Aarhus, Denmark, 15 September 2015 – Stibo Systems, the market leader in Multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions, and its partner foryouandyourcustomers, have announced the launch of a project for the Competec Group. This Swiss-based group is made up of the companies Alltron AG and BRACK.CH AG, logistics provider Competec Logistik AG, plus Competec Service AG, which handles all central services. The ecommerce group is active in a range of sectors including IT and multimedia, consumer electronics, leisure, household goods and musical instruments.
Until now, the group has used in-house solutions to manage product data but with these stretched to breaking point, the Competec Group decided to deploy the STEP MDM solution from Stibo Systems. The MDM experts are currently handling the implementation together with foryouandyourcustomers, with the first of three phases focusing on improvements in product data management and data quality, the supply of information to the online shop – Competec Group’s most important sales channel – and hooking up the STEP solution to data pool Icecat, as well as Navision for ERP. “We are here to support the Competec Group at every step of their journey towards becoming a successful multichannel business, as we see ourselves as a comprehensive, integrated service provider,” explains Stephan Müller, member of the executive board at foryouandyourcustomers.
Beginning in 2016, phase two will focus on hooking up suppliers to support product data management and the production of print publications. For the third phase, the plan is to create a data pool for product master data, which will help make data capture and management even more efficient.
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“The Competec Group is taking a very proactive approach to process optimisation. We’ve set up an internal project team especially for the project, made up of specialists from all the key areas. Our portfolio features around 70,000 products, so to improve the flow of information between systems and departments, we are deploying Stibo Systems’ high-performance solution, STEP. We expect the solution to dramatically simplify our processes when it comes to the capture, analysis, refinement and use of our product information. Thanks to the experience of Stibo Systems and foryouandyourcustomers, as a project team we’re very confident that our requirements will quickly be met,” says Rolf Geisser, senior project manager at Competec.
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“We are delighted with the Competec Group’s decision to deploy our MDM solution, STEP. Our partnership with foryouandyourcustomers, who are experts in connecting different channels, systems and processes in a multi-channel business, will ensure the implementation is successful,” confirms Manfred Heckt, managing director at Stibo Systems DACH.
About the Competec Group
The Competec Group employs 448 staff in total across several companies: retail firms Alltron AG (IT, consumer electronics, electrical goods, telecommunications) and BRACK.CH AG (hardware, software, multimedia, house and garden, family and leisure, model making, music) plus logistics provider Competec Logistik AG and Competec Service AG. In 2014, the group posted revenues of around 525m Swiss francs (€484m). Selling more than 70,000 products from more than 1,000 different manufacturers, all available from stock, the Competec Group serves 370,000 private and business customers as well as 6,000 sellers and resellers. The group’s main channel is ecommerce. www.competec.ch
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