AutoZone Extends Relationship with APT to Evaluate Strategic Initiatives

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced today that AutoZone, the nation’s leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, has extended its relationship with APT to license APT’s Test & Learn Management System on a long-term basis. AutoZone will continue implementing the Test & Learn Management System to assess strategic marketing, capital expenditure, merchandising, labor, and store operations initiatives.

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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 29, 2013

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced today that AutoZone, the nation’s leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories, has extended its relationship with APT to license APT’s Test & Learn Management System on a long-term basis. AutoZone will continue implementing the Test & Learn Management System to assess strategic marketing, capital expenditure, merchandising, labor, and store operations initiatives.

AutoZone chose to extend its software license after APT’s Test & Learn Management System helped analyze several key business initiatives across a broad variety of functional areas during the initial rollout. “After observing the significant value added by APT during the initial rollout, we decided it was essential to extend our relationship and continue to incorporate Test & Learn into the decision-making process at AutoZone,” said Ron Griffin, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of AutoZone.

AutoZone joins over 38 of the top 100 US retailers –including Walmart, Lowe’s, Walgreens, Target, CVS, and Abercrombie & Fitch – who have licensed APT’s Test & Learn solution to evaluate new business ideas.

Griffin further noted, “One of APT’s benefits is that it enables us to cut through the noise and understand how to merchandise our stores and organize our supply chain to deliver on behalf of our customers.”

“AutoZone’s decision to extend our relationship at this early stage is a sign of their great confidence in our software and capabilities,” said John Howard, Senior Vice President at APT. “We look forward to continuing to work with AutoZone for many years to come.”

About Applied Predictive Technologies
APT is the world’s largest purely cloud-based predictive analytics software company. APT’s Test & Learn software is revolutionizing the way Global 2000 companies harness their Big Data to accurately measure the profit impact of pricing, marketing, merchandising, operations, and capital initiatives, tailoring investments in these areas to maximize ROI. APT’s client portfolio features the world’s best known brands, including Walmart, Staples, Lowe’s, American Greetings, Victoria’s Secret, Hilton Hotels, and others. APT has offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, London, and Taipei. Visit http://www.predictivetechnologies.com to learn more.

About AutoZone
As of February 9, 2013, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,735 AutoZone stores in 49 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 334 stores in Mexico and one store in Brazil for a total store count of 5,070.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through http://www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, non-automotive products and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product through http://www.autozone.com, accessories through http://www.autoanything.com and our commercial customers can make purchases through http://www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

Contact Information:
Media: Ray Pohlman, 866-966-3017, ray.pohlman(at)autozone.com
Financial: Brian Campbell, 901 495-7005, brian.campbell(at)autozone.com


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