Associated Weavers (AW), established in 1969, is now one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of tufted wall-to-wall carpet. It is also making inroads in the luxury vinyl flooring market. With 630 employees, AW produces 26 million m2 of carpet each year on average, achieving a turnover of around €172 million. AW has its headquarters in Belgium. It exports to over 55 countries and has built strong and lasting relationships with its partners worldwide.
Associated Weavers had been using system copies to refresh the data in their non-production environments. They could only justify performing this time-consuming and labour-intensive data refresh once a year. The AW team was looking for a better solution:
|to carry out more frequent refreshes of SAP® test data||to improve their data quality||to be more flexible in their processes||to reduce the data footprint in the non-production landscape||to make use of time slicing
or enterprise slicing.
Data Sync Manager offers us the capability to do a fast refresh of a system using a specific time slice without needing business analysts.
In 2019, Associated Weavers bought the EPI-USE Labs solution Client Sync™, part of the Data Sync Manager™ (DSM) suite, to allow them to copy data from the production environment to their QAS and DEV environments. Their SAP partner, Expertum, had recommended our DSM product as the best solution on the market. With access to DSM in their landscape, the AW-Expertum team can now refresh the non-production environments frequently and reduce the systems’ footprint.
The biggest benefit … is that we can refresh more often and improve our quality of testing by having recent test data available.
By using DSM, Associated Weavers has made significant time savings and reduced its data footprint:
|More frequent refreshes and improved data quality in non-production||Starting every project fresh and consistent data||Improved data for projects leads to more successful projects.||Freeing up more time for other activities||Reduced data footprint, saving on storage costs and improving sustainability|