“Ready To Wear” Fashion Innovator KIABI Zips Into Mobility With SOTI

France – September 14 2017 – Fashion retailer KIABI, today announced their runway ready technology partnership with SOTI, the world's most trusted provider of mobile and IoT device management solutions. The leader in ‘ready to wear’ clothing in France, signed on with SOTI due to the company’s integrated mobility platform, which has been making inroads with fashion retailers globally.

KIABI uses mobile technology across their stores for inventory control, stock transfers and delivery processing. KIABI chose SOTI for the scalability of their technology, as the company brings on over 100 new products every week in stores. KIABI opened their first store in 1978 in Roncq, France and now, thirty years later, the company operates over 500 stores in 14 countries, including Spain, Italy, Russia and Morocco. KIABI also includes a successful online business, kiabi.com, which has sold to over 20 million online shoppers in 39 countries around the globe.

 “The introduction of SOTI MobiControl has transformed the way in which we operate. We no longer have to rely on third-party organizations, and the speed and efficiency it has brought to our operations has been a gamechanger,” said Fabrice Mulier, Device Manager, KIABI.

“SOTI provides a 360 degree view of mobility management across our entire retail value chain. By streamlining retail operations, protecting regulated data, and empowering our employees to keep pace with the growth of our business, the technology is unmatched,” continued Mulier.

“KIABI was increasingly frustrated with how long simple changes were taking with their third-party solution provider —it was time for a change,” said Carl Rodrigues, President & CEO, SOTI.

KIABI decided to upgrade their systems to Unitech PA700 smartphones for their bigger screens, faster processors and ability to run custom Android applications. KIABI chose to work with the team from SOTI as they wanted a new mobility management solution that offered flexible provisioning and app deployment, and a strong remote support capability to fix device problems for over 5000 new mobile devices KIABI chose to distribute globally across their operations.

“The strong multi-OS capabilities of SOTI MobiControl made the shift from their previous devices to Unitech PA700s extremely smooth,” Rodrigues confirmed.

SOTI Delivers Scalable Solutions That Grow With Our Expanding Business

The change to SOTI MobiControl made our device upgrade effortless to manage, and made it very cost effective given the global scale of our business. Most importantly, SOTI MobiControl’s remote support became increasingly impressive as remote workers were familiarizing themselves with the new mobile devices and everything that came along with it. 

With over 500 stores globally, KIABI is now focused on new mobility projects within the coming year. Currently, the KIABI team is evaluating tablet computers to capture customer data to deliver a digital workspace for their loyalty programs.

To find out more about KIABI’s journey working with SOTI, read their customer success story: http://www2.soti.net/case-study-kiabi



KIABI is a fashion retailer at low prices by opening their first store in 1978, and being available online since 2000. For more than thirty years, KIABI's vision is to offer customers fashion for all at low prices with a large choice of quality clothing. Present in Europe with 500 stores and online shops, KIABI is a leading ‘ready-to-wear’ clothier for the whole family: Women, Men, Children (Girl or Boy), Baby, Maternity, Large Size or Lingerie.

About SOTI

SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of mobile and IoT device management solutions, with more than 17,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI's innovative portfolio of solutions and services provide the tools organizations need to truly mobilize their operations and optimize their mobility investments. SOTI extends secure mobility management to provide a total, flexible solution for comprehensive management and security of all mobile devices and connected peripherals deployed in an organization. For more information, visit www.soti.net.

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