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Introducing SAP S/4HANA 1709 for Fashion and Vertical Business

Date Wed, Sep 20, 2017   |   Category Category: SAP Fashion Management, SAP S/4 HANA Fashion

 


Ever since SAP announced SAP S/4HANA, there have been many questions about the future and roadmap for industry specific solutions such as SAP Fashion Management Solution. During a recent webinar, we discussed some of the most frequent questions we get from customers regarding the roadmap and migration to SAP S/4HANA.

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Healthcheck for SAP Apparel and Footwear Solution (AFS): Optimizing the Opportunities for Improved Agility

Date Tue, Aug 29, 2017   |   Category Category: SAP Apparel and Footwear

The speed at which fashion businesses do business has accelerated dramatically over the years. More so than ever, companies are relying on technology to aid in all aspects of running a smooth, efficient and successful operations - which is why it is crucial for fashion companies to have ERP health-check from time to time to ensure your ERP system is doing exactly what it is supposed to.

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Key Inventory Statistics Every Fashion Company Needs to Monitor

Date Mon, Aug 21, 2017   |   Category Category: Inventory Management

Every day is a juggling act for multichannel retailers who need to quickly fulfill customer orders for items purchased online, in-store, via supplier warehouses and through other channels. As sales channels increase and consumer expectations grow, retailers are quickly realizing the benefits of using a common inventory view for all channels. It is a more cost-effective way of approaching inventory management and allows retailers to track inventory on a continuous basis, to be able to spot trends and gain insights to help make better decisions around stock control.

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Playing Catch-up: Majority of Retailers Still Struggle to Understand the Shopper

Date Tue, Jul 25, 2017   |   Category Category: SAP Customer Activity Repository

The burden of fashion retailers has been never been greater. Malls, retails stores, digital experiences and organizations are continuously being reimagined. Shopper behavior and consumer sentiments add a layer of complexity, as they keep rapidly changing across countries and demographics. How can companies keep pace in this ever-shifting landscape?

Until recently, technology barriers were the main problem, yet those barriers are starting to fall.  As they do, more and more companies have an opportunity to develop a coherent, comprehensive profile of their customers and effectively engage them across multiple touch points through the growing use of data-driven insights.

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Making the Move to S/4HANA Fashion: Roadmap Considerations and Migration Paths

Date Fri, May 26, 2017   |   Category Category: SAP Fashion Management, SAP S/4 HANA Fashion

We have arrived in the age of digital transformation where everything is connected as witnessed at SAPPHIRE NOW 2017, where the hype around SAP S/4HANA Fashion continued to dominate in the Apparel, Footwear, and Fashion (AFF) circles.

Since the announcement of SAP Fashion Management on S/4HANA (termed as SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Businesses) - many CIOs are at a crossroads. The news of S/4 Fashion has caused uncertainty in their existing ERP environments - despite the effort of setting up their companies’ future technology direction and developing a comprehensive digital strategy.

As the co-innovators of SAP Fashion Management, the presentation we showcased at SAPPHIRE NOW helped resolve these issues and clarify product maturity as fashion CIOs determine how and when to adopt S/4 Fashion. Here are some of the key topics discussed at our booth:

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Closing the Technology Gap between Out-of-Stock and Save-The-Sale With SAP Fashion Management

Date Fri, Apr 7, 2017   |   Category Category: SAP Fashion Management

In the Fashion Retail world, every instance of a stockout represents a failure to fulfill consumer demand. The ramifications of out-of-stock  situations do not end at the initial sale; it extends to loss of companion sales, inability to salvage future shopping trips and potentially, the loss of loyal consumers. How can companies combat this challenge which has plagued the industry for decades? The answer may lie with your operational backbone - your ERP system.

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SAP S/4HANA 1709 Fashion - What you need to know

Date Thu, Mar 23, 2017   |   Category Category: SAP Fashion Management, SAP S/4 HANA Fashion



By Vinod Kumar, Solutions Director, attune

This blog post takes an in-depth look at answering some of the frequent questions around SAP S/4HANA 1709, taking into account what fashion companies need to know and how they can prepare for their transition to SAP S/4HANA for Fashion.

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Common omni-channel failures and how to fix them in 2017

Date Tue, Feb 28, 2017   |   Category

Over the years we’ve talked a lot about what it takes to craft the ideal omni-channel experience, and the importance of going beyond the cursory approach of simply ticking the correct boxes of online, in-store and mobile commerce platforms. While it is vital to be able to sell to customers in all channels, it is not enough to simply be present. Omni-channel fashion is only good when it genuinely engages consumers in a meaningful way, as borne out most recently in a research published by L2.

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A Decade of Unwavering Commitment to the Fashion Industry

Date Mon, Jan 2, 2017   |   Category Category: SAP Fashion Management

Our industry is often described as one in which change is the only constant. As attune crosses a decade of developing, implementing and fine-tuning enterprise solutions custom-designed for the fashion and lifestyle industry, this milestone serves as a valuable opportunity to look back on the remarkable legacy of innovation established by attune, in order to gain a better understanding of where we came from and where the next decade will take us.

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A new breed of integrated ERP: How SAP FMS is changing the face of multi-channel fashion retail

Date Tue, Nov 15, 2016   |   Category Category: SAP Fashion Management

It’s a new world for fashion retailers. Giants in the online retail space, like Amazon who last year achieved sales in excess of US$ 107 billion, is now moving into the brick-and-mortar retail format. Meanwhile, traditional brick-and-mortar retail companies like Burberry have made exponential leaps ahead of the competition through a concerted effort to develop its online and in-store retail experience into a single, seamless offering. The trend is towards omni-channel retail and it is a trend that is quickly becoming the norm for fashion retailers.

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