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Retail for Merchandise Management

Use

SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management is an end-to-end solution that supports companies with retail processes across the entire retail value chain.

This solution supports all aspects of merchandise management and enables companies to:

  • Accelerate execution and throughput

    Through simple data models and solutions, which ensure that data is based on one single source of truth

  • Increase user productivity

    Through role-based and responsive user experience for greater efficiency

  • Extend business models and run vertical processes

    Through integration of retail-specific solution capabilities with core enterprise business applications and a harmonized foundation for retail and fashion processes

Technical Details

Product Feature is

New

Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Application Component

LO-RFM

Availability

SAP S/4HANA 1610

Additional Details

SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management supports the following end-to-end scenarios.

  • Marketing and Merchandising

    • Master Data Management for Merchandising

    • Assortment Planning and Management

    • Retail Price Planning and Management

    • Promotion Planning and Management

  • Omnicommerce Customer Experience

    • Store Commerce

    • Point of Sale

  • Sourcing, Buying, and Private Label

    • Merchandise Buying

    • Replenishment Collaboration

  • Supply Chain

    • Replenishment and Allocation

    • Demand Forecasting and Planning

    • Omnichannel Inventory and Order Response

Effects on Existing Data

  • SAP Fiori launchpad can be used as a single entry point for both SAP Fiori apps and classical applications for merchandise management. SAP delivers business catalogs and business groups that contain a sample collection of the apps that are relevant for specific business roles. The following predefined roles are available:

    • Allocator (Retail)

    • Assortment Specialist (Retail)

    • Category Manager (Retail)

    • Demand Planner (Retail)

    • Master Data Specialist - Item Data (Retail)

    • Master Data Specialist - Location Data (Retail)

    • Promotion Specialist (Retail)

    • Retail Store Associate

    • Retail Store Manager

    • Store Design Manager (Retail)

    For information about assigning roles, please see the UI Technology Guide for SAP S/4HANA at http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1610 under Product Documentation.

  • To ensure a consistent look and feel, classical transactions are displayed using the SAP Fiori visual theme.

    Information about the SAP Fiori visual theme is available at http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1610 under Start of the navigation path Product Assistance Next navigation step Enterprise Technology Next navigation step SAP Fiori Visual Theme for Classical ApplicationsEnd of the navigation path.

  • Transactions for merchandise management are also available from the Retailing menu (W10M) and can be displayed using the SAP Fiori visual theme or in SAP GUI.

Conversion Information for Existing SAP Retail Customers

  • For general information about conversion to SAP S/4HANA from an SAP ERP system, see the Conversion Guide for SAP S/4HANA at http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1610 under Product Documentation.

  • For information about the handling of applications when planning conversion to SAP S/4HANA from an SAP ERP system, please see the following SAP Notes:

    • SAP Note 2326521 Information published on SAP site: Information about the pre-checks required prior to conversion to SAP S/4HANA Retail.

    • SAP Note 2371618 Information published on SAP site: Information about functional areas that are not supported in SAP S/4HANA Retail.

    • SAP Note 2371605 Information published on SAP site: Information about functional areas that are only supported in SAP S/4HANA Retail over a transition period.

Effects on System Administration

To use retail-specific solution capabilities, it may be necessary to activate one or more of the following retail-specific business functions:

  • Retail (ISR_RETAILSYSTEM)

    Use extensive end-to end scenarios for merchandise management.

    The Retail business function is the main business function for SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management and can be activated in parallel to other industry business functions in the same system.

  • Retail, Store & Multichannel (ISR_RETAIL_STORE)

    Improve transaction speed productivity and accuracy through apps for store merchandise and inventory that provide comprehensive, role-based functionality for use with desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.

  • Retail, Direct Store Delivery Master Data Maintenance (ISR_RETAIL_DSD)

    Efficiently process the master data required to control processes in a direct store delivery (DSD) environment.

  • Multichannel Foundation for Retail (ISR_RETAIL_MCF_R1)

    Ensure a harmonized customer experience across all sales channels and make sales and marketing data available in a consistent manner.

  • Retail, Merchandise Distribution-SAP EWM Integration (ISR_RET_CD/FT_EWM)

    Integrate SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) and SAP S/4HANA Retail in order to carry out cross docking and flow-through goods distribution processes.

Some functionality that has been developed with retail processes in mind is also available without the activation of retail-specific business functions, for example, sales price calculation.

Effects on Customizing

  • You make the settings relevant for many SAP S/4HANA Retail classical business applications in Customizing for:

    • Cross-Application Components

    • Logistics - General

    • Sales and Distribution

    • Materials Management

    For information about where to find specific Customizing activities, please refer to the product assistance for SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management at http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1610 under Start of the navigation pathProduct Assistance Next navigation step Industries Next navigation step Retail End of the navigation path.

  • You make the settings relevant for the SAP Fiori apps for mobile in-store merchandising operations in Customizing for Logistics - General under Store Operations.

See also

For more information about SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management, see http://help.sap.com/s4hana_op_1610 under Start of the navigation pathProduct Assistance Next navigation step Industries Next navigation step Retail End of the navigation path.