Service offers retailers enterprise-level networking.
April 23, 2007 -
Offered as converged voice and data network along with MPSL platform, Unify Plus consists of fully managed private network offering point-to-point connectivity between any 2 locations. Through use of multiple Prologic-hosted servers housed in secure environments, Unify provides backbone for both managed services and store-wide access to accurate and up-to-date enterprise data. EFT service manages bank accreditation, billing, server support, monitoring, and upgrades.
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Berkhamsted, , HP4 2DH
Prologic Debuts Unify Plus
Retailers benefit from enterprise level network infrastructure at a fraction of the cost
Berkhamsted, Herts.-March, 2007-Prologic, the business solutions provider for fashion and lifestyle, today announced the latest version of its Unify end-to-end retail network - Unify Plus. Unify Plus provides mid-market retailers with the network advantages available to a retail giant without the financial or technical overheads.
Unify will now be offered as a converged voice and data network along with the MPLS platform. This enables the rapidly growing number of Prologic Unify customers to reap the benefits of IP and work more efficiently. A converged network also enables organisations to bring video to the desktop, providing new ways to communicate and work with staff, and opportunities for on-the-job training. Computers and telephones can be integrated allowing easy routing of emails and calls throughout the organisation.
Unify is a fully managed private network offering point-to-point connectivity between any two locations. Through the use of multiple Prologic-hosted servers housed in secure and fully protected environments, Unify delivers an unparalleled degree of resilience with no single point of failure. This network solution provides the backbone for both managed services and store-wide access to accurate and up-to-date enterprise data.
The EFT service within Unify manages the full set of functions necessary to maintain an agile retail business operating with ever tightening margins and critical time-to-market constraints. These include bank accreditation, billing, server support, monitoring and upgrades, whilst mitigating the possibility of systems or network failure.
"Unify is already used by 12 of Prologic's retail customers including Internationale, Ted Baker and Hobbs and is now one of the largest networks in UK retailing. Building on this success, Unify Plus takes our customers to the next level in high performance enterprise connectivity. It delivers the dream of connecting the whole enterprise through a secure 'live' network where stock, prices, customers and sales transactions inform decisions anywhere in the business in real time, whether in the store, at head office, in the call centre or on the web. Mission-critical transactional data can now share a single network with voice, video and enterprise-to-store connectivity applications. Unify Plus also enables the retailer to plug into a range of high quality managed services which we host through our data centres in Coventry and Docklands, including application hosting and business system continuity, all at a fraction of the price of comparable solutions," said Sam Jackson, the Managing Director of Prologic.
Prologic provides integrated IT solutions for the fashion sector integrating merchandising, warehousing, distribution, allocation, replenishment, sourcing and point of sale into a single central database.
Prologic's vision is to be the established market leader in delivering innovative products and professional services to the fashion & lifestyle sector. We enable our customers to maximise their business opportunities by
o investing in product development for the highest quality integrated software solutions to the fashion & lifestyle sector
o recruiting and investing in the industry knowledge of our people
o maintaining our service and support operations to guarantee the highest levels of customer satisfaction
o providing customers with the option to outsource the entire management of their IT systems, allowing them to focus on their core business activities
Prologic has the solutions, resources and skills to take complete responsibility for the successful outcome of the customer's project. This partnership approach has, over a period of 21 years, resulted in the successful implementation of Prologic CIMS for 35 of the UK's best-known fashion companies.
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