ALDO

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Bounteous x Accolite helped Aldo, a Canadian multinational premium retailer specializing in shoes and accessories, level up its sales incentive program for associates.

  • Logistics
  • Cloud & DevOps

Business Issue

ALDO’s Sales and Support system was run using spreadsheets, emails and general dialog through work chat systems. It took weeks to reconcile data while systems would lose track of spreadsheets, and sales associates would lose out on sales bonuses.

To incentivize store sales employees and track sales success and competitions at both the sales associate and manager level across 600 stores and 5,000 employees, ALDO implemented a program called Club Elite that tracks sales targets.
 

Solution

Bounteous x Accolite worked with the digital teams at ALDO to assess a future state cloud architecture, Infrastructure as Code, Microservices architecture, component-based development, and continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline development. The team developed a typescript based microservices solution on AWS that allows for data to be wrangled from multiple legacy operational systems to bring to the store-level a user-friendly tool to track sales, and calculates points and provides scores to each leader at the store level. The team developed this strategy and framework with the ALDO team that would serve the Club Elite modernization project and future pilots and deployments.

Outcomes 

We delivered a Club Elite 1.0 solution within a three-month timeframe, leveraging a pod of a Scrum Master, Business Analyst, Architect, DevOps and Development resources. This resulted in more engaged employees who are able to track towards a large rewards trip and compete with their coworkers, and the ability to drive competitive incentives to sales associates and managers at ALDO stores.