By Tony Bugge
In terms of business development the following key initiatives are being executed;
New System Launch – We are currently at the finishing line of launching our new MS Azure based Inventory and Analytics solution. In the coming months Leisa I and Andrew R will be developing a training and launch plan that involves providing all team members with the training required to run the new system when launched.
Microsoft China – V Net have launched its first client in China – Microsoft! We have recently been accredited with a Wholly Foreign Owned Entity (WFOE) in China – V Net Consulting Beijing Co Ltd. The Microsoft project also introduces V Net to the world of collecting data at a transactional level. In the new world, we have developed a solution that can accommodate for these basket level transactions. The project was launched in February and we plan to complete the rollout by the end of 2020.
Kodansha – V Net has launched a pilot program with Japan’s largest book wholesaler. The initial results of the pilot have been deemed a success and we are currently refining the inventory solution to accommodate the nuances of their work flows. The plan is to launch the inventory platform to multiple retailers in the back half of the year.
Microsoft USA – As you may be aware, we are currently reviewing the specific requirements of Microsoft in the USA with their biggest retail partner, Best Buy. Our project team headed up by Sanjeev, Shen and Blake have been working hard to understand the specific requirements and processes of this pseudo inventory environment. This will allow the development team to build a “fit for purpose” solution with our new system. We are planning a 1 June “go live” with the potential of a global rollout to follow.