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Carters Rolls Out Omni-Channel POS with Aptos – in Record Time!
Apparel magazine recently profiled Carter’s and their journey to reach new omni-channel heights. About 18 months ago, Carter’s embarked on a mission to bring omni-channel into the store. Called “Project Connect,” the initial scope of the project included implementation of buy online, ship to store (BOSS), save-the-sale and endless aisle. To accomplish this move, Carter’s called on Aptos.
Today, the new solution is in place in all 1,000 stores and has drastically improved the ability of sales associates to meet customer demands, says Ben Pivar, Carter’s CIO.
Industry Veteran Nikki Baird Joins Aptos as VP of Retail Innovation
Earlier this week, we announced that respected industry analyst Nikki Baird has joined our ranks as Vice President of Retail Innovation. Nikki has long been a great business partner and collaborator with Aptos, and we are very excited to have her join our team. We are excited to see how Nikki will help bring our innovative solutions to market, including our recently launched cloud-native, microservices-based singular commerce platform.
Check out our recent news release for all the details…and welcome aboard, Nikki!
Doppleganger Alert: Identical “Twins” Spotted in the Halls of Our Atlanta offices!
Montreal-based Finance Leader Mark Bentler traveled to our Atlanta headquarters for meetings this week, and yesterday, regular Trending contributor Sarah Roberts spotted him walking the halls looking a LOT like Product Leader Mike Verdeyen. She found Mike, brought them together and, sure enough, they were dressed almost identically, right down to the blue-checked shirts.
Talk about dopplegangers! Well spotted, Sarah, and looking GOOD, you guys!
International Women’s Day: Team Solstice Celebrates by Wearing Pink!
Montreal colleague Helen Kostis met with executives from longtime Aptos client Solstice this week, and in honor of International Women’s Day, they all wore pink (right down to their stylish Solstice sunglasses, in some cases!). We just love their sunny disposition (Get it? Solstice…sunny?) and how good they look celebrating the day.
Here’s to you, Team Solstice!
Aptos Cares: Jo Kelly and Aptos Fight Violence Against Women and Children
Being philanthropic is a big part of The Aptos Way. One person who embodies The Aptos Way is Aptos’ Global Customer Satisfaction Director Joanna Kelly, who is also Chair of UK charity AVA, which works to end violence against women and girls. As Chair of AVA, Jo leads the board of trustees and helps ensure the organization works in the best interests of its mission and beneficiaries. Jo also supports their fundraising efforts, as evidenced by the photo above (that’s Jo on the right), taken after the recent Marlow office bake sale with all proceeds to AVA.
Congratulations to Victoria Moore, (Brand New) MS ISTM!
This week, Senior Solutions Engineer Victoria Moore walked in the commencement ceremony at Capella University in New Orleans after successfully earning her MS in Information Science and Technology Management. This is an amazing accomplishment under any circumstances, but all the more so when one considers everything Victoria does every day. She travels constantly for Aptos, volunteers as a first responder during hurricanes, and recently moved to Arkansas to care for her aging mother. And, as colleague Sid Suss, said, “There’s probably ‘Moore’ stuff we don’t even know about!”
Congratulations, Victoria – we are all proud of you!
Road Warriors: Settling in for a Long Night on the Coldest Spring Day on Record in the UK
Yesterday marked the coldest spring day on record in the UK, and Aptos colleagues all over Europe were impacted by cold, snow, and wind. Two of our most impacted might have been Dawn Whitehead and Miles Chambers, as they were stranded in the Glascow, Scotland airport overnight. Most airports closed yesterday as Storm Emma arrived on the heels of a Siberian cold air blast nicknamed the Beast from the East.
Officials in Glascow passed out foil blankets to help keep passengers warm through the long night. Here’s hoping for a safe return to a warm fireplace, you two!
Aptos Cares: Colleagues Go Back to Bercy, Bring Gear, Hope and Love
Several Aptos colleagues joined people from RetailROI on another trip to Bercy, Haiti last week. Colleagues Diane Cerulli, Nova Lee Murphy, and Rebecca Hochlowski were joined by Steve Towe’s stepdaughter Skye Coston and friend Keeley Fawcett. They brought suitcases filled with clothes, shoes, and soccer gear donated by Aptos colleagues.
They were able to help distribute the clothes and attend Saturday’s “game day” (part of the youth soccer program in Bercy). Pictured is the 12-15 year-old boys team, very proudly wearing the jerseys donated by Aptos colleague Kim Lisk.
Well done, everyone – sounds like an amazing trip.
Aptos Innovates: Seeing Innovation in Person
Aptos continues to partner with retailers to drive innovative solutions that engage customers differently. Colleague Jacob Laurent saw some of that innovation firsthand while in Chicago the other day, when he happened upon the Paper Source Lab Store. That particular location is the first pilot store for our new singular commerce platform, which had a successful go-live just a couple weeks ago.
Soon, many more people will be seeing our unified, microservice-based platform in action in stores around the globe!
Colleagues and Clients Get (Photo) Bombed in Miami!
Earlier this week, colleagues Jane Webb and Nicole Cunningham met with executives from long-time client partner The Art of Shaving. While in Miami, Nicole (left) and Jane (second from right) joined Anne Wiseman and Ralph Niebles for dinner. And as you can see here, they all got (photo) bombed in the most awesome way!
Here’s hoping the meetings went as well as dinner!