Gap's Latest Retail Technology Investment
Gap Inc. has set out to drive end-to-end operational efficiencies and empower the business teams of its INTERMIX brand. To this end, the fashion retailer has deployed Oracle Retail Merchandising Foundation Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Merchandising Insights Cloud Service, Oracle Retail Integration Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management running on the Oracle Cloud.
“This investment marks the first step on a journey to adopting cloud technology across our global operations. We chose Oracle Retail Cloud Services to synchronize our global initiatives and deliver state of the art functionality to INTERMIX,” said Paul Chapman, Chief Information Officer, Gap Inc.
INTERMIX offers fashion forward styles from designers in 40 boutiques across the United States and Canada. Each boutique's assortment is hand-selected and localized to reflect the neighborhood and the lifestyles of their clients. Gap sought to maintain a consistent merchandising platform to simplify operations.
“The INTERMIX team is inspired by the potential of the solutions. They look forward to new capabilities and insights delivered by the Oracle Retail solutions," said Chapman.
Oracle Retail Merchandising Foundation Cloud Service with Oracle Retail Integration Cloud Service empowers retailers to synchronize end-to-end merchandising operations from buying to inventory valuation – driving to a single version of the truth. Daily tasks such as purchase order approval and sales auditing are efficient and effective with exception-based dashboard notifications and alerts.
Through its modern analytics interface and exception-based reporting, Oracle Retail Merchandising Insights Cloud Service leverages the value of the merchandising data and identifies actionable opportunities across product, price, promotion and placement.
“Over the last six months, my team worked closely with the Oracle Retail Development, Solution Management and Consulting teams to deploy the solution from strategic planning to go-live," said Chapman. "Throughout the whole process the teams functioned in tight partnership and tackled any challenges that arose. The excellent work for INTERMIX has given us the confidence to continue our journey to the cloud with Oracle."