Customer Activity Repository Applications Bundle
Providing retail businesses with reporting, analytics, and business planning.
Customer Activity Repository (CAR) is an application platform that provides retail businesses with reporting, analytics, and business planning.
With CAR, retailers can get insights into customer behavior. With its shared data model, CAR allows retailers to plan, analyze, and forecast according to demand. Real-time inventory visibility with advanced predictive algorithms let retailers determine if an item is available for purchase, out of stock, or in-stock but not easily purchased.
CAR also improves retailer financial efficiency by collecting, storing, and auditing POS sales data that goes to the retailer’s financial applications. CAR’s Omnichannel Promotion and Pricing lets retailers see consistent price calculations across sales channels, POS systems, and e-commerce platforms.
Customer Activity Repository Applications Bundle (CARAB) bundles CAR with applications that use CAR’s unique technologies and capabilities. The applications include:
- SAP Promotion Management – Plan promotions that support your goals, increase promotional sell-through to reduce stock on hand after the promotion, evaluate the effectiveness of past promotions, and use that intelligence for in future planning
- Allocation Management – Support planning and execution of allocations for initial product distribution, seasonal distributions, seasonal fill, and promotional pushes
- Merchandise Planning – Enable various departments (finance, merchandising, purchasing, operations, etc.) to plan and measure to budget and profitability goals
- Assortment Planning – Match the products at stores to the sales and profitability goals of the organization to provide ideal product assortments
- Omnichannel Article Availability – Define fulfillment strategies for customer orders and use the near-real-time inventory visibility to select the best sources for those orders (warehouses, stores, vendors, etc.)
- Replenishment Planning – Define replenishment strategies for fresh items and then optimize replenishments based on those strategies
SAP CAR and CARAB provide a foundation that combines:
- A platform designed, developed, and optimized for the unique challenges presented by retail data
- Customer activity stored at the most granular level
- The in-memory, predictive power of SAP S/4HANA
This provides retailers with new, more timely insights into customer behavior. These applications are specifically designed to optimize the quality and timeliness of these insights.
Efficient storage, management, and use of granular customer sales data
Predictive functionality designed and optimized to fully harness customer data
Real-time analytics and scalable transaction processing on the same platform, eliminating the need to aggregate and store data specifically for analysis
Automated integration with ERP and other systems of record
Built-in analytical reporting models. New, easy-to-create analytical models offer additional analysis scenarios
Data volume management utilities that allow data to be archived, purged, or moved to systems that provide storage of “cold” and “warm” data
Rizing is the ideal team to guide retailers through CAR implementation. We have implemented SAP CAR and its applications for many of the world’s leading retailers. Plus, our close relationship with the SAP Retail IBU provides Rizing insight into current and future CAR functionality.