Performance Management for Food operators

Consumer driven optimisation company RedPrairie has unveiled its Retail Performance Management™ [RPM] for Food Service.

Built on Microsoft® Office PerformancePoint Server 2007, RPM is a web-based analytic reporting solution that leverages the wealth of existing information from RedPrairie’s restaurant operations applications and seamlessly synchronises it with warehouse data, internal KPI’s as well as industry benchmarks. All of which are displayed in an intuitive, user friendly interface.

RPM provides inherent integration with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 offering RedPrairie customers enhanced business intelligence tools to analyse restaurant operations data.

“Microsoft continues to expand its partnerships with retail and hospitality solution providers, such as RedPrairie, which bridge the gap between people and the information needed to drive business success,” says Bill Gonzalez, general manager of worldwide retail and hospitality industry solutions, Microsoft Corp.

“Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to our goal of enabling facts-based decision support and superior performance across the retail enterprise.”

According to Joe Koss, CFO for Culver Franchising System, Inc using RedPrairie’s RPM has enabled Culvers to bring together the KPI’s that it uses to monitor and drive its business into a single easy to use interface.

“We have even been able to gain new insights into a key corporate service levels strategy by analysing information coming from our point-of-sale system,” Koss says.

“Looking into the future, we plan to deploy RPM into our corporate SharePoint extranet site which will allow us to share pertinent information with even more of our employees and franchisees.”

Retail Performance Management Solution Details and Benefits

Developed for business decision makers, field operations and marketing personnel, RPM for Food Service integrated with Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 puts the data and business rules for business intelligence on a centrally managed server and makes scorecarding, analytics and the entire performance management cycle much easier and less time-consuming. Retail Performance Management offers many unique advantages:

Interactive dashboards that zero-in on relevant data – Retail Performance Management uses powerful Web-based visual dashboards that can be delivered to individuals based on their organizational role and location. The embedded Scorecards can contain KPI’s and links to charts, tables and reports, allowing the business user to easily navigate to the relevant information.

Based on a strong analytical foundation – Retail Performance Management includes OLAP analysis that integrates with Microsoft Excel 2007 for fast, easy to use, ad hoc reporting. In addition, it provides visibility into business operations and factors impacting the business that allow for more flexibility and timely decision making.

Low total cost of ownership – Retail Performance Management can be deployed as a secure, Hosted/SaaS solution that allows for rapid implementation. RedPrairie’s hosted services have a proven 99.9% historical total system availability.

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