Founded in 1886, the Volg Group is part of the Fenaco Cooperative
Swiss convenience store retail organisation in the German and French-speaking
parts of Switzerland, headquartered in Winterthur
Store formats: Volg village shops, TopShop petrol station shops and Prima sales outlets
586 Volg shops, 231 outlets of independent retailers, 107 TopShops at AGROLA service stations,
924 supplied points of sale
Supply via 3 distribution centres
Revenue CHF 1.768 million (2020)
Further information: www.volg.ch
Volg selected retailsolutions' RapidRetail Promotion Planning & Calendar (PP&C) add-on to optimise the planning and analysis of all marketing activities beyond SAP standard capabilities.
Holistically integrated promotion planning process without media discontinuities
Consistent monitoring of advertising budgets
Modern and clear user interface (Fiori surface)
Convenient operation through mass maintenance, drag-and-drop and visual display
Low support effort / high economic efficiency due to reduced interfaces
RapidRetail Promotion Planning & Calendar
As part of the introduction of the holistic promotion planning solution, the RapidRetail Promotion Planning & Calendar solution was installed directly on the SAP ERP system.
(Visual) rough planning of activities, advertising material and advertising spaces on an annual basis
Personalised views with mass maintenance
Intuitive management through drag and drop as well as copy paste
Fully integrated promotion process with integration in pricing, condition contract and advertising agency
Time savings in the end-to-end process (copy and paste, real-time processing)
Improved transparency, evaluation options and greatly reduced susceptibility to error
Reduced effort for a future upgrade to S/4HANA through Fiori App and standardised interfaces
Short project duration of only 3 months
We extremely value retailsolutions for their expertise in helping organisations like ours to maximise the return on investment from SAP CAR and SAP F&R implementation.
We are continuing an ongoing engagement with them to achieve further system efficiencies.
Operational Excellence Manager –
The introduction of PMR promotions and planning tools has optimised our promotional functions in the Support Centre and our stores. We have gained many efficiencies and are already coming up with new ways to potentially add to these functions to enhance other areas of our promotional activities. Vendors are excited to use the new portal functionality and are enjoying the immediate visibility this provides them to assist with funding allocation and forecasting of upcoming promotional activity.
Foodstuffs South Island
SAP Retail Support Manager
retailsolutions brings a lot of experience in the retail industry to the table. In addition, there is the technical know-how and expertise of retailsolutions, with which we were far more than just satisfied.
Through the cooperation, a considerable increase in efficiency was achieved in our company with the implementation of retailsolutions' RapidRetail Promotion Planning.
Lead Digital Corporate Development, Volg
retailsolutions really took their time to understand the business process, which means they also suggested changes in the system that would make the business process itself more efficient.
I think that was an important part of this successful implementation.
Business Retail Process Specialist
From an Axfood perspective, it has been a great experience working with retailsolutions. The team has really done an excellent job and I think we would not have had such a successful result without their knowledge and skills on SAP PMR, retail and promotions.
Within a very short time we have all 5 chains represented in the promotion planning apps.
So we are doing great, thanks to a well-built solution by retailsolutions and good testing by our end-users.
PMR Application Specialist