RedPrairie finalizes SofTechnics acquisition

Supply chain software provider RedPrairie said it has finalized its acquisition of SofTechnics, a provider of retail enterprise services.
By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
January 10, 2011 - MMH Editorial

Supply chain software provider RedPrairie said it has finalized its acquisition of SofTechnics, a provider of retail enterprise services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Company officials said that bringing SofTechnics into the fold, with its portfolio centering on mobility-enabled Store Inventory and Price Management, Intelligent Store Ordering, Direct-Store Delivery and Master Data Management, serves as a “logical extension to RedPrairie’s E2E productivity suite, which focuses on managing end-to-end business processes for myriad sectors in retailing and manufacturing.

SofTechnics counts among its customers 24 of the top 75 U.S.-based customer chains and is known as a leading provider of mobile price and inventory management solutions for grocery and general retailers, said RedPrairie, whom added that this deal will provide RedPrairie customers with proven functionality that will benefit retailers with lower operating costs from advanced store inventory and labor management planning. SofTechnics has been in business for more than 20 years and in the retail market since 1996.

“SofTechnics will benefit from RedPrairie’s global brand recognition, large retail customer base, established corporate infrastructure, and experience in developing solutions on advanced architectures,” said Noel Goggin, General Manager, Retail, RedPrairie, in an interview. “The acquisition allows RedPrairie to further penetrate the grocery and general merchandise verticals critical to corporate growth plans and go-to-market strategies. SofTechnics offers many assets that further strengthen RedPrairie’s retail offerings including: proven functionality that complements our current solutions, a network of highly satisfied US-based retail customers, and employees who are retail subject matter experts.”

Goggin added that RedPrairie already has an established footprint in the grocery and general merchandise space. The continued functional expansion and enhancements of our retail platform widens the gap between RedPrairie and its traditional competitors, positioning the company favorably against larger, less flexible vendors.

“The continued functional expansion and enhancement of our retail platform allows us to provide customers with a broader and more flexible array of solutions for the challenges they face every day,” says Mike Mayoras, RedPrairie CEO, in a statement.

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RedPrairie finalizes SofTechnics acquisition
Supply chain software provider RedPrairie said it has finalized its acquisition of SofTechnics, a provider of retail enterprise services.

About the Author

Jeff Berman
Group News Editor

Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff joined the Supply Chain Group in 2005 and leads online and print news operations for these publications. In 2009, Jeff led Logistics Management to the Silver Medal of Folio’s Eddie Awards in the Best B2B Transportation/Travel Website category. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. If you want to contact Jeff with a news tip or idea,
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