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United Arrows Ltd. Begins Development of New Merchandise Management System in Collaboration with Accenture



  United Arrows Ltd. Begins Development of New Merchandise Management System
  in Collaboration with Accenture

      Managed services agreement covers longer term system development,
            implementation, maintenance and operation of services

Business Wire

TOKYO -- May 29, 2013

United Arrows Ltd. (TSE: 7606), has announced that it has begun the
development of a new merchandise management system in collaboration with
Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The new system will be an integral part of United
Arrows’s “UA 2.0” program, a company-wide initiative to transform the
information technology (IT) systems of the leading apparel retailer and
manufacturer. The new system is scheduled to begin a phased roll-out, starting
in 2014.

The UA 2.0 initiative at United Arrows is a company-wide transformation
project aimed at positioning the company for future business growth. The
program includes developing a common platform to support multiple businesses,
enabling the flexibility and agility to support business changes, and optimize
its IT cost structure.

Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will design and build a new
merchandise management system. Additionally, Accenture will operate and
maintain the system on behalf of United Arrows.

The new merchandise management system will utilize the Microsoft Dynamics AX
2012 ERP package. This was chosen by United Arrows for its high affinity with
its existing Microsoft enterprise products, flexible screen customization
capabilities, and ease of installation.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 people serving clients in more
than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive
capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive
research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with
clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The
company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended
Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Contact:

Media:
United Arrows Ltd.
Publicity & CSR Team, Business Planning Office
+ 03 5785 6615
uapr@united-allows.co.jp
or
Accenture
Ken Kanda, + 045 330 7157
kentaro.kanda@accenture.com
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