SEATTLE, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the world's largest international health and beauty retailer, has selected Tableau as one of the first partners in the company's newly created Technology Partnership Programme. As the leader in visual analytics, Tableau is the only 'Data Visualization' provider featured in the inaugural group of Tech Partners.
Developed in an effort to accelerate ASW's digital transformation, the programme focuses on building longer term relationships with key tech partners like Tableau by providing greater visibility into ASW's growth strategy and technology roadmap and building strong integrations among senior leaders. By working closely with a network of expert partners and gaining direct access to the latest advancements in technology, ASW expects to build on their retail expertise to fuel further growth as a more efficient, data-driven organisation.
Malina Ngai, Group Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson, explained why the company introduces the partnership approach. "We believe every technology partner whom we have chosen to work with is more than just a vendor. Traditional client-vendor relationship is short-term, lack of transparency and continuity. The Partnership Programme is designed to transform the short term contractual relationship to a longer term strategic relationship to create a win-win for both parties. The appointment of our first batch of worldwide Tech Partners shows our determination to accelerate our digital transformation, enabling A.S. Watson Group to build on our solid retail foundation to fuel further growth through a smarter and more efficient organisation. Our purpose of putting customer first and putting a smile on their faces continues. We recognize that our customers are changing rapidly and technology has become an ever more critical ingredient to deliver our purpose."
JY Pook, Senior Vice-President of Tableau APAC, said, "Tableau is thrilled to be recognized as one of the first ASW Tech Partners. Data is a strategic asset in all aspects of business and when presented clearly, it has enormous potential to improve mission critical outcomes. We believe harnessing the power of data is a crucial step in an organisation's digital transformation and we look forward to working closely with ASW throughout their journey."
Thomas Yap, Head of Greater China at Tableau, said, "At Tableau we strive to help everyone see and understand data and ASW's Technology Partnership Programme provides a unique setting for strategic collaboration between our organisations. The effective use of data is a must-have in the rapidly changing retail industry, and we are committed to enabling ASW and their employees with a self-service analytics platform that will make it possible for anyone to quickly access, analyse and share insights from their data. Our team is delighted to have the opportunity to help ASW make more data-driven decisions and find new ways to continue putting their customers first."
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