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attune Fashion Suite™ - Rapid Deployment Solution for SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business

Date Tue, Jun 5, 2018   |   Category Category: SAP Fashion Management, SAP S/4 HANA Fashion

Written by Harin Nanayakkara, Chief Marketing Officer - attune

Over the past few years, we have been discussing extensively about the on-going digital revolution and the need for Fashion & Retail companies to make a fundamental shift in core systems to be able to respond to the demands of modern markets. Today, we are taking another step towards equipping fashion brands with a powerful digital core in their journey of becoming true digital players.

Introducing attune Fashion Suite™ - Proven Accelerator for SAP S/4HANA for fashion and vertical business

With the introduction of SAP S/4HANA for fashion and vertical business, SAP broke ground by building a complete vertically integrated real-time solution, which incorporates retail, wholesale and manufacturing operations. From planning, procurement, and sales through online and offline channels, vertical integration on SAP S/4HANA helps ensure that these processes are fully harmonized, whether the products are being sold in a department store or in a flagship store.

At attune, we were fortunate to be a part of that journey; working closely with the SAP teams in running acceptance tests and providing product feedback. The new solution inherited much of its functionality and thinking from SAP Fashion Management; a co-innovation initiative between SAP, attune and a few select customers. FMS was built with the notion of unifying wholesale, retail and manufacturing to enable a vertically integrated business model and omni-channel customer experience. S/4HANA fashion is the next evolution of this effort; built from the ground up natively on the HANA platform. This further simplifies processes and adds new capabilities needed to run in a digital world.

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The Role of SAP S/4HANA For Fashion and Vertical Business in Inventory Management [S/4HANA Use Case Series 2/3]

Date Tue, May 1, 2018   |   Category Category: SAP Fashion Management, SAP S/4 HANA Fashion

This blog post is a part of our blog series on the use cases of SAP S/4HANA, designed to offer a closer look at the value behind a digital core powered by SAP S/4HANA for Fashion. Click here to read the previous post on The Role of SAP S/4HANA For Fashion and Vertical Business in Order Fulfillment.

Welcome back to our use case series on SAP S/4HANA Fashion. This time, we will be looking at selected use cases on Inventory Management with SAP S/4HANA Fashion and how the solution enables fashion brands to manage stocks more profitably with greater visibility into real-time inventory across wholesale and retail.

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The State of SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business Global Implementations

Date Wed, Mar 7, 2018   |   Category Category: SAP Fashion Management, SAP S/4 HANA Fashion

attune is excited to lead fashion brands into the digital age. We are currently spearheading 4 out of 7 global SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business implementations.

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The Role of SAP S/4HANA For Fashion and Vertical Business in Order Fulfillment [S/4HANA Use Case Series 1/3]

Date Wed, Feb 28, 2018   |   Category Category: SAP Fashion Management, SAP S/4 HANA Fashion

This blog series will take an in-depth look at the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and the significant role it plays in executing seamless and frictionless order orchestration and fulfillment for fashion companies.

Visibility into item availability on any shelf in any channel is a dream that many retailers have been chasing. As majority of retailers still grapple with achieving real-time inventory visibility, we’re already seeing retail leaders move one step further by offering multiple order fulfillment services including “buy online, pick up in-store” (BOPIS) and “buy online, return in store” (BORIS).

As profitable order management becomes critical to a fashion business, it becomes paramount to overcome challenges that arise from inefficient and disconnected processes – which heavily impacts profit margins and customer experiences to a degree that no retailer can afford. 

Let us have a closer look at how SAP S/4HANA for Fashion omnichannel capabilities empowers retailers to deliver what their customers want quickly, efficiently, and at the lowest possible cost - for both the fashion retailer and the customer.

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NRF 2018 in Review: Missguided on Digitizing a Digital Business, Store Technology Takes Centre Stage and more

Date Tue, Jan 23, 2018   |   Category Category: SAP S/4 HANA Fashion

The National Retail FederationBig Show 2018 wrapped up recently, but the insights that were shared will make their mark throughout the coming year. Judging by the overall excitement, engaging discussions, and innovative retail technologies showcased at the booth, it is safe to say that the retail industry is definitely not in an apocalyptic phase.

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Migrating from SAP AFS to SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business

Date Mon, Nov 6, 2017   |   Category Category: SAP S/4 HANA Fashion, SAP Apparel and Footwear

While SAP S/4HANA for Fashion delivers many benefits, it is important to remember that making the move is a large-scale project which requires an entire system to be moved. Most companies face difficulty during their move because they are unaware of which migration strategy is best for their current IT landscape.

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SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business Custom Code Migration

Date Fri, Oct 6, 2017   |   Category Category: SAP S/4 HANA Fashion


With the release of S/4HANA Fashion, business and IT leaders may have several questions on the new solution as they consider switching to SAP S/4HANA Fashion

In our conversations with global fashion brands, one of the most common questions asked is what happens to custom code when migrating to S/4HANA Fashion? In our latest video, Vinod Kumar, Solutions Director at attune who played an integral role in managing attune’s co-innovation partnership on the design, proof of concept and development of SAP Fashion Management, delves deeper in how fashion companies can migrate their custom code to S/4HANA Fashion.

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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 road-map 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 road-map and migration to SAP S/4HANA.

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Health-check 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 an 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 multi-channel 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 managementand 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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