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A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Software Purchases and Digital Transformation Initiatives

Last updated on 2020-11-17 14:15:21
Apps Run The World

Discover the latest software purchases and digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd and its business and technology executives. Each quarter our research team identifies on-prem and cloud applications that are being used by the 7300 A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd employees from the public (Press Releases, Customer References, Testimonials, Case Studies and Success Stories) and proprietary sources.

During our research, we have identified that A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd has purchased the following applications: Visma Retail Suite for Retail Management in 2017, True Commerce e-Invoicing Solution for Accounts Payable in 2016, Kronos Workforce Central for Workforce Management in 2012 and the related IT decision-makers and key stakeholders.

Our database provides customer insight and contextual information on which enterprise applications and software systems A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is running and its propensity to invest more and deepen its relationship with Visma, True Commerce, Kronos or identify new suppliers as part of their overall Digital and IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.

We have been analyzing A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd revenues, which have grown to $1.10 billions in 2019, plus its IT budget and roadmap, cloud software purchases, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions for A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd intention to invest in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Autonomous Database or in cloud-based ERP, HCM, CRM, EPM, Procurement or Treasury applications.

About the Customer

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd was founded in 1917 and is a family-owned food & drink retail, wholesale and distribution business. Peter Blakemore is the third generation of the Blakemore family to lead the company, which currently employs more than 8,100 people and has a turnover circa £1.31 billion.

Scope and Challenges

A.F. Blakemore & Son has chosen Visma Retail to modernize its technology, bringing innovative IT solutions to help grow and develop a sustainable business for the long-term. The company owns and operates 295 SPAR stores and is a wholesaler to an additional 780 SPAR partner stores across England and Wales.

Outcome and Implications

Visma Retail is to provide “Visma Retail Suite” to A.F. Blakemore & Son that covers HQ and central processes, store back office and a point-of-sales platform. This includes in-store technology such as self-scanning, self check-out, POS enabled on mobile devices) and in-store management (such as backoffice enabled on mobile devices, real-time reporting, task and workflow management).

Quotes

"Visma Retail was one of very few organisations able to provide “a true end-to-end product” to serve Blakemore’s needs. Our three key criteria in finding a partner were an end to end solution, a supplier willing to embrace innovation, and with the commitment and financial capability to continually invest in their product. Visma Retail met all of these criteria" says Robert Geere, Chief Information Officer of A.F. Blakemore & Son Limited.

"Technology is developing at an exponential rate, which requires retailers to be more agile than ever before. The time span from identifying a trend or new consumer behavior to taking action has shortened, which is why Visma provides solutions for our retailers to act in real-time. We are very proud to be providing our innovative solutions to A.F. Blakemore & Son Limited" says Sven Arnquist, VP International Sales, Visma Retail.


Longacres Industrial Estate, Rose Hill
Willenhall, WV13 2JX , x
United Kingdom
44 1902 366066
https://www.afblakemore.com/
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Enterprise Software and Cloud Applications being used by A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd


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IT Decision Makers and Key Stakeholders at A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd


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