Case Study

BW/HANA Optimization

Our Client

Established in 2006, our retail and apparel client is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, and designs and markets shoes as well as eyewear, apparel and handbags.

Business problem

A relatively young company, our client relied on a variety of manual downloads, unwieldy custom reports, and disjointed data to provide day-to-day and management reporting. Information was siloed by process and couldn’t provide a corporate-wide view of the entire supply chain or finance. 

Solution

The truData Solutions team partnered with our clients’ leadership and business stakeholders to help define a new BI Program. The implementation included a re-boot of the existing BW framework to leverage SAP HANA, developments of information flows using standardized and trusted frameworks, and a roll-out of new reporting tools. 

Business value

The new program defined a common framework for reporting requirements, a reference architecture, delivery team organization, and an agile sprint-based execution plan. We enabled unique reporting for the business focused on Season analysis and size/grid details as well as a cross-supply chain view of demand and supply by style.