4th October, 2021
Reply announced today that its companies Retail Reply and Storm Reply have achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Retail Competency status.
Achieving the AWS Retail Competency differentiates Retail Reply and Storm Reply as AWS Partner Network (APN) members that deliver highly specialized technical proficiency and proven customer success. To receive the AWS Competency designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.
The AWS Retail Competency Partners have demonstrated success in offering end-to-end solutions across Customer Engagement, Corporate Merchandising and Planning, Supply Chain and Distribution, Physical, Digital, and Virtual Store, Advanced Retail Data Science, Core Retail Business Applications, and Consulting Practices for Retail on AWS.
AWS Retail Competency Partners undergo rigorous validation by AWS to ensure alignment to AWS best practices for building the secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient cloud infrastructure for retail applications – to give customers an increased confidence when making decisions.
Today’s retailers want to offer consumers with more flexibility in terms of payment methods, pickup points, delivery, refunds and returns and, at the same time, they look for solutions to connect all the players involved in the order flow, from stores to accountability, from commerce to customer service. To answer these needs, Retail Reply and Storm Reply develop a micro-services application based on AWS Managed Service Java Spring Boot delivered in a Kubernetes cluster exploiting the AWS managed services. This application allows to cover the entire flow with dedicated services: order, inventory, payment and shipment.
“We are pleased to have achieved the AWS Retail Competency Status which attests the ability and skill of our teams to successfully deliver high quality and innovative projects for Retailers.” said Filippo Rizzante, CTO Reply. “This recognition is in addition to the 10 AWS competencies got so far that demonstrate the commitment of the Reply Group of companies dedicated to AWS in helping customers to achieve their business goals by leveraging AWS technologies.”
AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.
Retail Reply Retail Reply is the Reply Group Company supporting customers in the Retail, fashion and consumer sectors, in capitalising on the opportunities offered by the digital transformation and customer experience, in-store and online. With a specific range of skills focused on the design of IT architectures, store implementation, loyalty programme management solutions, the creation of online and mobile customer experiences, omnichannel implementation through microservice architecture and capacity-based planning, Retail Reply supports its customers throughout the entire transformation process, from the definition of the digital strategy, to its planning and all the way to the implementation of the solution.
Storm Reply Storm Reply is the Reply Group Company specializing in design and implementation of cloud-based solutions and services. Storm Reply holds Amazon Premier Consulting Partner Status since 2014 and helped a large number of relevant customers in Europe to run their systems and applications on the AWS Platform. Having a consolidated experience in Cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS architectures, Storm Reply provides an end to end set of services for Cloud Adoption, Development of new applications and management full services of their cloud environment. Having deep competencies and experiences on management of complex cloud projects, Storm Reply helps customers to implement their Strategy Cloud Approach. In particular, Storm Reply offers services on Cloud Strategy and Migration, Cloud Native Applications development and Cloud Service Management.