$2B diversified holdings company based in Yokohama, Japan, with business lines in the fashion, bridal, and entertainment sectors.
The client’s goal was to implement Oracle Retail Analytics to take advantage of its packaged merchandising analytics and integration to the operational components of the Oracle Retail suite. The client also sought to use RA as the basis of some of its financial reporting.
Yomari engaged mid-stream
The client utilized a local, generalist IT services firm to perform the Oracle Retail implementation. When their Retail Analytics work stream hit a roadblock, Yomari was called upon – under tight deadlines – to validate the firm’s configuration choices for all components of RA including application parameters, ODI integration, and OBIEE reports.
Yomari immediately evaluated the configuration with respect to the client’s requirements and began end-to-end data validation – ensuring end users would ultimately be confident in the numbers they received. The team also assessed the level of effort to implement the client’s financial calendar atop the standard Oracle Retail 4-5-4 calendar and determined it would put project deadlines at risk.
Refusing to work with blinders on
Through a business analysis, Yomari determined that only a handful of reports that needed to be delivered were reliant on the financial calendar. The client streamlined the current phase of the implementation, averted a major modification, and got the project back on track.
Future projects include configuration and customization of reports, and implementing financial reporting.