HR Group

Delivering instant sales and stock analytics with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems

Published on 4 Nov 2015

SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems reduced complexity and increased energy efficiency in our data center.

Matthias Schäfer, Head of Application Development, HR Group

Customer
HR Group

Industry
Retail

Deployment country
Germany

Partner
SAP

Overview

Major footwear retailer HR Group, headquartered in Osnabrück, Germany, sells through 2,500 locations, including 750 of its own branches, in 20 countries. Employing 5,000 people, the company sells 49 million items a year and achieves sales of EUR600 million.

Business need
Without the ability to adapt quickly to changing fashion trends, major shoe retailer HR Group risked carrying unsold and discounted stock. How could HR Group spot – or even predict – shifting tastes?

Solution
HR Group migrated to SAP HANA on IBM® Power Systems™ for SAP Business Warehouse, taking advantage of the latest IBM POWER8® technology and centralized IBM Storwize® V5000 storage.

Benefits
Ensures lightning-fast data analytics, enabling near-instant insight into market trends; reduces the risk of carrying unfashionable lines; simplifies the SAP solution landscape and cuts admin costs.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
AIX, IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000, Linux, PowerVM

Hardware
Power S822L, Power S824, Power Systems, Storage: DS3400, Power Systems running Linux - SUSE, Storage, Power Systems running Linux

Services
IBM-SAP Alliance

Solution
, , , Automation, Data Warehouse, Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, Enterprise Resource Planning, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server, Virtualization - Storage, Mobile

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