Smart & Final’s Digital Transformation

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Photograph courtesy of Smart & FinalIn its preparation for a post-pandemic marketplace, Smart & Final is taking a data-driven approach, rolling out Hypersonix’s AI-driven analytics platform to support the company’s enterprise analytics and digital transformation initiatives. The Los Angeles-based retailer recently completed a pilot program with the real-time intelligence and insights provider.“Hypersonix is a key ingredient in leveraging actionable analytics that can be operationalized by our business teams as part of our ongoing digital transformation,” said Ed Wong, EVP and chief digital officer for Smart & Final, in a statement. “We established a great innovation-centric collaboration with Hypersonix, where we are finding new ways to address our needs in key strategic areas for our business.”Built by former executives from SAP, PayPal and IBM, and funded by Intel Capital, San Jose, Calif.-based Hypersonix offers a cloud-based Unified Data Analytics Platform designed to ingest and integrate disparate data sources that reside in software applications from various vendors. These applications include point-of-sale, e-commerce, merchandising, marketing and inventory platforms. “Smart & Final is clearly a shopper-centric and innovative retailer, and we are excited to partner with them,” said Todd Michaud, president and chief customer officer of Hypersonix, in a release. “As an increasingly …

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