Total Wine & More revamps Microsoft Azure-based ERP platform

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Total Wine & More is overhauling its ERP system (Photo courtesy of Total Wine & More).

The country’s largest independent retailer of wine, spirits and beer is modernizing its customized enterprise architecture.

Total Wine & More is partnering with global technology consultancy Thoughtworks to upgrade its custom enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, which run on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.

Having grown from one store in 1991 to 249 stores in 27 states, the retailer determined it had an urgent need to modernize its ERP environment for scale and innovation. Total Wine & More seeks the ability to more rapidly implement cutting-edge technologies and practices.

Thoughtworks will work with Total Wine & More engineering teams to build an enterprise setting for adopting new practices and efficient delivery of technology capabilities across the business.

“We chose Thoughtworks because we don’t have the luxury of getting this wrong,” said Tom Kooser, CTO, Total Wine & More. “Our business of wine, spirits and beer is complex. Bringing efficiency into our processes while also building for those complexities is their forte. Like us, they’re thought leaders and pioneers in what they do so the partnership just made sense.”

“Customer expectations, both internal and external, are constantly changing. Companies must quickly and consistently evolve their legacy applications, including those that support the merchandising and supply chain process, for productivity and effectiveness” said Chris Murphy, CEO, Thoughtworks North America. “We’re excited to be working with Total Wine & More as it breaks new ground in taking a lean, product-centered approach to delivering superior experiences for its customers.”

Wolverine transforms operations with Azure

Michigan-based vertical footwear apparel retailer Wolverine Worldwide is adopting the Microsoft Azure Arc multi-cloud and on-premises management platform. Azure Arc allows data and apps to be securely shared among on-premises hardware, a cloud, or multiple clouds (multi-cloud). As a result, Wolverine will create a hybrid cloud enterprise environment.

As part of this architectural upgrade, Wolverine Worldwide plans to increase customer personalization and engagement across its portfolio of brands, as well as ensure more stock availability and faster shipping, along with other enhancements.

With help from Azure Arc, Wolverine brands also seek to more quickly test and deploy business solutions, while decision-makers and developers gain access to expanded and accelerated data analysis. In time, the company aims to offer product-specific insights and individual recommendations as buyers consider goods, enabling better-informed buying decisions tailored to individual tastes.

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