PLANO, Texas and DALLAS, March 28 /CNW/ -- EDS (NYSE: EDS) today
announced that 7-Eleven, Inc. has extended its contract with EDS through
February 2012. EDS will continue to develop, host and manage 7-Eleven's
enterprise applications and the infrastructure that supports inventory and
logistics processes, provides business intelligence insight and performs
back-office functions, such as enterprise resource planning, payroll and
The agreement allows 7-Eleven the flexibility to easily manage its
portfolio of applications as business needs and processes change, currently
enabling 7-Eleven in aligning its IT portfolio with the company's Retailer
Initiative strategy. This initiative focuses on maximizing results and
improving productivity in the areas of operations, merchandising, accounting,
planning and information systems through item-by-item management and putting
product decision-making in the hands of its stores' franchisees and managers.
"This agreement aligns well with our business objective of flexibility
and scalability and meets the need to adapt as we change and grow," said
Sharon Stufflebeme, chief information officer for 7-Eleven. "These
applications help provide the support we need to continue to deliver customers
what they want, when and where they want it."
The agreement is also based on the Information Technology Infrastructure
Library (ITIL(R)) framework, a standard set of best practice approaches and
procedures that improve IT service delivery and helps organizations such as
7-Eleven improve productivity.
"These critical applications are like arteries carrying valuable
information from store to store and across the enterprise to help 7-Eleven
continue to meet its customers' needs," said Mike Klaus, EDS vice president,
Global Consumer Industries and Retail. "As the retailer grows and evolves,
the structure of this agreement provides the flexibility to allow 7-Eleven to
continue to lead the industry in innovation."
EDS has provided IT services for 7-Eleven for more than 15 years, helping
the retailer integrate all its sales, inventory, purchasing and accounting
systems within a single enterprise-wide solution.
EDS serves more than 200 consumer and retail industry clients and
generates more than $1.2 billion in revenue in this sector annually. As a
leading provider in the consumer and retail industries, EDS focuses on a
variety of market segments including food/beverage, apparel/footwear, consumer
products and retail outlets including restaurants, mass/department, grocery,
drug, convenience, online/catalog and specialty.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience
retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or
licenses more than 7,200 7-Eleven(R) stores in North America. Globally, 7-
Eleven operates, franchises or licenses some 31,700 stores in 17 countries and
U.S. territories. During 2006, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total
sales of more than $44 billion. Find out more online at
EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business
solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing
industry more than 40 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of
information technology and business process outsourcing services to clients in
the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy,
transportation, and consumer and retail industries and to governments around
the world. Learn more at http://www.eds.com .
Julie Basa - EDS Margaret Chabris - 7-Eleven
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