Like most large asset owners, Sainsbury’s need to answer questions easily and quickly about their estate. GroupBC used their information management expertise to create a cloud-based digital estate, to ensure that initiatives across their stores made progress quickly and economically, empowering Sainsbury’s teams to make better informed decisions.
With ‘000s of existing 2D drawings of more than 300 petrol stations, nearly 800 convenience stores, and over 600 supermarkets, the project to digitise their estate was vast and complicated. The goal was to enable Sainsbury’s to make best use of these 2D assets to answer plain language questions – ‘how many of these do we have, how big are they and where are they?’ (previously this would have involved opening every drawing individually to find the necessary information). This would in turn ensure that initiatives across their stores made progress quickly and economically by empowering Sainsbury’s teams to make better decisions.
This case study explains how, with the right structure and technologies in place, Sainsbury’s can build on their Digital Estate programme and ensure future integration with other systems easily and more efficiently.