Winning Group pilots SAP S/4 HANA on Google cloud – Cloud – Software

Appliances, furnishings and bedding retailer Winning Team is piloting SAP on Google cloud platform in its lately-introduced New Zealand operations, in what is mentioned to be a 1st-of-its-kind venture for this aspect of the planet.

CTO John Hanna told a Google cloud summit that if the SAP on Google cloud platform experiment operates for New Zealand, it could also be introduced to Winning Group’s Australian operations.

The group – which is best known for its Appliances On the internet e-commerce shop – opened a distribution centre and third-bash logistics (3PL) provider in Auckland in July.

Hanna mentioned that the New Zealand procedure is working “a new SAP organization resource arranging setting on GCP” or Google cloud platform.

The venture was taken care of by Deloitte in New Zealand, which mentioned in a July slide deck [pdf] that the implementation used SAP S/4 HANA.

That deck also quoted Hanna as expressing the deployment “is seen as a lighthouse venture for the Winning Team, furnishing a groupwide platform that will potential evidence the Australian operations” – although it seems this is a potential software of perform, and is dependent on what happens in New Zealand.

“[SAP on Google cloud in New Zealand] is a pilot for us,” Hanna told the Google event.

“We’re a huge buyer of Google, staying an online business and instore, be it from a look for, personalisation or advertisement point of view. 

“We’ve taken that to the next amount and I’m quite self-confident that what we have carried out in the earlier 6 months with… the SAP implementation on GCP, [we can glance at] how we are heading to increase that providing most likely more than the next two-to-a few a long time aligned to our strategic packages of alter.

“We’re looking at our entire ERP setting for the Australian operations and hopefully employing the NZ working experience as a blueprint.”

Hanna mentioned that an ERP update is a single of “three – potentially 4 – packages of change” that the corporation is pursuing on a groupwide foundation.

Other packages of alter are centered on stop-to-stop offer chain modernisation, e-commerce, and information infrastructure.

“How do we glance at our information posture more than the next a few-to-five-in addition a long time? What are the tools and the use cases that we will need to drive, utilising Google, SAP and other tools and solutions that are obtainable to genuinely drive information maturity … as a retailer, both of those on line and instore?” Hanna mentioned.

On the information side, Hanna mentioned that a “complete alter of mindset” and a “radical shift” was essential on Winning’s side.

He mentioned that whatever information infrastructure is deployed would will need to “evolve more than time”, necessitating input from a assortment of inner features as well as the company’s partners, such as SAP and Google.