S/4HANA for Fashion

Intelligent ERP for apparel, footwear and fashion companies

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Roundtable discussion with attune’s Regional Directors:

Early Adopters of SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business

How are early adopters are approaching their S/4HANA projects? We're sharing key takeaways from our experience, covering a broad spectrum of S/4HANA customer use cases.

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SAP S/4HANA FOR FASHION AND VERTICAL BUSINESS forms the digital core for your entire fashion business, harmonizing retail, wholesale and manufacturing into a coherent, in-memory, real-time platform. With our accelerated approach, and deep industry expertise, fashion companies can seamlessly transition to S/4HANA Fashion and embark on their digital transformation journey.







A Few of Our Customers



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  • brook brothers comapany logo
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Why S/4HANA

  • Instant Insights for a Live Fashion Business
    Shared global inventory visibility keeps logistics, controllers and sales associates informed on stock position and stock values in real-time to ensure optimum availability across channels. A single inventory view, coupled with an intuitive user experience on any device makes it easier to analyze inventory turnover, decrease instances of stock buffers, initiate stock transfers and drive course corrections in case of critical stock situations.
  • Real-time Processing for Faster Results
    Leveraging in-memory technology, processes such as replenishment for distribution centers and stores, Available-to-Promise (ATP) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) are accelerated by multiple factors to ensure the right product is available at the right quantity at the right time across any channel. Fast reporting with a high level of granularity in key processes drives faster business impact whilst simultaneously empowering employees with contextual information, insight to action, collaboration, and real-time access to information they need for their daily work.

Accelerate Your S/4HANA Implementation with attune Fashion Suite™

TESTED AND IMPLEMENTED

Used by multiple fashion companies to accelerate their implementations of SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business.

BEST-IN-CLASS PROCESSES

Incorporates leading practices across supply chain, planning, finance, retail, procurement, cross-inventory consumption & more.

PROVEN KNOWLEDGE

Built leveraging our in-depth knowledge as a close collaborator on the development of SAP solutions to the fashion industry and our 13+ year track record.

A VISIONING TEMPLATE

Helps leverage the complete solution, with its pre-configured processes and tools to build a reference solution; a "visioning platform" that can help drive blueprint discussions.

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Trusted Advisor to Transition to the Digital Fashion Age

Continuous collaboration with SAP

Close collaboration with the SAP teams on the S/4HANA Fashion product development including running acceptance tests and providing product feedback.

Tried and Tested Methodology

Proven approach by building a reference solution; a "visioning platform" to drive blueprint discussions, support global design and minimize risks to provide a strong base for the agile development phase.

Most Number of S/4HANA Projects

Involved in the most number of S/4HANA projects across the globe, which includes Large Enterprises, SMEs, existing SAP customers and net-new customers covering Retail, Omni-Commerce, Wholesale and Manufacturing.





Frequently Asked Questions on S/4HANA for Fashion

01. Is SAP S/4HANA for fashion and vertical business only relevant for fashion companies?

No - SAP S/4HANA for Fashion is suitable for other industries in the retail segment with similar requirements due to the functionalities that are relevant across the industry such as seasonality, multi-dimension products (color, size, etc.), vertical integration, order allocation and stock segmentation.

In our recent webinar with Dr. Christoph Schröder, Global Vice President, Industry Business Unit Retail from SAP, he addressed this same question on how companies in the retail industry can also benefit from S/4HANA for Fashion. You can view the webinar here.

02. Is SAP S/4HANA for fashion and vertical business replacing SAP Fashion Management?

S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business is a separate product and it does not replace SAP Fashion Management. That said, SAP Fashion Management is currently being used by over 120 customers around the world and SAP Fashion Management will continue to be supported until 2025. In terms of functionality, there are multiple key differences between the two - which you can learn more about here.

03. Where can I find more information on S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business?

You can check out our online guide "The Definitive Guide to S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business", which details everything you need to know about the solution, including benefits, use cases and migration paths.

04. Should pure play fashion retailers choose SAP S/4HANA for Retail or S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business?

The two solutions share foundational functionalities such as Master Data, Season Management, and Value Added Services. However, there are key differences between the two, other than the Manufacturing component. The most important differentiation is stock segmentation and supply assignment in SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business, which offers significant value.

To get a better understanding of which solution is better for you, sign up for a 4-week assessment.

