March 29, 2017
Leroy Merlin: Automated Media Storage and Work with Compliance Certificates
EastBanc Technologies automated the processes of loading, storage, management, and the use of information on goods in Leroy Merlin. The corporate information systems were enhanced by the modules for working with compliance certificates and media files – photo and video images of the items delivered to supermarkets. In Leroy Merlin there are strict regulations and instructions on what documents have to be provided on products, what photos and videos are required to display information about goods on the website and internal company sources. Also, there is a corporate storage of product information. EastBanc Technologies developed the modules for the corporate portal considerably simplifying collecting, checking, and loading documents and media content into the corporate storage. Loading of images and video is done via the management service of digital content. The parameters of the media files are specified: whether it is a video, or photo, or picture. The details are noted: camera angle, packed it or not, whether it is a general view or more detailed one. The module assumes different user roles and a possibility of loading media files both from the internal network, and external resources of the company. For every item, information on certificate type, the period and validity of the certificate, supplier info, department responsible for purchasing, department-owner of the goods is loaded. Thus, every item has sufficient information about origin, which can be sorted by the user or other attributes regarded by the information system. To provide correctness of the loaded files, the management module of digital content allows loading only files with the names matching the item number. And it also defines whether the file follows the requirements for resolution and format (if it is a video). Even though the solution checks information for the correctness and completeness while loading, when new media files and certificates fall into the corporate storage they are automatically sent to the employees responsible for the check, and only after that they are allowed to be used on internal and external corporate sources. As a result, new services automate processes of loading and provide completeness and correctness of filling information for each of the items presented in the Leroy Merlin networks. EastBanc Technologies developed a large number of the enterprise portal modules for the Russian division including services for: business trips and vacation registration, meeting planning and meeting room booking, office equipment ordering and accounting, requests to change the business processes, audit performance for the shops. In addition, we implemented the migration of the Leroy Merlin enterprise portal to SharePoint 2013. Along with it we are developing the mobile version of the portal and the corporate social network and evolving the separate projects such as the portal for opening of the new shops.