Currently employing over 25,000 people Littlewoods was
originally founded in 1923 as a football pools business. It has
grown into one of the UK's largest and most successful private
businesses, encompassing home shopping, retail stores and in 1985
it launched the Index catalogues and subsequently the Index
As part of the organization's group integration strategy
Littlewoods had to bring together all their systems and
applications and consolidate the IT skills and resources around a
platform and database of choice. The strategic decision was made to
establish their system based on the Sun Solaris server and Oracle
relational database. They would then progressively eliminate their
Bull, DEC Alpha and other proprietary platforms.
They were able to eliminate certain platforms quickly, but it
was vital with the critical applications running on the Bull DPS
system that they retain the look and feel of the programs following
the migration to Sun.
Transoft provided the solution for this migration.
Des Donachie, Information Systems Development Manager, DFID
Transoft Acquired by Advanced Computer Software Group
Data Migration & ETL
Data Synchronization & CDC
Master Data Management
ODBC For Legacy Data