05. How can fashion companies migrate to S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business?

There are three common scenarios that make migrating to SAP S/4HANA possible: New System Installation, System Conversion, or Landscape Transformation. In addition, there are tools to support the migration to S/4HANA, which you can learn about here. For existing SAP customers, there are multiple factors to be considered in your transition from AFS, IS-Retail or SAP FMS to S/4HANA. We've recapped the top considerations in a blog post, which you can read here.
New System Installation:
In this scenario, an organization would be a new or existing SAP customer implementing a new SAP S/4HANA system. In this case, the SAP S/4HANA system is implemented, and data (master and transactional) are migrated from the legacy system.
System Conversion:
System conversion would be complete conversion of an existing SAP Business Suite system/ SAP ERP system to SAP S/4HANA.
Landscape Transformation
For this third scenario, an organization would consolidate their current regional SAP Business Suite landscape into one global SAP S/4HANA system.

06. Where can I find information on S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business use cases?

As part of our goal to help fashion customers understand the value of S/4HANA better, we continously develop blog posts, webinars and ebooks, demonstrating several real-world scenarios on how the vertical solution can help retailers run faster and more effectively to generate improved margins, profits and customer experience. Here are the top resources:
What You Need to Know About S/4HANA for Fashion
Breaking-down Advanced ATP on SAP S/4HANA Fashion
The Role of SAP S/4HANA For Fashion and Vertical Business in Inventory Management
The Role of SAP S/4HANA For Fashion and Vertical Business in Order Fulfillment
Simplifying Omnichannel with S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business

07. If I'm a Small-to-Midsize Company, how should I approach the move to S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business?

Built leveraging our in-depth knowledge as a close collaborator on the development of SAP solutions to the fashion industry and our 13+ year track record, we've developed a pre-configured solution, designed specifically for the needs of a SME fashion company.

The pre-built solution brings out-of-the-box functionality within a predictable cost model, based on a subscription-based approach, allowing fashion retailers to take advantage of the full enterprise solution while saving on upfront costs. It supports over 50 core business functions around supply chain management, planning, procurement, finance, wholesale and retail distribution, cross-inventory consumption and POS interfaces.

08. If I'm a Large Enterprise, what's the best approach to migrate to S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business?

attune's Future Reference Solution is developed specifically for the needs of a large global enterprise. To minimize the risk of an ERP rollout, FRS is designed to provide fashion brands a re-usable, personalized template of SAP S/4HANA for Fashion, leveraging our rapid deployment solution - attune Fashion Suite™. With this stand-alone pre-configured reference system, fashion brands are able to review desired future processes and build a better-defined Global High-Level Design Template to drive the ERP implementation.

Working template to test the viability of S/4HANA Fashion for your fashion brand
Customized with your data for an early understanding of SAP S/4HANA Fashion
Prioritizes high-level solution gap identification and analysis for the blueprint
Helps identify potential clusters for harmonization, and determine the future state of your SAP S/4HANA Fashion solution
Demonstrates how SAP S/4HANA Fashion handles a brand’s business processes and the impact on the organization
Documents covers key areas such as "TO BE" business processes, enhancements and integrations.




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Latest SAP S/4HANA for Fashion Insights

Webinar: Frequently Asked Questions on SAP S4HANA Fashion Featuring Dr. Christoph Schröder, Global VP, Industry Business Unit Retail from SAP

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Webinar: Innovation Highlights, Features and Functionalities on SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business

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The Role of SAP S/4HANA For Fashion and Vertical Business in Order Fulfillment

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Blog Post: Breaking-down Advanced ATP on SAP S/4HANA Fashion

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Blog Post: The State of SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business Global Implementations

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Webinar: SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and SAP Fashion Management: What you need to know today and going forward

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Solution Brief: attune Fashion Suite™ - Rapid Deployment Solution for SAP S/4HANA for Fashion

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Blog Post: Making the Move to S/4HANA Fashion: Roadmap Considerations and Migration Paths

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Blog Post: Migrating from SAP AFS to SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business

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Blog Post: SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business Custom Code Migration

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Blog Post: Introducing SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business

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Blog Post: The Role of SAP S/4HANA For Fashion and Vertical Business in Inventory Management

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Webinar: What's new on SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business?

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Guide: Global Inventory Visibility & Order Fulfillment with SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business

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Blog Post: SAP S/4HANA 1709 Fashion - What you need to know

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Solution Brief: Reimagine Fashion Processes with S/4HANA for Fashion & Vertical Business

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