Retail

CASE STUDY- 1

One of the top most Retail manufacturers enhanced their business performance by implementing SAP S/4 HANA® within 7 months

Executive Summary

Echelon Solutions Group was instrumental in implementing  SAP S/4 HANA® to build a cost effective model of service delivery.

About the Company

Market-leading, privately held grocery cooperative offering innovate business solutions for its member-owners & customers.

It provides procurement, quality assurance, packaging and other services exclusively for its member-owners, which include supermarket retailers,
food wholesalers and  foodservice companies.

Scope

  • Materials Management (MM), Financials (FICO), Sales and Distribution (SD) for Order Management, Material Requirement Planning (MRP) for order consolidation, Business Warehouse/Business Objects (BW/BOBJ) for reporting
  • Vistex for member/vendor accruals & rebates
  • Vistex DMp for complex pricing structures and maintenance, random weight materials and country of origin, purchase order consolidation based on need date
  • 3PL Warehouse integration using Adeptia EDI and Business Objects Data Services (BODS) for data migration.

Implementation and Timeline

  • Business Suite on HANA
  • Dairy & Branded Meat (8 months)
  • Seasonal Imports (7 months)

Outcome

  • Enable greater no-touch order processing
  • Seamless integration with multiple application
  • More efficient and automated pricing and accruals
  • Reporting dashboards
  • Migration of three more businesses off of the legacy platforms

CASE STUDY- 2

Executive Summary

Echelon Solutions Group was instrumental in implementing  SAP S/4 HANA® to build a cost effective model of service delivery.

About the Company

  • $1.8 Billion in revenue (2014)
  • Notable brands: Quiksilver, DC Shoes, and Roxy
  • Retailer distribution and Direct-to-Consumer distribution channels on three continents

Scope

  • Real-time Digital Access to Product, Net Pricing, Discount, and Shipping Information
  • Increased Data Accuracy about products, net pricing and inventory
  • Easy Product Catalog Setup

Project & Timeline

  • BridgeX with Hybris for B2B Distribution

Outcome

  • Echelon added QuikConnect which allows the storefront to “talk” easily and seamlessly with SAP data
  • Bridge-x Connect acts as the foundation for this B2B and Sales solution.
  • Echelon streamlined Integration with SAP AFS and advance Sale Collaboration Between Retailers and Sales Representatives.
  • Provided multi-lingual support for QuikSilver’s Global Deployment and development of Forecasts and Business Projections.
  • Echelon helped customers to view Pre-book Offers, analyze Offer Financial Benefits, modify Line Sheets and create Shopping Carts.
  • A Flexible and Extensible B2B Architecture was built to Grow with the Quiksilver Brand to process Entire Pre-book Business via Digital Platform targeting Retailer Segments with Specialized Offers and Promotions.

CASE STUDY- 3 

One of the top most Retail manufacturers enhanced their business performance by implementing SAP S/4 HANA® within 7 months

Executive Summary

Echelon Solutions Group was instrumental in implementing  SAP S/4 HANA® to build a cost effective model of service delivery.

About the Company

  • $2.58 Billion (FY 2015) global footwear company
  • Notable brands: Dr. Scholl’s, Sam Edelman, Naturalizer
  • Wholesale and Direct-to-Consumer distribution across the United States, Mexico, Canada, and China

Scope

  • Support for Multiple Sales Scenarios – current season, pre-book
  • Online and Mobile Accessibility (native iPad app)
  • Access to Accurate Pricing and Inventory Information
  • Ability to Capture and Share Customer Pricing Expectations, Demand Data, and Sales Orders

Project and Timeline

  • BridgeX with Hybris for B2B Distribution

Outcome

  • Echelon provided full Visibility into Current and Historic Sales Data with native Mobile User
  • Access – Online and Offline
  • It added ability to Proactively Customize and Share Product Catalogs
  • Echelon offered access to catalogs, collections and new product information with multi-brand shopping carts
  • Calculated accurate customer-specific net pricing with discounts and rebates and financial analysis of orders

CASE STUDY- 4

One of the top most Retail manufacturers enhanced their business performance by implementing SAP S/4 HANA® within 7 months

Executive Summary

Echelon Solutions Group was instrumental in implementing  SAP S/4 HANA® to build a cost effective model of service delivery.

About the Company

  • Global Leader in Crop Nutrient Industry
  • $10B combined producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash
  • Customer base includes wholesalers, retail dealers and individual growers in more than 40 countries.

Scope

  • Company wanted to focus internal analyst on BI innovation
  • consume their HANA based BI landscape as a service
  • As part of the transition to SAP Cloud, upgrade entire SAP BI + HANA Live + BODS SLT landscape from on-prem hosted to SAP HEC Managed landscape

Project and Timeline

  • HANA Enterprise Cloud AMS

Outcome

  • Echelon provided the on-prem/offshore application management services with HANA Enterprise Cloud
  • Transition Application Management Services from existing AMS vendor to Echelon: Bobj + HANA Live + SLT + BODS landscape integrated with on-Perm SAP ECC and SFDC.
  • Upgrade BI landscape from 4.1 SP2 / SQL to SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud 4.1 SP5 on ASE.
  • BI Installation, Content Migration, Validation & Test.
  • Support of On-Prem and HEC environments simultaneously during migration.
  • Stabilization and optimization of HANA Enterprise Cloud Landscape
  • Future Direction
  • Help lower SAP BI TCO through continuous improvement initiatives
  • Allow the company’s IT to innovate by assuming more application support responsibilities