Maurices, the Duluth, Minnesota based fashion apparel retail chain, has picked Tata Consultancy Services to help it create a new flexible and scalable information technology (IT) landscape.
As part of the deal, Mumbai based IT services giant TCS will help Maurices’ IT ecosystem optimize more than 200 existing applications and software components for the next 17 months of their transformational journey.
With the new solutions, Maurices will be enabled to strategize, create and operationalize the new scalable greenfield architecture (architecture developed from scratch) for the underlying IT infrastructure, security layer, and a new application stack, according to a statement.
“We are creating a greenfield IT and Infrastructure that will lay the foundation for the growth of Maurices’ business and operations,” Fred Argir, chief information officer and chief digital officer, Maurices, said.
TCS will also use its ‘secure borderless workspaces’ solution to help the company transition to virtual workspaces and allow for remote program access from multiple locations.
Additionally, TCS will also help Maurices build a new data analytics platform with reporting features and will involve an upgraded e-commerce platform that will facilitate quicker business decisions and faster go-to market responses for the fashion industry.
“The new resilient, agile, and scalable platform, powered by MFDM and ignio, will help them accelerate innovation, improve customer experience, build competitive differentiation, and fuel future growth,” said PC Thomas, head of retail, North America – S&W, TCS.