The Lapeyre group’s software test manager, Jol Tournemine, testified at the last USF convention of the project to secure the group’s SAP ERP version upgrades with the Panaya software.
A brand of home improvement products (kitchens, bathrooms, carpentry, etc.), Lapeyre is a French distributor-manufacturer. It has 130 points of sale and ten factories to manufacture 60% of the products sold. Each point of sale is generalist, but each factory is specialized. Sales management is now SAP based in all stores and has been customized under the name Sitcom. As logistics, storage and manufacturing are also managed under SAP, interfacing is easier. In the end, ten million customers are served with 52,000 home installations and 1.2 million orders (ten million lines) per year. The availability of the commercial application is an absolute and permanent necessity. Faced with constant changes, the industrialization of tests (250 standard scenarios) is essential.
The company is made up of four companies: Lapeyre and three companies for the overseas departments. Sitcom therefore has 2,400 users on 133 sites (stores, headquarters, etc.), to process 75,000 items manufactured or simply distributed. This application is connected to 16 other applications dealing with logistics to accounting, via the articles database, configurators or the website.
A highly critical system
Lapeyre’s IT production is based in India. But the IT department is in France and works in agile mode in order to quickly satisfy the requests of each of the 130 stores (in less than a month). “Each version upgrade, each evolution, must be tested when there are millions of lines of code” underlined Joël Tournemine, software testing manager at Lapeyre. This while we are talking about a sales tool, therefore of maximum criticality because a failure is intolerable.
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