InVision Software Receives Major Order From Leading Retail Group in Finland

The Finnish retail group Suomen Lähikauppa Oy has selected InVision Software, a leading international provider of solutions for enterprise-wide workforce management (WFM), to implement its software solution InVision Enterprise WFM. The Suomen Lähikauppa group is Finland’s market leader in local stores and has more than 750 convenience stores of different sizes that operate under the brand names of Siwa, Valintatalo and Euromarket. The InVision solution will optimise the staffing of approximately 6,000 employees at the Siwa and Valintatalo format stores.

The Finnish retail corporation has decided to implement all InVision software modules to cover the entire workforce management process – from demand-oriented forecasting to scheduling, optimisation, integrated time management and finally to monitoring and controlling of the scheduling. Using InVision’s comprehensive WFM system, Suomen Lähikauppa intends to match the deployment of its in-store employees with actual customer footfall and thus improve customer service while avoiding over- and under-staffing. Applying the integrated time management features of the WFM solution the retail group will establish an efficient payroll controlling system. Moreover, employees will be able to enter preferred working times online, and these choices will be taken into account within the scheduling process.

The implementation of InVision Enterprise WFM will start in the course of this summer and it is planned that the system will be fully in place at the beginning of 2010.