In 2000, Palmers decided to go digital, launched the first online shop. For internal enterprise management, the company installed SAP ERP. This system had been working as it is for almost 15 years until the new leadership team came. It included Matvei Hutman, Tino Wieser, Luca Wieser, and Marc Wieser – ex-CEO of Nike and Benetton. At the moment, Palmers was unprofitable, so the new board wanted to fix things.
In this case, IT optimization was the first optimization step. Thus, Palmers hired our retail business consultants to analyze the internal SAP ERP system and the related processes. We talked to stakeholders, checked how they work with SAP, and noted how to improve work. During this assessment, we found specific issues in retail, procurement, finance, controlling, master data management, integration.