In the fashion industry, innovation is inherently part of everything you do. While technology isn’t your core business function, having the right ERP technology to run your business is foundational in delivering new products and experiences, and having the real-time insights to stay ahead of the pack is essential. But how do you know where to begin with SAP S/4HANA for Fashion? How do you adapt your current environment to optimize people, processes, and technology? What resources – financial, people, and other – will it take to accelerate your success as a fashion leader?
Smarter, Faster Fashion with SAP S/4HANA®
When a multinational athletic footwear company’s outdated IT backend limited their ability to accomplish their goal of being the fastest sports brand in the world, they chose SAP S/4HANA® to increase their speed in reacting to trends, bringing innovations to market, and making decisions backed by data. In this dynamic,highly competitive, and rapidly growing fashion market, getting the technology change done timely and accurately was imperative.
Like any accomplished runner, this footwear company took steps to prepare for change. Mistakes runners make? Not warming up. Eating too much or the wrong things before the run. Setting unreasonable goals. Not planning the route ahead of time. All of these mistakes are analogous to a poorly executed plan for SAP S/4HANA.
Beginning your journey with an assessment of your individual business goals, operations, processes, technical challenges, people challenges, and data requirements will help to get your run off to a good start.
Plan For the Long-Distance Run with a Roadmap
Infusing speed into retail and wholesale processes was the winner’s edge for the athletic footwear company, but it was important not to get ahead of implementation without a careful plan. Our assessment process empowers organizations with a very business-personalized approach to an SAP S/4HANA implementation and roadmap – because one size (sneaker) doesn’t really fit all.
Just like every runner’s race requires a good warm-up and the right preparation, a digital transformation journey is more successful when you get the right start.
Backed by our two decades of fashion and retail industry expertise, Rizing’s SAP S/4HANA assessment helps you begin your SAP S/4HANA journey with:
· A well-thought-out business case for SAP S/4HANA
· A high-level architectural design your future landscape
· An interface catalog
· A comprehensive look at the impact on your current operations during the migration to SAP S/4HANA
· The best timeline for implementation to optimize benefits and minimize your business impact
· A plan for managing the required organizational transformation
· A migration strategy – sequencing of events and tools to accelerate change, minimize risk and enable integration, and more
All of this is very specific to you, your business goals, your current technology, and your organization. We style your roadmap your way with our industry understanding.
SAP S/4HANA Styled Your Way
In fashion and retail, your value proposition is being creatively distinctive with your business style. Individuality makes a statement about you and your organization. We know it’s vital that you retain what makes your business unique, the things that enhance your culture and vision, and simultaneously simplifies, standardizes, and delivers a platform to continually innovate and accelerate digital merchandising.
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