Leading Mid-Atlantic Convenience Retailer Selects SAP for Retail Industry

April 25, 2005 by SAP News

Solutions from SAP, the world’s leading provider of enterprise solutions to the retail industry, will enable Wawa to run industry-specific business processes for store-level forecasting and replenishment and merchandise planning, while better managing point-of-sale data, procurement processes and back-office functions. With more than 16,000 employees across five mid-Atlantic states, Wawa is a recognized name in the convenience industry. Throughout more than 40 years of growth, Wawa’s business model has evolved to meet changing market dynamics and to explore new market opportunities. The selection of SAP is one step in a milestone transformation at Wawa to upgrade its IT systems to the latest technology and gear its business for continuing growth. The SAP project begins a two-year transformation impacting nearly all operations.
Based on the SAP NetWeaver platform, SAP for Retail provides Wawa with a business foundation to simplify employees’ jobs, while achieving the company’s strategic goals. SAP for Retail addresses Wawa’s demand for efficient processes, integrated applications and administrative cost management. SAP’s financials and merchandise solutions present Wawa with an integrated business platform to upgrade operations and realize a number of critical benefits, including elimination of costs and system redundancies and gaining leading functionality for the convenience industry. “By upgrading our technology platform, Wawa associates will be able to
react quickly, make more informed decisions and improve our cost effectiveness,” said There du Pont, president, Wawa. “This will simplify our associates’ lives so they, in turn, can simplify our customers’ lives.”
“Wawa is a customer-centric business that balances business savvy and growth with good corporate citizenship and strong support of the local community,” said Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP America. “SAP’s continuing leadership in the retail space is underlined by customers such as Wawa that choose us for the strategic value of our solutions and for our unparalleled industry-specific expertise. SAP for Retail provides Wawa a best-of-both-worlds scenario: immediate impact in point areas of the business – covering finance, merchandise planning, forecasting and POS data management – and a technology platform for long-term growth and future innovation.”

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