Jan 26, 2015 ~ Genesco Selects DiConnect from DiCentral - Enjoys Immediate ROI

January 26, 2015 Peter Edlund

Genesco Selects DiConnect™ From DiCentral - Enjoys Immediate ROI

Leading specialty retailer streamlines supply chain management processes through better data exchanges with suppliers.

Houston, Texas, January 26, 2015 - DiCentral the leading innovator in supply chain management solutions and B2B integration, today announced that Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO), a Nashville-based specialty retailer, has selected DiCentral to help streamline the company's supply chain management processes and provide better exchanges of data with suppliers. Genesco selected DiConnect™ Enterprise as its EDI (EDI/INT) solution. In addition to connecting with the DiCentral Network, Genesco also plans to use DiConnect to exchange data with its large suppliers.

"Genesco sought to improve the exchange of data with a high level of reliability and security, while minimizing costs," says Robert J. Dennis, chairman, president and chief executive officer for Genesco. "We selected DiConnect™ because the solution would enable us to exchange data in a variety of formats and we found the solutions to be very user friendly and easy to install. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with DiCentral, as we increase our trading partner network."

"In today's complex world of retail electronic commerce it is imperative for companies to employ transaction and data solutions that can handle high volumes of communications with speed and efficiency," says Thuy Mai, founder and CEO for DiCentral. "We were happy to welcome Genesco to our growing list of blue chip customers and we are thrilled to see them already reaping the benefits from DiConnect™ and, in turn, passing those benefits on to their clients in the form of cost savings and industry-leading customer service."

DiConnect™ is a cost-effective and scalable, Internet EDI solution for enterprises seeking to exchange purchase orders, invoices and other business documents with trading partners. DiConnect™ leverages the Internet to minimize the cost of value-added network (VAN) fees and labor-intensive paper processes - delivering immediate returns.

Additionally, DiCentral offers DiConnect™ Lite, a Microsoft Windows based data exchange solution designed for small-to-medium size companies.

About DiCentral Founded in 2000, today DiCentral is a leading global innovator in EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) software and service solutions. Our broad range of solutions enables a seamless exchange of data throughout the entire supply chain, creating a seamless communication stream from source to last mile. DiCentral's integration solutions are scalable to the size, growth, and unique requirements of each business. In addition, DiCentral develops and markets a complementary suite of supply chain applications for retailers and suppliers, including MFT software, WMS software, POS analytic software, outlier management software, managed EDI services, and more.

About Genesco Inc.

Genesco Inc., a Nashville-based specialty retailer, sells footwear, headwear, sports apparel and accessories in more than 2,670 retail stores and leased departments throughout the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, principally under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys, Underground by Journeys, Schuh, Schuh Kids, Lids, Locker Room by Lids, Lids Clubhouse, Johnston & Murphy, and on internet websiteswww.journeys.com, www.journeyskidz.com,www.shibyjourneys.com, www.schuh.co.uk,www.johnstonmurphy.com, www.lids.com,www.lids.ca, www.lidslockerroom.com,www.lidsteamsports.com, www.lidsclubhouse.com,www.trask.com, www.suregripfootwear.com and www.dockersshoes.com . The Company's Lids Sports Group division operates the Lids headwear stores, the Locker Room by Lids and other team sports fan shops and single team clubhouse stores, and the Lids Team Sports team dealer business. In addition, Genesco sells wholesale footwear under its Johnston & Murphy brand, the Trask brand, the licensed Dockers brand, SureGrip, and other brands. For more information on Genesco and its operating divisions, please visit www.genesco.com.

About the Author

Peter Edlund

Founding member and executive at Dicentral, a global B2B integration company with over 20 years of solving complex supply chain integration problems. I am passionate about helping people in the retail, automotive and healthcare industries achieve revenue growth through a better understanding of the world of connected commerce. Frequently published, sought after speaker and host of “The Connected Show”, a video blog that connects our viewers to the people and news that influence today’s integrated supply chains.

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