I was doing some research on available solutions for collaboration in retail and found quite an interesting accelerator by TCS. The process of opening new stores requires a lot of collaboration and monitoring of the various tasks involved. The challenge and complexity of store related projects is very high as every department in the organization has a significant role to play and the dependency between the departments involved is very high. Tata Consultancy Services (www.tcs.com) and Microsoft have teamed up to develop a solution to improvise their store opening and other store related project. The New Store Opening Accelerator solution integrates with your existing email and calendar infrastructure to enable automated task management, provide reporting and analytical capabilities, centralized document management and many other features that retailers need.