UC4 Rebrands as Automic to Focus on Business Automation; AMC Theatres® Use of Automic Platform Highlights Capabilities
BELLEVUE, Wash., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Driving a shifting focus from IT automation to overall business automation, UC4 Software today officially rebrands as Automic. Today’s businesses are under pressure to perform tasks faster and more cost effectively than ever before, and according to Mary Johnston Turner, IDC Research Vice President for Enterprise Systems Management Software: “IDC’s research consistently identifies automation as a top priority for businesses that are trying to streamline complex business processes and make more efficient use of their IT staff and infrastructure.
For AMC, implementation of the Automic platform has led to new possibilities for real-time data collection, predictive analytics and informed decisions. Every transaction from each of the company’s 340-plus locations is processed within seconds, allowing the company to monitor trends and use resources more intelligently. With streamlined processes and greater visibility, the company can better project and plan around essential needs, including theatre staffing, promotional offerings via triggered mobile ads, to POS concession inventory and even climate control. AMC use of Automic’s platform has helped to accelerate the process of complex staffing, inventory, promotions, purchasing and compliance reducing operational overhead and helping make better decisions, faster.
Mike Czinege, SVP/CIO of AMC commented, “Working with Automic has streamlined our operations, bringing new efficiencies and allowing us to focus most on what we do best: provide our guests with the most amazing movie-going experience possible. Utilizing Automic’s capabilities, our SLAs have increased dramatically, exceeding our expectations. The increased visibility and improved intelligence afforded by the wealth of real-time data is opening a new world of transformative business automation possibilities and driving our business forward.”
Craig Beddis, CMO, Automic, added: “Business leaders like AMC are looking to take greater control of their businesses and bring to market leading propositions that keep their customers happy. It’s all about being agile and flexible in this changing digital world. However, most companies are still consumed by the day-to-day tasks of keeping the lights on to fully optimize the next generation of innovation. ”
Mary Johnston Turner, IDC Research Vice President for Enterprise Systems Management Software, concluded: “Introduction of the Automic brand is a strategic move to better communicate the breadth and depth of the company’s evolved business automation strategy and its ability to address complex automation requirements across business process, applications, and infrastructure.”
Automic is the most comprehensive platform for automating businesses globally. We help over 2,500 companies – from start-ups to global brands – grow their business by taking away the stress of the everyday so they can focus on innovating. We do this through automating every aspect of their business to eliminate errors, ensure compliance, reduce costs and maintain services while providing a full dashboard for business leaders. Founded in 1985, in Austria, Automic is owned by EQT, the leading private equity group in Northern Europe following the acquisition from The Carlyle Group in 2012 for $270 Million. www.automic.com
About AMC Theatres
AMC Theatres delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences in 344 theatres with 4,988 screens primarily in the United States. The company operates 25 of the 50 highest grossing theatres in the country, including four of the top five. AMC has propelled industry innovation and continues today by delivering premium sight and sound, enhanced food and beverage and diverse content. AMCTheatres.com.