New York, USA - January 11, 2011:
Wipro Technologies, the Global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing Business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), announced the launch of a strategic retail solution, Profit Lock, today at the 2011 edition of the National Retail Federation Conference. Profit Lock is a pioneering solution providing an end-to-end and integrated view of the inventory shrink management lifecycle.
It is a comprehensive solution addressing three major retail organizational pillars – People, Process and Technology. Profit Lock is designed to provide a 360 degree view of the Shrink Management life cycle. Wipro’s Profit Lock uses “integration” of key organizational disciplines – Loss Prevention (LP), IT, F&A (Finance and Accounting), Merchandising, Risk & Compliance, Supply Chain and Logistics - as a best practice.
According to National Retail Security Survey 2009, the US retail industry saw an average loss of 1.44% of revenue due to inventory shrinkage annually. Shrinkage losses accounted for more than USD 33 billion in 2009. Traditional Shrink Management efforts focus heavily on theft and fraud detection.
Changing business and operational dynamics force retailers to expect more versatility from presently used shrinkage control IT solutions. Retailers continue to face issues stemming from multiple LP vendors with discrete applications for shrinkage management. Profit Lock offers a new standard in shrinkage management by going “beyond the fraud!”
According to Hari Shetty, Vice President and Head of Retail, Wipro Technologies, “We believe, the introduction of the Profit Lock solution is the most innovative retail shrinkage management approach in decades. Providing extreme innovation in support of our customer’s continued profitability is a prime focus for Wipro’s dedicated retail practice.”
The Profit Lock solution incorporates three elements of the shrink management life cycle: ‘Identify’, ‘Manage’ And ‘Prevent’. Wipro will host a LP command center which will strategize, define, design, implement and monitor different areas of Loss Prevention program for retailer.
Wipro’s Retail offerings include Consulting, Application Development and Maintenance, and Process Improvement. Wipro Retail offers customized solutions in the CRM e-business, CRM, SCM, Technology Infrastructure, ERP, Data Warehousing, Stores Operations Management, Retail Shrink Management, Retail Merchandising and Business Intelligence space.
About Wipro Technologies
Wipro Technologies, a vision of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.
Wipro also has a strong presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.
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