enVista CEO Recognized as Top Retail Influential on RIS News 2020 Movers and Shakers List

Jim Barnes, enVista CEO, recognized for his retail innovation, developing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to solve today’s biggest retail challenges


enVista, a global software and consulting services firm, optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce, today announces that its CEO, Jim Barnes, has been recognized as a Top Mover and Shaker in the retail industry by Retail Information Systems (RIS) News.

The fourth annual “Influentials: Top Movers and Shakers” award highlights retail executives, analysts and solution providers that are shaping the retail landscape, developing and deploying cutting-edge technology. The 10 named executives for 2020 were chosen for their contributions to the retail industry and their respective companies. Barnes is recognized for being an exceptional, visionary leader, propelling the retail industry forward via innovative retail technology solutions, including the industry’s first agile, cloud-native Unified Commerce Platform.

Barnes said, “I am extremely honored to be recognized by RIS News as a Retail influencer and Top Mover and Shaker, especially alongside such an impressive group of retail executives and thought leaders. It is my great joy and privilege to make a real, measurable impact on the ability of retail leaders and brands to adapt and deliver. This is an industry that I absolutely love and care about and have invested my life’s work toward improving.”

Hundreds of the world’s leading brands partner with enVista to accelerate omnichannel transformation based on the firm’s ability to optimize and unify both physical and digital commerce end-to-end, from order capture through fulfillment and from supplier to end consumer.

In 2013 Barnes had the vision to develop and launch to market the retail industry’s first Unified Commerce Platform strategically built from the ground up as microservices architecture on a common data model and integration platform as a service to speed integration and time to value and reduce the cost and resources required to leverage a best-in-class order management system (OMS) and enterprise inventory visibility.

The first client of enVista’s platform and omnichannel order management system (OMS) was a multibillion-dollar retailer that leverages the platform to manage all ecommerce returns to store. Other clients like GNC, Spencer’s, Toys R’ Us Canada, PetSmart, Saddle Creek Logistics, American Freight Furniture and IKEA Saudi Arabia leverage the platform to optimize order orchestration and omnichannel fulfillment and deliver a single, stellar customer-centric brand experience across their enterprise. Recently, several retailers have leveraged enVista’s Enspire Commerce Platform to stand up ship from store, BOPIS and curbside pickup in a matter of 2-3 weeks.

Barnes said, “OMS is the critical solution required to enable omnichannel agility, to unify commerce and to drive both top and bottom-line revenue. However, enVista is the only OMS provider in the market with the retail and supply chain domain expertise required to make omnichannel truly profitable. This is a key distinction and a requirement for retail survival.”

Barnes continued, “We have built the next-generation order orchestration and omni-channel inventory management service leveraging the power of AI and predictive analytics to precisely identify optimal inventory levels and positioning for retailers and distributors. The future of retail will be more profitable with agile, robust solutions focused on Gross Margin Return on Inventory Investment leveraging predictive analytics.”

Visit the link to see the full list of RIS’ Influentials: Top Movers and Shakers in Retail. Visit our website to learn more about enVista.


About enVista’s Unified Commerce Platform
enVista’s Unified Commerce Platform, Enspire Commerce, is functionally rich to solve the complex and evolving needs of today’s omni-channel organizations. The platform is strategically and uniquely built from the ground up as microservices architecture, on a multi-enterprise integration framework and a single data model in order to rapidly integrate and enable customer-centric, unified commerce in weeks or months, versus years. enVista’s Unified Commerce Platform is unifying physical and digital commerce for dozens of omni-channel organizations, including GNC, Spencer’s, Fab Fit Fun, Yankee Candle, ToysRus Canada and American Freight Furniture. Visit enVista’s website to learn more about enVista’s Unified Commerce Platform.