Williams-Sonoma Leveraging Information With Evoke Software

Retailer Gets Boost in System Upgrade Efforts



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Evoke Software Corporation

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams-Sonoma Inc. has purchased
 data analysis software from Evoke Software(R) Corp. to help the retail giant
 better leverage its data assets.
     "We selected Evoke Software to help us evaluate new software applications
 and integrate them into our managed data environment for maximum gain," said
 Linda Bronson, director of information resources and architecture at
 Williams-Sonoma.  "Evoke will help us complete our system upgrades and data
 migrations faster and with greater confidence."
     Williams-Sonoma purchased the software as part of an overall effort to
 upgrade its core systems such as order management, inventory management,
 marketing and warehouse management.  The company will rely on Evoke Software
 to analyze the quality of its data prior to any conversion efforts related to
 the implementation of newly acquired or developed systems.  Evoke Software
 will aid in accelerating implementation timelines by catching data errors
 early in the development life cycle.
     Evoke's software will serve as the cornerstone technology of
 Williams-Sonoma's corporate data strategy.  The software will enable
 Williams-Sonoma to gain a complete and ongoing understanding of its corporate
 data structure and content and will facilitate the development of strategies
 and procedures for effectively managing its data in the future.
     Williams-Sonoma selected Evoke after a competitive process because of the
 software's unique ability to discover hidden data problems by analyzing the
 precise quality, structure and content of each row and column in multiple,
 disparate databases.  Such detailed data understanding would have taken too
 long to perform manually.  Evoke will shorten the timeline by automating the
 process.
 
     About Evoke Software
     Evoke Software is the world leader in accelerating successful e-business
 integration with corporate operational systems.  Evoke's infrastructure
 solutions are being used across the enterprise at Global 2000 companies to
 speed the process of analyzing and understanding corporate data, ensuring
 successful integration for e-business, CRM, ERP, and data warehousing
 implementations.  Evoke's customer list includes such companies as
 ABN AMRO Bank, AT&T, AXA Financial, Fleet Financial Group, General Motors,
 GTE Wireless, Lloyds TSB Group, and Toyota USA. Evoke also has strategic
 partnerships with major systems integrators, including CAP Gemini Ernst
 & Young, CSC, IBM, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Based in San Francisco,
 California, Evoke has sales and support offices throughout the United States
 and in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.  Evoke is a private company
 funded by premier investment firms.  For more information, please contact
 Evoke Software at 877-386-5379 or visit the company's website at
 www.evokesoft.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Harvey of Nadel Phelan Inc., 831-440-2404, or
 tom@nadelphelan.com, for Evoke Software Corporation; Andrew Carothers of
 Evoke Software Corporation, 415-537-9161, or acarothers@evokesoft.com.
 
 

SOURCE Evoke Software Corporation
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams-Sonoma Inc. has purchased
 data analysis software from Evoke Software(R) Corp. to help the retail giant
 better leverage its data assets.
     "We selected Evoke Software to help us evaluate new software applications
 and integrate them into our managed data environment for maximum gain," said
 Linda Bronson, director of information resources and architecture at
 Williams-Sonoma.  "Evoke will help us complete our system upgrades and data
 migrations faster and with greater confidence."
     Williams-Sonoma purchased the software as part of an overall effort to
 upgrade its core systems such as order management, inventory management,
 marketing and warehouse management.  The company will rely on Evoke Software
 to analyze the quality of its data prior to any conversion efforts related to
 the implementation of newly acquired or developed systems.  Evoke Software
 will aid in accelerating implementation timelines by catching data errors
 early in the development life cycle.
     Evoke's software will serve as the cornerstone technology of
 Williams-Sonoma's corporate data strategy.  The software will enable
 Williams-Sonoma to gain a complete and ongoing understanding of its corporate
 data structure and content and will facilitate the development of strategies
 and procedures for effectively managing its data in the future.
     Williams-Sonoma selected Evoke after a competitive process because of the
 software's unique ability to discover hidden data problems by analyzing the
 precise quality, structure and content of each row and column in multiple,
 disparate databases.  Such detailed data understanding would have taken too
 long to perform manually.  Evoke will shorten the timeline by automating the
 process.
 
     About Evoke Software
     Evoke Software is the world leader in accelerating successful e-business
 integration with corporate operational systems.  Evoke's infrastructure
 solutions are being used across the enterprise at Global 2000 companies to
 speed the process of analyzing and understanding corporate data, ensuring
 successful integration for e-business, CRM, ERP, and data warehousing
 implementations.  Evoke's customer list includes such companies as
 ABN AMRO Bank, AT&T, AXA Financial, Fleet Financial Group, General Motors,
 GTE Wireless, Lloyds TSB Group, and Toyota USA. Evoke also has strategic
 partnerships with major systems integrators, including CAP Gemini Ernst
 & Young, CSC, IBM, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Based in San Francisco,
 California, Evoke has sales and support offices throughout the United States
 and in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.  Evoke is a private company
 funded by premier investment firms.  For more information, please contact
 Evoke Software at 877-386-5379 or visit the company's website at
 www.evokesoft.com.
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Harvey of Nadel Phelan Inc., 831-440-2404, or
 tom@nadelphelan.com, for Evoke Software Corporation; Andrew Carothers of
 Evoke Software Corporation, 415-537-9161, or acarothers@evokesoft.com.
 
 SOURCE  Evoke Software Corporation