DataArt, a custom software development firm that builds advanced solutions across industries, today announced that is has been selected by Ocado, the UKâs leading online supermarket, as a strategic technology partner. This relationship will complement Ocadoâs existing IT initiatives and enable it to innovate more rapidly across a number of technical fronts.
Delivering over 21,000 product lines while servicing nearly 66 percent of UK households, Ocado is one of Britainâs leading online supermarkets and was named 2010 World E-tailer of the Year. To help meet the growing demand for new features, Ocado commissioned DataArt to provide top class engineers to work with its in-house teams, enabling Ocado to accelerate its developments, especially on mobile platforms and on its website.
âOcado has always been at the forefront of technology innovation, and we needed a trusted partner who could share our pioneering vision, meet our high standards and understand our business,â said Mark Richardson, Head of Ocado Technology. âDataArt provided us with a motivated and expert team of top engineering talent that has consistently delivered at every project stage.â
After a rigorous screening process, DataArt engineers were chosen to collaborate on the development of a number of critical business functions. DataArt engineers will work with Ocadoâs IT team to extend Ocadoâs mobile applications to all smartphone platforms, creating robust customer facing applications and boosting mobile advertising campaigns. In 2011 Ocado won Consumer Initiative of the Year at the Grocer Gold Awards for its popular mobile commerce platform.
âOcado sets a very high bar for the qualifications and expertise of its software development team members, and weâre proud to have passed that bar as their inaugural technology partner,â said Dmitry Bagrov, Head of DataArt UK. âOur continued collaboration will help maintain the rapid pace of change of Ocadoâs IT systems and support new functionality as they set their sites for further expansion.â