Brussels (Belgium), London (United Kingdom) - 23 February 2016 - Zetes (Euronext Brussels: ZTS) has recently implemented its latest generation ZetesAthena In-Store Management solution to JD Williams, one of the UK’s largest fashion retailers. JD Williams selected the ZetesAthena In-Store Management solution to help improve stock auditing across its growing network of UK stores.

The JD Williams Group operates a growing chain of high street fashion retail outlets located across the UK. JD Williams utilises the ZetesAthena In-Store Management solution for wall to wall stock auditing, to ensure its assets can be accurately recorded for accounting purposes. The cycle counting application is also used in order to gain visibility of stock in stores at any given time, improving overall stock accuracy. The JD Williams management team has real-time access to immediate stock count results from any location, which are directly integrated with the company’s main ERP system.

ZetesAthena is a cloud-based in-store mobile management solution helping omni-channel retailers optimise stock and pricing processes centrally and consistently across individual store locations.  It streamlines time-consuming inventory related tasks to provide real time transparency of stock availability within the store. The solution also helps eradicate the so-called ‘hidden zones’, which are the visibility gaps between the moment goods arrive in the store, and the moment they are sold.

Powered by the MCL™ Mobility Platform, ZetesAthena enables quick deployment and management of software applications and hardware with minimal ongoing management resource required. The MCL™ Mobility Platform is a cloud-based mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) dedicated to supply chain operations. It allows organisations to develop, deploy, run and manage mobile applications, users and devices centrally and easily.

 “As a growing retailer we were looking for an efficient solution that would give us real-time visibility of the counting processes in our stores, enabling us to improve our stock accuracy, . As a cloud-based solution, this is exactly what ZetesAthena offered us”, says Carlton Smith, IT Programme Manager at JD Williams. “Also, as ZetesAthena is a full in-store management solution, we are able to scale our use of the software, enabling us to manage other retail processes in the future”. 


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About JD Williams

JD Williams & Company Limited, the UK's leading direct home shopping company, operating over 20 successful catalogue brands. Our catalogues offer a huge selection of clothing and other products for all ages and sizes. All our clothes are designed to provide the best fit at the best value, and we are specialists in the area of larger size womenswear.

The company was founded in 1875 by James David Williams, who in 1882, was the first to make use of the UK's parcel post service, to send his company's products direct to his customers. The formula of providing quality, fashionable, value for money clothing direct to customers proved increasingly popular towards the latter end of the 20th Century and JD Williams enjoyed significant growth. This continuing growth has ensured JD Williams is the most successful direct home shopping company in the UK today, with over 2 million customers and 4,000 employees.

About Zetes

Zetes is an international corporation specialising in the provision of identification and mobility solutions. By using the latest technologies, Zetes enables its customers improve the speed and quality of their process execution and increase data accuracy, which in turn helps them to remain at the forefront of their industries. That's what makes Zetes both a pioneer and a market leader at the same time.

The Zetes Group is based in Brussels and has more than 1100 employees in 19 countries across EMEA. In 2014, its turnover was €245.3 million. More information:

About Zetes’ supply chain solutions

Zetes transforms the way modern supply chains collaborate. Its process optimisation solutions for packaging, storage, proof of delivery, sales, direct store services and store management, all linked by the ZetesOlympus repository, allow large companies to implement end-to-end tracking and tracing of goods, from production to the end user. Zetes plays an important part in helping companies deal with the challenges of global tracking, such as serialisation, parallel markets, security, legal obligations, and counterfeiting. Zetes integrates next-generation cloud platforms with cutting-edge technologies such as imaging, voice recognition, RFID, codification and mobile terminals. Zetes is a trusted partner that can guarantee perfect life cycle management of all its solutions, with its Zetes TotalCare and Zetes TotalFinance services.