Valora harmonises and modernises SAP system landscape

The Zug-based SAP consultancy retailsolutions, which specialises in wholesale and retail, has carried out a demanding project to harmonise the heterogeneous system landscape at the Swiss retail company Valora.

Over the years, this has developed in the approximately 2700 branches throughout Europe from various SAP and several ERP and POS systems. Valora originally used the SAP POS Data Management tool and in-house developments to merge master data from several ERP systems relating to checkout processes in order to provide the missing functionalities. Because this led to high operating costs and the system was running out of maintenance, the in-house developments were to be transferred to the SAP standard of the next generation SAP POSDTA (Data Transfer & Audit).

Together with retailsolutions, Valora thus carried out one of the first migrations worldwide from SAP POSDM to SAP POSDTA with the new standardised multi-ECC architecture. SAP POS DTA is the solution integrated into SAP CAR (Customer Activity Repository) for the automated preparation and forwarding of POS data and the successor to POSDM. The data is now brought together in a standardised way on one platform, which creates transparency and reduces the susceptibility to errors. It also simplifies the search for and subsequent correction of errors. This reduces the workload of Valora employees and saves time. In addition, customising has been slimmed down by 80 percent. On the system side, the HANA database as a platform has greatly reduced operating costs and, from a technical point of view, is state of the art. In addition, its speed enables data analyses in real time. Used in the store, for example, to check article availability in real time, the customer's shopping experience is improved.


retailsolutions AG
Unter Altstadt 8
6300 Zug
Patrick Hinsberger – Managing Partner
Phone: +41 +41 79 619 15 23

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Häfliger Media Consulting
Hirslanderstrasse 51
8032 Zürich
Markus Häfliger – Inhaber
Phone: +41 44 422 66 00

About retailsolutions AG

retailsolutions AG is one of the leading retail consulting companies for SAP solutions in Europe. From the locations in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, UK, Sweden and Spain, more than 280 consultants support retail companies throughout Europe. The portfolio includes solutions along the entire value chain. The company owes its extensive expertise not least to the close partnership with the software manufacturer SAP, from which it emerged in 2005 through a spin-off.