|Jiangling Motors drives down purchasing costs with IBM and SAP||Lawson becomes an On Demand Business||Integrated information transforms banking operations at NLB|
|New ERP software cuts costs, improves data accuracy, simplifies accounting.||System z centralises distributed servers, improving utilisation efficiency and reducing batch processing time for retail chain.||IBM helps replace siloed information with a central repository used by all bank departments.|
In focus: Retail industry
Competitive pressures are moving successful retailers to a more customer centric strategy with an execution focus. Successful on demand retail enterprises require business flexibility. With IBM System z, retailers will have several cost effective ways of supporting varying and seasonal workloads. Learn more (US)
Meet: Hannaford Bros. Co.
Business: Grocery retailer
How IBM System z helps: IBM System z, as the enterprise hub, helped Hannaford address its supply chain needs of scalability, reliability and flexibility.
Meet: The Home Depot
Business: Home improvement retailer
How IBM System z helps: The Home Depot relies on the "non-stop architecture" of IBM mainframe to simplify its infrastructure, support critical business applications and provide on demand business benefits to its stores.
Meet: Boscov's Department Store
Business: Department store retailer
How IBM System z helps: Boscov's Department Store saw a 47-percent increase in online gift-registry sales in just the first few months of 2006, while implementing a software solution from IBM and Business Partner, MarCole Interactive Systems.