18 april 2010
Interactive press conference following the results of SAP for Retail X5 Retail Group held by GMCS and SAP
A joint interactive press conference with the participation of X5 Retail Group N.V. companies (Pyaterochka, Perekrestok and Karusel Brands), GMCS and SAP that was held on March, 18 in Moscow officially summarized the first results of the implementation of the SAP at X5 Retail Group.

The project implemented by GMCS – the largest for Russian retail – was awarded by SAP for the Highest Quality SAP for Retail Implementation in the CIS and nominated for the international SAP Quality Award 2010.

The Conference was held in the innovative format using up-to-date interactive technologies and gathered more that 20 representatives of business, industry and IT-press. Among them were the representatives of the periodicals such as The Sovremennaya Torgovlia (Modern Commerce), The Moyo Delo. Magazin (My Business. A Shop), The Retail News, Retailer.ru, The Intelligent Enterprise, CIO, The Information Service Director , CNews, sbpIT.ru, The Volga Expert (Samara), The Delovoi Kvartal (Nizni Novgorod) etc.

Teimur Shternlib, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Business Support Officer of X5 Retail Group opened the press conference, told about the results of the project achieved to date and about the plans of further development.  According to Teimur Shternlib, the deployed system successfully operating in a pilot mode in the Volgo-Vyatsky Branch (Nizhni Novgorod) has been a reliable platform for the retail chain growth that ensures the transparency of the key business processes associated with management of pricing, product range, stock replenishment logistics and finances. Segei Belinsky, Head of Industry Expertise Center, SAP CIS told about the place and the role of the SAP solutions in the automation of retail companies in Russia.

Andrei Sapozhkov, SAP Solutions Department Director at the GMCS told the mass media representatives about the particularities of the project and the scope of the implemented solution. According to him, the important factor of the project success that was highly commended both by SAP and by Deloitte independent experts was the cohesive team work and overall support on the part of the retail chain top management. Andrei Sapozhkov added that to date, a technology platform has been deployed for further solution development.

The journalists could ask questions to the speakers and get first-hand comments during the session of question and answers.
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