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United Arrows Ltd. Begins Development of New Merchandise Management System in Collaboration with Accenture

<p class='bwalignc'> Managed services agreement covers longer term system development, implementation, maintenance and operation of services </p>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

United Arrows Ltd. Begins Development of New Merchandise Management System in Collaboration with Accenture

02:00 EDT Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TOKYO (Business Wire) -- United Arrows Ltd. (TSE: 7606), has announced that it has begun the development of a new merchandise management system in collaboration with Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The new system will be an integral part of United Arrows's “UA 2.0” program, a company-wide initiative to transform the information technology (IT) systems of the leading apparel retailer and manufacturer. The new system is scheduled to begin a phased roll-out, starting in 2014.

The UA 2.0 initiative at United Arrows is a company-wide transformation project aimed at positioning the company for future business growth. The program includes developing a common platform to support multiple businesses, enabling the flexibility and agility to support business changes, and optimize its IT cost structure.

Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will design and build a new merchandise management system. Additionally, Accenture will operate and maintain the system on behalf of United Arrows.

The new merchandise management system will utilize the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 ERP package. This was chosen by United Arrows for its high affinity with its existing Microsoft enterprise products, flexible screen customization capabilities, and ease of installation.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Media:
United Arrows Ltd.
Publicity & CSR Team, Business Planning Office
+ 03 5785 6615
uapr@united-allows.co.jp
or
Accenture
Ken Kanda, + 045 330 7157
kentaro.kanda@accenture.com

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