Retail and Apparel

Case Study

BW/HANA Implementation

Our Client

Our client is an American clothing company known globally for its brand of denim jeans.  Today it is one of the world’s largest apparel companies with around 500 stores worldwide and products available in more than 100 countries.

Business problem

Our client required a next generation data foundation to enable product planning, store allocation, and statistical forecasting capabilities. Information requirements included inventory and sales activity from company-owned stores, third-party locations, and external data providers.

Solution

The truData Solutions team partnered closely with the client to initiate a green field implementation of SAP’s Business Warehouse (BW) on HANA. As the new system was built, we helped architect downstream reporting and interface developments for a third-party statistical planning and forecasting toolset (SAS).

 

truData helped deliver over 30 interfaces in a span of six months, with unique reporting capabilities focused on SAP’s apparel solution, retail reporting for our client-owned stores, and third party Point-of-Sale systems. 

Business value

The new planning and forecasting models as well as enhanced size curve calculations lead to significant improvements in product availability and reduced stock-outs at key accounts and company-owned stores. Additionally, reporting solutions in the new worldwide reporting platform provided a consistent foundation and single source of sales and supply chain reporting.