MUNICH, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Axiros, a leader in device management and IoT solutions for service providers, enterprises, and OEMs, and Grupo Exito (Almacenes Exito S.A.), the largest retail company in Colombia, today announced that Axiros will provide 600 of Exito's department stores with a sophisticated management and monitoring platform to handle all of its multi-vendor equipment for its retail store chain.
Exito will use the Axiros AXPERIENCE® IoT Suite to control the switches, access points, kiosks, barcode readers, barcode printers, tablets, and other network devices inside the retailers creating a state-of-the-art IoT environment. By monitoring and managing all of these devices on the same platform, Exito is able to optimize their operations and maximize their efficiencies better than ever, saving resources and reducing costs.
"Exito Group has decided to implement Axiros AXPERIENCE IoT Suite to manage and provision our devices in stores and warehouses," said Erika Torres Carrasquilla, Exito's Project Manager. "Axiros AXPERIENCE is a platform that is integrating devices from different technologies and suppliers, allowing us to streamline our business processes and have safer equipment configurations in the data network. It also provides remote management of equipment, management of customized alerts, and we can graphically identify their status, allowing preventive actions and reducing service time and point of sale support."
She continued, "We expect to achieve significant savings in the cost of implementation, maintenance and support of our inventory of geographically distributed technologies such as switches, access points, kiosks, barcode readers, barcode printers, tablets and other network devices. We are convinced it will be a successful project and will result in significant benefits for our IT Department and the entire Organization."
"We agree: Exito's IT department, internal support team, store employees and customers will see a tremendous improvement in process and quality of service with the introduction of the Axiros IoT platform," added Kurt Peterhans, CEO of Axiros. "Extending Axiros' device management and monitoring to retail was a logical fit for us, and Exito is proof that when executed as part of a well-designed IoT strategy, excellent results can be achieved for all involved."
"We had a desire to help our clients roll out IoT but faced an unfulfilled need for a robust underlying solution," added Sergio Luna, ITS Infocom Country Manager Colombia. "The Axiros IoT Suite, AXPERIENCE, is the tool for which we (and many enterprises) have been waiting. With its multi-vendor support and extensive customization options, AXPERIENCE provides us with the perfect solution to address the retail and enterprise markets in all countries in which ITS Infocom has a presence, and it was ideal for Exito's needs."
ITS Infocom is Axiros' local sales/reseller and support channel for Colombia, and other Central American countries and will provide pre- and post-sales support to Exito.
As further proof to Axiros' leadership in the IoT market, it was also recently recognized as one of five global 2015 Cool Vendors in IoT by Gartner, and CIOReview chose Axiros as one of its 20 Most Promising M2M Solution Suppliers.
For more information about Axiros or its IoT products, please visit the company's website.
About Grupo Exito
We are a business corporation, leader in the retail business in Colombia with 537 stores in the country in addition to the 54 stores in Uruguay. We develop an Omnicanal strategy in which the customer is at the center and decide what, how, when and where to shop. It's multi-brand, multi-format, multi-industry and multi-business strategy that employs 41.000 people under our brands Exito, Carulla, Surtimax and Super Inter, and through the different businesses and industries that we manage.
The Axiros AXvantage: Any protocol, any thing, any service – at any time. As a recognized leader in TR-069 and device management, Axiros successfully transitioned into the Internet of Things, and was recently awarded as a 2015 Gartner Cool Vendor in IoT and a CIOReview selection for Top 20 M2M Solution Providers. Axiros now provides software solutions and platforms to service providers and equipment manufacturers worldwide to manage and IoT-ize devices. By offering open, scalable, and modular device and service management solutions for fixed and mobile networks, Axiros solutions have been adopted by nearly 200 of the world's telecom service providers and operators and an increasing number of OEMs. Axiros manages the bridge between information technology and operations technology, allowing for complete IT/OT integration. Distinguished by domain expertise and innovation, coupled with best-in-class software design, Axiros uniquely delivers the robust management capabilities and solutions its customers need today and in the future as the demand and complexity associated with new services grows.
Founded in 2002, Axiros has sales and service offices located in Aarau, Boston, Lisbon, Milan, Sao Paolo, Singapore and development centers in Germany and Russia – so as needs change, Axiros will always be close by to deliver. http://www.axiros.com @axiros1