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Hardware Retailer Uses Data Warehouse to Track Inventory

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Technology Category
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Database Management & Storage
Use Cases
  • Inventory Management
The Challenge

Ace tracked which products retailers ordered, when they were ordered and shipped. However, the company could not track or forecast actual sales. Data used for reporting was up to a one-week old, owing to performance and data cleansing issues. Requirement to integrate wholesale and inventory data with POS data to help drive key business decisions, improve category management, lower inventory costs and optimize pricing. Reliance on custom coding to integrate POS data was excessively resource intensive and led to major performance constraints.

About The Customer
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The Customer
ACE Hardware
The Solution

Real time POS analysis enables Ace to replenish inventory systems and in-store stock more quickly, reducing inventory holding costs.

Data Collected
Inventory Cycle Count, Inventory Levels, Orders Processed, Shipping Time, Buying Habits
Operational Impact
  • [Management Effectiveness - Data Analysis]
    Enabled Ace to target customers more effectively by analyzing historical buying habits detecting trends
  • [Financial Growth - Profit Margin]
    Increased profit margins and pricing structures
  • [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Informatica integrates critical POS data from 1,500 retail locations with its wholesale and inventory systems for strategic analysis by sales, marketing, and pricing managers

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