Lidl opts for SAP for Retail powered by SAP HANA
Lidl went live with a new electronic merchandise management and information system based on SAP for Retail powered by SAP HANA at its Austrian stores in May 2015. The system roll out to other countries is now in full swing.
"We went with KPS because we needed active, experienced consultants that have what it takes to move a project like this."
Erik Büschlepp, Head of IT-Systems Divison, Lidl
Application lifecycle management
KPS deploys SAP Solution Manager as a key element in transformation projects. We adopt an end-to-end application lifecycle management approach, even during the project phase. As the single source of truth, SAP Solution Manager is one of the central project management tools.
Project kick-off looming, hardware, hosting provider?
SAP software is often the core of companies’ future system landscapes. Once the decision to introduce SAP has been taken, many businesses still have to decide which hardware and which hosting provider to choose. KPS offers a solution designed to get your implementation project started bang on time: outsource your SAP system landscape and Basis operations to the KPS data center.
A stable platform provides the foundation
State-of-the-art IT platforms comprise a wide variety of highly complex layers and products. Establishing, operating, and evolving platforms of this kind is key to business success. These days, it’s no longer just the e-commerce front end that has to deliver almost 100% availability; tight integration of omnichannel processes means that back-end components, such as ERP and logistics systems, increasingly have to do so, too.
Is Poor Data Quality Hindering Digital Transformation?
Data is the raw material of the 21st century. It is the foundation and driver of the digital transformation and forms the basis of value creation in our post-industrial economy. The more dependent we become on data, the more important the quality of this data becomes. As the volume of data available increases rapidly, the small subset of relatively constant data known as master data plays a special role.
Customer lifecycle management
In the digital age, managing every customer from initial contact onward is a must. With the right processes, applications, and technologies, you can support your customers in every step they take and every decision they make. Engaging customers throughout the life cycle enhances their value, fosters long-term customer loyalty, and sustainably maximizes revenue.
Transparent product data throughout the life cycle
Shorter development times and the rising number of variants during product development are key success factors for the manufacturing industry. In omnichannel retailing, product transparency across all channels is a must. And the trend toward small-batch production and product personalization in webshops by consumers calls for maximum flexibility in product data management.
KPS and SAP: combined expertise for our clients
KPS is an SAP Gold Partner, SAP Service and Channel Partner, and one of the few SAP Hybris Platinum Partners in the world. As a long-standing SAP Partner, KPS boasts outstanding references and extensive experience with SAP solutions – especially in retailing and e-commerce, as well as digital customer management and marketing.
Fast platform, fast processes
The currently largest SAP for Retail on SAP HANA project is under way in Germany. KPS is the consulting partner of Lidl. The SAP HANA platform was initially a database, then a platform, and is now the basis of SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA). SAP HANA is an agile, open, secure, and reliable IT infrastructure.
"We chose KPS for their in-depth industry and SAP Fashion solution experience as well as their very solid customer reference base."
Nelson Bastos, CIO, Delvaux
KPS Application Management Services
KPS AMS – the systematic continuation of successful Rapid Transformation projects: KPS AMS (Application Management Support) in Heilbronn and Dortmund works successfully for our clients. AMS is a KPS service offering that extends beyond the duration of the project, supporting our customers with the day-to-day operation of their SAP landscape.
High-quality software on all platforms
Specialists plus the right model for customer-specific programming: The KPS development model is continually evolved and consistently aligned with project and client requirements. The ability to handle significantly shortened project phases running in parallel rather than in sequence is built on three cornerstones: pooled development expertise, the KPS Development Framework, and skilled specialists.
In IT, change is the only constant
Whether through acquisitions and sales of companies or business units, restructuring initiatives, harmonization and consolidation of business processes and IT landscapes, or in response to megatrends such as digitization, connectivity, individualization – companies and their IT systems are in a process of continuous change.
Order management: a key technology
Customers expect a seamless and interactive shopping experience – irrespective of the channel or device they use. They want their orders to be processed quickly and expect flexible delivery and return options. It takes an omnnichannel order management solution to make this customer experience reality.
SAP Hybris Partner right from the start
E-commerce is about much more than just selling merchandise online or services on the internet. That’s why we advocate all-inclusive SAP Hybris solutions, which deliver leading-edge support for omnichannel commerce, as well as high-performance e-commerce and marketing platforms.
Application management and operations
Sure-fire success: If your e-commerce platform is to deliver sustained revenue increases, reliable operation, even under peak loads, is key.