KORUS Consulting offers Symphony RetailAI category planning solutions to the Russian grocery industry

Dallas – Oct. 8, 2018 — Symphony RetailAI, the leading global provider of Artificial Intelligence-enabled decision platforms, solutions and customer-centric insights that drive validated growth for retailers and CPG manufacturers, announced a partnership agreement with KORUS Consulting. According to the alliance, KORUS Consulting will offer services to its Russian food retail customers for implementation and maintenance of Symphony RetailAI’s category planning solutions.

The Russian systems integration company ―  which offers a full range of IT consulting services from business consulting and enterprise applications deployment, to IT outsourcing and complex systems integration ― will focus its services on the Symphony RetailAI category planning platform that enables retailers to:

  • Develop category strategies and monitor their fulfillment (SR Category Assessment)
  • Adapt assortments to customer preferences based on retailer’s data, market data and available store space (SR Assortment Optimization)
  • Determine assortment clusters based on shoppers’ preferences, market environment, logistics and other factors (SR Intelligent Clustering)
  • Execute planograms that accurately represent category assortments and the shelf space (SR Shelf Planning)
  • Automate generation of planograms that takes into consideration space constraints of individual stores (SR Planogram Automation)

“This new partnership with KORUS Consulting is an important step for development of our business in the Russian market,” said Arnaud Gauthier, President and Chief Customer Officer, Europe, Symphony RetailAI. “Retailers need the combination of advanced technological platforms and deep business acumen for category management, which is key to localizing assortment and giving customers what they want. Combining decades of our category planning experience and solution development with KORUS Consulting’s expertise in implementation of information systems for retailers, positions us to offer the best solutions to the Russian marketplace.”

“Our leading retailer customers in Russia require solutions that help them differentiate their offerings in the marketplace and consistently satisfy their shoppers’ needs,” said Alexey Sverdlov, Director of the BI business line, KORUS Consulting.“ They have recognized that category management has evolved significantly over the last few years and is now critical to providing a differentiated customer experience, while providing cost savings to the organization. Our partnership and combined strength meets this significant need in the region.”

About KORUS Consulting

KORUS Consulting is an actively growing Russian systems integration company. The company offers a full range of IT consulting services – from business consulting and enterprise applications deployment to IT outsourcing and complex systems integration.

With 700 team on board in offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yaroslavl, the company has been included in “Top 100 Best Employers in Russia” list for the sixth consecutive year.

About Symphony RetailAI

Symphony RetailAI is the leading global provider of Artificial Intelligence-enabled decision platforms, solutions and customer-centric insights that drive validated growth for retailers and CPG manufacturers, from customer intelligence to personalized marketing, and merchandising and category management, to supply chain and retail operations. Symphony RetailAI is innovating rapidly to drive faster, more profitable decisions through AI, machine learning and voice technologies. We are trusted by over 1,200 organizations including 15 of the world’s 25 largest grocery retailers, thousands of retail brands, and hundreds of national and regional chains worldwide to help solve their toughest business problems, through AI-powered customer intelligence and retail solutions. Symphony RetailAI was formed in 2018, merging Symphony GOLD and Symphony EYC. Symphony RetailAI is a SymphonyAI company. More at www.symphonyretailai.com. Follow us on Twitter: @symphonyretail.

About SymphonyAI

SymphonyAI is a group of companies that provide the leading AI-centric solutions for transforming the business enterprise by driving revenue growth and operational excellence, for the retail, CPG, healthcare and industrial verticals, and for finance, IT and other key enterprise horizontal functions. Founded by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, SymphonyAI is one of the fastest growing companies in the business-to-business AI solutions sector with revenue this year of $275 million and 1,500 employees. More at www.symphonyai.com.

Media Contact

Adrienne Newcomb
Ketner Group Communications (for Symphony RetailAI)
adrienne@ketnergroup.com
512-794-8876

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