Successful go live at Volg: SAP Retail with S/4 Finance on HANA-DB

  • 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)

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Success Story

Successful go live at Volg: SAP Retail with S/4 Finance on HANA-DB

Volg was previously working with a historically grown and hence very heterogenous software landscape. Different areas of the company were using different individual inhouse developments that communicated through more than 150 interfaces.

The aim of this ambitious project was to replace the existing systems with a single platform that is standardised across the entire company.

SAP Retail on S/4HANA
By introducing SAP S/4HANA Retail, Volg has opted for a homogenised and integrated IT platform and is equipping itself for a future-oriented real-time business.


SAP Retail with all standard SAP functions and different proprietary solutions from retailsolutions:

  • Procurement Plus: Perishable Dispo, Pricing, Promotion activities
  • Sales Plus: Central Sales-Cockpit, Integration with TCPOS cash desk, Integration with Store Online, Integration with the sales information system, shop fitting and course management
  • Logistics Plus: Integration with the warehouse management system / transport logistics system
  • Financial and Management Accounting with S/4 Finance


  • Unification of all systems on SAP Retail and S/4 Finance

  • Uniform data basis for all company divisions on S/4HANA as a basis for all analyses and future enhancements

  • Optimisation of essential merchandise management processes from procurement and logistics to sales and accounting


The close cooperation with retailsolutions has made it possible for us to integrate SAP Retail and Simple Finance successfully; our supply and service availability has always been 100%.


Stefan Näf,

Director of Logistics, IT, Services of the Volg Group