Accellos Announces First Implementation of Accellos One Optimize in Czech Republic

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Consumer electronics and household appliance retailer Datart will use Accellos’ load and route optimization solution to improve customer service and reduce transportation costs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – September 14, 2010 – Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, today announced the first sale and implementation in the Czech Republic of the company’s load and route optimization software, Accellos One Optimize.

The customer, Datart International, a.s., is a consumer electronics and household appliance retailer with $250 million in revenue. Datart was founded in 1990 and has been part of the Kesa Electricals PLC group since 2003. Kesa Electricals, listed on the LSE and Euronext exchanges, is one of the largest electrical retail groups in Europe.

Datart has selected Accellos One Optimize primarily to handle its e-commerce delivery operations. It will use the software to improve the quality of customer service and to reduce transportation costs. The sale was made in July and the on-site implementation, performed by European Accellos partner Ganymed CZ, was completed in August.

“This endeavor is very exciting as it marks the first implementation of Accellos One Optimize not only in the Czech Republic but in Europe as a whole,” said Bill Ashburn, Accellos Vice President, Prophesy Division. “The solution is architected to localize easily with international mapping and built-in language translation, giving companies worldwide the opportunity to take advantage of the same powerful load building and route optimization solution that has proven so successful for our North American client base.”

Accellos One Optimize enables 3PL’s, distributors, retailers and manufacturers to maximize the effectiveness of their freight spend. It combines load building, optimization, scheduling, and routing decision support for least cost shipping, typically reducing total operating costs by 10 to 20 percent. It features a flexible, browser-based design and integrates to leading dispatch, ERP, WMS, and TMS systems.