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Batter Up! Aptos Implementation Gets Rolling in Seattle

A new POS project kicked off with the Seattle Mariners this week, and to celebrate, the team hosted the project team for a game in a luxury suite! The entire team is excited to get the project underway, and what more fitting way to do so than at the ballpark?

Colleagues from both Aptos and the Mariners project team are pictured in the larger photo, while several members also posed for the selfie. Included in the selfie are Aptos colleagues Diana Benitez, Martin Dube and Steve Kunzweiler.

Here’s hoping we hit a home run together!

Success is in Sight at Marcolin

Another merchandise planning project was successfully launched this week, as Italian Eyewear brand Marcolin went live with our solutions in their headquarters in beautiful Longarone, Italy.

The project team is very proud of their accomplishments, and they celebrated with a Spritz, a popular Italian Apertivo. Technically, they called the drink an AperiMORE, as MORE is the name of the project at Maroclin.

The team includes colleagues Felipe Caicedo, Alberto Repetti and Fabrizio Frattini and those pictured (from left to right) Enrico Doni, Giovanni Cutugno, Sara Magnani, and Paolo Pedraglio.

Congratulations to the entire team on a…

Meeting with Executives at Mexico’s Largest Retail Association

Aptos is participating in the  Encuentro de Negocios Grupo ACE event, an annual gathering of retail industry executives from across Mexico. Grupo ACE is the largest retail association in Mexico, and Aptos’ Dulce Guzman represented the company at this important event. Dulce is pictured here, at left, with Janet Guzman of Aptos partner Net Logistik.

We hear it was a very successful event – well done Dulce and Janet!

Talking Aptos at Grupo ACE Event in Mexico City

Aptos Business Development Representative Dulce Guzman spent the day in Mexico City at Encuentro de Negocios, a retail industry event produced by Grupo ACE, the largest retail association in Mexico.

Dulce set up our stand, complete with collateral and giveaways, to talk about how Aptos helps retailers across Latin America deliver seamless experiences shoppers expect.

Well done, Dulce – muchas gracias, Amiga!

A Typical French Welcome to a New French Colleague

Aptos is happy and honored to welcome Vassili Daronnat to our global Solutions Consulting team. Vassili is based in Lyon, France, and so several colleagues felt it only fitting to welcome Vassili with a bottle of Cotes du Rhone. Members of the official welcoming committee who had to force down a glass or two of the local vintage were (from left to right) Denis Vonau, Vassili, Richard Willis and Eliane Gonneaud.

Welcome, Vassili – we wish you all the best.

Project Planning Leads to Better Projects

As mentioned in a previous post, colleagues (pictured) Paolo Barbagallo, Simon Hallchurch, Rick Savage and Mark Colbert recently spent two days with five client teams to build an agile project plan for the next 60 days of their project.

These photos show the process in progress, and, as Paolo reported to Trending, “It was exciting to see how 40 people could put in place a complex plan and manage a lot of dependencies. We achieved an excellent result at the end, thanks to a lot of energy this new way of working!”

Clearly, better plans lead to better projects!


Talking Fashion at Studio F in Cali, Colombia SA

Several colleagues traveled to Colombia this week for meetings with Aptos client Studio F. Studio F offices are located in Cali, Colombia, a city of over 2.3M residents known for its passion for sports. Cali is the first Colombian city to have hosted the Pan American Games and has also won the National Olympic Games more than any other region in Colombia.

Pictured here, from left, are Michael Ford, Jay Shields and Ivan Fernandez of Aptos, and Angel Anderson of Aptos partner NetLogistik.

By all accounts, the meeting was (pardon the sports pun) a victory!.


Now This is What We Call A Plan!!!

Several Aptos colleagues, including Simon Hallchurch, Rick Savage, Mark Colbert and Paolo Barbagallo have been hard at work with developing a very detailed Aptos ONE project plan side by side with a client in Europe. As you can see by the photo, together they developed an incredibly robust plan, one Post-it Note at a time.

Apparently, pretty much everyone involved thought the process was a success, as you can see almost the entire group gathering to photograph the amazing plan.

Well done, everyone!

A Very Busy Team Takes a Moment to Share a Smile

As previously reported here, Aptos and Under Armour partnered together to put Aptos ONE to work ringing up transactions during their incredibly busy annual sample sale.

Over the course of just four days, tens of thousands of customers visited the sale, and the team worked together to make sure every shopper had an efficient, speedy and satisfying experience.

Somehow, a few members of the joint team managed to find a couple minutes to pause and pose for this quick photo to mark the occasion.


Congratulations, everyone — well done!

Aptos ONE: Suited Up for Speed at Under Armour

Aptos ONE was deployed during the recent annual Under Armour sample sale in Baltimore, Maryland, and in what we might call a fitting outcome, our new Unified Commerce platform was clearly suited for speed. In an extremely busy four-day event, team Under Armour processed tens of thousands of transactions, with all the proceeds going to local charities.

Pictured here, in the center of the photo, are Aptos colleagues Mark Colbert (left) and Danny Rosenoff (right), jumping in to ring up transactions side by side with the Under Armour team.

What a great weekend it was!