The French DIY retail group, Leroy Merlin has deployed Teradata technology to consolidate divisional information-processing systems and data marts.

The Group, which is known for brand names Leroy Merlin, Bricocenter, Bricoman, Weldom, Aki and DomPro in France and eight other countries, has created a worldwide decision-making environment based on a Teradata enterprise data warehouse. It consolidated disparate divisional systems a single enterprise data warehouse for active enterprise intelligence across all divisions to meet strategic and operational needs.

The multipurpose tool now combines information on all customers, purchases, sales, inventory and product reference numbers (by company, product and country), using data drawn from the various operating systems, different client interaction channels and all country locations. Information is updated in near-real time for a diverse group of users, including department managers, marketers, purchasers, sales directors, internal department employees and analysts.

The Leroy Merlin Group also currently has high-volume data requirements, managing up to 5.4 terabytes of data, with more growth expected. And Leroy Merlin France said the Teradata data warehouse currently receives 120,000 SQL queries per month.

"With its robustness and flexibility, the Teradata enterprise data warehouse provides our onsite teams with efficient decision-making assistance, which has become absolutely necessary in an increasingly competitive sector," explains Olivier Owczarczak, director of decision-making information systems for Leroy Merlin. "Teradata helps us gain market share and actively contributes to achieving the group's objective, which is to become number one for customer satisfaction in the world."

Teradata Professional Services is also handling the installation and integration of data analysis and restoration platforms. And news of the project is the first Teradata has released since it split from parent NCR on Monday.