RedPrairie Corporation, a consumer driven Optimisation Company, has released its in-house hosting services for StorePerform Workbench solution.
The hosting option enables companies to deploy the store execution management application more quickly, with lower up-front capital expense and reduced IT personnel needs to support the application.
The on-demand hosted model places tier-one store execution management capabilities within the reach of smaller retailers and offers an alternative, cost-effective solution for larger companies.
According to RedPrairie’s Retail Productivity Solutions, in addition to bringing store execution management to a broader scope of new customers, its current StorePerform users also see the value of the hosted model.
Following a recent acquisition by RedPrairie, it is already able to offer one of its specialty retail customers the benefit of accelerating its implementation from months to weeks at reduced capital expense to its IT department.
With two industrial-strength data centres, including one dedicated to the European, Middle East and Asia regions, RedPrairie provides proven software as a service (SaaS) solution for many of the Global Top Fifty, in addition to midsize and smaller companies.
RedPrairie’s full suite of hosted applications covers retail operations from end-to-end, including StorePerform, BlueCube Enterprise, and RedPrairie solutions.
Through its BlueCube Enterprise product, RedPrairie was on the vanguard of the software as a service movement hosting its live subscription-based customer as early as 2000.
According to RedPrairie’s Retail Productivity Solutions, as such, RedPrairie has a mature processes and infrastructure to meet the integration, security, change management and support requirements of customers of all sizes and shapes.
According to RedPrairie’s Retail Productivity Solutions, by adding StorePerform's world-class store execution management platform to its growing suite of hosted applications, RedPrairie continues to lower the costs of implementing its end-to-end consumer driven optimisation suite and to allow its customers to focus on business process improvement instead of basic IT execution.
RedPrairie’s hosted offerings are available with modular subscription pricing, so customers only pay for the parts of the applications necessary for their operations.
Services offered with hosting include disaster recovery, maintenance, IT administration and integration services.
Companies can also migrate from a hosted or SaaS agreement to a traditional license down the road, if that model better meets future needs.
Additionally, RedPrairie offers an easy migration path from release to release, with RedPrairie staff managing upgrades rather than a customer’s internal IT staff.