case history

Gruppo PAN

Gruppo PAN, since the 1980s, has been an important reality in modern distribution in Sardinia thanks to its 60 Points of sale (Iper Pan, Super Pan e Discount) that guarantee employment and economic support to the entire island. The Group stands out for the high quality of its products and the professionalism of its staff. A solid reality, always attentive to novelties and respect for the territory.

Goal: The company needed to acquire control and governance of different areas in order to maximize productivity, improve its business performance and to have a unified vision of corporate data. Particularly in the following areas:

  • Commercial Area: it needed to acquire data on both the goods cycle of the distribution centers and the goods cycle of the sales network;
  • Human Resources Area: it needed to acquire payroll and attendance data by cross referencing them with sales in order to develop their productivity;
  • Management Control Area: it required the production of Economic and Financial Accounts for Companies and Economic Accounts of points of sales that would allow, in addition to a vision of detail, also a unitary vision of the Group and a uniform vision for Formats/Channels.

It also required the supervision of Forecast and Budget processes.

Solution: PAN Group has chosen E3, the Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse platform by Dialog Sistemi, evaluating as strengths of the solution:

  • the consolidated experience of Dialog Sistemi in the Retail sector
  • the possibility of having a Set of Reports and Analysis, widely customizable directly by users
  • technology able to acquire, analyze and integrate information sources
  • easy to use, allowing the development of business intelligence applications and the management of corporate performance, in a short amount of time
  • the availability of ready to use applications. In addition, the E3 Suite user-guided applications allow different information to be managed: from data collection, to management of reclassifications, from costs to turnover, up to budget projections.

Thanks to the E3 business intelligence software platform , in a short amount of time PAN Group has managed to achieve its goals, being able to control and governance the different business areas.

Sales area
  • Release of daily sales/margin reports to all business functions
  • Profit margin periodically updated with national contracts thanks to the retroactive calculation at an individual sales movements level
  • Analysis of the real profit margin (link at costs, revenues and inventories) up to article retail on the basis of inventories.
Human Resources
  • Calculation of labour costs (including temporary ones) and distribution between stores according to their presence
  • Articulated structuring of labor costs for a targeted analysis
  • Integration of hourly scheduling of shop activities and comparison with actual attendance figures
Economic Management Control Area
  • Increase in the frequency of economic reporting from three months to one month, thanks to the use of commercial data and human resources, in addition to the integration of accounting movements
  • Activation of a budget and economic Forecast system, the latter can produce a forecast every month to close on the basis of rules defined by the user
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