Fast Retailing Extends its Relationship with Oracle to Support the Expansion of its Global Business Operations
Apparel Retailer Selects Oracle Retail and the Oracle Exadata Database Machine to Underpin International Growth Strategy for its Brands Including Uniqlo
NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION ANNUAL, New York – Jan. 11, 2011
As part of its strategic relationship with Oracle, Fast Retailing has selected the Oracle Retail Merchandising System suite of applications and the Oracle® Exadata Database Machine to support its international expansion strategy and future growth objectives.
Deploying Oracle will help Fast Retailing to create a complete, open and integrated IT infrastructure across all of the leading apparel retailer’s operations including its mainstay Uniqlo, Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse Tam.Tam and g.u.
Fast Retailing became an Oracle customer in 2003, to provide support for its rapidly growing domestic and international business model created through organic growth and a progressive mergers and acquisitions strategy.
The decision to upgrade Oracle Retail aims to deliver a standardized retail platform and associated process functionality, enabling Fast Retailing to centrally manage the demands of its global business of 2,200 stores.
Fast Retailing selected Oracle Retail to run on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine to help drive faster performance, lower operating costs, reduce risk and speed time to value.
“Fast Retailing requires a world-class retail platform to achieve our business requirements for strategic growth and we are pleased to extend our relationship with Oracle to support this next critical step,” said Makoto Toyoda, Global Officer for IT & Logistics, Fast Retailing. “We have found a proven partner in Oracle that will help us to drive significant value from our systems and ultimately help us to deliver our business and customer initiatives.”
“We remain committed to supporting Fast Retailing as it strengthens its competitive position in the dynamic and challenging international fashion sector,” said Craig Law, Vice President, Japan & Asia Pacific, Oracle Retail. “The Oracle Retail offering will help Fast Retailing to make insightful business decisions that benefit the entire organisation and promote long-term growth.”
Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open and integrated suite of business applications, server and storage solutions that are engineered to work together to optimize every aspect of their business. 20 of the top 20 retailers worldwide - including fashion, hardlines, grocery and specialty retailers - use Oracle solutions to deliver critical insights, improve business processes and drive performance. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com/goto/retail
About Oracle Exadata
The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto grids or private clouds. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure, and redundant. With Oracle Exadata Database Machine, customers can reduce IT costs through consolidation, manage more data on multiple compression tiers, improve performance of all applications, and make better business decisions in real time.
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