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Sobeys Software Purchases and Digital Transformation Initiatives

Last updated on 2021-08-18 18:43:32

Discover the latest software purchases and digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by Sobeys and its business and technology executives. Each quarter our research team identifies on-prem and cloud applications that are being used by the 123000 Sobeys employees from the public (Press Releases, Customer References, Testimonials, Case Studies and Success Stories) and proprietary sources.

During our research, we have identified that Sobeys has purchased the following applications: SAP SuccessFactors Performance and Goals for Performance and Goal Management in 2017, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central for Core HR in 2017, SAP SuccessFactors Talent Management for Talent Management in 2017 and the related IT decision-makers and key stakeholders.

Our database provides customer insight and contextual information on which enterprise applications and software systems Sobeys is running and its propensity to invest more and deepen its relationship with SAP , Witron , Axios Systems or identify new suppliers as part of their overall Digital and IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.

We have been analyzing Sobeys revenues, which have grown to $24.21 billions in 2019, plus its IT budget and roadmap, cloud software purchases, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions for Sobeys intention to invest in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Autonomous Database or in cloud-based ERP, HCM, CRM, EPM, Procurement or Treasury applications.

About the Customer

Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces as well as more than 380 retail fuel locations. Their five core retail food formats are designed to ensure that they have the right offering in the right sized stores, for each individual market served from full service format to a convenience format, each tailored to satisfy the unique occasion-based food shopping needs of customers. 

Scope and Challenges

The reasons for choosing Assyst and Axios Systems as a partner were, and continue to be, clear for Sobeys. The Assyst solution covers all ITIL® processes and there is a deep sense of customer focus, driven home by the fact that the customers own the product roadmap.

From a delivery perspective, SaaS is the preferred model for Sobeys and Axios was able to clearly define and live up to high standards of availability, recovery time and point objectives. Sobeys required a solution that was efficient, so IT could provide value to the business. Sobeys IT believe that Assyst it the best tool in the market as it aligned for there currently and future requirements. 

Outcome and Implications

Sobeys immediately understood that implementing all ITIL® processes wasn’t practical in the medium-term, but prioritization based on organizational values was essential. The strategic intent was then transcribed into a roadmap, which took the over-arching strategy to a more practical level. In the first year of the multi-year program, the first two processes delivered were Incident Management and Service Catalog. In parallel, the focus was also placed on aligning the French and English language IT Service Desks, which previously acted as separate entities.

A collaborative approach to developing new processes was tested in the development of the Incident Management process. All teams involved in Incident Management worked together to define process goals, policies, measurements (Critical Success Factors, KPIs and Metrics), a new process flow, categorization schemas and the Incident prioritization model. With the recipe tested and proved to be working, the team took the same approach in the development of the Service Catalog.

Sobeys will be rolling out Request Fulfillment & Self-Service, along with Change Management. They will then focus on Event Management, Problem Management, Service Level Management and Knowledge Management. Assyst will also be rolled out to other areas of the business, such as Human Resources and the Business Contact Centers, to maximize the benefits for the organization.


“These results are the fruit of the hard labor that the excellent team at Sobeys have been able to accomplish in conjunction with the knowledge and expertise of the Axios professional services team, coupled with the right ITSM tool in assyst. The strategic decisions made thus far and the investments made in people and technology are really paying off”. - said Alain Tremblay, Director, IT Service Center at Sobeys, Inc.

293 S Foord St
Stellarton, B0K 1S0 , NS
1 902-755-1830
Industry Employees Revenue
Retail 123000 $24.21B

Enterprise Software and Cloud Applications being used by Sobeys

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IT Decision Makers and Key Stakeholders at Sobeys

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