Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available As Of

SAP S/4HANA 1610

Application Component


Required Business Function

Not relevant

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.

You can use this business function 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 and insight to action

  • 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


  • Through the integration of retail-specific solution capabilities in SAP S/4HANA Enterprise Management, retailers can benefit from the innovations provided by core enterprise business applications, for example, in the areas of Finance, Sales, and Supply Chain.

  • SAP S/4HANA Retail for merchandise management can also be used with solutions for other consumer-facing industries, such as SAP S/4HANA Oil & Gas.

  • To use further retail-specific solution capabilities, you can optionally activate one or more of the following retail-specific business functions:

    • Retail, Store & Multichannel (ISR_RETAIL_STORE)

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

    • Multichannel Foundation for Retail (ISR_RETAIL_MCF_R1)

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


  • You have installed the following components as of the version mentioned:

    Type of Component


    Required for the Following Features Only

    Software Component

    S4CORE 101

  • 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: Retail.


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

Omnicommerce Customer Experience
Sourcing, Buying, and Private Label