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Best Buy Leverages Retail Traffic Analytics Solution from Verint Systems for Customer Experience and Retail Optimization

Posted by superstar23 on November 2, 2008

Multinational Retailer of Technology and Entertainment Products and Services Extends Use of Verint Nextiva Suite

MELVILLE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Verint Systems Inc. today announced that its Nextiva® Retail Traffic Analysis solution is being used by Best Buy Co., Inc. – a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services – as part of a program designed to help analyze and optimize customer experiences associated with product placement and promotions.

Already a Verint customer with over 60 percent of its retail stores being monitored with Verint equipment, Best Buy deployed Verint’s retail traffic product on a 45 camera platform in one of its 45,000 square foot retail stores to evaluate the value-added solution. Designed to leverage existing video surveillance applications, Nextiva Retail Traffic Analysis provides real-time information regarding customer count, traffic patterns, dwell-times and broad information regarding customers’ in-store shopping behaviors.

“We are already impressed with the value Nextiva Retail Traffic Analysis has shown for Best Buy in the areas of product placement, and the effectiveness of displays and promotional positioning,” says Tim Fisher, director of loss prevention and safety, Best Buy. “Within hours of the installation, store management was working actively with the solution and modifying product placement based on the information. Store operations found the user interface to be intuitive and easy to use, and we are very encouraged about the possibilities the solution can deliver.”

Nextiva Retail Traffic Analysis helps retailers understand shopper behaviors and trends by providing insight into in-store promotions and advertising campaigns, identifying traffic flow patterns and measuring dwell-time, and helping to ensure proper product placement on shelves and aisles. By using a video analytics tool, retailers can extract and search customer behaviors through an easy-to-use video management application. In addition, the analysis can be used along with point-of-purchase data to further understand buying patterns. Armed with this type of information, retailers can determine the success rate of promotions and optimize store layout and design to help improve the customer experience and maximize sales.

“Partnering with a widely respected retailer like Best Buy is ideal as traffic measurement and conversion rates have become key metrics as critical as turning on the lights for retailers,” adds Jim Clark, senior vice president and general manager, Verint Video Intelligence Solutions. “Nextiva continues to meet organizational needs in enabling retailers, among other verticals, to better understand whether changes in traffic and sales are due to individual store management, marketing programs, corporate operations or the characteristics of a particular location.”

About Best Buy

With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe and China, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $40 billion annual revenue and includes brands such as Best Buy, Audiovisions, The Carphone Warehouse, Future Shop, Geek Squad, Jiangsu Five Star, Magnolia Audio Video, Pacific Sales Kitchen and Bath Centers, and Speakeasy. Approximately 150,000 employees apply their talents to help bring the benefits of these brands to life for customers through retail locations, multiple call centers and Web sites, in-home solutions, product delivery and activities in our communities. Community partnership is central to the way we do business at Best Buy. In fiscal 2008, we donated a combined $31.8 million to improve the vitality of the communities where our employees and customers live and work. For more information about Best Buy, visit http://www.bestbuy.com.

About Verint Video Intelligence Solutions

Verint Video Intelligence Solutions is the leading global provider of networked video solutions that enhance the security of people, property and assets. Verint’s award-winning Nextiva portfolio includes video management software, integrated analytics, encoders and IP cameras, and intelligent DVRs for use in a variety of vertical market environments. Open, standards based and IT friendly, Verint solutions help enable organizations to leverage their existing video investments and place IP video within the reach of virtually every organization.

About Verint Systems Inc.

Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT.PK), headquartered in Melville, New York, is a leading provider of actionable intelligence solutions for an optimized enterprise and a safer world. Today, more than 10,000 organizations in over 150 countries rely on Verint solutions to perform more effectively, build competitive advantage and enhance the security of people, facilities and infrastructure. Visit us at our website http://www.verint.com.

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding expectations, predictions, views, opportunities, plans, strategies, beliefs, and statements of similar effect relating to Verint Systems Inc. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and they are based on management’s expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. For a detailed discussion of these risk factors, see the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 10, 2007, as supplemented by our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on November 5, 2007, January 16, 2008, and April 9, 2008. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them or to provide reasons why actual results may differ.

VERINT, the VERINT logo, ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE, POWERING ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE, STAR-GATE, RELIANT, VANTAGE, X-TRACT, NEXTIVA, ULTRA, AUDIOLOG, WITNESS, the WITNESS logo, IMPACT 360, the IMPACT 360 logo, IMPROVE EVERYTHING, EQUALITY, CONTACTSTORE, EYRETEL, BLUE PUMPKIN SOFTWARE, BLUE PUMPKIN, the BLUE PUMPKIN logo, EXAMETRIC and the EXAMETRIC logo, CLICK2STAFF, STAFFSMART, AMAE SOFTWARE and the AMAE logo are trademarks and registered trademarks of Verint Systems Inc. Other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Source:- businesswire.com

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