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Microsoft, Zebra and Reflexis Systems Collaborate to Seamlessly Connect Front-Line Workers at the Edge

Companies’ task management and scheduling solutions will now work together to simplify work for retailers and their store associates.

A retail store associate uses a handheld mobile computer to review the next task on his to-do list.
by Suresh Menon
January 13, 2021

As Zebra Chief Technology Officer Tom Bianculli explained in this podcast, we are proud to have a culture of collaborative innovation that empowers businesses to gain a performance edge, especially at the edge of their operations. That’s why we’re especially excited to announce a collaboration with Microsoft that will connect recently acquired Reflexis Systems’ Real-Time Task Manager and Workforce Scheduler to Microsoft Teams’ Task and Shift applications.

This seamless connectivity will enable retailers and their associates who use Microsoft Teams as their primary system of engagement to leverage the powerful Reflexis backend system and its advanced capabilities to publish work schedules and task lists, syncing in real time between applications. This will optimize how store managers and associates execute in stores, reducing the time spent on cumbersome labor scheduling and task checklists and increasing the time spent engaging with customers, resulting in a more fulfilling experience for everyone.

If you want to learn more about the collaboration between Microsoft and Zebra and how it will energize retailers’ strategies to unify teams, inform priorities and drive performance, I encourage you to contact our team. You may also want to subscribe to the Your Edge blog to stay tuned into more exciting news to come on the collaboration between Zebra and Microsoft.

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Editor’s Note:

Curious about how Reflexis solutions could help improve task execution in your retail environment? Visit the website for detailed information.

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Suresh Menon
Suresh Menon is Senior Vice President and General Manager for Software Solutions at Zebra Technologies. He is responsible for the strategy, development, and management of Zebra’s Software Solutions product line, which features an industry leading portfolio of AI-powered workforce management, task execution and communication solutions, prescriptive analytics and self-directed physical inventory management solutions.
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