QSC introduces SAP S/4HANA at DIY retail chain FISHBULL
- Contract agreed to provide advisory services for SAP launch
- Objective is to centralise process landscape
Cologne, 19 June 2019 – FISHBULL has chosen QSC AG to transform its central IT systems. The fast-growing DIY store chain, which is introducing SAP for the first time, has opted for the latest SAP S/4HANA version. The aim is to unify the company’s various IT systems, which have grown organically and in some cases separately from each other. In future, FISHBULL will be handling all of its financial accounting and HR management processes on a centralised basis in SAP. Its merchandise and checkout systems will be integrated via SAP’s cloud platform.
More standardised and faster operations with SAP S/4HANA
“QSC AG convinced us with its expertise in implementing SAP at retailers and its focus on medium-sized companies”, comments Marcus Kienel, authorised representative at FISHBULL Franz Fischer Qualitätswerkzeuge. Under the “Sonderpreise Baumarkt” brand, the DIY chain operates a stationary and online retail business for inexpensive DIY items and now has more than 250 stores. “Our growth calls for a forward-looking IT landscape, one that can assist us in further standardising and automating our processes”, he added. Given its underlying database technology and simplified data structures, SAP S/4HANA made it possible to take real-time decisions, while also providing analytical functionalities to support employees in day-to-day operations.
QSC is accompanying numerous retail companies in migrating and launching their respective SAP environments. In acknowledgement of the projects successfully implemented in the retail sector, the IT provider is one of only few companies in Germany to have been awarded the title “SAP Recognized Expertise” by SAP. Customers such as Fressnapf and SportScheck are already successfully drawing on QSC’s SAP consulting and IT operations services.
Comments Thorsten Raquet, Head of SAP and Innovation at QSC: “Having an agile and scalable IT landscape in place is a key prerequisite for retailers to master the rapid transformation in their sector. With SAP S/4HANA and its central IT environment, FISHBULL will now receive exactly the tools it needs to make fast decisions and pursue its ambitious growth targets.”
About QSC AG
QSC AG is digitalising the German SME sector. With decades of experience and expertise in its Cloud, Internet of Things, Consulting, Telecommunications and Colocation businesses, QSC accompanies its customers securely into the digital age. The cloud-based provision of all services offers increased speed, flexibility, and availability. The TÜV and ISO-certified data centres in Germany and nationwide All-IP network at QSC AG form the basis for maximum end-to-end quality and security. QSC’s customers benefit from one-stop innovative products and services that are marketed both directly and via partners.