CANADIAN TIRE DEPLOYS SOFT SOLUTIONS TO HELP IMPROVE BUSINESS
“Canadian Tire has a strong legacy of customer marketing and merchandising innovation, and our technology solutions have to support our business focus. Soft Solutions has demonstrated to us that their product capabilities can help meet the complex marketing and merchandising information system demands of our organization.”
Andy Wnek Senior Vice President & CIO,
In 2006, CTR chose Soft Solutions from among brand name competitors including Oracle and IBM as their sole IT provider to manage and implement their Marketing Change Program. A progressive decision made to focus on centralizing their legacy systems, reduce their operational costs and ultimately increase their market share.
To achieve its business goals, CTR's Marketing Change Program objective included implementing new business processes and IT improvements to better face new business challenges, while replacing old legacy and standalone applications. The project implementation included delployting Master Data Management and Merchandising Business Suite modules.
The implementation project zoned in on many areas within CTR's Merchandising department, for example, to centralize and preserve the single version of retail data, minimize data management costs, optimize sourcing, improve assortment, manage pricing and promotions, and reverse flow of merchandise.
“CANADIAN TIRE IS ONE OF CANADA'S MOST-SHOPPED
GENERAL RETAILERS WITH 1,700 RETAIL AND GASOLINE OUTLETS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.”
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Soft Solutions Suite
- Retail Collaboration Suite (GDSN/GS1, DataSync, e-Documents: RFI, RFQ, e-Invoices,…)
- Retail Operations Supply Chain Suite (Replenishment & Daily Store activities)
- Analytics Business Suite (Analytics, Forecasting and Modeling Simulations)
- Master Data Management Suite (Consolidated Information, ‘Single Version of the Truth')
- Merchandising Business Suite (Deals, Assortments, Promotions, Pricing, Space Planning)
- Kernel Execution Suite (Security, Workflow, Integration, Language translation, Reporting)