$700MM multi-banner West coast teen fashion and lifestyle retailer with 800 mall-based stores.
The client’s IT staff was overwhelmed with the deluge of custom reporting requests from users who were unsatisfied with legacy reporting. With Oracle Retail Analytics, the client saw an opportunity to standardize reporting and focus IT on more value-added tasks. Users would be enabled with scheduled and self-service business intelligence, as well as ad-hoc reporting. The client also wanted to boost overall system response times, and allow users to analyze a finer granularity of data than ever before.
A major overhaul
The client was in the midst of an Oracle Retail implementation. As the core systems came online, they sought to take advantage of Oracle Retail Analytics’ pre-built integration to the new systems, and deliver analytics as well. They also demanded performance – choosing to implement one of the first instances of Oracle Retail Analytics atop Exadata.
Yomari engaged for end-to-end implementation
To ensure success, Yomari was engaged through a partner Oracle Retail integrator to bring expertise in retail BI and across the entire Oracle suite. The client leveraged Yomari as a liaison to Oracle, benefitting from the strong relationship between the two companies.
Yomari consultants managed the RA implementation as a sub-project of the broader Oracle Retail effort, with responsibility for the plan, scope, and deliverables. The project was completed on-time and on-budget. Now that the client has successfully gone live with Oracle Retail Analytics on Exadata, they are looking forward to the next steps.
Big Plans for the Future
The client intends to engage Yomari for a number of follow-on projects. To enhance merchandise planning, the team will feed inventory history from Oracle Retail Analytics into the JDA Arthur Planning system. Additional feeds into the data warehouse will be added, including merchandise and financial plans sourced from non-Oracle systems. The client is also considering implementation of market basket analysis using Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Oracle Data Mining.