Aditya Birla Group has many companies that deal in a wide range of sectors - textiles, chemicals, metals, pulp and fibre, cement, telecom, financial services, fashion retail, and renewable energy, having more than 140,000 employees who belong to 100 different nations. One of them is Aditya Birla Retail Ltd.(ABRL), a corporation worth USD 28 billion. After the acquisition of a south-based supermarket chain in 2007, the company expanded its business across the country in the food and retail sector, under the brand name "More Retail Store", introducing two formats, i.e. supermarkets and hypermarkets.
Supermarkets successfully meet the daily shopping needs of every individual as they offer products such as fresh fruits & vegetables, groceries, personal & home care stuff & a basic range of apparel. " More" - has become one of the most preferred shopping centres for everyone in the country. "More" - a one-stop shopping destination for your entire family!
"To be the Indian consumer’s most preferred choice for food, grocery, apparel and general merchandise needs in their neighborhood served in an omnichannel way." - More Retail Pvt. Ltd.
Challenges Faced By Aditya Birla Retail Ltd.
The main concern of Aditya Birla Retail Ltd. was to prohibit the admission of unauthorized people in the non-shopping zone of "More Retail Store" and to register the attendance of the employees working in the More Retail Store, for this, they needed a highly secured access control system.
All the retail stores needed to be deployed with a complete integrated system incorporated with a server license software at their head office. Moreover, for the management & supervision of employees and their salary calculations, the system has to be integrated with advanced SAP software.
Smart-I Solutions Offered
To exclude the challenges from the path of Aditya Birla Retail Ltd, Smart-I has been the correct preference as it provides the best solution in the form of multi-door controllers, attendance management systems, and complete integrated solutions. Let's have a look at the detailed information given below :
Multi-Door Controller - It becomes really difficult sometimes to manage multiple retail stores with different departments at a given time. Basically, a retail store is divided into three sections, firstly the shopping area, secondly the storeroom, and lastly the administration room.
We all must know that in a retail store, customers are only allowed to visit the shopping area & not the other departments of the store. "More Retail Store" has more than 600 stores located all over India, and that's why it required a highly secured access control system specifically for their administration room & storeroom so that unauthorized persons are exempted from making an entry to those restricted areas.
Smart-I installed "Smart XS”, a multi-door controller with smart card readers. The doors of the storeroom & administration room are provided with EML locks that are regulated by the controller itself.
Attendance Management Systems - The solution for the required attendance management system has been addressed, and Smart-I has installed SmartSingle, a standalone controller with an inbuilt card reader. Now, here we will explain how exactly it works.
So when a user swipes his/her card, the LCD displays the information about their attendance and the time of swiping the card as well. Additionally, this particular device can also be utilized for controlling the doors. "More Retail Store" also wanted a customized report for SAP integration.
Integrated Solutions - Smart-I Systems has successfully installed a complete integrated solution which was commissioned by Tyco Fire & Security India Pvt. Ltd., a global market leader in fire protection and security solutions. The integrated solution is provided with Smart-I's single and multi-door controllers with a Mifare reader, and smart card reader, which is connected with the access management software and time & attendance software altogether.
The integrated solution system transfers all the data to the SAP software systems, enabling the further management of the employees' details and evaluating their monthly salary. The head office, which is located in Mumbai, has been installed with server software, and the client license has been installed in all the other areas where the retail stores are located, such as Delhi, Nashik, Vashi, etc.
When it comes to managing the time and attendance data of the people, Smart-I System products are the perfect solution for your enterprise. Smart-I products include access control systems, rack access control systems, software, and door interlocking systems that regulate and also generate precise data that helps in monitoring & handling large enterprises. Therefore, to make sure that your business is secured with high-security systems, you need Smart-I products that would help you cater to all your needs.