These are the products you will use for integrating your IBM Retail Industry Framework solution. The resource links provided can help you better understand the key and elective integration components for your chosen domain.
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Retail industry domains
To qualify for framework validation, your solution must integrate at least two or more components listed within one of these domains, and at least one of the components must be a key integration component.
Business and finance administration
This domain involves providing tools and dashboards to manage the analytics surrounding retail financial planning, metrics, and consolidations as well as key performance indicators for improved human capital.
Key integration components Products Resources Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Cognos Financial Performance Analytics Packaged reporting and analysis for: Cognos Planning Cognos TM1 Cognos Workforce Performance FileNet Content Manager FileNet Business Process Manager ILOG CPLEX Optimizer ILOG ODM Enterprise InfoSphere Information Server Maximo Asset Management Maximo Enterprise Asset Management Retail Data Warehouse Tivoli Endpoint Manager Tivoli Monitoring for Energy Management Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus WebSphere Portal Server
IT systems and operations
This domain involves providing a smarter infrastructure for managing and securing mission-critical information across the retail enterprise.
Elective integration components Products Resources InfoSphere Master Data Management Server Tivoli Security Operations Manager WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
Marketing and customer management
This domain involves giving retailers the ability to create a single, consistent view of the customer, enabling more targeted marketing and outstanding service regardless of the channel the client has chosen to use.
Merchandising and product management
This domain involves allowing for a unified, roles-based view of product information from any access point in the enterprise.
Key integration components Products Resources Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Cognos Now! Cognos Planning Cognos TM1 IBM Smart Analytics System InfoSphere Master Data Management Server Netezza Retail Analytic Appliance SPSS WebSphere Portal Server WebSphere Process Server
Store and channels
This domain involves giving retailers the ability to implement a cross-channel strategy that enables customers to have a consistent experience with a retailer across all channels.
This domain involves enabling retailers to optimize their existing supply chain systems with solutions for determining strategic network design and inventory positioning. Retailers can also weigh the costs or benefits to sustainability initiatives. Vendor and trade fund management can be streamlined with IBM solutions in this domain.