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Sainsbury’s Argos were looking to align the internal architectures cross group, so that they can move towards a technology stack.​

Retail Reply was engaged as lead architects to design the Target Architecture according to capability and to assist with this harmonization of architecture, specifically in relation to Last Mile Delivery and Planning.


Retail Reply's solution consisted of:

  • Analysis of ‘As Is’ application landscape, key stakeholders, and capabilities per application for both companies
  • Stakeholder interviews and independent research to understand future demands
  • Logical regrouping of capabilities into functions to support the Last Mile Delivery and Planning area
  • Redesign of the architecture to support these capabilities and future demands

The Results

A Target Architecture for Sainsbury’s, Argos and the Group, based on microservice principles for the Last Mile Delivery and Planning area. The primary deliverable was the Group Target Architecture, which was supported by a comprehensive capability map for the ‘As Is’ and Target Architecture for each company respectively.