SAP S/4HANA for INTERTOP: the Leader of Fashion Retail Implemented ERP Together with AGELESS

AGELESS has completed the implementation of the project SAP S/4HANA for INTERTOP Ukraine. No challenges in 2020 prevented the new system from being launched productively in less than 10 months. During the project, many technologies and solutions were implemented in Ukraine for the first time.

Successful implementation was due to the coordinated and clear work of both parties, which in the midst of implementation were forced to move completely to remote work.

BE THE FIRST FOR THE FIRST

The project for INTERTOP became the first full cycle implementation of SAP S/4HANA in fashion retail industry in Ukraine.

“Even at the stage of negotiations, it was obvious to us that INTERTOP has a great desire to join the best world practices and the correct organization of processes in the company. Our experience in retail and the innovative SAP S/4HANA solution have become the foundation, thanks to which INTERTOP has planned a new stage of development not only in Ukraine, but also abroad”, – commented AGELESS’s CEO Yuriy Kurlyanchyk.

Leading tricks and features of implementation:

  • A specialized solution for the retail industry – SAP CAR allows you to collect data from POS-terminals, analyze sales and is the basis for further forecasting analytics.
  • Developed functionality for VAT accounting, which is used for wholesale and retail sales, as well as online sales based on SAP S/4HANA. This module is not «out of the box», but all retailers need it.
  • Integration of INTERTOP IT solutions for warehousing, store management, loyalty systems, etc. with S/4HANA. The AGELESS team of consultants developed universal integration objects, which connected all the necessary systems into a single information landscape via an integration middleware.
  • The entire cycle of online sales is implemented in SAP S/4HANA.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in the project. Strong PMs on both sides, involvement and close assistance from INTERTOP management are the synergies that have been the basis for the success of this joint project. It is very nice when both teams are high result-oriented, and the work processes are built in a coordinated and clear way”, – added Yuriy Kurlyanchyk.

THE PROJECT OF CHALLENGES

The second half of the project was the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. This forced both teams to work in special conditions, when key processes had to be configured online.

“Due to the joint efforts of AGELESS and INTERTOP remote work has properly set up. It was the competent transition to online process management that made possible to launch the productive start on time. Now we had experienced, that even complex projects can be implemented remotely, with minimal onsite participation”, said the CEO of AGELESS.

This result was made possible by the step-by-step development strategy of INTERTOP, which selected innovative SAP solutions and involved a partner with deep industry expertise. AGELESS has more than 20 completed projects in retail for leaders of national and international markets.

“As a leader in the field of fashion retail in Ukraine, INTERTOP is open to digital transformation. For us, the use of digital technologies is not so much a fashionable innovation trend and confirmation of the technological maturity of the company, but a necessary condition for the growth and development of our business in a competitive environment. That is why INTERTOP, as a progressive company, is constantly innovating efficiency growth and increase adaptability to changes in consumer preferences”, – said INTERTOP Ukraine CEO Serhiy Badritdinov.

THREE IN ONE

“One of the important tasks for INTERTOP Ukraine was to combine logistics and finance in a single ERP. The bottleneck for the development and stable growth of the company was the maintenance of these processes in different systems, as well as the lack of a unified view of the situation in the company. With ERP SAP S/4HANA we have consolidated all vital processes. This allows the company’s management to see the real picture of what is happening”, – said Marina Savchyna, AGELESS’s SAP CAR consultant and PM at INTERTOP Ukraine.

In fact, the AGELESS team did three projects in one project:

  • Implementation of SAP S/4HANA and SAP CAR.
  • Integration of SAP S/4HANA and online store.
  • SAP S/4HANA as a single interface integration point for all areas and processes (Megashop, warehouse, online store, etc.).

“In total, we have integrated about 50 interfaces into SAP S/4HANA. The SAP system allows you to process several thousand online orders per day. We are satisfied with the result of joint work with INTERTOP Ukraine and believe that the company will achieve the planned goals. Separately emphasize that without the strong architect and IT team on the customer’s side, it would be difficult to implement everything planned in such short time in terms of implementation of IT projects”, – recapped Marina Savchina.

We stress that nowadays, business automation solutions are more relevant than ever. Companies that use up-to-date technologies and innovative solutions are much easier adapt to new market conditions. We offer a checklist to check the readiness of your business to implement SAP S4/HANA.