To inherently support the most resource-hungry requirements in global retail while allowing new technology to be deployed “as-a-service”, we have developed “Hii Retail” = High Intensity Intelligent Retail. Together with the Google Cloud Platform, our Hii Retail concept offers a complete development & deployment environment with a sharp focus on retail.
Today, shoppers are better informed, have more choice than ever and expect high availability & service – for the lowest possible price points. In general, people are also more tech-savvy and more impatient. With these ever-changing customer expectation, it is vital for retailers to utilise the store as an asset, and merge it with technology efficiently. New retail concepts which are introduced are required to go from planning to executing in days rather than weeks.
Traditional retail supply chain assets can be a huge source of differentiation. In the current landscape, retailers that find ways to innovate, and bring that innovation to market faster, become successful. Traditional retail technology was designed for scale, reliability and performance. Our concept is to build on, and not replace efficient and reliable core systems that are already in place. With the Hii Retail Cloud Platform, we have the ability to quickly and efficiently build components that are designed to extend these core systems. This is why we have selected Google’s Cloud Platform as our platform of choice.
Through the Google Cloud Platform, we are able to build value-adding, incremental components in a fast and effective manner, which can plug into our own or other software vendor’s existing technology. Consequently, this enhances flexibility, agility and the speed-to-market of a concept to a store.