Jena, 31 May, 2018 – Leading Romanian retailer elefant.ro is among the first customers leveraging Intershop´s latest offering, Commerce-as-a-Service (CaaS). This cloud-based solution will allow elefant.ro to expand its already significant market presence both regionally and internationally. Today, elefant.ro serves some 1.5 million customers with a vast range of products of fashion, electronic goods, books, home goods, and toys.
The retailer aims to migrate from a homegrown solution to one that offers unlimited scalability with highest security standards while putting an optimal customer experience in focus. The solution so far in place had reached its limits as efforts for implementing new functionalities, rollouts into new markets, and maintenance costs had developed into being barriers for elefant´s growth plans.
Sergiu Chirca, CEO of elefant.ro comments: “We are happy with what we have reached so far in terms of market presence in our region as well as portfolio and convenience for our customers. However, in order to realize our strategic plans we need a leading technology that will not only expand our reach, but also help to further improve customer experience. With Intershop we have selected a partner that will help us with technical solution and market expertise.”
Axel Köhler, CSO of Intershop Communications AG: "Elefant.ro is among the first customers to choose the “Individual” option of our recently launched CaaS offering. It´s not accidentally an established player knowing about the challenge to grow a successful business and serving ever more demanding customers without risking profitability. Intershop´s solution integrates easily various existing individual requirements for their markets and provides every flexibility to include new functionality whenever needed without tying up much resources. "
The cloud-based solution is expected to go live by the fourth quarter of 2018.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.
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