Gartner Includes Galleria in 2014 Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications

  Gartner Includes Galleria in 2014 Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment   Management Applications  Business Wire  CHICAGO -- July 16, 2014  Galleria today announced that the company has been positioned in the Niche Players' quadrant in Gartner, Inc.'s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Application.  One of 17 vendors to be evaluated across 15 criteria, Galleria has been recognized as a Niche Player based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.  “We consider our positioning and proven client success confirmation of our mission to positively impact the bottom line performance of retailers and manufacturers alike through scalable solutions,” said Ian Duncan-Lewis, CEO at Galleria. “With 25 years’ experience; we continue to innovate as we execute our product roadmap and there is no better example of this than our assortment application.”  Strategic Assortment  enables the rapid creation of consumer centric assortments, whilst balancing both breadth and depth of the assorted mix and in context of the broader strategy. The result is a credible customer focused assortment that best fits the ideal space. With flexibility in mind, the solution can facilitate the creation of space aware assortments across multiple channels and at a variety of levels, all of which can be worked on simultaneously across the retail estate to provide a holistic view of product distribution across all stores.  "We are extending product functionality to help retailers achieve more; with ever reduced time and resources the priority lies in the delivery of insights across the channel and the ability to effectively query big data to move beyond the confines of retail today to plan, automate and optimize in real time,” said Steve Boon, VP of Sales at Galleria.  The first Magic Quadrant of its kind, one of the criterion to be evaluated looks at “the ability to provide technical and relationship support and services that drive customer satisfaction.” Galleria’s solutions are instrumental in helping their clients to move from a siloed to collaborative way of working, crossing organizational boundaries to articulate an accurate assortment across the estate.  To learn more about Galleria and Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications, Robert Hetu, 8^TH July 2014, visit: http://www.galleria-rts.com/index.php/news/gartner-magic-quadrant-grts  About Galleria Retail Technology Solutions  Galleria is the leading provider of retailer and supplier category planning, automation, optimization solutions and consulting services. With its comprehensive product suite, Galleria provides customer-focused solutions for data warehousing, management and insight, workflow management, clustering and the automation and optimization of assortment and space planning, all of which are supported by detailed analytics and reporting solutions, designed to meet the needs of retailers and manufacturers. The net result is that users realize significant benefits including: increased sales, enhanced margins, reduced waste/mark-down and accelerated inventory turns.  Galleria’s flexible solutions can be hosted by Galleria and/or operated as both desktop and integrated solutions as well as being provided as pure consultancy services. Galleria currently works with many of the world’s leading retailers and manufacturers including A&P, Coop Denmark, East of England Coop, Giant Eagle, Maxima, M.Video, Morrisons, One Stop, PARKnSHOP, Safeway, Tesco, Unilever and Woolworths.  For more information about Galleria, visit www.galleria-rts.com  About the Magic Quadrant  The Gartner Magic Quadrant is an annual market research report based on complex analysis of Retail Assortment Management Application vendors. It can be utilized as a benchmark for companies seeking to evaluate vendors and products in the retail assortment industry, and can play an important role in the purchase decisions of enterprises on a global scale. Gartner evaluates vendors in two categories: “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute.”  Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  For more information visit: www.gartner.com  Contact:  Media Contact: Galleria Retail Technology Solutions Rochelle Ellis +1 (866) 397 0546 +44 (0)7964 906 121 VP - Marketing www.galleria-rts.com  
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