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Rite Aid consolidates view of enterprise systems

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Rite Aid is mapping out its enterprise technology infrastructure.

Rite Aid Corp. is expanding its digital transformation efforts.

The drugstore retailer is adopting the ValueBlue BlueDolphin SaaS-based enterprise platform. BlueDolphin is designed to help organizations map out and execute business transformation, and Rite Aid is working with ValueBlue to standardize business processes and increase connectivity between business units.

Specifically, Rite Aid is using BlueDolphin to map business systems across its different business units to streamline operations and accelerate growth. Leveraging BlueDolphin, Rite Aid intends to generate a consolidated view of enterprise systems, making it easier to manage spending, optimize budgets, and identify and eliminate redundant resources.

The retailer will also utilize the BlueDolphin solution to assist efforts in identifying areas where it can generate savings, as well as detect security risks and audit exposures.

BlueDolphin is unified platform for collaborative data sharing, storing, search, and retrieval. Rite Aid will utilize BlueDolphin as a central information repository where corporate stakeholders can combine data, processes, applications, and infrastructure for enterprise architecture design and process management.

"ValueBlue specializes in assisting companies like Rite Aid with enterprise architecture maturity," said Jelle Visser, chief commercial officer of ValueBlue. "Business agility relies on enterprise adaptability. BlueDolphin provides a unified platform to map out enterprise strategies for greater business agility and to shorten time to market. Rite Aid also found BlueDolphin because of its seamless integration with third-party platforms such as ServiceNow, Adobe Workfront, Azure DevOps, and Flexera.”

Rite Aid taps Google Cloud for digital transformation
Rite Aid is deploying BlueDolphin while it is also in the midst of migrating key applications to Google Cloud Anthos, a managed platform for application deployment. Applications being migrated include Rite Aid's vaccine scheduling tool, customer messaging infrastructure, and digital engagement platform.

Leveraging Anthos, Rite Aid's approximately 2,350 retail pharmacies will have cloud computing capabilities on-site, helping to provide more resilient operations. The retailer will also achieve strategic business continuity that will help it to continue to have access to patient information and offer advanced prescription management and pharmacy recommendations, without needing to be connected to centralized mainframe technology.

In addition to modernizing the technologies powering its pharmacies, Rite Aid is tapping Google Cloud for digital transformations across other areas of its business. For example, Rite Aid will migrate its enterprise data to Google Cloud using BigQuery. This move will allow its pharmacy to have better insights into its finances, supply chain inventory, and customer information.

Based in Camp Hill, Pa., Rite Aid operates approximately 2,350 retail pharmacy locations across 17 states. 

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