Sonae's Retail Division Implements Business Assurance RAID From WeDo Technologies

Jan 11, 2010, 10:22 ET from WeDo Technologies

LISBON, Portugal, January 11 /PRNewswire/ -- WeDo Technologies, world leader in Business Assurance, announces that the retail division of Sonae has chosen WeDo Technologies' Business Assurance RAID software, to handle internal quality control processes and supplier's cost control.

The solution will import data from various platforms to a central repository, applying rules to identify errors or inconsistencies which will trigger actions and alarms and provide a range of analysis and reports.

"In our business, timely supply of information is essential, so it is very important to have a tool to pre-emptively detect and correct any anomalies that may arise. Business Assurance RAID will help us to reduce data transfer problems, control system configuration, and to optimize internal processes such as the consolidation of information for management. No less important is the fact that WeDo Technologies' solution will improve the control of transactions and provide quality assurance of information," says Manuela Oliveira, Sonae's Information Systems Director - Clients and Services.

According to Joao Valente, WeDo Technologies' General Manager for New Markets Development, "Sonae's retail division has decided to implement the Business Assurance RAID system mainly to accelerate the detection of delays or loss of information due to inconsistencies or gaps which occur in systems or processes. With this solution we believe that Sonae will make significant gains, since RAID provides a graphical interface that lets you design and configure the validation process, allowing you to analyse the corresponding results as the process runs."

During the implementation phase, which will take eight months, a team of four staff from WeDo Technologies will provide full training and support.

Sonae's adoption of the RAID system is in line with WeDo Technologies' strategy of broadening its approach to sectors of the market such as retail, finance and utilities through the Business Assurance concept.

Aligned with this strategy WeDo Technologies is attending NRF's Retail Big Show 2010 in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, until January 13th.

About Sonae

Sonae is a Retail company with two major partnerships in Telecom (Sonaecom) and in the Shopping Center Management business (Sonae Sierra).

As of December 2008, the group was present in 16 countries, employed 37.500 people (it is the biggest private employer in Portugal) and reached a total turnover of 5,3 billion Euro.

Sonae's strategic objectives are: international growth of its different business divisions, diversification of its investment pattern leveraging the strong asset base in Portugal and the pursuit of new business opportunities to support future value creation.

About WeDo Technologies

WeDo Technologies is the leading supplier of Business Assurance solutions for the Telecom, Retail, Finance and Utilities industries. Business Assurance RAID has been implemented across five continents.

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