ADT TEAMS WITH MICROSOFT TO EXPAND DELIVERY OF SENSORMATIC ANALYTICS BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS
ADT Delivers Innovative Store Business Intelligence Suite that Operates on a Microsoft Software Platform to Help Retailers Manage Store Data.
BOCA RATON, Fla. – January 11, 2010 – ADT Security Services, the world’s largest provider of electronic security services to the retail industry, today announced it is delivering Sensormatic Analytics store business intelligence solutions based on Microsoft SQL Server 2008. The technology advantages of Microsoft software give ADT retail customers the ability to improve investigative capabilities to identify fraud and assess operational metrics.
ADT provides a comprehensive store business intelligence suite which can be integrated with video surveillance to help retailers enhance operational performance and meet their financial goals. ADT will showcase its Sensormatic Analytics solutions in Booth # 2736 at NRF BIG Show on January 10-13, in New York.
By deploying Sensormatic Analytics built on Microsoft SQL Server 2008, ADT can leverage the retailer’s existing IT infrastructure and workforce to expedite the implementation process. As a reporting and performance improvement tool for retail operations, the Sensormatic Analytics suite is designed to provide retailers with actionable data to help uncover various sources of store losses.
Retailers are looking to Sensormatic Analytics with Microsoft software to make effective use of vast amounts of data from their video surveillance systems. The solution is ideal for supermarket, apparel, drug, discount, and specialty store chains to satisfy their need for business intelligence that can help control theft and improve operational efficiencies.
“With inventory shrinkage due to shoplifting, employee theft, vendor fraud and administrative error costing U.S. retailers more than $36 billion last year, retailers must tap into the next generation of store-level business intelligence solutions to save critical dollars,” said David Gruehn, U.S. retail industry solutions director, Microsoft Corp. “ADT’s Sensormatic Analytics solutions, based on Microsoft SQL Server 2008, enable retailers to maximize integrated smart technology and advanced data analytics to prevent losses, improve operations and keep profits higher.”
According to Jeff Bean, vice president of Retail Sales and Operations for ADT, the active collaboration with Microsoft strengthens ADT’s position as a leading provider of store business intelligence technologies.
“Rather than combing through manual reports and logs, retailers can now have an accurate picture painted for them about what’s going on in their stores.” Bean said. “Nothing could be clearer than a video showing no customer in line while a cashier is processing a refund. It is just one example of the benefits available from this combined solution,” he added.
Additional platforms that retailers can leverage for the Sensormatic Analytics solutions suite include relational database offerings from other companies.
About ADT Security Services
ADT Security Services, a unit of Tyco International, is the largest provider of electronic security services to more than seven million commercial, government and residential customers worldwide. ADT's total security solutions include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance, radio frequency identification (RFID) and integrated systems. ADT's website address is http://www.adt.com.
About the Sensormatic Retail Solutions Portfolio
The industry-leading Sensormatic Retail Solutions portfolio offers vital loss prevention and operational improvement technologies and solutions. Backed by more than 1,500 patents, the Sensormatic solutions portfolio is sold through ADT and authorized business partners around the world. From the front of the store through the entire retail supply chain, Sensormatic solutions help keep losses lower – and profits higher. Today, over 80 percent of world's top 200 retailers that use EAS rely on Sensormatic solutions, which include EAS, source-tagging, data analytics and in-store, item-level intelligence applications. Sensormatic forward-thinking solutions also include dual EAS-RFID technology that provides item-level security and visibility in an ever changing retail environment. For more information, please visit http://www.sensormatic.com.
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