Travis Perkins picks Mitra Innovation as partner

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By 2017-05-12

Mitra Innovation – a UK, Sri Lankan and Australian based company specializing in SaaS technology platform incubation, digital transformation and Cloud-to-Cloud integration has begun work with a new UK client in the building supplies and DIY industry- Travis Perkins.

Established in the UK over 200 years ago, Travis Perkins is the UK's largest supplier of building materials to the construction and home improvement markets.

With operations from 2,000 sites across the UK and an employee workforce of 30,000 people, Travis Perkins took the decision to use a new enterprise software solution to build better customer relationships and improve employee productivity. With a £6bn turnover, but a target of £10bn, it was felt that such a large scale digital transformation programme would help Travis Perkins to achieve their target, as well as:
Deliver efficiency to the business and its customers
Be more responsive to current and future business needs
Provide a transparent state of the business in real time with accurate and complete data.
As experts in Cloud-based solutions and digital transformation, Mitra Innovation was engaged by Travis Perkins as part of the programme to setup a focused 'Integration Capability' using WSO2 middleware. The capability will help Travis Perkins to implement and launch a new Cloud-based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, and digitally enable other businesses within their Group including their subsidiaries. As part of this engagement, Mitra Innovation plans to:
Providing WSO2 development, test and quality assurance expertise
Programme delivery expertise
Integration analysis resource.
Travis Perkins Head of IT Integration Chris Stone said, "As the Head of IT Development at Travis Perkins I am pleased the Mitra Innovation team have been introduced into my Integration team. Mitra Innovation has brought WSO2 systems integration expertise to Travis Perkins and are finding ways to get existing/new technologies to communicate across our systems, enabling new and heritage applications to communicate with each other."
Mitra Innovation has integrated well with our in-house support teams and are building strong relationships, showing how their innovative approach will help us to achieve our goals for delivering the next generation of tech evolution for Travis Perkins."
Since the project started in January 2017,Mitra Innovation and Travis Perkins have reached the following milestones:
Built dedicated teams of WSO2 experts to commence the planned iteration development
Delivered important system integrations for a Travis Perkins subsidiary
Assisted with the architectural design for the core programme deliverables
Used their integration analysts' expertise to define clear, well documented requirements for the development teams.
Mitra Innovation is now in the Construction Build phase of the project. The next stage is the Transition Phase (Test and Deploy) which commences in October 2017.
Mitra Innovation has been using WSO2 middleware as a key part of the project toolkit.
Mitra Innovation CEO, Ashok Suppiah said, "The Mitra Innovation team are honoured to work on part of the digital transformation project at Travis Perkins. As a company, we are skilled in Cloud-to-Cloud systems integration projects, and we also have expert levels of knowledge and experience in using WSO2 middleware and AWS. The project is a perfect fit for our skills. Plus, we also love to help large enterprises – such as Travis Perkins – to achieve their goals."

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