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02/26/2021

Zumiez integrates financial data with enterprise operations

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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A specialty teen retailer is blending financial results with workforce and operational data to provide better business insights.

Zumiez has selected the Workday Financial Management, Workday Adaptive Planning, and Workday Prism Analytics solutions to help accelerate its digital finance transformation in order to better anticipate and react to changing market conditions. Leveraging the cloud-based Workday solutions, Zumiez seeks to enable its finance teams to deliver business insights and strategic planning across its multi-system enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment.

As a result, the retailer intends to improve planning processes to help drive faster, informed decisions. Zumiez also hopes to streamline and standardize consolidation, close, and reconciliation processes by integrating information from multiple systems.

“As a retailer we must always prioritize speed in serving our customers and quickly adapting to changing conditions,” said Chris Work, CFO, Zumiez. “Our success depends on our ability to successfully anticipate and respond to our customers’ needs. By adopting industry-leading technology through our partnership with Workday, our finance and accounting teams will be better equipped to provide the business with holistic insights and company-wide planning.”

“Strategies to digitize finance are accelerating to keep pace with the significant changes we've seen over the past year,” said Terrance Wampler, GM, Workday Financial Management. 

Headquartered in Seattle, Zumiez is a specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, equipment, accessories, and hardgoods for young men and women which operates more than 700 stores across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.