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  • In the retail industry, intensifying competition and rapidly evolving products make speed and accuracy basic business necessities. To thrive in this environment, your core business processes must incorporate industry exper-tise in the form of best practices. SAP can help you. Our SAP Best Practices for Retail package is based on proven best practices for the retail industry. The package con-tains methodology, docu-mentation, and preconfig-ured business process templates to quickly and cost-effectively turn your SAP software into a live retail solution thats person-alized to meet your needs minimizing deployment risk while accelerating ROI.

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  • 4 Executive Summary

    5 Overview of SAP Best Practices for Retail

    5 Package components5 Flexible Technology5 Areas of use6 Automated Activation6 Rapid Implementation and Time

    to Value6 comprehensive Tool Set6 Solution Builder, Solution File,

    and Scope Templates6 Installation data Files6 enterprise Structure

    Personalization6 Implementation Assistant7 Business configuration Sets7 ecATTs7 Business Process documents

    8 Support for Core Retail Scenarios

    8 Item Management8 Retail Pricing8 Assortment Operations

    execution8 Promotion Management9 Price-catalog (PRIcAT) Inbound9 Price and Revenue Manage-

    ment: Manual Price changes9 Price and Revenue Manage-

    ment: Markdown Planning9 demand-driven Procurement10 Plan-driven Procurement10 Quotation-Based Procurement10 Perishables Buying10 Subsequent Settlement11 Invoice Verification11 Lean Warehouse Management11 Warehouse Management11 Merchandise distribution11 ecR-compliant Procurement

    Processes

    12 Sales Order Management12 cross-channel customer Order

    Management12 customer Order Management

    at Point of Sale12 Store connectivity12 In-Store Merchandise and

    Inventory Management13 Mobile In-Store Inventory

    Management13 Outbound Point-of-Sale

    connectivity13 Inbound Point-of-Sale

    connectivity13 Retail Business Intelligence:

    POS Analytics

    14 Support for General Business Scenarios

    14 general Ledger14 Asset Acquisition Through

    direct capitalization14 Accounts Receivable14 Asset Acquisition for construct-

    ed Assets14 Accounts Payable14 document Splitting14 Period-end closing Financial

    Accounting14 general cost center Planning14 cash Management14 Overhead cost Accounting

    Accrual14 Asset Accounting14 Period-end closing Activities

    15 Business Benefits of SAP Best Practices for Retail

    15 For More Information15 Take the next Steps

    16 Quick Facts

    coNteNt

  • without extensive configuration of your SAP software. Yet the package also lets you fine-tune all the comprehensive functionality in the SAP for Retail solu-tion portfolio to meet your specific needs.

    use SAP Best Practices for Retail to evaluate and implement the optimal solution for your business and realize the benefits of your SAP software fast-er, with less effort, and at a lower cost than ever before. SAP Best Practices for Retail can be used by companies of all sizes that need rapid implementa-tion, as well as by global enterprises that need to create a corporate template for their subsidiaries.

    As competitive pressure and economic uncertainty increase, todays retailer needs to build the best industry practic-es into its core business processes and do so quickly and cost-effectively. The SAP Best Practices for Retail package helps you do just that. It com-prises everything you need, including support for key industry-specific business scenarios, to rapidly set up a comprehensive and proven SAP solution for successfully managing your merchandising tasks and complete supply chain.

    Available free of charge to SAP cus-tomers and partners, the SAP Best Practices for Retail package is an implementation tool for preconfiguring SAP for Retail solutions. When you choose to implement SAP for Retail solutions using SAP Best Practices for Retail, you can be confident that you are receiving proven expertise and concrete business value. Support for key business scenarios helps you rapidly realize business benefits

    executive SummAryOPTIMIze YOuR ReTAIL SOLuTIOn WITh SAP BeST PRAcTIceS

    The SAP Best Practices for Retail package is an implementation tool for preconfiguring SAP for Retail solutions. It comprises everything you need, including sup-port for key industry-specific business scenarios, to rapidly set up a comprehensive and proven SAP solu-tion for managing your merchandising tasks and complete supply chain successfully.

    4 SAP Solution in Detail SAP Best Practices for Retail

  • The SAP Best Practices for Retail pack-age features tools and technology to help you realize best practices in the retail industry. By including methodolo-gies, descriptions of business scenari-os, and proven preconfigurations of SAP software, the package provides a prototype that you can turn into a pro-ductive retail solution reducing the time, cost, and risk of implementation (see Figure 1).

    Package Components

    Like all SAP Best Practices packages, SAP Best Practices for Retail includes the following components: extensive business process documen-

    tation that you can use repeatedly for self-study, evaluation, or project-team and business-user training

    complete preconfiguration settings that give you everything you need to support key processes with minimal installation effort

    detailed, step-by-step procedures for implementing your SAP software

    Solution builder, an automated imple-mentation accelerator that stream-lines your deployment of SAP for Retail solutions

    Flexible Technology

    SAP Best Practices for Retail allows you to configure a solution that sup-ports only the business scenarios or processes you require. This eliminates unnecessary configuration time in the development process and reduces development and maintenance costs.

    For additional flexibility, personalization tools let you overwrite many of the default settings prior to software activa-tion to match your companys organiza-tional structure. Along with the scenari-os and functions covered in SAP Best Practices for Retail, you can also add other business-specific enhancements (such as a custom workflow) to your retail solution during your project.

    Areas of Use

    You can use the SAP Best Practices for Retail package in all phases of a project: Evaluation The package helps you quickly set

    up a prototype to get a look-and-feel impression of your SAP for Retail solutions. You can activate the pack-age from scratch to personalize and enable a subset of the predefined scenarios supported by SAP Best Practices for Retail. Or you can export an online demonstration

    version of the package to showcase all the supported scenarios, complete with sample master data.

    Implementation The package contains all the steps

    and content necessary for imple-menting key functionality needed to support selected business scenarios. It supports each scenario with pre-configuration settings, configuration guides that detail what settings were applied, and business process docu-mentation that you can use for manu-al test cases and business-user training.

    Demonstration and training early in your implementation project,

    you can use the SAP Best Practices for Retail package to demonstrate your prototype and train your project team and future business users. In addition, the package documents numerous procedures that can serve as a basis for business-user documentation and training material.

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  • Automated Activation

    With the solution builder in SAP Best Practices for Retail, your project team can quickly select the scenarios that you need your implementation to sup-port, personalize them, and activate them automatically. The solution builder fully logs all activation activities so that your project team can immediately see the progress and status of their activation.

    Rapid Implementation and Time to Value

    SAP Best Practices for Retail pre-defines only the most relevant process-es and functions for the retail industry

    to deliver shorter implementation times and predictable costs. That translates into accelerated time to value for retail-ers that implement SAP solutions. Based on a 2007 survey of SAP part-ners and customers, organizations reduced implementation time by an average of 32% by using SAP Best Practices packages (see Figure 2).

    Comprehensive Tool Set

    To accelerate your adoption of industry best practices and help you get the most out of your SAP solution, SAP Best Practices for Retail provides the following tools, preconfigured settings, and documentation.

    Solution Builder, Solution File, and Scope TemplatesThe solution builder and solution file allow your project team to select and scope the scenarios you need, person-alize default settings, and automatically enable your required business scenari-os. Scope templates help you quickly select all supported scenarios or the specific subset you need to meet your business needs. You can also navigate detailed documentation to help identify the scenarios you require.

    Installation data Filesunique installation data files provide the