2022 PRA Magazine Retailing Magazine 1st Quarter Edition - Page 22

METRO RETAIL STORES GROUP INC MIGRATES THEIR APPLICATIONS TO CLOUD IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC WITH THE HELP OF ASPIRE SYSTEMS
ETP GROUP ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ORDAZZLE , AN E-COMMERCE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM
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METRO RETAIL STORES GROUP INC MIGRATES THEIR APPLICATIONS TO CLOUD IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC WITH THE HELP OF ASPIRE SYSTEMS

Metro Retail Stores Group Inc reduces its operational costs through cloud migration with Aspire Systems . Metro Retail Stores Group Inc is a leading operator of department stores and hypermarkets in the Visayas region of the Philippines . In 2019 , Metro was awarded ‘ Retailer of the Year ’ at the Outstanding Filipino Retailer ( OFR ) Awards .
Rex Jun Cabanilla , Chief Technology Officer , said , “ We were ready for a technology upgrade for hardware systems and before doing that we were looking for alternatives other than moving to on-premises again . We approached specific vendors , and were impressed by the technology solutions by Aspire . They offered a safer migration approach this is a testament to their solid expertise ( sic )” scale implementation project and like any large scale implementation project it wasn ’ t without its own challenges , but what made us overcome these challenges are the transparency and close cooperation between the Metro and Aspire teams ,” said Sir Rex Jun Cabanilla , Chief Technology Officer .
After carefully planning the roadmap with consistent milestones for this project , the project was completed in 7 months . Metro Retail Groups Inc . achieved significant reductions in IT spend just after months of go-live and made cloud their superpower .
“ We have this sense of comforting assurance that complex transformation projects can be realized even in the midst of the pandemic ,” said Sir Rex Jun Cabanilla .
Whether it was eliminating hardware support or reducing operational costs , Metro was able to unwind from these workloads and took the next exciting step in accelerating their enterprise-wide modernization activities with Aspire . If you want to move workloads and applications to cloud and missing that starting point , do contact Aspire Systems at info @ aspiresys . com or visit website at www . aspiresys . com / retail
Cloud migration requires careful planning and execution . As part of their transition , Metro had chosen 23 tightly coupled Oracle applications that had to be migrated to AWS cloud . “ This is a large

ETP GROUP ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ORDAZZLE , AN E-COMMERCE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

The integrated platform enables multi-channel e-commerce businesses to streamline their complex workflows , eliminate errors , ensure SLA compliance , and scale operations , all in one place .
Asia ’ s leading omni-channel technology solutions company , ETP Group launches its cloud-native e-commerce management platform , Ordazzle . It is built on a microservices architecture that helps e-commerce and omni-channel businesses achieve their true potential .
Ordazzle comprises of six components that work smoothly together , namely : Product Information Management , Smart Order Management , Inventory Management , Logistics Management ., Marketplace Management , and API Management .
Using these modules , Ordazzle synchronises with a multitude of marketplaces , webstores , and logistics providers to help smartly manage any size of e-commerce business . Ordazzle helps manage new products and catalogues with flexible attributes , images , videos , inventory , promotions , and price updates . Handling many nodes across countries and allocating and routing orders to the right nodes , Ordazzle ensures that the right products reach the right customers at the right time & cost .
For more information about Ordazzle , please visit www . ordazzle . com .
Neev Ahuja Director – Sales & Marketing , Ordazzle
“ Ordazzle is the result of an exhaustive domain experience of ETP that stems from the successful execution of over 500 enterprise software projects across 35,000 + stores for 300 + brands in last three decades . As the retail environment is digitally transformed , we are seeing an increasing need to centrally manage and unify retail ’ s digital and physical presence while driving efficiency and reducing efforts and costs . Ordazzle addresses this need inherently and helps redefine the e-commerce management experience .”
Veer Ahuja Director – Solution Architecture , Ordazzle
“ Ordazzle helps e-commerce brands and businesses to make data-driven decisions to fulfill orders , make consistent product information available , manage stocks , and drive promotions accurately and effectively . With Ordazzle ’ s industry-best multi-platform integration , e-commerce businesses can streamline their complex workflows across their e-commerce channels in real-time , sync inventory , manage logistics , and more importantly , and meet all the SLAs to elevate their e-commerce management , all from one platform .”
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