Carrefour a nivel europeo ha decidido utilizar el Internet File Management de Xythos software como sistema para guardar y acceder a documentos e información crítica para la empresa, por ejemplo los informes sobre ventas por zonas. El primer país en el que se implementará esta solución será España.


Carrefour Selects Xythos Software for Internet File Management; World’s Second Largest Retailer Addresses Secure Collaboration with Leading WebDAV Server

SAN FRANCISCO–May 19, 2003–Xythos Software, the leading Internet file management software provider, today announced that Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, has selected the Xythos WebFile Server (WFS) for secure file access and collaboration via the Internet. Initial implementation of Xythos products will support the Carrefour retail locations throughout Spain.

Carrefour has 9,200 stores in 30 countries where employees have a growing need to safely and easily share information from any location. Xythos’ WebDAV based products allow users to securely access, manage and share file information from anywhere on the Internet via a web browser or through familiar desktop applications. Unlike more complex and expensive enterprise content management and collaboration products, Xythos solutions are designed to work directly inside the current applications of customers like Carrefour, minimizing deployment costs and user learning requirements.

Carrefour Spain expects to have their Xythos file management solution implemented quickly due to the Internet standards based architecture of the WFS and its ability to leverage Carrefour’s existing server, client and storage system investments. «Customers such as Carrefour must think globally while acting locally,» added Xythos CEO, Ed Miller. «Xythos products help them easily integrate any file content into distributed business processes so that they can securely respond to their markets in real time.»

Carrefour Spain will begin using the Xythos WFS to help its store managers and regional directors, supporting approximately 150 retail locations, access and manage documents and files containing sales data, merchandising information and product pricing. By having secure access to and immediate control of this information, Carrefour Spain management is able to make better decisions regarding product purchasing, distribution and merchandising.

The Xythos solution will integrate directly with Carrefour’s Active Directory and WebSphere platform to simplify system authentication and security; while Xythos’ advanced file permissions will provide users with even greater control over how information can be shared between them. The Xythos WFS will also reduce the burden on Carrefour’s email systems by replacing file attachments with secure URLs pointing to a single instance of the file stored safely in the WFS repository.

Based in Paris, Carrefour is the largest retailer in Europe and the second largest worldwide. Carrefour stock is publicly traded on the Paris Stock Exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 and EuroSTOXX 50 indices.

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