Metro Retail Stores Group Inc reduces its operational costs through cloud migration with Aspire Systems

Metro Retail Group, a chain of supermarkets in the Philippines moves its Oracle applications to cloud in 7 months with Aspire Systems at zero risk of failure.

We were impressed with the technology solutions by Aspire. They offered a safer migration approach compared to the other vendors, we believe that this is a testament to their solid expertise”

— Sir Rex Jun Cabanilla, CTO, Metro Retail Group

VISAYAS, PHILIPPINES, September 22, 2021 / — Metro Retail Stores Group Inc is a leading operator of department stores and hypermarkets in the Visayas region of the Philippines. It is consistently expanding and its business comprises multiple store modules such as department stores, supermarkets, and hypermarkets. In 2019, Metro was awarded ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the Outstanding Filipino Retailer (OFR) Awards.

Cloud migration requires careful planning and execution. When asked ‘What triggered your decision to move to cloud?’ Sir Rex Jun Cabanilla, Chief Technology Officer, said, “We had to have this technology upgrade for hardware systems. So before doing that we were looking for alternatives other than moving to on-premises again. We approached specific vendors, we were impressed with the technology solutions by Aspire. They offered a safer migration approach compared to the other vendors, we believe that this is a testament to their solid expertise (sic)”

As part of their transition, Metro had chosen 23 tightly coupled Oracle applications that had to be migrated to AWS. “This is a large scale implementation project and like any large scale implementation project it wasn’t without its own challenges, but what made us overcome these challenges are the transparency and close cooperation between the Metro and Aspire teams. I commend Aspire leadership for nurturing and leading a competent and approachable team,” said Rex Jun Cabanilla.

Aspire developed a roadmap of consistent milestones for this project and provided the perfect balance between technology and efficiency, allowing Metro to scale up or down as & when needed. In terms of financial targets, Metro Retail Groups Inc. achieved massive reductions in IT spend just after months of go-live and made cloud their superpower. “We have this sense of comforting assurance that complex transformation projects can be realized even in the midst of the pandemic,” said Sir Rex Jun Cabanilla.

Whether it was eliminating hardware support or reducing operational costs, Metro was able to unwind from these workloads and took the next exciting step in accelerating their enterprise-wide modernization activities on a massive scale with Aspire. Sir Rex Jun Cabanilla concluded, “The success of the migration project is a promising start of the long term relationship between Metro and Aspire. So, we are working with them already in the deep formulation of the technical solution of certain business areas.”

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Source: EIN Presswire