Carpetright boosts data storage with ECM

Flooring retailer Carpetright has signed a deal with Open Text to provide data archiving software for its SAP Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics systems.

Flooring retailer Carpetright has signed a deal with Open Text to provide data archiving software for its SAP Business Suite and Microsoft Dynamics systems.

As one of Europe’s leading carpet and floor covering retailers, Carpetright is using Open Text to provide a common enterprise content management (ECM) archiving platform for its lead business systems.

The retailer will use software based on the Livelink ECM – Archive Server platform to manage the data growth within the two systems using the Microsoft Windows 2003 operating system and Microsoft SQL Server database.

SAP Business Suite is currently used for back office administration while Microsoft Dynamics manages the point of sale and retail outlets.

Ian Woosey, group IT director at Carpetright, said, “These solutions will help manage our data growth and storage costs. In the future we will look to use the Livelink ECM – Archive Server platform for additional solutions, for example Microsoft Exchange archiving.”

In January, Carpetright said it was on course to save £1m a year with the roll-out of SAP for Retail in its head office.

It removed 12 legacy applications during its implementation of SAP for Retail, allowing it to cut costs through hardware and software consolidation, as well as terminated software licences.

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