|By Business Wire||
|June 14, 2014 11:45 AM EDT||
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, today announced that it has won a transformational IT applications and infrastructure engagement from 7-Eleven, a leading convenience store chain, in Australia. The engagement is aimed at paving the way for an organisation-wide retail process re-engineering at 7-Eleven to enable it to launch new merchandise categories, improve the efficiency of existing merchandise categories, initiate real-time targeted promotions, and easily on-board new processes during mergers and acquisitions. All of these will result in an enhanced experience for the customers of 7-Eleven in Australia.
The integrated engagement includes the upgrade, migration and consolidation of 7-Eleven’s IT applications and infrastructure, which will help improve speed and agility of its go-to-market initiatives. Wipro will implement SAP® Business Suite powered by SAP HANA for this project, making this one of the first implementations of the SAP for Retail solution portfolio on the SAP HANA® platform across Asia Pacific & Japan.
The aim of this project is to improve business functionality at 7-Eleven through the deployment of a consolidated, real-time transactional and reporting infrastructure. Powered by the cutting-edge SAP HANA platform, it will also set the foundation for predictive customer analytics, to forecast and manage the retailer’s future business requirements.
Michael Peck, Chief Information Officer for 7-Eleven, said: “Wipro has been a strategic technology partner to 7-Eleven since November 2012, and is working with 7-Eleven to deliver a number of transformational technology projects. One of these projects is the implementation of new infrastructure so we can flex our development environments on demand to support multiple business initiatives. In addition, we are upgrading our current IT environment to run the latest versions of SAP software, including implementing SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. We are pleased to be working with Wipro on this project, which we anticipate will deliver positive outcomes for our franchisees and customers.”
Manoj Nagpaul, Chief Sales and Operations Officer – Asia Pacific & Japan, Wipro Ltd., said, “We are delighted to partner with 7-Eleven in Australia in their transformational initiative. Our focus has always been to enable business outcomes for our customers by leveraging new and disruptive technologies. 7-Eleven is the leader in its category, and this engagement will enable it to deliver a superior end-customer experience with every interaction and enhance customer loyalty. This win is a reflection of Wipro’s extensive retail experience, its strong partnership with SAP, and leadership position in the Australia market.”
Wipro has been present in Australia since 2001 and currently has over 1,200 employees in the country, servicing its clients. Wipro works with leading names in the banking, insurance, utilities, government, retail, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, oil & gas, natural resources and transportation sectors in Australia.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of 140,000 serving clients across 61 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.
About 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd.
7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd, Australia’s first choice in convenience, is a private company owned by the Withers/Barlow family. The company has a license to operate and franchise 7-Eleven stores in Australia from the US based 7-Eleven Inc.
The first Australian store was opened in August 1977. Today 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd. operates 600 stores in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.
Through its store network, 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd. conducts more than 178 million transactions a year, serving an average six customers per second, generating sales of approximately $3.4 billion.
Worldwide, 7-Eleven operates more than 52,000 stores in 18 countries, and is opening approximately six stores per day somewhere in the world.
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