Versant Technologies implements Oracle at Zawya Retail

Versant Technologies recently implemented Oracke retail solution at the supermarket and convenience store chain, Zawya in UAE. Zawya implemented an extensive footprint of Oracle Applications in short space of time of only four months to support its growing business requirements as it spreads its reach across the UAE with 20 new stores by the end of this year.

The retailer is using the Oracle applications to ensure high levels of customer service by delivering consistent pricing and promotions throughout its store and home delivery network and by enabling the retailer to localise assortments based on customer demand.

“Our target was to develop and launch the Zawya concept within seven months. Investing in Oracle’s proven world-class systems, we have not only created a retail platform in this timescale, but have enabled the business to respond quickly to market opportunities and developed a strategic relationship to drive long-term benefits.” said Anil Verma, CEO, Zawya.

Zawya has completed two phases of a three-phase programme and is using Oracle Retail merchandising and stores applications, Oracle E-Business Suite Financials 12.1 and Oracle Database 11g to establish an integrated, flexible infrastructure that will grow with the business, make operations more agile and help maintain a lower total cost of ownership.  The final phase is scheduled to deliver Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management, Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System, Oracle Human Resources Management System and Oracle Siebel Loyalty.

Bhoopal Reddy, Retail Practice Head, Versant Technologies, said, “We are pleased to have been selected as Zawya’s implementation partner. The fact that Zawya went live with its first store in just four months reflects our demonstrated ability and absolute assurance to deliver a world-class Oracle Retail solution that meets expectations and aggressive growth plans.”

Zawya selected Oracle after evaluating competing solutions because it offered a single, integrated technology foundation to support a broad range of business activities, including merchandising, supply chain, loyalty and back office functions.

Commenting on the implementation, Will O’Brien, Vice President EMEA, Oracle Retail, said, “Zawya’s aggressive growth plans presented an exciting challenge for all involved in the implementation and we are delighted to have supported the launch of this dynamic new retail concept.”