Agreement Enables Companies to Offer Complete Merchandising and Inventory Optimization Tools to Clients in North America and Europe
NRF 100th ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPO, NY. (January 10, 2011) – RBM Technologies, the leader in complete in-store visual merchandising management solutions for retailers, and RGIS, the world’s market leader in inventory and asset optimization services, have entered into a strategic reseller agreement. As part of this partnership, both organizations will resell each other’s software and services to provide their retail clients with a complete suite of merchandising, inventory and data management tools. Initial rollouts from this partnership are currently underway across several retail organizations.
“Retailers are faced with increasing pressure to be nimble and efficient in executing more frequent campaigns and product launches,” said Kevin Sterneckert, Research Director, Gartner. “As a result, they are looking for comprehensive solutions that enable them to manage both at the enterprise and at the individual store level, and more importantly, realize cost efficiencies in their merchandising and inventory planning processes.”
RGIS has granted RBM reseller rights to its Smartspace™ Data Collection products and services. This macro space-surveying tool allows RGIS to map a store using a team of highly trained professionals and proprietary tools. Using handheld technology, auditors are able to collect a detailed blueprint of the store, resulting in improved profitability.
“RGIS is a market leader in the retail sector with a worldwide network of clients and sales partners,” said Randy Greene, chief executive officer at RBM Technologies. “This agreement is another milestone for RBM as we continue to expand the scope of our services to offer retailers an unmatched merchandizing optimization solution. We look forward to offering RGIS's Smartspace™ Data Collection products and services in North America and Europe.”
RGIS will offer its clients RBM’s Visual Merchandising Manager™ (VMM) solution as part of an RGIS-branded product suite. This unique web-based system helps retailers cut the costs associated with marketing planning and campaign execution at the store level by optimizing the merchandising process. VMM offers retailers a centralized, dynamic platform that takes the guess work out of campaign strategy and execution – a process that is currently difficult to effectively manage across a large network of locations.
“With today’s highly competitive retail market, our clients are looking for tools that help them manage their store networks accurately and efficiently. RBM’s visual merchandising solutions offer retailers a sophisticated system for executing their in-store programs with accuracy and precision, and will no doubt complement the inventory and data optimization services we currently offer our clients,” explained Bruce Barkus, CEO at RGIS.
For additional information on RBM’s Visual Merchandising Manager™ (VMM) platform and the RGIS suite of inventory and optimization services, please visit www.rbmtechnologies.com and www.rgis.com.About RGIS
RGIS is the market leader in inventory, insight, merchandising and asset optimization solutions. With the leading global network across more than 40 countries, RGIS provides a full range of solutions, from inventory and data collection to compliance audits, space planning and supply chain. RGIS Smartspace™ solutions enable retailers to improve the profitability of their stores, boost revenues and margins and more effectively meet consumer demand. Smartspace™ initiatives provide support to leading global retail brands across multiple continents. To find out more about RGIS, please visit www.rgis.com or call 1-800-551-9130.
About RBM Technologies
RBM Technologies is the leader in complete in-store visual merchandising management solutions for retailers. The company’s unique web-based system cuts the cost of marketing presentations and drives revenue with market specific campaign planning and improved store level execution. Founded in 2000, RBM has helped some of the world’s largest brands including AT&T, Verizon, Harris Bank, T Mobile, O2 and Bell Canada, transform the way they manage in-store merchandising and marketing. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., RBM is led by a team of retail and technology visionaries who are redefining the concept of visual merchandising management through a unique set of solutions and services.
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