Improve reliability and accuracy of retail master data with SAP software. Collaborate closely with suppliers and on product design. Reduce research, development, and engineering times as well as safety stock. Improve customer service and in-full delivery by sharing key supply-chain information. Boost marketing and promotions by sharing plans and forecasts with vendors. Minimize errors and benefit from discounts for early payment with electronic exchange of purchase orders and invoices.
Enhance global data synchronization for more reliable master data
Improve the reliability of your master data sent from manufacturers with global master data collaboration and synchronization functionality from SAP. Leverage shared-data pools to track product updates and gain the flexibility to quickly define data maps and enrichments. Streamline collaboration with external parties and enable retailers to subscribe to catalog items. Use flexible validation rules to handle errors automatically during the synchronization process.
Streamline product development, improve quality, and reduce production costs for private-label retailers
Integrate information and processes in private-label retailing with SAP software for advanced product development. Help R&D and engineering teams manage complex processes, streamline development, and design innovative products. Align design processes to optimize efficiency and profitability. Introduce fresh ideas from external sources. Help ensure that design definitions meet guidelines for manufacturability. Reduce time to market while building better products.
Share strategic planning data and sales and order forecasts with suppliers
Streamline store and distribution inventories with planning and forecasting collaboration software from SAP. Cut costs while optimizing fulfillment rates. Share order and sales forecasts, point-of-sale data, and other demand factors with suppliers to boost sales and deliver better customer service. Provide tactical forecasts to suppliers as combined totals or details by store, product, and week. Improve forecasting to optimize supply chains, production, and negotiation with suppliers.
Improve marketing and campaign promotion planning and collaboration
Collaborate on promotions to gain more bargaining power using SAP software. Maximize promotion profitability through vendor relationships, cost controls, and customer incentives. Collaborate quickly and effectively throughout promotion planning and execution. Simulate changes, agree on new contract terms, and hand over promotions to a workflow-based approval process. Integrate with publishing tools to automate workflows between advertising and merchandising or agencies in real time.
Become a best-run retailer by optimizing purchase order and invoice collaboration
Automate the processing of accounts payable invoices and payments and share essential information with vendors using SAP software for purchase order and invoice collaboration. Digitize your invoice-to-pay process through Ariba Network – a product of Ariba, an SAP company. Collaborate with disbursing banks and add remittance details to pay suppliers more quickly, reliably, and efficiently. Remove uncertainty from order processing, while eliminating paperwork.
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