Schwarz Group's Data Management in future will rely on Shareconomy, Co-innovation and Best Practices
Schwarz IT KG (SIT), the digital heartbeat of the Schwarz Group, has been the internal service provider for information technology of the Schwarz Group. The internationally leading trading company with 429,000 employees in more than 30 countries worldwide is essentially composed of the two retailer brands Lidl and Kaufland.
Stefan Peetz, Managing Director Data & Enterprise Architecture Management at Schwarz IT KG, stated:
"Data is an important foundation for achieving our business goals. Well-managed data is practically our ticket to the future. The increasing amount of data means that we must systematically manage and control our data even better. This calls for innovative solutions."
LIDL has been a member of the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality since 2018 and now Schwarz IT KG representing the whole Schwarz Group is also member of the innovative community. The aim is to work together with other progressive companies and research institutions on innovative solutions such as the use of data catalogs or better data quality through the implementation of Machine Learning (ML) / Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.
"Since this year, we are also a member of the CDQ Data Sharing Community, a community of companies that jointly improve their management of business partner data to save costs and ensure better data quality. The Corporate Data League and the "Data Shareconomy approach" goes hand in hand with our master data strategy, supports us to further improve our data quality, reduce errors and enable real time validations of current business partner data. We are confident that this partnership and the further collaboration will bring our data management to the next level",
added Stefan Peetz.