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Pantaloon Case Study

• The main aim of Pantaloon to implement S.A.P. into the retail business was to keep itself competitive in the rapidly growing Indian Retail Market. • Stores operations are given more importance in present scenario. • Because of opening stores in the metros and there was an urgent need for a reliable enterprise wide application to help run its business effectively. • The basic need was to have a robust transaction management system and an enterprise wide platform to run the operation . • A company was looking for solution that would bring all of its business and process together. • After comprehensive evaluation of different options and software's companies , the management at Pantaloon decided to go in for S.A.P.

It also involves working with manufacturers to fulfill orders according to strategic merchandising plans and optimize costs.A. and market demand patterns change. .collaboration with partners in the supply chain . managing the supply chain. buying plans. It also speeds variables that must be weighted s differently as business needs . retail solution are that it supports product development. It includes ideation .sourcing and procurement.The Solution Qualities of S.P. trend analysis .

P.A. • Cost Of Implementation : About $10 million .P.R. • Solution :S.A. team with the help of Novasoft. Retail Solutions. Singapore.The Detail About The E. • Aim :To deploy a robust transactions management system and an enterprise –wide platform to run its operations. • Implemented by : S.P. • Numbers Of Users :Around 1200 • Time Taken :About Six Months.

A.A.P.A. with the help of Novasoft which is based out in Singapore.P. • About 24 qualified people worked on this S. Implementation. • The project was headed by Pantaloon chief Information Technology Officer . • Some people also assisted in the project. was chosen as the outsourcing party on a turnkey basis. • S. • The implementation was done by the S. .P.Chinar Deshpande.IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS • The implementation was outsourced to a third party .

• The first phase involved blue printing existing processes and mapping them to the desired state. each and every one of these had to evaluated.P.DIVISION OF PROJECT INTO PHASES • The project was divided into three phases. analyzed and drafted them. • Since the S.A. • . would combine all the processes . • The entire project team worked on current processes within the structure of the organization . • This blueprint was later used in the formation of new state of the solution.

. • The last phase in this project was for stores to switch over to the new system and for current data to be ported.A. from 1st January 2006 to 30th. • The stores went live on S.A.all the data was unorganized. It went live at the head office on 1st January 2006.A. platform was developed with the help of Nova soft's template which was predefined by the S. the S. after evaluation of Pantaloon’s needs and enterprise in retail solutions.P..A. implementation .P.P. Before the S.CONTINUED………. • The project was flagged off on 15th June 2005 and took about six months to finish. • In the second phase .P.

BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES • The key challenges in this project were not in the implementation. • Migrating was not able to see immediate benefits from this implementations. . • The difficulties were faced during the data migration and in managing the interim period when the project was underway for about six months.

• For maintaining this implementation and related applications. .P. • They are also in the process of setting up a S.MAINTENANCE AND HARDWARE • This application is currently being used by around 1200 employees across the organization. • This system runs on a HP Superdone Server on HP UNIX 11i and the database is from Oracle .A.The cost of this Project was about $10 million. pantaloons has an in-house team and it has outsourced ABAP sources. competency Centre.