Valerio Cortese, CIO, GRUPPO IPER
Company: Gruppo Iper
Sector: LARGE-SCALE RETAIL
Project: Data integration
Solution: Creation of a system based on Oracle Data Integrator
Iper Montebello SpA is the operational holding company of the Iper Group, with subsidiaries operating in large-scale retailing. The Group is one of the major and most dynamic large-scale retail companies in Italy, and has premises of over 300,000 square metres inside covered commercial areas. The management of information is particularly complex, given the presence of several different information systems that supply different ways of seeing the same information (logistics view and operational view). In addition, reconciliations with historical data need to be managed. The concrete danger is that one might find oneself faced with the paradox of having an enormous amount of information but not being able to interpret it because of the heterogeneous nature of the sources. There is an urgent need to be able to interpret information unambiguously and objectively.
In this context, the possibility to achieve the following was a strategic choice for IPER information systems:
Beta 80 Group created the Oracle Data Integrator implementation project. In the context of this project, thirty data sources belonging to six different information systems were integrated. The following operations were carried out: