Any time a sales order comes in, there is a requested quantity, time, and location. Fashion companies need to know this information to understand whether they can fulfill the request. But it’s often not just a simple check of inventory and fulfillment — there are many factors to consider: What if the order changes at the last moment? What if something happens in the production process that could potentially affect delivery? With a first-come, first-served (FCFS) strategy, are orders from the top customers getting fulfilled in time over lower-priority orders?
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, sales through to 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.
The Role of SAP S/4HANA For Fashion and Vertical Business in Inventory Management [S/4HANA Use Case Series 2/3]Tue, May 1, 2018 | 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.
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.
The Role of SAP S/4HANA For Fashion and Vertical Business in Order Fulfillment [S/4HANA Use Case Series 1/3]Wed, Feb 28, 2018 | 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.
Fashion companies across the globe, regardless of size or geography are all facing the same economic headwinds - disruption in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities coming at an unprecedented pace. The answer for meeting these challenges is innovation - both in terms of business as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
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
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.
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.
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.