Unisys to provide IT support services to 470 outlets, supporting leading convenience retailer in growing its business
July 07, 2008 // Franchising.com // Toronto, – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that its Canadian subsidiary, Unisys Canada, has won a contract from NEC Corporation of America to provide outsourced IT support services for 470 7-Eleven® retail convenience stores throughout Canada.
The Unisys contract is valued at approximately $USD 6 million over a three-year term. NEC Corporation of America is the prime contractor in the engagement, managing applications development and support for 7-Eleven, Inc.
Under the terms of the agreement, Unisys Canada will provide maintenance and support services for IT back-office equipment, on-site wireless networks, point of sale (POS) and inventory ordering systems for the 470 Canadian 7-Eleven retail stores from Ontario to British Columbia. In addition, Unisys will provide deployment services for new systems that 7-Eleven rolls out to its stores.
"Unisys outsourcing expertise combined with NEC's retail solution integration skills will assist us in growing our 7-Eleven business in Canada," said Sharon Stufflebeme, 7-Eleven's chief information officer. "We'll be able to serve our customers more effectively and efficiently through enhanced in-store technology support."
As part of a global alliance between the two companies, Unisys is the preferred provider of technology support and maintenance services for NEC in markets outside Japan.
"We look forward to working with Unisys on this important initiative," said Naohide Takatani, general manager, Retail Solutions Group, NEC Corporation of America. "Drawing on Unisys expertise in technology support and maintenance in this engagement with 7-Eleven expands the range of benefits we can provide our client."
Bob Binns, president, Unisys Canada, said, "Unisys is confident that in working with our partner NEC, we will provide 7-Eleven with a secure, flexible IT infrastructure that can accommodate its growing business in Canada. This engagement exemplifies the success of the alliance between NEC and Unisys and shows how Unisys and NEC can engage to provide IT solutions that move clients' business forward. We look forward to collaborating on future opportunities."
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses approximately 7,600 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 34,300 stores in 14 countries. During 2007, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales of more than $46.6 billion. Named the #1 Franchise Opportunity for 2008 by Entrepreneur magazine, 7-Eleven is franchising virtually all of its stores in the U.S., and is expanding through its Business Conversion Program, acquisitions, building new and leasing existing properties.
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com
Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialize in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
Any statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. In particular, statements regarding the anticipated value of the contract are based upon the assumption that the contract continues for its full term. Since the contract may be terminated prior to the expiration of its term, the value of the engagement is not guaranteed. Additional discussion of factors that could affect Unisys future results is contained in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.