DOYLESTOWN, PA.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TAGSYS, leading provider of item-level RFID infrastructure and Cegid, leading management software provider, have signed a partnership agreement to provide turnkey RFID solutions for the fashion and specialty retail industry. The objective is to provide a fully integrated end-to-end solution, based on complementary best of breed technologies from both companies. This new partnership will enable fashion and specialty retail companies to considerably reduce integration costs and implementation time when deploying RFID.

After 3 years of real world customer implementations, TAGSYS refined its RFID infrastructure for the fashion and retail market and introduced the RFID industry’s first “Reliability Guarantee, for customers to ensure data accuracy and integrity in their RFID implementations not only in their logistics operations but also at store level, ensuring the ROI retailers expect.

From manufacturing to sales, Cegid Retail software solutions enable retailers to optimize their business processes to efficiently manage their activities and ease decision making at head office, in central buying office and in store.

“For the past 3 years we have been working closely with Cegid on the fashion and specialty retail market. This partnership strengthens our relationship and enables us to offer a truly complete solution and therefore accelerate RFID adoption on this market”, said Didier Mattalia, TAGSYS Sales Director. “Beyond this joint offer, we will continue to combine our core competencies and develop innovative solutions to constantly bring new benefits to this market.”

“Both companies are now able to combine their strengths and presence in the Fashion market to build RFID solutions designed to increase productivity and efficiency and to generate rapid returns on investment », adds Nathalie Echinard, Cegid Director Market Segments. “Our partner program focuses on partnerships that bring true value add to our offer, an important step in our strategy in the long run.”

This partnership is the next step in integrating the complete RFID solution from TAGSYS and Cegid, enabling retailers to optimize their supply chain and retail operations. Operational benefits of RFID technology are well established, from increased operational capacity at distribution centers (+40% to +50%), to acceleration of reception/expedition processes, to inventory efficiency (+7000 items inventoried by one person in less than 20 minutes), to increased turnover through improved product availability.

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