A joint presentation from Sainsbury’s and PCSG will outline how we successfully supported the supermarket group to create a ‘one stop shop’ for all information relating to its extensive property assets and projects.

Lucy Finn, from Sainsbury’s Tech, will join PCSG’s Mark Stodgell to explain how the successful programme – which saw 1.5 million documents, spanning 8,000 projects and 20 years at the retailing giant migrated onto its new ‘OneProperty’ platform – was developed and implemented.

The pair will outline the significant benefits in business performance which have been unlocked as a result of the programme including the far greater ease for colleagues in accessing and surfacing information; the enhanced speed of uploading and downloading data and the facilitation of enhanced service provision to its vast customer base.

PCSG was appointed by Sainsbury’s Property Division in 2016 to help respond to the challenge of developing and executing a programme which would see its existing BIW platform – its legacy Common Data Environment (CDE) – turned off and all documents migrated to BC.  The existing BIW platform had been in use since 1999.

Earlier work in the programme had already seen the implementation of new information standards and the roll-out of intelligent 2D – extracting structured info about store features and areas from 2D drawings.

We worked with the group to review options for replacing BIW, identify the optimum solution and develop a clear consistent process for transferring and naming its information.

Lucy and Mark’s presentation will cover areas including:

  • How information was extracted from the legacy system
  • How meta data was retained
  • How ‘renditions’ and ‘workarounds’ were managed.

It will also examine the importance of a comprehensive programme of training and education for staff at organisations undergoing change on this scale.

Mark – who has advised on digital strategy relating to asset information and capital project implementations at a wide range of major retail and education groups – is among several PCSG experts who have been invited to speak at this year’s Digital Construction Week.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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