Rakuten is elected Brazil's best e-commerce platform for second year in a row

SAO PAULO, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten Digital Commerce has been elected as Brazil's best e-commerce platform for the second year in a row. Developed by the Centro de Inteligencia Padrao (CIP - 'Standard Intelligence Center'), the BR Week award singles out companies that are leaders in the industries where they operate. The award ceremony took place this past Monday (June 26) at the Hotel Transamerica in Sao Paulo.

Other highlights of the evening among retail suppliers: awards to KPMG in the category of best auditing firm; to Microsoft in the Business Intelligence segment; Oracle in the Big Data category; IBM in Business Process Management, SAP in inventory control and ERP; Google as best analytics tool, and Serasa Experian in the category of credit management and evaluation.

For Rakuten CEO, Rene Abe, awards like this serve as a market validation of the quality of the work that companies are delivering. "It is an honor that we are among the winners once again. This positive feedback from the industry makes us believe that we are on the right path, providing the best solutions for online retailing and contributing to the evolution of the whole e-commerce ecosystem. This is our primary goal," he said.

Criteria were fine-tuned for this third edition, which made winning this award an even greater prize. The BR Week 2017 Award added to its selection process a breakdown of criteria into seven dimensions: financial, operational, human resources, information technology, clients, e-commerce and management. Firms operating in the national retail sector competed for the award.

About Rakuten Digital Commerce
The only one e-commerce platform in Brazil allied to the greater global Internet ecosystem of the world, Rakuten Digital Commerce was the first company to provide technology for virtual stores in Brazil since 1995, when it still went by the name of Ikeda. Today, as a subsidiary of Rakuten Inc. of Japan, it combines knowledge of the local market with the high performance solutions in E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Fintechs, Digital Marketing and Sharing Economy. Rakuten Group has more than 14,000 employees and operates in 29 countries and regions. In Brazil, in addition to platforms for large e-commerce operations, such as Le Postiche, Panasonic and Hope, among others, Rakuten also empowers small and medium shopkeepers-sized to build success stories. Find out about Rakuten Digital Commerce solutions at: digitalcommerce.rakuten.com.br.

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