RedPrairie and Lucas Systems Team Up for Voice Directed Warehouse Management

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RedPrairie will resell Jennifer™ VoicePlus to new and existing RedPrairie customers, leveraging open, industry standard mobile computers that support flexible, efficient voice-plus workflows.

Jennifer, by Lucas, is the first voice solution built to run on industry standard mobile computers.

Lucas Systems, Inc., the leading provider of voice-directed warehouse applications for open, mobile computers, today announced that it has entered into a reseller agreement with RedPrairie, a leading provider of warehouse management systems. Under the agreement, RedPrairie will resell Jennifer VoicePlus applications that help maximize the productivity and accuracy of picking and other warehouse activities working in concert with RedPrairie Warehouse Management solutions. Jennifer is already installed with a RedPrairie WMS at OM HealthCare Logistics, an Owens & Minor business unit and an innovative healthcare third-party logistics (3PL) provider.

“Voice picking is an increasingly important tool for retailers, wholesale distributors, and a range of other companies with large-scale warehouse and distribution operations,” says Gary Morgan, Vice President of Technology and Innovation for RedPrairie. “With Jennifer VoicePlus, RedPrairie WMS customers will get the full productivity and accuracy advantages of next-generation voice recognition technology running on industry standard hardware devices. In addition to providing maximum operations benefit when adding voice to a WMS, we are also able to drive a lower total cost of ownership by using the same mobile hardware for voice-directed and non-voice RF tasks.”

Jennifer VoicePlus is the first voice application to use voice and scanning interchangeably in a single application, to interleave voice-picking with other tasks, and to run on standard mobile computing devices that can be used in non-voice processes. Under this reseller agreement, Lucas Systems and RedPrairie have designed a standard interface that allows Jennifer to interact directly with the RedPrairie WMS, allowing companies to rapidly deploy voice-optimized WMS applications. Jennifer, by Lucas, is the leading hardware-independent voice solution in North America, with tens of thousands of users at hundreds of DCs.

“We are pleased to be teaming up with RedPrairie, which already offers the most comprehensive warehouse management system on the market,” says Chris Sweeney, SVP of Lucas Systems. “Jennifer VoicePlus adds powerful new voice-plus capabilities for users on the warehouse floor, while giving managers the flexibility to optimize voice-picking and other workflows through RedPrairie. The combination of RedPrairie WMS and Jennifer VoicePlus sets a new standard for voice-directed warehouse functionality.”

About RedPrairie Corporation
RedPrairie delivers productivity solutions to help companies around the world in three categories – workforce, inventory and transportation. RedPrairie provides these solutions to manufacturers, distributors and retailers looking to support business strategies that increase revenue, reduce costs and create competitive advantage.
With over 20 global offices and solutions that are installed at more than 34,000 customer sites in over 40 countries, companies trust RedPrairie workforce, inventory and transportation solutions to deliver an increase in productivity – with the flexibility to adapt as business needs change.

At RedPrairie, we understand today’s operational demands and we’re committed to delivering solutions that work. We’re committed to delivering solutions for the real world. For additional information, call 1.877.733.7724, or visit RedPrairie.com.

About Lucas Systems, Inc.
Since 1998, Lucas Systems has delivered more voice-directed warehouse applications on a wider variety of mobile computers than any other company. Customers like Cardinal Health, C&S Wholesale Grocers, CVS/pharmacy, Do it Best Corp., Kraft Nabisco, and OfficeMax trust Lucas to deliver solutions that greatly improve worker productivity and accuracy because Lucas truly understands warehouse operations. Jennifer™ VoicePlus, the Lucas voice solution, creates a conversation with warehouse workers that frees their hands and eyes to focus on the job at hand. Jennifer also provides managers and supervisors with real-time reporting and management tools that help them better manage their operations. Tens of thousands of associates at hundreds of distribution centers work with Jennifer every day. For more information, visit http://www.lucasware.com.

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