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Data Transport & Migration Tool (DTMT) for Migration from SAP Apparel & Footwear Solution to SAP Fashion Management (AFS2FMS)

With the introduction of the Fashion Management Solution (FMS), SAP has provided a HANA based option for the many Retail and Wholesale companies that rely on SAP’s Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS) today.  This new solution offers many advantages over its predecessor by combining key functionality from AFS and the IS Retail solution into a single platform. However, the migration from AFS to FMS can feel like a daunting and somewhat insurmountable proposition.  There is a significant amount of data in AFS that needs to be migrated, plus it is likely to be heavily customized.  Fortunately, SAP recognized this and has provided a data migration tool that not only can be configured to move the most common data elements, but also customized fields as well. We understand the challenges companies face when taking on these critical advancements and can make the process less intimidating as you embark on the activities of an AFS to FMS Migration (AFS2FMS).  To get you started, we will provide an overview of the features and functions associated with SAP’s new Data Transport & Migration Tool (DTMT).

The architectural differences between AFS and FMS are significant, particularly in the area of the logistical applications.  The main reason for this is the different architecture of AFS articles and its usage in the logistical processes.  The variant diversity of AFS materials is based on the connection between the material master and its master grid (a matrix that holds the different characteristics of a product like colors, waist sizes, and lengths).  Nearly all logistical processes in AFS where this kind of product is involved work exclusively on grid value level, which is also reflected in the underlying data structures.  FMS however, is based on the architecture of SAP Retail where articles that differ only in certain characteristics are […]

By | 2018-04-23T10:32:39-04:00 April 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Retail, Retail Technology|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

RETAIL : More people use mobile devices to buy groceries than any other retail category

Grocery companies should consider prioritizing their mobile offerings as they shape their omni-channel strategies.  Food shoppers buy products differently than apparel or hard goods shoppers.  A robust mobile channel will be required to be competitive for most food retailers.

 Post based on Original Article Source. When it comes to buying stuff online, most people still prefer PCs. But mobile is becoming an increasingly important sales channel for one particular retail industry above all others: Groceries.

Based on data from PriceWaterhouse Coopers charted for us by BI Intelligence, 37% of all grocery e-commerce sales in October came from purchases on a mobile device like a phone or tablet. Other retail industries, like furniture and health, are not too far behind, but BI Intelligence predicts sales of online groceries will grow at a much faster rate than sales at traditional supermarkets. Considering how the US grocery industry accounts for roughly $600 billion a year in sales, BI Intelligenceforecasts the online grocery market will grow about 21% each year for the next three years. After all, the food and beverage industry is the largest retail industry by far, and online services that can get food into your home — whether it’s fresh from the store or already prepared by a restaurant — are in high demand: Companies from GrubHub to Amazon and Uber are already launching campaigns to get in on the action.

By | 2018-04-23T10:32:53-04:00 February 25th, 2015|Categories: In the News, Market Trends, Mobility Solutions, NRF, Retail|Tags: , , , |0 Comments