Vasanta announces strategic deployment of Stibo Systems’ STEP product information management solution to help deliver efficiency and new levels of service to customers
Reading, UK - 23 October 2012 - Stibo Systems, the Strategic Information Management Technology and Solutions Company today announces a partnership with Vasanta Group, the largest B2B distributor of office products in the UK and Ireland. Vasanta will implement Stibo Systems’ STEP platform to manage strategic product information across its national operation.
With over 25,000 products offered in a variety of brands and categories, Vasanta manages a complex flow of information between its suppliers and customers. The implementation of STEP will ensure that the company can meet the growing demands for comprehensive product information, made available online via ecommerce websites, via its extensive range of mailers and catalogues, and via ecatalogues for resellers.
Alison Holmes, Head of Master Data Management at Vasanta commented, “The increasing demand for enriched and granular data supported by high resolution imagery has led us to invest in a long term data solution. The growing complexity of managing product information in today’s business environment means that it is more important than ever for The Vasanta Group to carefully consider information management in the context of delivering superior product information to customers."
The investment in STEP will serve to strengthen the existing relationships Vasanta has with customers in the reseller community, which requires access to detailed, accurate product information. STEP will help manage Vasanta’s delivery of strategic product information to resellers, thereby empowering them to provide their own customers with an improved buying experience.
“Stibo Systems has a proven track record of working with B2B distributors in a strategic capacity and is delighted to welcome Vasanta to its customer community. Our STEP solution will form a critical element of Vasanta’s newly-upgraded IT landscape, enabling them to achieve their business objectives. We look forward to working in partnership with Vasanta," said Mark Thorpe, Managing Director UK, at Stibo Systems.