• In 2012 Makro was acquired from its German parent company by Booker, requiring them to split away from all business systems.
  • With over 30 UK sites, 25,000 active products and 1.2m customers Makro had just 7 months to scope, architect and build a new business critical data warehouse.
  • Within the 7 month timetable Makro still needed to select and purchase appropriate hardware and software.
  • Makro knew that failing to move to the new data warehouse in time would incur significant IT services costs.


  • The new data warehouse supplies information for the 8:30 'huddle' where key decisions are taken from analysis of the previous day's trading.
  • The HP/Microsoft Fast Track architecture recommended by Simpson Associates provides high performance and reliability with the capacity to grow.
  • Information is built with Microsoft reporting and cubing technology and is delivered in Excel, providing a familiar interface for the business users.
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  • Information is available to key decision makers who rely on it.
  • Effective control over £10m of marketing spend.
  • Integration with Excel maximising user adoption.
  • 40% reduction in time taken to pull data from Oracle line of business system.
  • 65% reduction in time required to produce redesigned Board reports.
  • Fast Track architecture tuned for data warehouse performance.
Giles Horwood
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