Floor plan data integration with Watches of Switzerland’s SAP platform

Retail Case Study by Guy Moates Retail Specialist 16/06/2015

StoreSpace® provides Watches of Switzerland with accurate information on the floor plans of their Goldsmiths, Mappin & Webb and WoS stores


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Obtaining an accurate store plan data feed

When Watches of Switzerland (WoS) began integrating SAP’s enterprise planning software platform into their business they realised they needed accurate information on the floor plans of their Goldsmiths, Mappin & Webb and Watches of Switzerland stores.

They needed to capture and manage details on the amount of linear space allocated by range and assortment in each store; together with how and when these changed as a result of range reviews throughout the year.

Creating & sharing accurate floor plans of all stores

WoS approached CADS to find an effective way to link the data held and managed within their AutoCAD store plans to a centralised database. CADS quickly established that there was not a complete set of accurate floor plans of the store estate available for any space planning software to use.

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Measured surveys of every UK site

We therefore included within our proposal various options for a complete measured survey of every site in the UK. Options included both 2D and 3D measured surveys using traditional and laser scanning techniques.

WoS commissioned a 3D laser survey delivered as 2D floor plans via StoreSpace’s online portal with automated links to their SAP platform via secure web services.

Each plan also contained a version referencing system so that seasonal range changes could be updated on each store plan in a single, efficient process.

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CADS gave us the confidence from an early stage that they had the right experience and software to help us achieve our goals.

Tim Bennett Head of Store Planning, Watches of Switzerland
Floor plan data integration with Aurum’s SAP platform

Developing an integrated property portal and space planning system

A team of surveyors using 3D laser scanners surveyed all 154 stores in the UK in a 15-week period. A questionnaire was completed for each store using iPads to capture information and photographs for each site.

A new AutoCAD floor plan was created for each store identifying the dimensions of all display cabinets, POS and poster sites in each store. The collected store information was then added to the StoreSpace online database via the AutoCAD floor plan.

Using StoreSpace® CADS delivered an integrated space and planning system complete using an online property data portal containing accurate details for every WoS site in the UK, accomplished within a six-month period.

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