Leroy Merlin Companhia Brasileira De Bricolagem: Increased Revenue and Reduced Downtime With a Hosted IBM Grid System
Leroy Merlin Brazil was expanding very quickly but did not have an IT environment to support such rapid growth. The timing to transition to a new, scalable system was perfect in terms of immediately incorporating the new chain, but the company simply didn't have the in-house resources available to select and implement the solution. Leroy Merlin Brazil sought a competent IT solutions provider to spearhead the project for them. IBM Global Business Services recommended the Brazilian software company Gemco to provide the new ERP system and tailored the platform to its needs. Leroy Merlin Brazil engaged IBM Global Technology Services - Worldwide Strategic Outsourcing to build, host and manage a grid solution, based on IBM p5 servers, to support its new ERP application.