Coop Norge: Implementing SAP CAR on SAP HEC in three months at Coop Norway

  • Norway‘s 2nd Largest Retail Organisation

  • Official foundation in 1906 - the first store opened in 1867

  • 117 local cooperatives with a total of 1.7 million cooperative members

  • 1200 retail stores, including 5 supermarket chains and 4 specialist retail chains,
    as well as online shops

  • The company owns the brands Coop Extra, Coop Mega, Coop Prix, Coop Marked,
    Coop Obs! Hypermarked, Coop Byggmix, Coop Obs! Bygg and Coop Extra bygg

  • 28,000 employees

  • NOK 47 bn revenue (2017)

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Success Story

Coop Norge: Implementing SAP CAR on SAP HEC in three months at Coop Norway

Coop Norway decided to implement SAP CAR as part of an overarching IT project to improve both ordering and decision-making processes in the long term.
The aim was to establish real-time inventory visibility as well as the ability to react to sales and promotional trends as they occur in real time.

  • Replacement of a highly customized legacy POSDM solution

  • Reengineering back to standard or replication of former enhancements to POSDTA and HANA technologies

SAP CAR on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC)
Coop Norway together with retailsolutions UK and SAP successfully completes what is one of the first SAP CAR implementations on SAP's HANA Enterprise Cloud.


  • SAP CAR on SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC)


  • Promotion Management for Retail

  • Unified Demand Forecast


  • Improved in-store processes: Optimised store ordering, improved decision making processes, Access to realtime information

  • Realtime inventory visibility

  • Enhanced basis for F&R through recording sales and consumption data for 2 years

  • Display current stock on hand

  • Performance of transactional and end-of-day validations


Working with retailsolutions was a pleasure and I would want them on my team in any engagement going forward.

Coop Norge

Sigurd Skyum

Project Manager SAP CAR & OAA


Implementing SAP CAR OAA and Inventory Visibility was one of the most successful SAP projects Coop have run, delivering benefits from Day 1 and helping Coop achieve our goals in Omnichannel Retailing.

Coop Norge

Eirik Borge,

Programme Manager Optimal Bestilling, Coop Norge