Pakistan’s largest apparel, footwear, and pharmacy retailer and wholesaler with more than 500 locations.
As the client grew to become one of Pakistan’s leading retailers and wholesalers, their operational and analytic systems struggled to keep pace. With desktop reporting systems such as Access, Crystal Reports, and Excel, business users each had their own silos of information and struggled to make decisions effectively across personnel, teams, and departments. To deliver “a single version of the truth,” the client sought to migrate from their legacy environment to Oracle Retail Analytics, and roll standardized reporting out to the entire user base across all banners. Simultaneously, the client was implementing the operational elements of Oracle Retail, amounting to a full swap of both their ERP and analytic systems.
Rather than delay implementation of the solution with a lengthy requirements gathering phase, the client, in consultation with their lead systems integrator, sought to take a more agile approach. This would involve implementing Oracle Retail Analytics in a “prescriptive” fashion – using the out-of-the-box capabilities, and later allowing users to drive enhancements once they were familiar with their powerful new analytics technology.
To ensure a successful analytics implementation amidst sweeping systems change, Yomari was brought on board for its expertise in Oracle Retail Analytics. Yomari focused on enabling a smooth transition for users from the old environment to new, with emphasis on accurately mapping critical source data into key reports required by business users.
Change for the better
With a state-of-the-art solution in place, the company will be enabled to greatly improve its decision-making processes. Given the ability to enhance and grow analytics well into the future, one of Pakistan’s largest retailers will be positioned with a key for competitive advantage for years to come.