Wipro Wins 5-Year Strategic Engagement with Coop Norge Handel AS
Bangalore: Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has won a five-year IT contract from Coop Norge Handel AS (Coop Norge). Coop Norge is a leading retailer in Norway, with a market share of 33% and over 1,500 stores.
As a part of the agreement, Wipro will transform Coop Norge’s enterprise SAP® software landscape and upgrade the company’s data center infrastructure, geared towards achieving superior performance. This IT engagement will benefit supply chain and distribution operations at the Norwegian retailer, among other functions. It will enable Coop Norge to strengthen its move towards a more efficient operating model with increased reach and availability.
The transformative engagement leverages Wipro’s new age technologies, frameworks and IP including ServiceNXTTM, the company’s integrated Managed Services framework.
“We are indeed delighted to choose Wipro as our strategic partner. We believe that Wipro has a compelling value proposition for us, in addition to the company being a good cultural fit with Coop Norge. With our SAP and data center infrastructure supported by Wipro, we can drive further efficiencies, and most importantly, bring about joint innovations to serve our customers better,” said Magne Solberg, CIO, Coop Norge Handel AS.
Srini Pallia, Chief Executive, Retail, Consumer Goods, and Transportation & Govt. (RCTG) Business Unit, Wipro Limited said, “We value our relationship with Coop Norge and are deeply committed to the success of our partnership. We believe that Wipro’s strong retail domain expertise, along with expertise in integrated infrastructure and SAP HANA, will transform Coop Norge’s IT landscape, in line with the company’s business objectives.”
“We are pleased to be chosen as Coop Norge’s IT partner,” added Ulrich Meister, Chief Executive, Continental Europe, Wipro Limited. “This partnership reiterates our continued focus and investments in the Nordic region and Continental Europe. We are confident that we will be able leverage our technology expertise and capabilities in SAP software to drive significant value for Coop Norge.”
Wipro’s Retail practice has strong domain and IT expertise in segments such as food and fresh retailing, general merchandise, fashion and luxury, and convenience stores. Some of Wipro’s leading solutions for the retail industry include Omnichannel, Promax PX for supply chain, Wipro Sight (video-based store optimization solution) and Store Energy Management. Wipro also helps integrate retail sector solutions such as the SAP On-Shelf Availability mobile app and SAP Operational Process Intelligence software. Its services span transformation services, application and infrastructure management, business process and IT consulting, and business intelligence and data warehousing.