Leading multi-channel distributor chooses Riversand for master data management

November 16, 2016

Arco® to utilize Riversand PIM technology to extend its multi-channel capabilities.

Arco®, the UK’s leading provider of workwear, footwear and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), has selected Riversand to provide a new, cloud-hosted solution to manage product data for its rapidly growing range.

Arco’s mission is to keep people safe at work. It does so by offering the widest range of workwear and PPE products— offering over 170,000 products and holding 22,000 lines in stock—over a number of channels. Arco’s multi-channel focus and passion for people has made it an expert in workplace safety. It has invested strategically in technology to underpin its market-leading position and deliver its customers the best possible experiences when purchasing goods online, via the national network of 49 retail stores, or by browsing one of Arco’s printed catalogues. Their Big Book Catalogue, is released annually and is known as the most comprehensive catalogue of its type. They also supply to more than 100 companies in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Europe.

Riversand’s Product Information Management (PIM) solution will ensure that Arco delivers seamless experiences to customers, regardless of which channel they prefer to use. By integrating with Arco’s supplier community and with SAP ERP and the SAPhybris ecommerce platform, Riversand and Arco anticipate that the PIM solution will become a core component of Arco’s multi-channel technology platform, delivering flexibility and agility.

“Riversand’s cloud-hosted SaaS solution offers Arco the best combination of enterprise functionality and scalability to meet our needs, together with flexibility and value-for-money.” – Chris Walker , the Project Manager for Arco

Mark Thorpe, UK Managing Director for Riversand Technologies looks to the future: “We are delighted that Arco has joined the growing Riversand customer community, and we look forward to supporting them as they further extend their multi-channel business in the years ahead.”

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