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SAP S/4HANA for fashion and vertical business

Amplify your brand value by managing your fashion business – from manufacturing to wholesale and retail – on one platform.

Run a profitable fashion and vertical business in real time

Benefit from a single platform that supports every aspect of your business – from manufacturing to wholesale and retail channels.


With the SAP S/4HANA solution for fashion and vertical business, you can accelerate revenue and increase margins across channels and functions with built-in style-color-size logic.
  • On-premise, cloud, and hybrid deployment
  • Embedded artificial intelligence, analytics, and process automation
  • In-memory database and simplified data model 
  • Capabilities and best practices for a wide range of segments

Key Benefits

Deliver more styles faster

Improve supplier collaboration and drive greater personalization with better visibility across production and sales processes and along the entire supply chain.

Increase revenue and margin

Serve your best-performing customers and channels by prioritizing the most profitable demand, maximizing the revenue opportunity, and protecting the brand.

Optimize inventory and cost

Take advantage of inventory visibility across channels to maximize product availability, avoid overstocking, and reduce markdowns and unsold goods.

Key Capabilities

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Sophisticated seasons management

  • Assign multiple seasons, collections, and themes to products
  • Manage all processes, purchasing, sales, and production by season, collection, and theme
  • Manage order, delivery, and sales windows to apply seasons accurately across markets and channels

Flexible purchasing commitments

  • React to change flexibly by aggregating buying commitments and postponing style, color, and size decisions
  • Postpone decisions about the final ship-to location as long as possible
  • Reassign existing purchase orders in direct-ship processes when a sales order is reduced or cancelled

Intelligent matching of demand and supply

  • Optimize supply assignments to open requirements during supply shortages
  • Analyze mismatches at the detail and aggregated levels and handle critical situations intelligently
  • Choose a variety of assignment strategies and monitor order fulfillment and delivery performance

Supply protection

  • Reserve quantities of supply without labelling or physically separating products in warehouse stock
  • Avoid allocating stock with a “first come, first served” approach to minimize the risk of supply leftovers
  • Use different protection scenarios – from the simplest to the most sophisticated

Demand and supply segmentation

  • Categorize demand and supply based on additional product characteristics, such as country of origin or quality, on top of style, color, and size
  • Help ensure demand is met with the right supply characteristics by determining the best-possible coverage strategy

Integrated manufacturing

  • Manage the production cycle from a single processing window to fixed components assignment
  • Match open production orders with available components to meet delivery dates during supply shortages
  • Handle subcontracting processes and integrate garment manufacturing with textile manufacturing processes

Technical Information

This product is available on premise but also deployed in a private cloud.

Installation and setup

Follow the setup instructions so you can start running your SAP software quickly and confidently.


Optimize configuration of SAP S/4HANA for fashion and vertical business with our comprehensive configuration guide.


Find out how you can seamlessly integrate SAP S/4HANA for fashion and vertical business with your existing IT landscape.

Get Started

Jump-start your implementation and drive ROI by collaborating with industry experts, consultants, and support engineers throughout your journey.


Transform your business quickly and effectively by taking advantage of our holistic service and support plans, expert consulting services, custom application development, proven best practices, and deep industry and technical knowledge.


Help keep your SAP solutions running at peak performance with our IT experts and support services, including long-term plans, embedded teams, remote technology support, self-service portal, and innovation strategies.

Security and compliance

Focus on your business and customer relationships, while keeping your data safe and reliable. SAP takes a proactive, predictive approach to maintaining compliance and data security in the cloud and within an on-premise data center.

Questions? Get in touch!

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