Fjellsport.no is the first company in the Nordics to go live on SAP S/4 1610. Fjellsport now runs on a scalable business platform that allows for phenomenal yet controlled growth without having to change the platform.
Operations are highly effective, and the web stores are growing quickly in both Norway and Sweden. Pearl is responsible for all operations and maintenance of the solution, including base operations, application maintenance, and further development.
Fjellsport was established by Eric Sandtrø, Stian Moldvær Larsen, Jan Tore Kopperud and Terje Sten Bjerkseth, who all worked at Komplett.no.
The commercial innovator
"Fjellsport’s customers want leading products and services within the market segment. To ensure that, Fjellsport has to take advantage of the technological development that SAP facilitates. We, therefore, decided at the end of 2016 to implement SAP S/4HANA", says Eric Sandtrø, Administrative Director of Fjellsport.
First in the Nordics
The project started in November 2016, and Fjellsport.no went live with the new solution at the end of January 2017. Fjellsport thus became the very first business in the Nordics to go live on SAP S/4 1610. The solution has a long list of new possibilities that many other companies can benefit from.
The platform takes full advantage of SAP’s in-memory technology. To create a working environment that is as effective as possible, the solution is delivered with a user interface on SAP Fiori Launchpad 2.0. The solution is delivered on Amazone Web Services´cloud platform which ensures a more flexible and stable operation.
"Pearl delivered the solution according to the agreed time and cost, and we already see exciting effects from the implementation, says Sandtrø.
A scalable solution
Sandtrø is the founder behind Fjellsport but not exactly a beginner in the world of entrepreneurs. In 1997 he started komplett.no. He sold out in 2009 and started up with the Fjellsport project.
"Fjellsport needed a business system based on a template solution to keeps costs down and to give the business access to best practice business processes while securing a quick and effective implementation. We wanted scalability so that we could avoid having to swap platforms within a few years and could continue to build the business without unnecessary interruption", says Sandtrø.
Reliability and decision-making
Sandtrø says that reliability and a “quick decision culture” were the main reasons they chose Pearl as their system vendor back in 2009.
"At Fjellsport, we have the best people both within web retail and outdoor equipment. When your ambition is to build the best outdoor retail outlet on the web, you’re aiming high, and you need the best business partners possible to reach that goal", says founder Eric Sandtrø.
Resources always available
Through PearlCare, Fjellsport has secured further development and innovation while also ensuring reliable yet flexible operations. They have access to Pearl’s resources whenever necessary, both for daily operation and further developing the applications.
"For us, it is important to have a partner who understands who we are and where we want to go. A solid understanding of the business, reliable deliveries (and invoices), and quick decisions are important parameters. Pearl has contributed to streamlining our operations and has helped us build web stores that are growing rapidly in Norway and Sweden", says Sandtrø.