IBM partners with a broad range of companies to help our retail customers improve and direct corporate performance. These partners include IBM Cognos software in their solutions to help them meet the distinctive needs of our customers in purchasing, deploying and servicing their business intelligence and planning solutions.
Partner solutions for retail include:
- Claraview Retail Data Warehouse (CRDW) (US): The CRDW from Claraview seamlessly integrates with the IBM Cognos Store Operations Planning Performance Blueprint to allow retailers to measure business results for stores, merchandise, customers, and supply chain operations against goals in near real-time.
- Retail Pathways ™ by JCB Partners (US): The JCB retail enterprise data warehouse provides reporting and dashboards for key operational indicators, allowing retailers to identify areas that are not performing to plan—across product lines, geography, seasonality, store attributes, and management.
- PCMS Datafit's VISION InSight (US): The VISION InSight analytics module from PCMS Datafit enables global retail and hospitality organizations to gain insight into all aspects of their business. With extracts of data at near real time, retailers can analyze inventory, sales volumes, cost analysis, product, and geographic performance as well as labor costing against sales. The solution also provides budgeting and planning of store operations or merchandising.