Atlanta—May 7, 2012—RedPrairie Corp., a global supply chain and retail technology provider, announced its 2012.1 product release which connects supply chain execution capabilities to the store and commerce sites so that retailers, manufacturers and distributors can achieve the greatest visibility and accuracy. Enhancements include new integrations; global labor standards compliance and enhanced support of industry standards such as GS1 barcoding requirements, VMI, VAT, GSIN, SSCC and others; and a new traceability offering. Advancements were also made to RedPrairie’s commerce, enterprise store operations, warehouse management and enterprise workforce management product suites.
“Our 2012.1 product release is designed to help retailers, manufacturers and distributors manage inventory with greater speed and accuracy,” said John Kopcke, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Development, RedPrairie. “New integrations between our solutions deliver unprecedented visibility between store operations and the supply chains serving them.”
RedPrairie Commerce Suite enhancements include a more robust, merchant-centric business user interface and the introduction of Store Center and Customer Engagement Management modules. Store Center brings the versatility and flexibility of all-channel commerce into the store by offering retailers an enterprise-wide visibility of inventory and orders; a 360-degree view of customer and product information; and an extensive range of cross-channel fulfillment options. Customer Engagement Management offers retailers the ability to track and manage loyalty programs across all selling channels. Additionally, with the 2012.1 release, the RedPrairie Commerce Suite is now available in a hosted model—Commerce Cloud gives retailers the flexibility to purchase either an on-premise or cloud-based version of the application.
RedPrairie Enterprise Store Operations enhancements enable site managers to access fresh item management, cash management, end of day, and other key process flows through a new role-based user interface. The new user experience allows for site managers to perform some tasks on an exception basis and others in a more streamlined fashion, increasing efficiency and saving labor. Additionally, POS management and fuel reconciliation tasks were also enhanced for more powerful internationalization capabilities and more flexible fuel management processes.
Enhanced RedPrairie Warehouse Management includes additional integration capabilities and user configurable workflows; extended GS1 barcode parsing to support various radio frequency picking methods; bulk allocation and bulk picking with configurable distribution workflows; streamlined receiving without order or trailer dependencies; the addition of more pick methods to support advanced cluster pick and cart position capture; and cycle count and adjustment by unit of measure breakdown.
RedPrairie Enterprise Workforce Management enhancements include a new scalable punch processing feature, a new rich text editor and an improved long-range labor planning capability for corporate planners.
- The new punch processing capability in the Time and Attendance module enables flexible punch rounding rules and significantly increases the volume of punches that can be processed without requiring an increase in the database server capacity.
- By adding a new rich text editor to RedPrairie’s Execution Management modules customers are able to leverage content from their business partners that existed in otherdocument formats such as MS Word.
- Corporate Planners can now leverage the exact same detailed store-level labor standards, drivers, constraints, and powerful engine that are used for weekly planning and execution to project their enterprise-wide labor spend requirements for the entire year. This capability increases accuracy of labor budget allocations, brings the power of the site specific bottom up labor model to long range planning, and helps to align execution requirements of stores to the enterprise labor budget.
The RedPrairie Traceability solution is a hosted offering that provides a complete electronic traceability chain of custody down to License Plate Number (LPN) level mitigating risk through timely execution, and giving companies a strong method for brand protection.
“Our new solution is a natural extension for us as it is built upon years of experience managing inventory, orders and data combined with our powerful visibility capabilities,” said Prashant Bhatia, Vice President of Product Strategy, RedPrairie. “Ultimately, we are providing end-to-end Enterprise Inventory Management and Enterprise Visibility offerings to our customers across multiple industries and geographies.”