Alpha Retail, UK supplier of retailing and catering services for airports and airlines and part of Alpha Airports Group Plc, has chosen SAP from leading SAP consultancy, CiberNovasoft.
Alpha Retail UK, have adeptly named the project iris (integrated retail information system), and this will deliver not only ERP, but new technology that is an integrated solution between ERP, EPOS, and Mobile Handheld Terminal devices (HHTs). iris will also deliver a fully compliant chip and pin solution to Alphas stores during the roll out.
CiberNovasoft will deploy core SAP modules to provide tighter control of its retail outlets and introduce new operational processes to the business that Alpha could not achieve with their legacy applications. Project iris encompasses core SAP IS retail modules, but makes extensive use of SAPs Warehouse Management, Forecasting and Replenishment, Finance, XI and Business Warehouse solutions.
The strong growth of the business led Alpha Retail to review its current IT infrastructure, which is made up of largely disparate, unintegrated systems. The company employed CiberNovasofts novaRetail, a ready-made software solution for small to medium-sized retailers, which is based on SAP R/3 for Retail, to undertake initial business process modelling to accelerate the traditional blueprinting phase and will proceed to the full SAP Retail roll out this year having completed a number of store pilots.
CiberNovasoft UKs managing director, Roy Tomlinson, said, this is an important client for us because it shows how SAP is getting traction with mid tier retailers, who need solutions that they can implement quickly and deliver visible results to the business.
Alpha Retail chose CiberNovasoft because of its retail-specific experience at retailers including Halfords, B&Q and Unwins.