News | March 3, 2010

Duane Reade Increases Store Management Floor Time With RedPrairie Site Manager

Source: RedPrairie

RedPrairie Holding Inc., a productivity solutions provider, announced recently that Duane Reade, a large drugstore chain in metropolitan New York, has rolled out RedPrairie's Site Manager™ – an enhanced user interface for RedPrairie's Workforce Management solution – at its more than 250 stores.

On January 18, 2010 in New York City, Duane Reade sponsored an event with their entire store operations team – over 275 employees, from store managers to senior administrators – that included a short training session illustrating the solution's capabilities.

"When we first saw the new user interface at RedPrairie's user group meeting, we recognized it could provide immediate benefits to our managers, and be implemented very quickly," says Chuck Newsom, Duane Reade SVP Store Operations. "We asked RedPrairie's development and services teams to work with us to implement the new Site Manager™ as soon as possible. We feel the feedback and adoption from our managers and users has been excellent, with administration time reduced by as much as 50%."

Duane Reade has already realized significant benefits attributed to RedPrairie's Workforce Management solution, and wanted to find ways to improve productivity for all store-level users. The company felt the new interface's action-oriented navigation and extendible framework would improve efficiency in daily workforce management operations, enabling managers to spend more time with customers and associates.

"Store and hospitality managers usually think in terms of actions that have to be fixed or addressed – not necessarily about how to use a specific software application," says Jon Lawrence, RedPrairie VP Product Strategy. "We developed our new interface to simplify the user experience and help our customers find more time to spend with their customers. We're very pleased to have a partner like Duane Reade as the first to take advantage of our solution."

About RedPrairie Corporation
RedPrairie delivers productivity solutions to help companies around the world in three categories – inventory, transportation and workforce. RedPrairie provides these solutions to manufacturers, distributors and retailers looking to reduce cost, increase sales and create competitive advantage.

With over 20 global offices providing services to over 34,000 sites in 40 countries, companies trust RedPrairie inventory, workforce and transportation solutions to deliver an immediate increase in productivity – with the flexibility to adapt as business needs change.

At RedPrairie, we understand today's operational demands and we're committed to delivering solutions that work. We're committed to delivering solutions for the real world.

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SOURCE: RedPrairie