Technological advancements in retail have enabled shoppers to grab the best deals from the comfort of their homes. This has put considerable strain on the traditional retailer, with challenges to both the top- and bottom-line. Retailers need to offer personalized marketing, expand multichannel capabilities, making data-backed decisions and leverage technologies such as IoT, big data the cloud and mobility.
- Customers anticipate a seamless buying experience across multiple channels
- To retain customer loyalty, there is a constant need to provide unique shopping experiences
- Siloed infrastructure affects marketing messages
Our SAP services and solutions for the retail industry range from complex business process optimization to cutting-edge, innovative products. Applexus, retail solution providers, enables retailers to recognize the needs of consumers, make data-backed decisions, manage product lines, streamline supply chains and reduce operational overhead. We offer:
- Retail planning
- POS solutions
- Real-time retail analytics
- Rapid Deployment Solutions
- Application development and maintenance
- Enterprise mobility and cloud solutions
- Omni-channel enablement
- E-commerce services
For 15+ years, Applexus has specialized in retail products. Applexus has digitally transformed billion dollar global brands and helped them consolidate their market position. Our ‘Co-innovation’ partnership with SAP helps us to build Next-Gen solutions for retailers.
We prepare retailers for the future with smarter, adaptive retail solutions. We help them recognize consumer needs, make data-backed decisions, manage product lines, streamline supply chains and reduce operational overhead
Merchandise and Assortment Planning
We equip retailers with the technology and tools needed to build informed, analytics-backed merchandise and assortment plans that are flexible, localized and based on customer preferences. Applexus IT solutions help retail businesses get their right mix of products to customers when and where they want it, at optimum prices.
Create merchandising plans for all channels, comparable/ non-comparable, and new store sales.
Plan sales, margin, and inventory alignment across channels and ensure they meet corporate financial targets.
Assortment Planning and Optimization
Plan localized product assortments for stores that maximize sales and profit margins.
Applexus solutions help retailers connect with demanding and unpredictable shoppers in a fast-paced environment. Our solutions enable retailers gain 24/7 access to information and real-time insights to help them analyze customer data, plan marketing strategies and improve customer loyalty.
Manage and analyze retail marketing master data, and gather insights into actual-vs.-plan performance.
Marketing Strategy Planning
Plan marketing strategies and identify the right process with the help of predicative and real-time customer-intelligence analytics.
Applexus solutions enable retail businesses to source, purchase and manufacture products efficiently while collaborating with a global network of vendors. With analytical insights into vendor performance and buying activities, offered by our solutions, retailers can seize more opportunities to save money while procuring materials or services.
Procurement Data and Insights
Handle procurement master data, find and manage suitable vendors, and analyze vendor performance.
Sourcing and Contract Management
Ensure efficient sourcing, risk mitigation, and contract compliance to increase savings.
Streamline vendor management and buying processes right from the creation of purchase orders to tallying invoices.
Designing, obtaining and producing private-label products for diverse locations entails varied styles, characteristics, and compliance attributes. Applexus solutions help retail teams sync logistics, purchasing, and manufacturing operations to enable them offer innovative private label products. Our solution portfolio facilitates retailers to plan, procure, and manufacture/subcontract the manufacture of their private-label goods.
Product design and development collaboration
Merge and align product design activities with other vital processes, such as product portfolio management, concept development, and project management.
Private label management
Integrate and sync production planning and performance, efficient manufacturing processes, and outsourced manufacturing operations for retail private labeling.
Foreseeing shopper demand helps retailers deliver the right products to their stores and customers at the right time. Our solutions help retailers streamline their entire supply chain system from planning to the fulfillment of orders. This helps retail enterprises gain transparency by efficiently tracking transit movement of goods and facilitating communication between warehouse management teams and logistic partners.
Supply chain data and insights
Consolidate supply chain master data across divisions and analyze supply chain performance.
Allocation and Replenishment
Foresee demand and restock inventory in stores and warehouses with advanced predictive analytics processes.
Omnichannel inventory and order response
Provide real-time inventory visibility and management. Manage inventory across locations to fulfill demand from anyplace.
Logistics and fulfillment
Balance customer service and warehouse and transport coordination with a holistic retail logistics and fulfillment network.
Omnichannel Customer Experience
Applexus solutions enable retailers leverage real-time analytics to build successful, targeted customer engagement activities and customized offers with local relevance. Our solutions allow retail businesses to improve profit margins and ensure customer loyalty with unique in-store, online, and mobile experiences. We have enabled some of the leading global retailers to create consistency across their sales channels by building customized omnichannel frameworks for them.
Customer data and insights
Utilize customer data to improve the segmentation and efficiency of customer engagement activities.
Customer engagement and personalization
Provide cross-channel personalized interactions and offers to ensure customer loyalty and drive sales.
Store and digital commerce
Provide seamless, consistent and compelling customer experiences in the physical and online stores.
Omnichannel order management
Optimize and simplify the capture, management, and delivery of customer orders from anywhere.
Finance And Controlling Services
We take advantage of SAP FI to generate financial statements – such as balance sheets and profit and loss statements – for multiple levels of reporting and analysis. On the other hand, we use SAP CO to focus on planning, reporting and monitoring costs associated with your business operations. SAP CO holds paramount importance in improving your company’s profitability.
Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC)
Applexus experts implement SAP’s BPC software to help you seamlessly adjust your business plans and forecasts, accelerate budget and closing cycles, and ensure compliance with financial reporting standards.
Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
Applexus experts help you anticipate and address the Governance, Risk and Compliance requirements by implementing SAP’s GRC software. GRC enables you to align your business functions with operational, risk, and audit management.
Vendor Invoice Management
Applexus can help you optimize and simplify the process of generating, receiving, managing, routing and monitoring vendor invoices and related documentation. You will be able to meet critical payment and compliance deadlines, reduce invoice processing times, and avail early payment discounts.
New Lease Accounting Standards
Use New Lease Accounting Standards to actively manage lease agreements and make better decisions. You will be able to gain quick access to contracts and attachments, evaluate lease performance, perform contract simulations for renewals and break options, and assess data costs associated with each contract.
In brick-and-mortar retail stores, a robust customer engagement strategy is built around a keen understanding of customer needs and expectations. Our complete portfolio of technology services address all challenging business areas pertaining to the Retail Industry: