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SOURCE Retail Solutions Inc.
SME Suppliers to Benefit from the Same Actionable Intelligence Used Daily by the World's Top CPG Companies; Chicago to be the Home Base for RSi's Sales Group Dedicated to SME Accounts
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi), a global provider of cloud-based, Big Data analytics and real-time intelligence for the consumer-products industry, today announced its new retail reporting functionality tailored specifically for meeting the needs of the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market, bringing suppliers of all sizes the same actionable insights that more than 500 large CPG enterprises turn to RSi for every day. The RSi Chicago office will be home to the sales group focused on attracting and servicing SME customers.
The RSi Chicago staff will be joined by dedicated sales representatives in the United Kingdom and China to introduce the SME solution internationally. This group will be responsible for rolling out RSi's new offering tailored to provide companies with real-time visibility into its business health through a series of dashboard reports. The RSi SME solution gives small retail teams and/or individuals the ability to simplify and enhance the cumbersome daily reporting provided by retail portals to better address their most vital business needs ensuring that distribution voids, on-shelf availability, new product introductions and promotion execution have complete visibility down to the individual store.
"SME suppliers are under the same pressures as large suppliers but with fewer resources," said David Harker, Senior Director of Business Development located in United Kingdom for RSi. "Now suppliers of all sizes are able to drive supply chain efficiencies and sales through our turnkey solution which optimizes trading performance and addresses lost sales."
Every day, RSi processes billions of records from nearly 100 major retailers at 130,000 locations worldwide. Using its proprietary process, RSi collects, cleanses, harmonizes, and enriches this daily stream of consumer-demand signals and serves this information up via reports and applications designed to drive usability and action. Leveraging the science, algorithms and patented technology the company has honed during the last decade, RSi has developed a suite of turnkey reports for SME suppliers. Now SME suppliers can use RSi's market-leading solutions to execute and track the performance of key business drivers and better communicate and collaborate with retail partners.
The RSi Chicago office and SME operations will be led by Andy Mathews, Vice President of Sales for North America. The rapidly expanding Chicago office, now with 10 full-time employees, joins a growing list of offices throughout the world that RSi has opened to better service clients, address retail partner requirements and satisfy general market needs.
"We see tremendous opportunity to tap the SME CPG market both in the U.S. and abroad," said Andy Mathews, Vice President of Sales for North America. "Our presence in Chicago provides RSi with close proximity to many consumer-goods companies located in the American mid-west and offers a central hub for quick and convenient domestic and international travel."
About Retail Solutions Inc.
Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi) is a global provider of Big Data, predictive analytics for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. The company collects and transforms billions of data points on what shoppers are buying every day and makes it insightful and actionable for better tactical and strategic decision-making at the corporate level and in the field. RSi's innovation and competitive edge comes from the science, algorithms and patented technology that power its cloud-based solutions. The RSi platform is trusted by more than 500 global CPG companies including Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Diageo, Heineken, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, L'Oreal, Mondelez, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever to maximize product availability, uncover new opportunities, and drive sales. To learn more about the company, visit: www.retailsolutions.com.
April H. Burghardt
PR Consultant for RSi
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