Faster data access for planning and reporting
With 1,400 stores, Migros-Gruppe is Switzerland’s biggest retailer. This is because it puts quality above all else. The same is true for one of its most important subsidiaries, Magazine zum Globus, which offers savvy shoppers high-end fashions, beauty products, and accessories that add a touch of pizzazz to everyday life.
Magazine zum Globus (Migros Group)
CHF803 million (€668 million)
Retail Solutions AG
SAP Business Warehouse, SAP HANA platform
Globus is the innovative, high-end department store where shopping is an exceptional experience. The retailer endeavors to constantly surprise and delight their customers with goods and services.
The company needed to reduce storage space for data on 37 warehouses, 800,000 items, and 3,500 deliveries. The retailer also wanted to speed-up data retrieval and improve insight and planning. For example, to help identify the budget amount needed for the fashion department’s winter collection, and details such as how the collection would be divided across different locations, etc. Decisions like these are supported by KPIs from previous years that can compare inventory purchased to actual sales.
Since migrating the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse application to the SAP HANA platform, reporting is faster and data storage has been reduced by almost 75%. This means that reports are ready in seconds, ensuring that analysis and planning are in line with real-time market demand, so that nothing is purchased that consumers eventually don’t buy.
Additional companies of the Migros-Group will be integrated into the same SAP HANA System. The data compression will easily enable data combinability of different company groups, thus tremendously reducing maintenance. With the availability of SAP Business Suite on HANA, the retail group sees many different opportunities to improve and fasten processes.