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Ecuadorian retailer Corporación GPF deploys Oracle’s retail solutions

Published 15 May 2018

Corporación GPF, an Ecuadorian retailer, has deployed Oracle Retail Merchandising and Oracle Retail Warehouse Management to offer innovative health and wellness solutions to consumers.

Corporación GPF has expanded rapidly in recent years and recognized the need to replace its existing merchandising management, logistics and point-of-sale systems to position for continued growth across more than 600 pharmacies and convenience stores nationwide, three owned brands and $500 million in annual revenue.

GPF turned to Oracle with the goal of unifying business processes and democratizing access to data insights across their business to empower teams to make proactive business decisions and enhance the customer experience.

After analyzing various market solutions, GPF's leadership chose Oracle as the focal point of a transformational project after recognizing the ability of Oracle Retail solutions to adhere to business needs, integrate with existing systems and continued evaluation of best business processes.

Retail Consult, an Oracle Platinum level partner, drove the implementation of Oracle Retail bringing their industry expertise and demonstrated success in optimizing Oracle technology and best practices.

GPF technology and process director Fernando Jacome said: "Transformational products requires company engagement and the right partner for the success of the implementation.

"We have achieved success by creating multifunctional teams. Leaders must engage users from the beginning, allow enough time for testing, employ project governance, and rely on efficient risk management processes. With a clear mission established by the Executive Board, we created a culture of engaged and dedicated employees."

Oracle Retail Latin America vice president Carlos Victoria said: "We are proud to empower the operational transformation of Corporación GPF.

"With a full suite of Oracle Retail solutions, GPF now has increased visibility into out of stock inventory across stores and distribution channels and can more accurately plan and anticipate fulfillment needs."

Retail Consult partner Silvia Gomes said: "We are pleased to contribute with the ability to accelerate the growth of Corporación GPF through the implementation of Oracle Retail solutions, bringing well-structured processes and system integration.

Corporación GPF adopted a phased implementation starting with Oracle Retail Merchandising System and Oracle Retail Warehouse Management solutions and a second phase including Oracle Retail Xstore and Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management.

The project was supported by a diverse team with expertise in implementation, risk management, business process review and integration with legacy systems. With the completion of this project, GPF expects to optimize their core business processes and ensured data consistency across their enterprise.

In addition, achieve comprehensive visibility into out of stock inventory in stores and distribution centers, analysis of daily inventory deliveries to stores, perspective on automatic orders and the ability to synchronize inventory and logistics to the point of purchase.

GPF's successful implementation was built upon a foundation of C-level sponsorship from the Board of Directors and CEO, down through the key business managers and IT, operational and tactical levels; a clear mindset on the importance of technology to support sustainable and continuous growth and a visionary perspective of the transformational needs and investments in people and technology necessary to maintain leadership in a highly competitive environment.

Source: Company Press Release.