8/31/10

QuantiSense Reports for Duty to Navy Exchange Service Command with Retail Analytics and Business Intelligence Solution

NEXCOM selects QuantiSense’s industry-leading analytics software for retail merchandising operations

ATLANTA, August 31, 2010 – QuantiSense today announced that the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has selected its retail analytic and business intelligence (BI) application for its global network of nearly 300 stores and 1,200 service operations across 104 Naval installations. A $2.5 billion worldwide chain of retail stores and Navy lodges, NEXCOM offers a wide variety of products and services for active-duty Sailors, reservists, retirees and their family members.With a goal of increasing sales, NEXCOM required a retail-specific analytic application to help manage its margins, avoid overstocks, and better understand the flow of product and how much inventory it needed in each location at any given time. QuantiSense will provide NEXCOM with a packaged retail analytics solution, including over 1,200 retail metrics and the signature QuantiSense Playbooks™, a set of “plays” unique for each retail job role that guides users to take action and make better decisions in response to specific, recurring situations. QuantiSense will help NEXCOM:

"We need to have as much insight as possible into the productivity of merchandise assortments at each store, i.e., stock positions, margin contribution, promotion sell-through, and allocations," said Kean Westcott, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, NEXCOM.  "We anticipate that the capabilities offered by QuantiSense will allow us to leverage our existing IT investments while helping us better understand our business at the store level across varied retail locations." "NEXCOM will be our most expansive geographic implementation yet," said Jeff Buck, CEO, QuantiSense. "With our packaged product and standardized implementation, QuantiSense will be able to jump-start NEXCOM’s use of sophisticated exception reporting and retail analytics." 

About NEXCOM:The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is headquarters for the worldwide Navy Exchange System that oversees 104 Navy Exchange facilities and its nearly 300 stores worldwide; 42 Navy Lodges; Ship’s Stores; and the Uniform Program Management Office. NEXCOM’s mission is to provide authorized customers quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families. The Navy Exchange enterprise operates primarily with a non-appropriated fund (NAF) business instrumentality. Revenues generated are used to support Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs. In FY08, $2.5 billion in sales were generated with over $45 million in profits provided to Navy MWR programs. 

About QuantiSenseQuantiSense is the leading provider of retail analytics and business intelligence (BI) applications exclusively for retailers. Customers include Burlington Coat Factory, Casual Male Retail Group, The Guitar Center, Hallmark Cards, Pacific Sunwear, Restoration Hardware, and Spencer’s. Implemented in 100 days, the QuantiSense application features a best-practices retail data warehouse and ETL that can layer atop your existing data warehouse in addition to pulling data from source systems. Users conduct analysis using QuantiSense's packaged retail analytics, reports, and role-based dashboards tailored for executives, buyers, planners, allocators, and additional roles throughout the retail enterprise. QuantiSense Playbooks™ empower retailers with a collection of role-based scenarios and situational analysis to drive process throughout the enterprise and guide users to the appropriate actions every time. To learn more, visit QuantiSense at www.quantisense.com.

Media Contacts:

Jeff Ketner or Valerie KuslerKetner Group (for QuantiSense)

512-794-8876

quantisensePR@ketnergroup.com

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