Discount Retail Powerhouse Reaps Benefits of a Streamlined IT Sourcing Model

CompuCom provides comprehensive on-site and remote support to more than 1,900 U.S. stores, 33 distribution centers and 80 district offices.

Overview
Focused on innovation, this retail powerhouse delivers engaging shopping experiences to its guests through its vast network of discount stores and robust ecommerce site. This retailer, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is recognized as the second largest general merchandise retailer in the U.S. Approximately 347,000 team members worldwide support more than 1,800 stores, 38 distribution centers and eCommerce operations.

The Challenge
In 2015, this retailer’s organization was looking to simplify how they managed IT support services in their stores while driving more accountability from its IT partner . Looking to reap the benefits of a streamlined service model, the company elected to partner with a single IT service provider to address in-store technology requirements. Doing so would allow them to stay focused on core business requirements, while at the same time, keep in-store technology up-to-date and managed more efficiently and cost effectively. With a dynamic store environment, this retailer needed a reliable and flexible partner with a strong understanding of the retail industry and the ability to support rapidly evolving business requirements.

The Solution

This client has repeatedly turned to CompuCom® to manage all in-store technology for its operations across the U.S. CompuCom provides comprehensive on-site and remote support to more than 1,800 U.S. stores, 38 distribution centers and 181 district offices.

Over time, CompuCom’s continued relationship with this client has expanded to include support for all new store openings, remodels and special projects. For new stores, CompuCom designs the cable, voice and data infrastructure. At its Paulsboro, New Jersey delivery center, CompuCom integrates all the technology by preloading servers and configuring network equipment. Finally, CompuCom installs all store equipment prior to store openings. Additionally, CompuCom is responsible for maintaining all in-store technology as well as Mobile Device Management on an ongoing basis.

The Results
Beyond delivering exceptional service, CompuCom continually strives to implement service enhancements to boost end-user productivity and increase the overall effectiveness of business processes — all while reducing IT support costs. Today, this client recognizes the added value that CompuCom delivers as their trusted IT advisor.

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