Automation technology

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

Migration to a modern e-commerce solution

The Pilz B2B customer portal - more than just an online store

The Pilz Group is a global supplier of products, systems, and services for automation technology. The family-owned company with headquarters in Ostfildern employs around 2,500 people. With 42 subsidiaries and branches, Pilz creates safety for people, machines, and the environment worldwide. The products, such as controllers, safety switchgear, or light grids, can be ordered worldwide via a central online store.

There will be no further product development for the existing SAP Web Channel online store with a CRM connection. That’s why Pilz decided to migrate to the proven SAP solution and future-proof architecture of SAP Commerce (B2B).

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As an SAP Gold Partner, Arineo brings the necessary expertise and experience to support and reliably implement this type of SAP e-commerce migration project for Pilz.

The challenge

Technical upgrade as the basis for more customer satisfaction and sales

High availability systems

The demands of a modern and global B2B business such as Pilz's, require high availability and a deeply integrated online store.

Central product information

Decentralized product data provisioning should give way to a central product catalogue to simplify data maintenance for the web store.

Mobile shopping

Viewing the online store and purchasing products must work flawlessly on mobile devices.

Dr. Rainer Wolf - Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
“We are delighted with the (customary) good partnership with Arineo, which has once again led to a successful go-live of our B2B customer portal. The Arineo team always supported us with pragmatic approaches to solutions, even in difficult phases of the project, and brought the necessary agility for such a project.”
Dr. Rainer Wolf
SAP Team Lead – Pilz GmbH & Co. KG

SAP Commerce - A customer portal with many services for more customer loyalty

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Migration is always a balancing act. Existing legacy systems must be migrated to new server landscapes, load balancers, and databases in a coordinated sequence at specific points in time. This requires in-depth knowledge of both existing and future technologies, which Arineo has in the area of SAP-integrated e-commerce.

A smooth shopping experience must be guaranteed for Pilz’s B2B customers. Therefore, the layout and page structures were adapted to the defined customer journey. The product presentation and the most important data and details lead to an uninterrupted quoting and ordering process. These processes, as well as the document history, can now be used on any end device, fixed or mobile.

After the successful go-live, Arineo’s Application Management Support (AMS) will take over responsibility for the application in the future. The AMS includes ensuring smooth operation, as well as continuous development of the solution.

Reliable B2B commerce from SAP

Future-proof e-commerce solution

SAP Commerce offers a modern e-commerce platform that is constantly being developed further by SAP with the latest functions and trends in B2C, as well as B2B.

Mobile Webshop

The modern online store frontend, with a responsive layout, enables an optimized shopping experience for all Pilz’s B2B customers; no matter which end device is used for this.

Don’t search, find

The existing search was expanded and optimized. Users can now also use the newly added product filter functions such as extensive product features.

Highly integrated B2B commerce

Pilz’s web store is not a stand-alone solution but is integrated into the company’s main IT systems. Customer information from CRM or configuration, and price information from ERP systems, are made available in this way. This data helps to generate a better service experience.

Global availability using a cluster solution

Pilz’s global market presence requires a 24/7 available online store, which is why the new SAP commerce solution is clustered across several servers so that it is always available if one node fails.