The Colruyt Group is most famous for its supermarkets of the same name in Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. Since baker’s son Franz Colruyt began a wholesale business in colonial goods such as spices and coffee in 1928, the group has undergone continuous expansion. Today, chain stores such as DreamLand, DreamBaby, Okay, Bio-Planet, and the DATS 24 filling stations also form part of the Colruyt Group. The company currently has approximately 380 stores in Belgium, not including the Spar stores for which the Colruyt Group is the licensee, and achieved a turnover of €7.8 billion (U.S. $9.8 billion) in 2011/2012.

Challenges

  • Improve decision making throughout the business
  • Enhance efficiency in IT infrastructure
Since the successful roll-out of our enterprise data warehouse built upon the Informatica data integration platform, 3Com is now realizing the tremendous benefits that come from conducting true enterprise analysis.
— Brechtel Dero
Colruyt Group

Results

  • Delivered significant improvement in efficiency, and savings in time and cost
  • Introduced one central team rather than different teams for each action
  • Improved data quality
  • Increased transparency

Technologies Used

  • Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.