Aptos Enterprise Analytics

 

Consolidate, analyze and leverage detailed front- and back-end retail data from across your enterprise and timelines. Leverage this comprehensive solution to clearly reveal: rich, user-defined profiles of what’s happening in each area of your business; the impact of changing conditions; and hidden opportunities and the best ways to pursue them.

Consolidate End-to-End Data

An important advantage of Aptos Enterprise Analytics is its ability to manage big data requirements, consolidating huge volumes of data from disparate systems into a meaningful, role-based view of the business resulting in more reliable information, reduced costs, increased agility, and faster execution. With its big data solutions available for deployment in the cloud, Aptos provides retailers with a significant and sustainable competitive advantage combined with a faster time to value.

Designed to help retailers jump start their BI initiatives, Aptos Enterprise Analytics can help retailers that lack an existing data warehouse or data model or those that needs help maximizing the value of an existing data warehouse . This proven data foundation includes a multi-channel, multi-company, multi-currency data warehouse, enterprise data model, ETL and pre-built operational retail reports with countless KPIs.

By working with Aptos, you can start reaping benefits from business intelligence in as little as 60 days while adopting a solid foundation for future growth. Our retail data model is designed and tuned based on decades of retail experience. The model houses key data common across all retailers and is quickly configurable for the unique business practices of your retail operation.

Using compression to reduce storage needs while increasing system performance and response times, the Aptos Enterprise Data Warehouse compiles all key retail data pertaining to:

  • Merchandising: product, location, calendar, sales, inventory, receipts, POs/Plans
  • eCommerce: orders, demand, cancels, backorders
  • Store Operations: store traffic, store plans, conversion, labor
  • Customers: customer master data, segments, attributes, campaigns, loyalty programs
  • Promotions: promotion and deal analytics, promotion effectiveness, promotion response
  • Supply Chain: inbound logistics to DC, outbound logistics to stores, DC operations

Aptos Extract, Transformation and Loading techniques streamline data mapping from a broad range of source systems and platforms to the data warehouse, to speed queries and the delivery of business insights.

Analyze Richly at Any Level of Detail

Designed and tuned based on decades of retail experience, the Aptos Retail Data Model used by Enterprise Analytics houses key data common to retailers and is quickly configurable to suit the unique practices of your retail operation.

The Retail Exception Engine within Enterprise Analytics enables fast, easy and accurate drill-down analyses at any level. Using a unique algorithm, this component scans item/store and transaction level data in real-time, calculate sales, margins, dollars and units; removes false positives; and drives correct decisions and actions.

The Inventory Productivity component of Enterprise Analytics lets you better manage SKU, store and channel inventory to reduce overstocks, stock-outs and lost sales; arrange timely replenishments, substitutions and orders; and initiate corrective actions.

Use Market Basket Analysis to understand which products customers typically purchase together, to improve promotions, transaction pull, cross-selling assortment planning, buying, allocation and store operations.

Aptos Analytics enables retailers to evaluate sales performance to determine which items need to take a markdown based on customer’s local purchasing behavior. It’s Cut & Run module utilizes exception analytics combined with operational data to suggest an action be taken of a markdown to address overstock situations at the location product level. Analytics thus offers critical support for managing overstocks for products that are misaligned with shoppers’ demands, to optimize available margins and drive inventory turns.

Reveal, Understand and Share Insights

Role-based dashboards for buyers, planners, allocators, executives and store operations managers deliver high-level overviews by area of responsibility and location and let you quickly display critical details behind every KPI at any level of the heirarchy. Dashboards enable each user to focus on the information and KPIs that are directly relevant to their role, to quickly assess performance and spot problems and opportunities.

Leverage the Report Wizard to clearly communicate data and insights with pre-built reports that are quick and easy to interpret. Enterprise Analytics reports provide users with the full detail they need to make correct, data-driven decisions. They can be enhanced with ad-hoc functions and saved or modified as templates for future use.

Operational Reports provide a wide selection of rich, out-of-the-box reporting capabilities that can easily be leveraged and customized for quick wins after the rapid implementation process.

Leveraging the latest Data Visualization technology, users can quickly and easily build ad-hoc dashboards utilizing interactive graphs, maps and advanced visualizations. These powerful capabilities let you grow beyond the world of traditional reporting practices to explore data visually and interactively, enabling new types of data discovery and insight into your organization’s data.

“We have had a 1,000 basis point gain in gross margin since we implemented Aptos Analytics.”

~ SVP Planning and Allocation, DXL