Zumiez Taps Analytics and Enterprise Planning to Accelerate Finance Transformation

Jamie Grill-Goodman
Editor in Chief
Jamie goodman

Apparel and footwear retailer Zumiez will use advanced analytics and enterprise planning to accelerate its digital finance transformation.

The retailer has selected Workday Financial ManagementWorkday Adaptive Planning, and Workday Prism Analytics to help it better anticipate and react to changing market conditions.

Digital acceleration comes in different forms, and for many organizations, replacing legacy systems all at once is not an option. With the Workday Enterprise Finance solution, finance teams can deliver business insights and strategic planning across existing, multi-system environments with reduced disruption. The solution provides customers with the flexibility to combine individual Workday products with existing financial systems or replace their entire financial software suite to accelerate their digital transformation.

For large retail organizations relying on operational enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for merchandising and manufacturing, the solution brings this disparate data into a finance system built for the cloud. The ability to plan, execute, and analyze will give Zumiez a deeper understanding of its business.

“As a retailer we must always prioritize speed in serving our customers and quickly adapting to changing conditions,” said Chris Work, CFO, Zumiez. “Our success depends on our ability to successfully anticipate and respond to our customers’ needs. By adopting industry-leading technology through our partnership with Workday, our finance and accounting teams will be better equipped to provide the business with holistic insights and company-wide planning.”

Headquartered in Seattle, Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, equipment, accessories, and hardgoods for young men and women, operating more than 700 stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

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