Canadian Tire

PROJECT DETAILS

In 2006, CTR chose Soft Solutions from among brand name competitors including Oracle and IBM as their sole IT provider to manage and implement their Marketing Change Program. An initiative put together to focus on centralizing their legacy systems, reduce their operational costs and ultimately increase their market share.


Project implementation in 2006 included the Master Data Management and Pricing modules:

  • ibs Pricing which leverages the cross-enterprise Pricing visibility, automates strategies, anticipates growth, initiates responsiveness to cost change, and re-enforces sales and margin improvement.
  • ibs Promotions which controls automated promotions within marketing calendars, along with their price methods' ramification, and gauges promotional performance.
  • These modules were designed to respond to CTR's Marketing Change Program.

The Marketing Change Program has, however altered its priorities by the year 2007 and the module implementation order initially set has been revisited.

BUSINESS NEEDS

CTR's Marketing Change Program objective included implementing new business processes and IT improvements to better face new business challenges, while replacing old legacy and standalone applications.

To preserve the single version of their retail data, CTR replaced the existing legacy master databank systems with ibs MDM to centralize data and minimize data management costs.

The implementation project zoned in on many areas within CTR's Merchandising department: Sourcing, Assortment, Pricing, Promotions, and Reverse Flow of merchandise.

DELIVERED SOLUTION

MDM for more than:

  • 870 stores under Canadian Tire banner
  • 120 stores under PartSource banner
  • 350 gas stations and convenience stores under Petroleum banner
  • 330 stores under Mark's Warehouse banner
  • 9 500 active suppliers
  • 1 000 users

ibs Pricing for more than:

  • 870 stores
  • 350 000 active items
  • 9 500 active suppliers
  • 1 000 users

ibs Promotions for more than:

  • 870 stores
  • 350 000 active items
  • 9 500 active suppliers
  • 1 000 users

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