One international B2B project we are particularly proud of is the development of a client platform for Grohe AG. The company is Europe’s largest and one of the world’s leading providers of sanitary fittings under one brand. Grohe have around 5,800 staff in more than 130 countries.
The Foundations for Internationalisation in B2B are laid
dotSource GmbH was contracted with the development of a multi-client platform on the basis of the hybris Commerce Suite, with which Grohe can serve trading partners from different brands separately via one single platform. The kick-off happened with Grohe’s the Dutch spare parts shop, via which installers and wholesalers can acquire spare parts and information on products, as well as prices. In the future, individual online shops will be possible for Grohe’s trading partners.
The platform allows Grohe to introduce an integrated online platform into other markets with little effort. Trading processes are also optimised with the product information available via the platform shop.grohe.com .
The challenge: Implementation in eight weeks
The main challenged consisted of implementing a high quality multi-client platform within a project framework of only eight weeks – from the requirements analysis to the go-live of the sales platform. This is unique in the hybris environment to date.
Apart from conception, the design and implementation, we were also contracted with the technical operations of hybris Commerce Suite. This included integrating the new system into the existing system landscape and deigning processes, for instance order processing or returns, with the relative partners.
Our team showed it to be possible!
» No one believed that the project could be realised in the targeted quality and timeframe. dotSource did great work.
Andreas Bauer, Head of Business Development, Grohe AG «
Those wanting to find out more about the development of the multi-client platform shop.grohe.com can download the full case study from www.dotsource.com/references/projects/grohe/