Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), announced that Pick n Pay Group (PnP), a leading retail business operating in South African and other selected African countries, has migrated its entire on-premises IT infrastructure to AWS. Pick n Pay worked with Lemongrass Consulting—an AWS Premier Consulting Partner with Migration and SAP Consulting Competencies—to migrate its on-premises SAP environment to AWS and implement a modern SAP Hana platform. Moving to the cloud will enable PnP to streamline its operations and modernize the supply chain network for its stores, develop new digital customer experiences in omnichannel grocery, and expand into new areas of business.
The retailer is using AWS’s cloud services—including compute, storage, databases, analytics and business intelligence, and AWS Marketplace—to automate PnP’s operations, deliver real-time insights, and identify and purchase AWS Partner Network (APN) offerings. By analyzing data in the cloud, the retailer can forecast demand, identify customer patterns and sentiment, and improve the in-store and online shopping experience for customers. With AWS, PnP can dynamically scale its infrastructure resources in line with business demand and peak retail seasons. This elasticity helps PnP scale its online shopping services, which run on AWS, to serve thousands of South African customers during its busiest shopping periods and holidays.
Modernizing its SAP workloads with AWS provides PnP the capability to connect operations, sales, and customer survey and loyalty data across its organization. The new SAP environment will run on AWS to support the company’s online and physical sales channels, accessing capabilities such as machine learning and analytics, to streamline its supply chain network, forecast inventory, and conduct detailed market analysis to offer the right retail mix of merchandise.
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