Monday, September 1, 2014

#Bharti Retail selects #Accenture to implement SAP® Solutions for retail

Bharti Retail Limited has selected Accenture to implement SAP® solutions to enable the retailer to more efficiently plan, monitor and track the flow of merchandise and information throughout its supply chain.
Under the contract, Accenture will also implement advanced analytics, planning and financial solutions from SAP, designed to improve the speed of reporting across the organization. This will provide Bharti Retail with actionable business insights and lay a foundation for better decisions for operational and business planning.
“The retail industry today is facing challenges of poor consumer sentiments, supply chain inefficiencies and rising costs", said Raj Jain, MD & CEO, Bharti Retail Limited. “We believe that Accenture’s systems integration capabilities and deep retail industry knowledge, combined with its unrivalled understanding and experience in implementing SAP solutions, will help us simplify and strengthen the efficiency of our business operations and support our efforts to rapidly scale up our business.”
Avinash Vashistha, chairman and managing director for Accenture India, said, “Using advanced analytics and implementing a central planning platform will provide Bharti Retail the insights, flexibility and transparency it needs in its IT operations and supply chain, thereby helping the company to streamline its operations expenditure and improve its profitability.”
Bharti Retail currently operates 212 neighbourhood stores and compact hypermarket formats across 11 Indian states.