SAP Unveils BusinessObjects Sales Analysis for Retail Powered by the SAP HANA Platform

SAP AG has introduced the SAP BusinessObjects Sales Analysis for Retail analytic application powered by the SAP HANA platform. The application aims to offer prebuilt data models, key performance indicators (KPIs), role-specific dashboards and customized reports to provide retailers with a deeper understanding of all factors influencing the merchandising lifecycle. SAP BusinessObjects Sales Analysis for Retail is planned for global availability to customers in the second quarter of 2012.

Key features SAP BusinessObjects Sales Analysis for Retail aims to provide include:

  • Point-of-sale (POS) analysisto allow retailers to assess performance and generate quick responses through the use of prebuilt dashboards, interactive reports and more than 70 KPIs
  • Inventory managementto provide retailers with the ability to identify critical stock and margin issues through close inventory alignment
  • Promotional analysisto enable retailers to understand the return on investment (ROI) and impact of promotions in real time, allowing users to set up thresholds, alerts and workflows for an early response system that drives performance
  • Store operationsto help users understand which stores are performing best and why, allowing retailers to achieve visibility across different locations and manage by exception

For more information, visit the SAP Business Analytics page on