One of the most successful retail conglomerates in South Africa, the Pick n Pay Group, has moved its complete on-premises information technology infrastructure to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.
This is what the Amazon cloud computing company said in a statement that came out today.
AWS says that Pick n Pay had been working with Lemongrass Consulting, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner with Migration and SAP Consulting Competencies, to move its on-premises SAP environment to AWS and set up a modern SAP HANA platform.
Moving to the cloud will allow Pick n Pay to develop new digital customer experiences in omnichannel grocery, optimize its operations, and update the supply chain network for its stores, according to AWS. Moving to the cloud will also enable Pick n Pay to expand into other business sectors.
It is anticipated that the company would be able to improve both the in-store and online shopping experiences for customers by utilizing its newly acquired cloud analysis to do demand forecasting, identify customer trends and attitudes, and enhance the overall customer experience.
AWS says that it has made it possible for Pick n Pay to test the market and make good products quickly and cheaply.
According to Chris Shortt, the Chief Information Technology Officer at Pick n Pay, “the cloud will help us stay relevant and accessible in a high-volume, low-margin sector that requires efficiency above all else.”
We look forward to collaborating with Pick & Pay on its SAP and digital transformation goals, which will assist in accelerating the introduction of new cloud-based customer experiences such as its mobile app, customized shopping, and personalized offers that improve the relationship with the customer,” Erasmus adds.