brand for both menswear and ladieswear looking to expand to some 250 stores.

BOARD is a global leader in the Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management space. BOARD has enabled over 2,500 companies worldwide to rapidly deploy BI and CPM applications in a single integrated environment completely programming-free and in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions. BOARD provides one accurate, complete view of an organisations information, fully integrated with its processes, uniquely linking performance from strategic vision to all levels down to operational detail.

About Retail Assist
Retail Assist is a leading retail-only solutions and services company. Working in partnership with UK and international retailers to provide them with integrated Supply Chain, Head Office and Store Systems, including the ‘Merret’ ERP application, plus managed services and solutions that reduce costs, optimise retail operations and support higher revenues.

Natasha Judge
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