SAP IS Retail Connector
Large enterprises spread across multiple geographies and having hundreds of stores tend to have complex retail operations. Not only do they need a robust ERP to support their financial and other business processes, but they also need a fairly comprehensive and agile Retail System so that the updates to their retail policies – be it a simple price update is communicated across the retail environment well in time and with utmost ease.
Large Retail Enterprises have a challenge to manage business complexities on one hand and on the other require their retail application to be extremely intuitive, easy to use and configurable – all from the central location.
iVend Retail with IS-Retail on top of SAP ERP (also called SAP ECC 6.0) steps up to address this challenge of keeping it simple and at the same time allowing tremendous flexibility with the power of SAP ERP – thereby making the Retail Operations extremely agile and responsive to the constant changes in the Retail Operations.
iVend Retail integrates with SAP ERP running IS Retail (Industry Solution Retail). The entire landscape is designed to utilize the best practices inbuilt in the IS Retail for Head Office processes and extend them via iVend Retail to the entire Retail environment.
iVend Retail is configured with SAP ERP at the central location – typically the Head Office. The entire retail operations are connected to iVend Enterprise – the central Head Office component of iVend Retail. The stores connect to iVend Enterprise over an Internet connection and the application is so designed that even if the Internet connectivity between the store and the Head Office breaks, the stores continue to carry out transactions. This is brought about by the selective replication of data across all stores, which is carried out by iVend Enterprise.
The retail data which is collected and collated at the Head Office is then integrated into SAP ERP. There are 2 broad ways of integrating this data into SAP ERPRead More