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Galleria Retail Technology Solutions, the leading provider of retailer and supplier category optimization solutions and consulting services, now offers flexible deployment options for its entire family of solutions. In addition to the more traditional behind-the-firewall client server installations, Galleria can provide each solution as a hosted service, a rapidly-deployed desktop solution, or as a pure consulting service.
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“We remain the leaders in customer centric optimization, and increasing our deployment process results in increased speed to benefit our customers. The options for the retailers and suppliers are not in any way binary; the various combinations can be mixed and matched to best suit the needs of the customers. For example, a hosted solution may be adopted during a client server implementation to provide almost instant business benefit and return on investment during the implementation phase, alternatively the customer may wish to avoid any investment in infrastructure by permanently hosting a solution. A supplier on the other hand may be best suited to having our experienced team of consultants deliver the results on a project by project basis in preference to operating any solution in-house.” said Ian Duncan-Lewis, CEO, Galleria.
“With our flexible deployment methodologies, retailers and suppliers can start to see benefits and subsequent payback within five to seven days”. Duncan-Lewis notes that the flexible deployment methodologies will also allow new and existing customers to implement pilot projects more quickly without the need to install an expansive technology infrastructure to support it – and the costs associated with it.
Galleria’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Humphreys comments that any of Galleria’s solutions can be installed on desktop or laptop computers, no SQL server is required and each user maintains his/her own data on their own desktop – with sharing made possible through exporting data.
“A desktop edition can connect to Galleria Foundation Services via a connector allowing for greater involvement in collaborative projects, along with access to shared data and projects. If a retailer or supplier wants a Strategic Assortment solution for example, they only require a desktop computer. The information will be at their fingertips, and Galleria will provide all the required technology to get the retailer started.” Mike Humphreys, CTO, Galleria
Humphreys adds that the hosted, desktop or consulting approach will enable small-to-midsize retailers to enjoy the extensive proven benefits from using Galleria’s software solutions.
“If a retailer or a supplier doesn’t have a high level of IT support, or the budget to implement a major project, they can now get value out of our entire suite of products,” Humphreys said. “In short, the various deployment options provide Galleria’s current and potential customers with more flexibility than ever before.”
The flexible deployment options are available for Galleria’s entire suite of retail solutions, including Demand Intelligence, Behavioural Clustering, Analysis and Reporting, Assortment Optimization, Macro Space Optimization, Micro Space Optimization, Manual Space Planning, Promotions Optimization and Planning Information and Delivery.