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RedPrairie arrives in Russia


RedPrairie® partners with Avant-Garde Communications in the Russian Federation

RedPrairie announced today that they have appointed Avant-Garde Communications (AgCom) as the RedPrairie Value Added Reseller to deliver their supply chain execution and retail productivity software solutions in the Russian Federation.

Don Scott, President of Avant-Garde Communications, said “Russia has moved forward in leaps and bounds economically in the last two or three years, particularly in terms of distribution networks and retail logistics. There is a massive expansion out to the regions from Moscow and this poses major challenges to company management and their supply chain IT systems. We see a major opportunity here for RedPrairie.”

Martin Hiscox, President and Managing Director, International, RedPrairie, confirmed that Russia is a vibrant, growing region which RedPrairie is keen to enter as part of its international expansion. Said Hiscox, “This partnership continues the RedPrairie tradition of working with local people who have local knowledge and languages, to give our customers a better service.” He continued, “The AgCom approach to resolving customer issues fits well with ours, and we expect this to be a key differentiator in the Russian market. AgCom have a proven record of successful system implementation and we are sure we can work well together. We already have some exciting projects in view.”

Scott reflected “We were bowled over by RedPrairie’s end-to-end (E2eTM) solution suite which we saw at their RedShift International User Conference last October in Brussels. This kind of revolution is exactly what Russian business needs right now, and RedPrairie will be part of the exciting developments going on here.”

About Avant-Garde Communications
Avant-Garde Communications is a Russian company with Western management and has been active in the markets of the former Soviet Union for over 10 years as an IT consultancy and systems integrator. The company’s expertise is built around its experience in providing forward-looking IT and communications solutions to Russian corporate businesses.

AgCom has built its business around the core activity as a distributor in Russia, CIS and other Eastern European territories of ALCATEL telecommunications equipment and services. At the same time the Company continues to service its clients for fixed line and network management services.

Sales, installation and service engineers are active across the whole territory with permanent bases in Moscow, the Urals (Chelyabinsk), Siberia (Novosibirsk) and the Russian Far East (Sakhalin). A team of programmers is permanently employed to design systems and execute customisation requirements of business services applications. The majority of servicing and maintenance of client installations is carried out remotely from the new corporate headquarters in Moscow, where there is also a well-equipped training centre. For more information v"isit

About RedPrairie Corporation
RedPrairie is the world’s leading consumer driven optimisation company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 10 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of end-to-end (E2eTM) solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 25,000 sites worldwide for many of the world’s largest companies. With 21 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support.

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