Auchan's MIS chooses Sunopsis' data integration solutions for its business intelligence systems

Sunopsis, one of the world’s leading data integration specialists, announced today that French supermarket giant Auchan has chosen Sunopsis’ data integration solutions to replace its existing data warehouse loading tools.

The Auchan Group, one of the world’s major retail groups, operates in 12 countries and employs over 170,000 people worldwide. In France, Auchan has over 120 supermarkets and 50,000 employees, and is one of the country’s leading distribution groups.

In line with its practice of regularly reviewing its technology options to ensure that it is using the best solutions for its needs, Auchan’s MIS division decided to compare its existing ETL tool with the current market offerings.

Integration is central to Auchan’s business operations, so the company needed to undergo a careful analysis of technology solutions available. The integration tool had to be easy to use, provide the ability to optimize development, administration and production costs, and homogenize the development processes. Furthermore, the tool needed to be robust, and support and enhance the company’s international status.

After compiling an initial list of integration products, Auchan’s MIS created a solutions matrix to rank products according to specific criteria. Following ROI benchmarking of four shortlisted products against the existing solution, Auchan opted for a data integration product from Sunopsis.

From a technical standpoint, the main reasons for choosing Sunopsis include:

Å  Productivity of developments

Å  Identical development environment regardless of the target: AS/400, Unix, etc.

Å  Ease of going to production

Š Ease of use of the development environment Š Excellent execution performance thanks to Sunopsis’ E-L-T (Extract-Load-Transform) architecture, that uses the RDBMS servers already present in the information system to execute complex transformations and aggregations Š Integrated processing of rejected records.

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