Aldata and EYC merge to become Symphony EYC

New global company brings big data customer insights into retail assortment, merchandising, customer engagement and supply chain execution.

By ·

Aldata, a retail and distribution optimization company, and EYC, a customer engagement specialist, both part of the Symphony Technology Group, have announced their merger into a new company, Symphony EYC.

Symphony EYC combines the sophisticated customer engagement analytics of EYC with the high performance retail and distribution optimization execution capabilities of Aldata. Now customer insights and customer engagement strategies can link directly into retail assortment, merchandising and supply chain execution to meet customer driven demand in real time.

The combined business will serve the needs of the new generation of omni-shoppers who access information anytime, anywhere and make decisions on brands and purchases in real time, online and inside the store. Symphony EYC will equip retailers with the key solutions required to engage, personalize, offer and fulfill omni-shoppers’ expectations as they increasingly use mobile and social platforms to shop.

The combined business will serve more than 1000 clients, have more than 600 employees and operate in more than 25,000 stores with an expanding presence across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Roy Simrell, president and CEO of Aldata, will lead Symphony EYC. Simrell has more than 25 years of experience in retail technology with a proven track record in the delivery of complex, mission critical, software projects to some of the world’s leading retailers. “Aldata and EYC are a natural fit for each other,” he says. “Both companies live the same vision that the future of retailing is customer driven, and believe that to succeed retailers must get closer to their customers, so ‘Engage Your Customers,’ is the perfect message and name for our new company.”

EYC’s current CEO Tom Buehlmann will remain within the group and become an advisory board member of Symphony EYC. Buehlmann will also move to the parent company, Symphony Technology Group, to take up another executive role.


Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
Top 20 industrial lift truck suppliers, 2017
The top lift truck suppliers list is changing with industry acquisitions causing a dramatic departure from the norm.
Download Today!
From the November 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
A new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for the fourth time in 20 years and shorten order delivery time from 10 days to three.
10th Annual Salary Survey: The Price of Performance
Let’s put Automatic Data Capture (ADC) Technology to Work
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
The State of the DC Voice Market
A lot has changed in the last 10 years, especially in voice technology. This webinar will cover the state of the voice market, review two leading voice solutions and help you gain a better understanding of the options and capabilities available today.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
Top 20 industrial lift truck suppliers, 2017
The top lift truck suppliers list is changing with industry acquisitions causing a dramatic...
Lodge Manufacturing: Distribution Cast in Iron
A new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for...

Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece...
System Report: Pouch sorter powers Stage’s fulfillment needs
How a hometown department store chain transformed its e-fulfillment processes with pouch sortation...