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OLR Supports Store Growth at Gordmans


Gordmans Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: GMAN) is a chain of Midwestern department stores which carry a large assortment of name brand apparel for all ages, accessories, footwear, gifts, designer fragrances, fashion jewelry, accent furniture, home fashions and more, at savings up to 60 percent off department and specialty store prices.

CEO Jeff Gordman identified strong potential for expansion from the Midwest into under-served markets across the central United States. It was apparent the company's legacy IT systems would not support such growth.

After a thorough selection process, Gordmans opted to move forward with the Oracle® Retail platform. With a reputation for rapid scalability, the solution set included the broad retail functionality Gordmans needed to enhance its capabilities, including core merchandising foundation, inventory management, pricing, retail financials, warehouse receiving, and sales auditing. To guide the technology transformation, Gordmans chose OLR as its systems integration and support partner. OLR's consultants worked with Gordmans internal IT team to clearly map system requirements and tailor a first class solution to support current needs and the vision for the future.

"OLR provided knowledgeable and engaged consultants," stated Richard Heyman, CIO at Gordmans. "Many companies profess that they develop partnerships with their clients; OLR actually delivered on that promise."

From the start, OLR played a vital role in helping Gordmans achieve its business goals. With a clearly defined yet flexible methodology distilled from years of experience in Oracle Retail programs, OLR offered the tools, collateral, and templates to support a smooth and efficient transition. The engagement spanned Gordmans' entire initiative, from initial analysis and project scoping to post go-live transition support. Today, OLR provides assistance with skilled application resources that enable the retailer to focus on key strategic initiatives and benefit from OLR's ability to deliver ongoing improvements alongside day-to-day systems support.

OLR is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.

About OLR
OLR ( is an award-winning global retail solutions provider and systems integrator. OLR's dedicated focus on retail transformation serves clients in areas including system implementation, upgrades, planning & optimizationapplication support, hosting and managed services.

Founded in 1998 by one of Retek's four original members, OLR provided the first Retek (now Oracle Retail) Remote Development Center, and has been helping clients worldwide gain the greatest possible value from their Oracle Retail solutions for more than 15 years.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit

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