An ERP system in need of a makeover

With their business growing, Sally Beauty’s ERP system was becoming obsolete. We used a modern data warehousing solution to brush up their analytics capabilities, providing them with a brand new system for their next chapter.

Retail & eCommerce


Retail & eCommerce


AX Integration


Data Analytics For Finance

IBM Cognos Analytics

Tools Used

IBM Cognos Analytics


Slimstock, JDA, WMS, Microsoft AX

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We’ve worked with Tahola for over 14 years. As part of our Digital Transformation programme, we replaced our legacy AS400 solution with Microsoft AX. Tahola delivered the data warehouse and analytics for us. It was a complex project but our reporting remained consistent throughout and our team didn't experience any disruption.


Unable to support their business growth and new reporting requirements, Sally Beauty’s legacy ERP system on IBM AS400 was out of date. In order to continue to grow and manage their data, they needed to embark on a significant project to replace the AS400 with an entirely new system.


Fitting them out with a new SQL Server data warehouse, we were able to integrate data from Sally Beauty’s new AX ERP system, along with other suppliers such as Slimstock, WMS and JDA. Retaining all of their historic data, IBM Cognos Analytics was then deployed to provide reporting for every department in the business. Executed over a weekend, this significant, long term project has dramatically improved Sally Beauty’s data analysis capabilities.


  • Helped move ERP systems without any reporting disruptions
  • Expanded business reporting
  • Improved speed of production of critical business information
  • Allowed Sally Beauty to incorporate Salon Success into their reporting and plan to integrate their business Europe-wide