The application helps route consignments to the correct vehicles, ranging from large trucks to small vans often needed to reach city-center stores where large trucks are not permitted. Operators also use S-Hub to record that the delivery is undamaged, all seals are intact, and the required shipping documents are there.
“S-Hub is mission-critical for us and must operate reliably six days a week to ensure we keep stores stocked,” says Piotr Jugiel, Deputy Director of Rossmann’s IT Department. “Otherwise, our customers are left with empty shelves. This use case proves how low-code can serve enterprise-strength scenarios. We’ve used S-Hub since mid-2020 and have continually enhanced it.”
Heracles—Stores Task Management
Heracles enables Rossmann’s headquarters to assign tasks to store employees. These are often data-capture tasks like a short survey. Examples include stock display checks and safety incident reporting.
Users at HQ can rapidly configure tasks from ready-made widgets, like multiple choice questions, checkboxes, photo upload, and many more. Then, tasks can be sent to all stores or specific types of stores.
Rapid Response to COVID Disruption
During the pandemic, the Rossmann development team responded rapidly to urgent requirements due to the development speed of OutSystems. Applications included:
- A COVID test appointment booking app—developed in just a few days.
- A reporting tool for positive cases—developed over one weekend.
“We had the idea for this application on a Friday,” recalls Haber, “and on Monday, the first version of the finished application was running.”