The first step in the project was upgrading its information systems in
Seeking to install a more structured, centrally-directed infrastructure to support expansion without totally eliminating its former IT architecture and processes, Castorama is implementing JDA Softwares Portfolio Merchandise Management (PMM) software and several Portfolio Space Management solutions by Intactix applications.
It is reassuring that JDAs progressive implementation approach is addressing our IT requirements and their solution is providing us with a modernised and streamlined IT platform, stated Philippe Meurillon, information systems director at GETINOR, the IT subsidiary for Castorama and Brico Dpt store brands. The most important advantages of JDAs solution are its flexibility, scalability, and the ability to meet our needs for such important functions as product management, restocking and pricing, continued Meurillon.
Castorama Focuses on More Profitable Categories with PMM: Today, more than 50 Castorama employees in
With plans to roll out PMM to operations in
Commenting on the ease of integrating PMM to support Castoramas new centralised business strategy, Meurillon stated, Very little specific development was needed. Thanks to their great flexibility, the JDA solutions can adapt over time to meet the needs of Castorama and our customers. We can now develop the appropriate modifications of our information systems ourselves, added Meurillon.
In addition to implementing PMM internationally, the retailers future plans call for the implementation of JDAs space management solutions at all Castorama stores. These JDA applications will support Castoramas newly created network of national category managers who are responsible for boosting category sales, improving shelf conditions and lowering out-of-stocks at stores.With JDAs solutions in place, Castorama will have built a rock solid architecture that every do-it-yourselfer dreams of.