Bangalore: Manthan, a global Cloud Analytics and AI solutions provider today bagged a multiyear deal from Alshaya, the leading international retail franchise operator, to deploy enterprise wide analytics in all its 4,000 plus physical stores and 53,000 associates across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
Alshaya operates nearly 90 of the world’s best-known retail brands including H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory, Boots and Pottery Barn.
As part of a wider enterprise transformation programme to enhance operational efficiency and support ongoing growth and innovation, Alshaya’s partnership with Manthan will provide the company with complete end-to-end analytics coverage, enabling insight-based decision making across the breadth of its portfolio.
“We are delighted to partner with Manthan to support our AI and analytics goals for our rapidly growing business. Given the scale, volume and complexity of our operations, we wanted a best-in-class analytics partner who understands retail and could provide us with a comprehensive solution across formats and channels. Manthan’s intuitive packaged AI and analytics solutions cover every role and format in retail, affording quicker and easier adoption” said Steve Marston, CIO – Alshaya.
Manthan’s AI-augmented advanced analytics solutions will support the Alshaya business and brand operations in its food and non-food divisions, through all formats and regions. Its best of breed analytics solutions leveraging advanced algorithms, AI and Machine Learning will support the group in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.
With decades of experience and depth of expertise, Manthan will enable Alshaya to streamline its current businesses by building an enterprise data lake from numerous data sources including POS, backend systems and applications, customer engagement platforms, logistics, finance and HR systems, to act as the analytics hub.
“Our focus will be to bring the global best practices and arm Alshaya with most accurate and timely insights on the fingertips for the most profitable business decisions”, said Mohammed Ehtesham, SVP – EMEA, Manthan.
“Alshaya is an important partner for us and this partnership will see them transform into an algorithmic business that seamlessly uses data, analytics and algorithms to drive greater business outcomes”, said Atul Jalan, Founder and CEO – Manthan.