Reference Checks

By Joshua Weinberger Print this article Print

Retailers face an old dilemma: differentiating their wares from those of the company next door. Retek responds with a full menu of capabilities.

Reference Checks

Hudson's Bay Company
Gary Davenport
(416) 861-4677
Project: Canada's largest retailer has two separate deployments of Retek 7, but both flow into a single data warehouse.

Anitha Reddy
Operational VP, Application Devel.
(727) 872-1000
Project: Replaced all its core transactional systems five years ago, deploying Retek Merchandising System (RMS) and Active Retail Intelligence (ARI).

Container Store
Tom Birmingham
(214) 654-4913
Project: Dallas-based retail chain took on RMS 7 in 1998, and just recently purchased Retek's POS system.

The North West Company
Paul Smith
VP, I.S.
(204) 934-1561
Project: Canadian food merchandiser began looking at Retek back in 1995—deploying RMS 6.5 in 1997.

Best Buy Canada & Future Shop
Fred Poppe
Sr. Manager, Business Information
(604) 412-1853
Project: Consumer-electronics chains have three modules: RMS 7, Retek Demand Forecasting 10 and Retek Distribution Management (RDM) 9.2.

Bob Scholl
Distribution Services I.T. Manager
(814) 947-1620
Project: Regional convenience-store chain is using RDM 9.1 and Warehouse Management System.

Gander Mountain
ArMand Nelson
I.S. Manager, Business Systems
(952) 832-8636
Project: Sporting-goods chain is running Retek 8.0.3.

Doug Caldwell
(416) 263-5016
Project: Canada's top book retailer has begun replacing a seven-year-old Retek deployment with an SAP platform.

The executives listed here are all SAP customers. Their willingness to talk has been confirmed by Baseline.

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This article was originally published on 2003-06-01
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After being on staff at The New Yorker for five years, Josh later traveled the world, hitting all seven continents in a single year. At Yale University, he majored in American Studies, English, and Theatre Studies.

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