Major actor of the luxury world, the Kering Group, formely known as Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR), owns the brands Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, but also some of the major sports & lifestyle brands, distributed in more than 120 countries.
Context and challenges
Due to difficulties to manage three heterogenous reporting applications (different granularities, different histories, different flows, lack of group application, complexity of the interface between applications, lack of global audit trail, international context …), the Kering group wanted to make the operational and publishing needs converge in one reporting application, impacting as little as possible the brands.
Kering has requested Nell’Armonia for a business, operational and technical support in order to audit the existing applications, to analyse the merger options and to centralise data in a unique consolidation tool.
Steps of the project
Audit and business advice: feasability survey
- Analyze of possibilities to merge the three applications.
- Management of targeted workshops in order to formalize the existing processes:
o Functional analyse (business process)
o Applicative analyse (metadata, rules, entry, restitution …)
o Technical analyse (architecture, flows, plateforms …).
- Joint construction of possible options with their challenges/impacts.
- Preparation of the implementation step (lots, charges, actions of change management…).
- Construction of a detailed project schedule associated to a project methodology.
- Functional and technical specifications, based on the “best practices” of the different source and benchmark applications stemed from expertise of Nell’Armonia consultants.
- Implementation of the new plateform.
- Development of the targeted application with its new consolidation engine, while maintaining operational reporting.
- Unit and UATs tests.
- Historic data recovery.
- Double-runs in order to reassure the Kering teams on the good running of the new application.
- Removal of manual interfaces between applications.
Management change, competencies transfer
- Updating of the operation documentation.
- Administrator training.
- Elaboration of a specific e-learning module for users.
- Secured consolidation and reporting process.
- Unique vision of data (joint granularity, unique baseline).
- End of the mutiple and complexe interfaces between applications.
- No impact on final brands users (even for reporting).
- Renewed confidence on the statutory consolidation data.
- Gains on the closure deadlines.
- Better quality of data through more targeted controls.