Oracle Press Release

Indiska Goes Live with Oracle Retail, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion Middleware to Support Business Transformation


Rapid Implementation of Core Retail Platform Helping Fashion Retailer to Unlock Value within its Business

Redwood Shores, Calif. – June 28, 2010


News Facts

Swedish women’s fashion and home furnishings retailer, Indiska, has implemented a core retail platform based on Oracle Retail merchandising applications, the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 and Oracle Fusion Middleware in only nine months.
The go-live of the extensive Oracle footprint in Indiska’s 90 stores across Sweden, Norway and Finland is helping the Bohemian-inspired brand to support its drive for more profitable and sustainable business growth as it continues to expand in Europe.
Indiska chose to deploy the Oracle footprint in an accelerated implementation strategy, in order to deliver improvements to its business as quickly as possible, and worked closely with Oracle to achieve this goal.
In February, Indiska went live with the Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Release 12.  The new solution promotes shared services across the business and within multiple countries.  As well, the standard integration between Oracle Financials and the Oracle Retail applications was a key benefit as it reduced overall implementation timescales.
Implementation of the remaining Oracle footprint comprising the Oracle Retail applications and Oracle technology completed in March, nine months after the start of the project in May last year.
The selection of Oracle Retail Merchandising System, Oracle Retail Price Management, Oracle Retail Trade Management, Oracle Retail Sales Audit, Oracle Retail Invoice Matching and Oracle Retail Allocation has replaced legacy merchandising systems with a single, scalable infrastructure supporting a common set of retail processes.
In addition, Indiska has implemented Oracle Fusion Middleware components including the Oracle WebLogic Suite, Oracle WebCenter Suite and Oracle BPEL Process Manager to deliver further operational efficiencies through better management of the data exchanges between the Oracle merchandising environment and other legacy applications including its point-of-sale and warehouse management systems.
Indiska is also using Oracle Database 11g to further optimise performance and reliability.
Oracle became Indiska’s platform of choice in May 2009 because of its high-end retail specific applications, leading infrastructure software and integrated capabilities across a broad range of business activities.

Supporting Quotes

“Oracle is helping Indiska to focus on improving our business performance, streamlining and maximising the value of information flowing in and out of our business,” said Sara Björk, IT Director, Indiska. “Investing in world-class, proven systems to support our long-term growth strategy is a vital part of our development and Oracle is helping us to accelerate our plans.”
“Indiska’s aggressive growth plans presented an exciting opportunity for us to implement Oracle solutions quickly,” said Duncan Angove, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Oracle is helping Indiska to unlock value within its business that can support its transformation and expansion, and drive overall performance.”

Supporting Resources

About Oracle Retail

Oracle is the number one provider of innovative and comprehensive industry software solutions for retailers – enabling organizations to serve their customers better by applying insight into daily business decisions for more profitable results. With software that provides supply chain, operations, merchandising, store systems, optimization as well as enterprise applications and infrastructure software, Oracle partners with the world’s leading retail companies, including 20 of the 20 top retailers worldwide, to transform the economics of their businesses.

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