Vasanta Selects Stibo Systems to Manage Strategic Product Information
READING, England, October 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Vasanta announces strategic deployment of Stibo Systems’ STEP product
information management solution to help deliver efficiency and new levels of service to
Stibo Systems [http://www.stibosystems.com ], the Strategic Information Management
Technology and Solutions Company, today announces a partnership with Vasanta Group, the
largest B2B distributor of office products in the UK and Ireland. Vasanta will implement
Stibo Systems’ STEP platform
to manage strategic product information
across its national operation.
With over 25,000 products offered in a variety of brands and categories, Vasanta
manages a complex flow of information between its customers and suppliers. The
implementation of STEP will ensure that the company can meet the growing demands for
comprehensive product information, made available online via e-commerce websites, via its
extensive range of catalogues and mailers, and via e-catalogues for resellers.
Alison Holmes, Head of Master Data Management
at Vasanta, commented, “The increasing demand for enriched and granular data supported by
high-resolution imagery has led us to invest in a long-term data solution. The growing
complexity of managing product information in today’s business environment means that it
is more important than ever for The Vasanta Group to carefully consider information
management in the context of delivering superior product information to customers.”
The investment in STEP will serve to strengthen the existing relationships Vasanta has
with customers in the reseller community, which requires access to detailed, accurate
product information. STEP will help manage Vasanta’s delivery of strategic product
information to resellers, thereby empowering them to provide their own customers with an
improved buying experience.
“Stibo Systems has a proven track record of working with B2B distributors
[http://www.stibosystems.co.uk/UK/Our-Solutions/By-Industry/Distribution.aspx ] in a
strategic capacity and is delighted to welcome Vasanta to its customer community. Our STEP
solution will form a critical element of Vasanta’s newly-upgraded IT landscape, enabling
them to achieve their business objectives. We look forward to working in partnership with
Vasanta,” said Mark Thorpe, Managing Director UK, at Stibo Systems.
Vasanta is multi-channel distributor of Business Supplies and Services in the UK and
Ireland, operating through both the reseller and direct business to business channels via
clearly defined sales channels.
The group operates a well-invested centralised distribution network with “hubs” in
Leicestershire, Yorkshire and Dublin, allowing it to be the lowest-cost provider in the
sector with high levels of service.
The group has a turnover of GBP380 million and employs c.1,200 people.
About Stibo Systems
Stibo Systems is the worldwide market leader in strategic information management
technology and solutions that enable organisations to manage their strategic information
on a global scale through an integrated process. Stibo’s STEP platform boasts a flexible
architecture that combines master data management (MDM) and product information management
(PIM), creating a single trusted source of strategic information for the entire
enterprise. Stibo’s global customers include GE, Sears, Siemens, Target and Thule. Stibo
Systems is a subsidiary of the privately held Stibo A/S group, originally founded in 1794
with corporate headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark. For more information, visit
Fiona Ashdown Marketing Manager fiona.ashdown@Stibo.com Tel. +44(0)118-949-7899
SOURCE Stibo Systems