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    RedPrairie Establishes 'Center of Optimization Excellence'

    The new tech lab stems from its acquisition of optimization research organization, Planora Inc.

    ATLANTA and MONTREAL -- RedPrairie Corp., a global supply chain and retail technology provider, has created a "Center of Optimization Excellence" in Montreal that will serve as a technology lab devoted to advanced analytics and optimization science relative to supply chain, workforce and all-channel retail technologies.

    The Center of Excellence was formed through RedPrairie's acquisition of Planora Inc., an organization founded by optimization research scientists Louis-Martin Rousseau, Ph.D., Alexandre Le Bouthillier, Ph.D., and industry veteran Jean-Francois Gagné. Based in Montreal, Rousseau and Le Bouthillier are internationally recognized for their optimization research, as well as for developing algorithms that drive robust optimization software. All three will now serve as the brain trust of the Center of Excellence.

    "Creating a Center of Excellence speaks to the old adage, 'Knowledge is power,'" said RedPrairie's chief technology officer John Kopcke. "As our customers face shifting market challenges in the form of Big Data, corporate globalization and the consumerization of technology, the Center of Excellence will allow RedPrairie customers to benefit from advanced optimization best practices that keep commerce in motion, no matter what complexities arise."

    The scientific team at the Center of Excellence will work in conjunction with RedPrairie's research and development and product strategy groups to support continuous innovation, thought leadership and integration around all existing and emerging RedPrairie solutions, the company said.

    "We are excited about a partnership that will take the very best of optimization research, Big Data challenges and opportunities, and RedPrairie's solution footprint to create the most robust software technologies," stated Planora Executive Chairman Pierre Donaldson.

    More information on the RedPrairie Center of Optimization Excellence can be found by clicking here.

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