The Mousquetaires – STIME

French grocery and DIY retailer leverages integration platform as a service (iPaaS) and an event-driven architecture to boost data exchange and gain efficiency

Business Goals

The Mousquetaires Group, a consortium of independent entrepreneurs, is a major grocery and DIY retailer bringing together seven brands and more than 4,000 stores throughout Europe.

To step up growth while adapting to ongoing change in the retail sector, Mousquetaires’ IT subsidiary STIME wanted to address several challenges, especially multi-channel selling through its extensive network of local stores, with a need to more effectively manage and leverage growing data volumes.

Integration Challenges

The Mousquetaires’ IT system was reliable but not scalable, and therefore was earmarked for an upgrade. One of the goals was to adopt a real-time, event-driven approach to efficiently share, synchronize, and manage data flows generated by the retailer’s different brands: online orders, inventory updates and replenishment, centralized store management, etc.

Given the large number of points of sale involved and the scale of its IT architecture, STIME had to progressively deploy these new IT building blocks on top of its legacy ERP (SAP) and CRM-based architecture.

How Boomi Helped

Following a competitive evaluation process, Mousquetaires chose the Boomi AtomSphere Platform.

Thanks to Boomi’s interoperability and pre-built connectors, the platform integrated seamlessly with the Solace Event Broker, the API Gateway, and the legacy Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) systems already deployed across the Mousquetaires’ IT network — creating the perfect hybrid integration platform (HIP) that would allow STIME to tap into cloud-based services while continuing to use its existing on-premises infrastructure.

Results

With the low-code Boomi AtomSphere Platform and Solace PubSub+ Event Broker in place, STIME can leverage the full capabilities of its hybrid integration platform.

Real-time reporting of point-of-sale data was set up in just three months to process the millions of sales receipts issued every day by the retailer’s 4,000 stores through its SAP system, warehouse management system, and ecommerce website.

Eight months after the go-live, integrations had already been built across 77 business processes. Within 12 months, 228 integrations were completed.

quote Thanks to Boomi’s low-code interface, our IT teams were able to intuitively learn and get up to speed quickly with the platform. Even with just a basic skillset, employees can get to grips with the platform in no time. quote
STIME, The Mousquetaires