The Foschini Group Saves $49,000 in Annual Storage Costs and Reduces Daily Backup Times by 40%
Foschini Group consists of 14 companies trading in more than 1,400 stores across South Africa. Through its retail division, the group sells clothing, jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, sporting and outdoor apparel and equipment, and homeware. Foschini brands include Donna Claire, fashionexpress, Sportscene, Totalsports, Matrix, and @homelivingspace. It needed to reduce backup and recovery times for product, invoice, vendor, and customer data, and accelerate reporting speed. Foschini Group implemented Oracle Recovery Manager to initiate archive log backups, as well as cumulative and differential daily backups, which reduced daily merchandising data backup times by five hours - a 40% decrease.