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Primeur weekly 2011-10-24

Special

Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia ...

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu releases world's highest-performance file system ...

The Cloud

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds ...

Bull launches Le Cloud by Bull: a strategic approach, to achieve a smooth transition to the enterprise Cloud ...

IBM introduces new systems to accelerate smarter computing ...

HP speeds clients' Cloud evolution ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments ...

VMware unveils management portfolio for the Cloud era ...

American Diversified Holdings Corporation Cloud networking subsidiary Rebel Networks to substantially expand operating capacity ...

Joint integration of EMC VPLEX and VMware vSphere delivers higher levels of availability and workload mobility ...

HP provides customers affordable route to Cloud with financing offer ...

Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing with OpenNebula ...

IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Desktop Grids

University of Westminster to hire reseach assistant in distributed, Grid and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

CURIE: the first large scale hybrid system available in PRACE ...

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain ...

Lightning strikes in the form of bits and bytes ...

UPC scientists perform first 3D simulations of nova explosions ...

USFlash

HP doubles customer base of 3PAR Utility Storage and scores world-record benchmark ...

Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer ...

SDSC and Calit2 awarded $1.4 million NSF grant for new bioinformatics tools ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research ...

Exa's PowerFLOW supports Cray XE6 supercomputers with excellent scalability to thousands of cores ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ...

CCGrid 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Universities select HP to get to head of the class ...

Vertica announces Community Edition version of Vertica Analytic Database ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain

24 Oct 2011 Troy - Ryohin Keikaku, manufacturer and retailer of the popular MUJI brand, has expanded its deployment of Altair’s HiQube simulation-driven business intelligence and data analytics solution throughout all 268 MUJI retail stores as of August, 2011 in Japan, as well as its head office. The HiQube expansion reduces reporting time by 50 percent and shares tailored, Web-based analytics of all stores across the entire organisation, speeding communication and decision-making

MUJI, which started as a private brand of The Seiyu Ltd. in December 1980 with only 40 products, has grown and now offers more than 7,000 products. Ryohin Keikaku was spun off from Seiyu in 1989 and became a manufacturer/retailer for the planning, development, production, distribution and sale of MUJI products, which include diverse necessities such as clothes, household articles and food. Today with more than 4,900 direct employees and more than $2.1 billion in annual sales, Ryohin Keikaku has been steadily developing its design concept and the popularity of its products sold under the MUJI brand is spreading worldwide.

"The growth and continued success of the MUJI brand relies in our ability to act on free ideas founded on accurate, timely information throughout our corporate and retail stores and continuous activities for improvement", stated Kenji Takeuchi, general manager of accounting and finance at Ryohin Keikaku. "HiQube has allowed us to accelerate our enterprise aggregations and reporting while providing the ability to deliver on-demand, store-specific views through its interactive web client."

Ryohin Keikaku is firmly committed to world-class information systems with enthusiasm for new challenges. HiQube's addition to their software stack now allows Ryohin Keikaku to aggregate pertinent data, most notably their management accounting data, residing in various business systems to automate reporting activities and analyze their business at a much higher levels of granularity.

"Our previous reporting process was manually intensive and required the management of complex spreadsheets and email distribution of static PDF reports to each store", stated Kenji Takeuchi. "With HiQube, we have improved reporting accuracy and cut month end reporting by more than 50 percent. Moreover, with data management on routine basis, we reduce the annual reporting from one month to one day."

"Since our first deployment in 2009, it's been a very rewarding experience to have had the opportunity to work side by side with a dynamic, leading retailer like Ryohin Keikaku to support its reporting and analytics needs", stated Tsunaki Kawamoto, HiQube sales and partner manager for Japan. "The multi-dimensional nature and enormity of the data they are dealing with, exceeding the capabilities of Excel, was a perfect application for HiQube. We greatly appreciate Ryohin's selection of HiQube and look forward to continuing our support now and into the future."

Source: Altair Engineering

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-10-24

Special

Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia ...

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu releases world's highest-performance file system ...

The Cloud

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds ...

Bull launches Le Cloud by Bull: a strategic approach, to achieve a smooth transition to the enterprise Cloud ...

IBM introduces new systems to accelerate smarter computing ...

HP speeds clients' Cloud evolution ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments ...

VMware unveils management portfolio for the Cloud era ...

American Diversified Holdings Corporation Cloud networking subsidiary Rebel Networks to substantially expand operating capacity ...

Joint integration of EMC VPLEX and VMware vSphere delivers higher levels of availability and workload mobility ...

HP provides customers affordable route to Cloud with financing offer ...

Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing with OpenNebula ...

IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Desktop Grids

University of Westminster to hire reseach assistant in distributed, Grid and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

CURIE: the first large scale hybrid system available in PRACE ...

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain ...

Lightning strikes in the form of bits and bytes ...

UPC scientists perform first 3D simulations of nova explosions ...

USFlash

HP doubles customer base of 3PAR Utility Storage and scores world-record benchmark ...

Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer ...

SDSC and Calit2 awarded $1.4 million NSF grant for new bioinformatics tools ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research ...

Exa's PowerFLOW supports Cray XE6 supercomputers with excellent scalability to thousands of cores ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ...

CCGrid 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Universities select HP to get to head of the class ...

Vertica announces Community Edition version of Vertica Analytic Database ...