SAP for Retail implementation has always been a big challenge considering various sizes of retailers and their areas of specialty. One size doesn't fit all and this brings the need to provide a very specialized implementation service offering for micro-verticals in retail. HCL Enterprise Application Services (EAS) developed ReadytoRetail, a pre-configured template, to meet the individual retails need while leveraging SAP's best practice and HCL EAS's domain expertise and experience of working with multiple small, medium and large retailers across the globe. While more retail micro verticals are being brought under this template - Apparel, Footwear, Food and Grocery are some that are currently available.
What are the business benefits ReadytoRetail?
ReadytoRetail leveraged HCL EAS's best of breed Solution Frameworks and IPs to bring in best practices on services, application and hardware, and deliver reduced risk and shorter time in mySAP implementation in your organization. Some these include:
- Loyalty Management Solution – "Connect": Customer Loyalty solution framework "Connect" is one of the many domain IPs that we have built over time. This is in the form of a framework which can be easily integrated with SAP Retail solution to give full advantage of a complete end to end retail solution from customer loyalty management perspective.
- Wireless Framework: Retailers today are deploying technology to become faster, efficient and accurate - deriving tremendous business value from such initiatives. HCL EAS's wireless framework gives retailers and manufacturers access to a mobile order taking system (Quick Service Restaurant), mobile stock taking system (physical inventory in warehouse) or a full fledged mobile Point of Sale application.
- Analytics+: HCL EAS is developing micro-vertical specific, configurable KPI driven analytic dashboard which will not only do sophisticated analysis and drill-down but also simulate various scenarios and initiate action from dash board itself. HCL EAS is developing this solution by integrating SAP BI and BO capabilities.
- Data Archival Framework: Historical data is crucial for retailers but often it is a nightmare to manage. Volume grows exponentially over years into multi terabytes and system performance becomes slower. Without a proper data archival framework and strategy, business can run into multiple risks. HCL EAS's ROI driven data archival framework delivers a well defined strategy and justifies investment in this.