The Auchan Group, one of the worldâs 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 countryâs 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, Auchanâs MIS division decided to compare its existing ETL tool with the current market offerings.
Integration is central to Auchanâs 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 companyâs international status.
After compiling an initial list of integration products, Auchanâs 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
Å Ease of use of the development environment Å Excellent execution performance thanks to Sunopsisâ E-L-T (Extract-Load-Transform) architecture, that uses the RDBMS servers already present in the information system to execute complex transformations and aggregations Å Integrated processing of rejected records.