WH Smith PLC Selects MicroStrategy to Anchor its Business Intelligence Initiatives Monday 4 June 2001 PDF Print …Global magazine and book retailer embraces the MicroStrategy platform for intuitive, web-based query and reporting… MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that WH Smith PLC, the United Kingdom's largest magazine and book retailer with locations worldwide, recently selected MicroStrategy 7™ to anchor its business intelligence initiatives. This $1 million software license agreement will enhance WH Smith employees' ability to perform online sales and profitability reporting. WH Smith will soon extend its business intelligence capabilities by deploying MicroStrategy Narrowcast Server™ across its enterprise to deliver personalised, proactive information to its employees. "WH Smith chose the MicroStrategy platform because of its intuitive user interface, rapid deployment, and easy customisation and integration capabilities," said Mark Leckie, Business Systems Manager at WH Smith PLC. "MicroStrategy's strong partner relationship with ICL and its willingness to satisfy our business and commercial requirements contributed to MicroStrategy becoming our business intelligence corporate standard." MicroStrategy's platform will make it possible for a wide range of employees, including senior management and store, area, and regional managers to perform intuitive, Web-based query and reporting against the existing Teradata data warehouse. WH Smith employees will also be able to receive exception alerts delivered through SMS and email - making it easier for them to act on trends and drive strategic decision-making at all levels. "Being chosen by a leading organisation like WH Smith for its business intelligence needs, is yet another milestone in our achievements," said Bob Skeens, UK country manager. "Through our proven technology, we can enable WH Smith to be on the forefront of turning insight into actions, thus maintaining its lead in the market." -ends- About WH Smith PLC WHSmith is one of the leading UK retailing groups incorporating market leading companies in the areas of retailing, consumer publishing and news distribution and is the number one book and magazine seller in the UK. Approximately 530 high street retail stores (including renamed stores acquired from John Menzies) sell reading material, stationery, music, computer games, and videos. WH Smith also runs approximately 190 stores in European airports and train stations, more than 500 stores in US airports and hotels, and approximately 20 stores in Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong mainly in Airports. WH Smith sells online through its WHSmith.co.uk site, and operates the largest newspaper and magazine distributorship in the UK. It also owns Hodder Headline, a top UK trade publishing house. About MicroStrategy Incorporated MicroStrategy is a leading worldwide provider of Intelligent E-Business software and related services. MicroStrategy's technology platform is creating a new generation of one-to-one e-business solutions that enable global 2000 organisations to build personal relationships with their partners, supply-chains, and customers. MicroStrategy delivers these solutions via web, wireless, and voice. In addition to its industry leading technology, MicroStrategy also offers a comprehensive set of consulting, training and support services for its customers and partners. MicroStrategy has approximately 1000 customers across such diverse industries as retail, finance, telecommunications, dot-com, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and consumer packaged goods. MicroStrategy also has entered into relationships with more than 270 systems integrators, application development and platform partners. For more information, please visit MicroStrategy's Web site: http://www.microstrategy.com ______________________________________________________________________ Click on the link below to see this news release as it appears on the Brodeur News Room website and obtain full contact details. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/release.asp?rid=1532&cid=... ______________________________________________________________________ Click the link below to login and update your company and subject preferences, or personal details. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/login.asp ______________________________________________________________________ Click on the link below to have your login details re-sent to you. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/forgot.asp ______________________________________________________________________ This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.