Solution to Automate Sales Order Management Processes for Starbucks
BRACKNELL, UK (January 23, 2002) - Blue Martini Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) today announced that Starbucks Coffee Company, the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, has selected the Blue Martini order management system to streamline its business-to-business sales and distribution channels. Blue Martini Software's catalogue and account management will provide Starbucks with the ability to centrally manage and deliver contract-based products and pricing in multiple languages for its global distribution retailers and partners.
Orders from the sales channels will come into the Blue Martini order management system from multiple touch points including web, electronic data interchange (EDI) and message-based integration; the orders will then be routed to appropriate back-end systems. The Blue Martini order management system will provide a single, streamlined, web-based user interface for placing orders and receiving shipments.
"With such a large and complex distribution channel, Starbucks required a solution that would enable us to streamline the order process, and at the same time protect our brand across our various channels," said David Norton, Starbucks vice president, Logistics.
"Starbucks has built a recognised global brand and a strong network of retailers and partners who deliver its products to consumers worldwide," said Michael Borman, president and chief operating officer at Blue Martini Software. "Our product delivers the scalability required to handle the volume of orders that Starbucks receives everyday, and a single face to the channel integrated with its multiple back-end systems."
Starbucks plans to deploy the new order-management system to its retailers and channel partners in 2002.
About Blue Martini Software
Blue Martini Software provides eCRM applications for marketing and selling profitably across all channels, including websites, wireless devices, email and stores. Blue Martini applications help customers lower costs and increase revenues by automating content and catalogue management, direct marketing, interactive selling, channel-enablement and customer service. Blue Martini Software serves customer-focused global leaders in retail, manufacturing and consumer goods.
Blue Martini Software can be reached at +44 (0) 1344 742 825 or http://www.bluemartini.com
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