Big 5 Sporting Goods

Big 5 Sporting Goods

Streamlines Development and Satisfies Compliance Requirements



Big 5 Sporting Goods is one of America's top retailers of name brand sporting goods and accessories. Its automated, state-of-the-art distribution center in Riverside, California, serves 434 stores throughout the western United States. Founded in 1955, the company offers a full line of merchandise, including athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories, as well as outdoor and athletic equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, snowboarding, and in-line skating.


The combination of rapid growth, an IPO, and new store openings resulted in the need for constant changes to the company's core business applications.


  • Simplified regulatory compliance
  • Increased productivity and streamlined development processes
  • Gained new visibility into key corporate area
  • Delivered a better customer experience


  • Software Change Management
  • IT Compliance
  • IT Business Management

The Rocket Software solution not only solves our SOX requirements, it improves and automates IT processes from A to Z. It has gone well beyond our expectations. When the SOX auditors heard we had Rocket Aldon Lifecycle Manager in place, they checked off the first 10 boxes, knowing we were already in accordance. I think that says it all.
Glen Thompson
Senior Manager
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation