Shanghai is a planned long term decision for Retail Solutions
Sunnyvale, CA and Shanghai, China (PRWEB) April 15, 2008
Retail Solutions Inc., the leading solution provider helping consumer product goods (CPG) companies create value with retailer data, today officially announced the acquisition of a development facility in Shanghai, China with an initial staff of 14 developers.
"The Shanghai development team is excited to be part of Retail Solutions' fast growth," said David (Wei) Sun, the Development Manager responsible for the team. "Shanghai is a major software development hub which attracts very talented software engineers as well as provides the necessary infrastructure. The new team has already contributed to a few Retail Solutions releases and is well positioned to take on future development challenges".
Since its acquisition of VeriSign® Retail Data Services in January 2008, Retail Solutions has worked in close cooperation with its customers to complete a comprehensive evaluation on the full integration of both solution sets. A key priority during this integration process was to maintain the steady pace of new releases to satisfy customer requirements, while still continuing to integrate new science and research & development to the applications. Achieving all these goals in parallel required a significant ramp up in development efforts.
"Opening the Shanghai office and acquiring the development team are critical steps in our plans for Retail Solutions growth," said Shantha Mohan, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Retail Solutions. "In order to sustain our advantage as a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider we need to be able to quickly respond to customer requirements. Having round-the-clock development with teams in Shanghai, Sunnyvale, CA and Lincoln, RI gives us the ability to achieve this goal. The Shanghai team has already been a great contributor in several releases and I look forward to their increased involvement as we continue to scale up development."
"Shanghai is a planned long term decision for Retail Solutions," said Peter Rieman, Executive Vice President, Retail Solutions, at the official opening of the office on April 14. "We have been working with ProSource Development in China for the past year with the clear intent to bring the team in-house. The acquisition process is complete and we are proud to report that Retail Solutions China, a wholly owned subsidiary of Retail Solutions Inc. is officially open for business. We will now be planning a major expansion in Shanghai over the coming 12-18 months."
Retail Solutions' office in China is located at Unit 1710, Charity Building, 88 North CaoXi Road, Shanghai 200030, People's Republic of China.
About Retail Solutions, Inc.
Retail Solutions applies science to retailer data. Retail Solutions, formed when T3Ci acquired the VeriSign® RDS business unit, develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that turn retailer data, such as point-of-sale (POS), supply chain, merchandiser feedback and EPC data into actionable visibility into the store and onto the shelf.
Leading companies such as Bayer, Colgate-Palmolive, HP, Kao Brands, Kraft, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt-Benckiser, Schering-Plough Corp., Novartis, Stemilt, Tyson Foods Inc. and Unilever trust Retail Solutions to grow their retail sales, maximize in-store operation productivity, plan and execute more effective promotions, reduce their costs and join efforts with retail partners to improve shelf availability and consumer satisfaction. Please visit http://www.retailsolutions.com for more information.
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