This Jesta I.S. Software Helps Genesco Optimize Store Space

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This Jesta I.S. Software Helps Genesco Optimize Store Space

Genesco Inc., a publicly owned retailer and wholesaler of branded footwear, headwear and apparel, has successfully upgraded its foundational retail inventory management platform to the latest version of Jesta I.S.'s flagship retail ERP system, Vision Merchandising 18.0.

Genesco initially deployed Vision Merchandising in 1998, when it was comprised of less than 500 stores, to support the firm's exponential growth and empower users to work more efficiently. Today, the company operates more than 1,300 stores through various business segments, including Journeys, Johnston & Murphy, as well as the recently acquired Little Burgundy.

To better serve its customers, Genesco relies on Jesta's retail application to manage all core merchandising functions for apparel and footwear across most of its banners. This includes the ability to track all store brands in one system using different business units, as well as leverage the robust replenishment and stock optimizations modules. The new release enables the organization to optimize its stores' space for more accurate inventory planning, adequate service levels, and minimum out-of-stocks on the shelves amongst other functionalities.

"Jesta I.S. is an important business and technology partner for Genesco," says Rik Reitmaier, CIO, Genesco Inc. "They have always delivered on their promises, providing us with a rock-solid retail solution that helps maximize our competitive advantage in the marketplace. Vision Merchandising 18.0 does just that. Through this upgrade, we continue to rely on Jesta I.S. as our trusted business technology partner and advisor."

The upgrade lays the foundation for future growth with holistic image management capabilities that will allow the retailer to leverage additional capabilities within the release, including mobile alerts and notifications, sophisticated price management, merchant's tool box and advanced allocations features.

"To protect and extend the value of Genesco's software investment, Jesta I.S. is committed to the ongoing support and enhancement of the Vision Merchandising solution," says Moris Chemtov, president of Jesta I.S. "We look forward to continuously assisting in optimizing Genesco's retail operations and increasing bottom-line profits."