Business Intelligence for Retailers
The lifeblood of retail is knowledge and information. With good data and data mining and reporting tools key retail decisions can be made in a timely and accurate way to help maximise sales and optimise inventory. The AdvanceRetail SmartBI business intelligence suite delivers powerful data insights across your retail systems information within a familiar and easy to use reporting framework.
AdvanceRetail SmartBI allows data from multiple source systems to be combined into a single integrated reporting solution. Information can be delivered as static reports, mobile real-time reports, and power user reports leveraging Microsoft Excel pivot functionality.
- Data warehouse built on industry standard analysis services technology allowing integration with third-party reporting solutions
- Open integration architecture that supports combining multiple data sources into a single reporting solution. Data from different solutions, e.g. ERP inventory and master data, POS sales transactional data, CRM customer and loyalty programme data, Government census and demographic information, other third-party datasets, can be loaded, validated and aggregated into the SmartBI data warehouse via a generic data staging process.
- Pre-built ‘data cubes’ providing pivot table analysis of sales, inventory, customers, staff etc. in a familiar Excel user interface.
- Reporting Services reports for delivery of static information to various report subscribers.
- Mobile reporting using HTML5 technology to provide live reporting of sales performance ‘on the go’.