Retail in Motion Event Hosted by SAP and iOCO

SAP, in cooperation with iOCO Enterprise Applications, hosted the SAP Retail in Motion event in Century City, Cape Town recently.  This event allowed delegates the opportunity to hear from the SAP ecosystem and learn about thriving retail projects and how current, upcoming and planned innovations can help the retail industry become immersed in consumer lives through trusted experiences.

iOCO Enterprise Applications and SAP Sales Director, Tshifhiwa Makhari, says the event provided a fantastic opportunity to connect with customers. “We are thrilled to continue expanding on our commitment to businesses who can leverage SAP technology to move their businesses to the forefront of the digital age.”

“The event was also a great platform for all customers to connect directly with iOCO’s SAP specialists.”, he adds.

During the event, participants had the opportunity to choose from various sessions that were presented by SAP and Partners. During these sessions, customers were able to learn about the different solutions and direction of the SAP technology road map.

iOCO’s SAP Enterprise Applications Director, Steven Hughes hosted one such session where delegates learnt more about the SPAR Modernization Journey and the future scalability of their chosen SAP platform as implemented by iOCO Enterprise Applications. SPAR first went live with SAP Financials in 2013 – 2014. In 2016, the decision was made to migrate from ECC6.0 to the latest modern SAP S/4 HANA platform with help from iOCO, this was concluded in July 2017.

“The SAP project team has logged many long hours over the last week, but we are delighted to be able to announce that SAP S/4 HANA EM will be officially live as of 7:30 am on Monday morning, 17 July 2017”.  – Kathryn Baxter, Manager: Project Management Office, the Spar Group LTD | South Africa.

“Today’s retail world is changing like never before. Companies engage customers through “omni-channel” retailing and so, opportunities for businesses to grow, differentiate and compete have never been more dramatic than today,” Tshifhiwa concludes.