RedPrairie: Announces Adoption of BlueCube Enterprise Workforce Optimization Suite by Leading Specialty Retailer

Milwaukee , WI – RedPrairie Corporation announced today that Ann Taylor has selected Red Prairie’s BlueCube Enterprise Workforce Management suite to bring a more disciplined approach and process to resource and labor deployment in its stores.

The agreement leverages several BlueCube Enterprise Workforce Management components, including Forecasting, Optimized Scheduling, Dashboard, Business Process Workflows, and e-Learning Courseware, as well as the system’s Metric Reporting and Analysis components.

Scott Knaul, Director of Store Operations at Ann Taylor said, “We wanted a robust tool to help our managers deploy labor more effectively in response to client traffic in our stores. We evaluated a number of providers in this area and, following a successful pilot of the BlueCube Enterprise Workforce Management suite from RedPrairie, ultimately felt that they were the right partner for us.”

Comments Kim Eaton, President RedPrairie Retail Productivity Solutions division (formerly BlueCube Software) states, “Ann Taylor is an elite brand in women’s apparel, and serves a distinctive clientele. Their unique value proposition provides the type of leadership in the retail market that we look to further support with our workforce optimization toolset. We’re proud they’ve chosen RedPrairie as a business partner.”

Retailers headed to NRF 2007, in New York City , can engage Mr. Knaul in one-on-one discussion about Ann Taylor’s lab, pilot and implementation experience with RedPrairie’s BlueCube Enterprise by visiting the RedPrairie/ BlueCube Enterprise exhibit at Booth # 2205, or call Sara at 404-307-0295 to reserve a meeting.

About RedPrairie Corporation

RedPrairie is the world’s leading consumer driven optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 10 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of end-to-end (E2eTM) solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 25,000 sites worldwide for many of the world’s largest companies. With 21 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support.

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