Shoe retailer toes the line with Open Text ECM Suite
ECM Plus – The Deichmann shoe company is to use Open Text’s ECM Suite to create central information repositories it hopes will speed up processes for opening new stores.
According to the company, the new system will facilitate the integration of accounts payable functions via its existing SAP system and will also manage its email archives for employees and clients across 19 European nations.
Klaus Hachenberg, Manager of IS SAP at Deichmann commented: “It became immediately clear to us that we shouldn’t opt for a point content management solution, but rather look at a suite that could be implemented company-wide.”
He added: “The need for archiving, especially with Lotus Notes and SAP, was also critical. Out of the 13 suppliers we evaluated, Open Text was the clear choice.”
Deichmann has rolled out an Open Text ECM system across the organisation over the last two years, with much of the expansion growing organically as other departments in the company pushed for content management support, the company said.
Deichmann said it had also linked its Open Text ECM Suite to its SAP personnel management system to set up files on their staff.
The project, it said, had helped to relieve staff in the presonnel department from doing routine tasks such as document storage and searching, while ensuring that legal requirements were being met.