- Merchandise Management
- Business Intelligence
- Mobile Solutions
- ePaper Shelf Labels
- Online Shop
At the beginning of the project coop and maxess systemhaus GmbH carried out a joint delta analysis. The result was depicted and documented in ARIS business processes, followed by a detailed specification acquired in several workshops and additional coop requirements on x-trade.
Within the scope of several workshops which were attended by particular specialist departments the processes of Distributa were compared to the processes mapped in x-trade.
In the following training users were prepared for the introduction of the new merchandise management system and the warehouse management system. At the same time, the identified potential to optimise the processes were put into action.
In the initial phase only minor analyses were carried out at Lupus,
further phases following after x-trade was introduced at the company headquarters and the first Famila market in Karlsruhe had been furnished with master data by x-trade, further procedure having been analysed and demands on x-trade defined. With these additional requirements, meanwhile already delivered to Lupus in a second release, Lupus began extending the connection to x-trade to all further branches.
Connection of the single Lupus Famila C+C market is planned in a follow-up step. With release change 5.5 in April 2005 the old system of the C+C market will be supplied with master data. The C+C market will be switched to delivery services with further releases.
The x-consult staff already carried out a target process analysis together with mini price in 2003. The resulting requests were delivered to the customer in the autumn of 2004. After conclusion of the PowerUser training, the x-consult staff supported commissioning and minipreis end users as part of customer after sales care.
A draft for a project unique at that time was developed together with the MLogIn staff in 1997/1998, concerning an almost stockless transhipment warehouse working on the basis of extensively automated processes. At the beginning of the project the entire project team wrote down the requests in "usage cases" which were then fed into the development process.
The project with Rewe Dortmund began in 2000 with the creation of a rough specification by the x-consult and Rewe staff. After completion and acceptance of the rough specification the detail draft was drawn up in several workshops together with the customer, forming the basis for the incremental adaptation of x-trade to the needs of Rewe. The final adaptations were delivered to Rewe in the autumn of 2004 as a release.
TK-Log defined the requirements to be realized in x-trade together with the x-consult staff. Special attention lay at the same time on the LMS Light warehouse management module integrated in x-trade. The first dispatch of frozen food to TK-Log customers took place in January 2004 after the first deep frozen goods had been ordered and added to stock in November 2003.
Together with PWC business consultation maxess systemhaus GmbH carried out extensive analyses of the existing processes within the entire business at the beginning of the project and defined the target processes together with the responsible staff in Wasgau. All business processes were documented in ARIS. The task of maxess and PWC was to unify available process and in the long-term design them more efficiently.
AdvantiPro stands for publishing house and advertising agency in one. With its publications AdvantiPro mainly serves the U.S. market in Germany and in varied publications provides its readers with information both regional and international military developments, life in Germany, as well as recreational activities. Business contacts in particular between members of the military and regional businesses are also produced through notices and supplements. Publications for the American military forces in Germany include the newspapers "Kaiserslautern American", "Herald Union" as well as the "Saber Herold". A branch telephone directory and Internet portal complete the portfolio of the company which has around 20 staff.
maxess systemhaus GmbH already laid the cornerstone of the IT environment for the publishing house in March 2006 through a conceptual suggestion which was assigned and successively implemented in the following months. The challenge here lay particularly in realization and commissioning without disturbing day-to-day business. The business critical applications of AdvantiPro (MS Exchange, JJK publishing software, SQL server) were initially virtualised as a high availability solution on a Linux cluster. A short time later installation of a Fibu server (Lexware) followed, and later a NAS, for provision of the partly very storage intensive data. The solution was consolidated through an internally developed backup strategy that permits restoration of the data in the shortest time in case of hardware defects. The sale and installation of a WatchGuard Firebox has since 2006 also secured the business against external access and today takes on the role of antivirus gateway and spam filter. The final major task was provision and installation of an internal server room including climate control, UPS and power supply. This server room was turnkey completed shortly before Christmas 2008 within one working week.
Since going productive in 2006 maxess has provided complete system operation and maintenance if required.
At the WASGAU Produktions & Handels AG the x-service staff exchanged the old hardware for new during the move to the new location. As this exchange also included a platform change, various prerequisites had to be considered.
A specially trained group of staff supports the Wasgau markets, as well as a multitude of independent retailers, in everything concerning the DEWAS decentralized merchandise management and dStore cash register systems. In addition x-service staff carry out maintenance work on the cash registers and peripherals.
The introduction of the new merchandise management system x-trade was continuously supported by the members of the x-service staff: commencing with the definition of the first requirements in the beginning of 2004, to the time of choice and benchmarking in the middle of 2004, the complete project was established in 2005. Finally, in the middle of 2005 the system was put on stream.
In the course of the conception stage the choice was made in favour for two independent data centres with full redundancy. x-service supported and assisted coop in this stage in choosing the right hardware, in benchmarking and in the conception of the complete solution. The solution which was developed in cooperation with coop consists basically of a highly redundant SAN-based DB-server installation, the x-trade application server and a Citrix Metaframe Server Farm which allows access to the merchandise management system from the headquarter as well as from the warehouse locations.
EDEKA Germany will be introducing the WAMAS® warehouse management system from Salomon Automation in almost all warehouse locations over the next few years. maxess systemhaus GmbH will be supporting Salomon in this extensive project. Besides project management tasks, the maxess rollout staff perform extensive analyses, support software module testing, develop designs, generate specifications and support the gradual transition of the individual warehouse locations.
The x-service staff also supported the Edeka C+C wholesale markets with various services. Next to staff training on the new software, the entire technical side was planned, installed and supervised by maxess, including draft creation for the hardware, installation and construction of the servers, as well as post commissioning support and operation. A corresponding solution was additionally developed to master the printing volume.
Members of the x-service staff conceived, set up and installed the required sever infrastructure for x-trade (including reporting system and data warehouse). The aimed configuration was put on stream in April 2005.