Schnucks is a large food retailer with headquarters in St. Louis. The family-owned grocery company has grown to nearly 120 stores and more than 14,000 teammates in five states: Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The company’s mission is to “nourish people’s lives”.
With Agosto’s guidance in 2016, Schnucks took a strategic path to Google, creating programs and opportunities that helped staff embrace G Suite with confidence and enthusiasm. The company saw many positive changes with the adoption of these collaborative tools. “Going Google” with Chrome Enterprise hardware in-store was the natural next step.
What Schnucks Wanted:
What Schnucks Accomplished Through Agosto:
Device Management. Hardware Costs. Security.
Schnucks was purchasing at least six Windows desktop devices per store, spending about $1,200 per setup, and the IT department was imaging and installing Schnucks’ security suite and applications package on every device. Not only was this expensive, but it was time-consuming for the IT department to manage.
Since these Windows devices were located in the back office, department managers were spending up to eight hours a week away from customers and staff to handle administrative work such as scheduling, ordering products, checking email, etc.
Due to power restrictions, network drops, costs and space limitations, placing a Windows device in each department was not an option.
Chromebooks are a secure, inexpensive alternative to the Windows PCs Schnucks had been buying. The devices are mobile, so teammates can work right on the floor inside their departments while remaining accessible to customers. Store team members can also share between departments as needed. Grab and Go with Chrome Enterprise turns the dynamic of departmental assets on its head – making the laptops company assets that belong to everyone.
Better Internal Comms & Customer Service with Chromebooks
Customer In Store Kiosks Powered by Chromeboxes
Grab and Go with Chrome Enterprise
Grab and Go with Chrome Enterprise solves the loaner laptop problem and eliminates lost productivity due to a non-functioning or lost device, or even a misplaced charger. It allows employees to “check out” a laptop for temporary use. Just log in with your credentials and it’s ready to use. IT can track the inventory by location and user automatically through the kiosk. When finished, the employee checks it back in. Previously, Schnucks would have to image a new Windows devices, which could leave the user without a computer for up to three hours. With Grab and Go, the user can simply check out a device and they are up and running.
Agosto helped Schnucks deploy Grab and Go with Chrome Enterprise for a seamless rollout.