Versace needed to find the best way of reorganising large amounts of data and provide its users with innovative ways of utilising the data, to gain the best possible benefit from it.
The new paradigms of advanced analytics are focused on visual discovery and on gaining insights from data. The “Visual Analytics in Versace” platform represents a step in this direction, enabling users to comprehend complex business phenomena at a glance.
Versace can now rely on new tools that enable the company to obtain information of certified quality and draw up accurate plans.
Technology Reply has designed Versace’s new enterprise Data Warehouse and its new Enterprise Model.
A shared Business Information Repository for the whole company makes it possible for any user to identify quantities, attributes and KPIs across the company with ease, and to perform “drill any” and “cross any” analyses in a consistent and user-friendly way.
Thanks to an innovative visual approach to exploring data, it is possible to highlight emerging phenomena, trends and business-critical issues quickly and intuitively within a mass of otherwise uninformative data.
Business users at Versace can now access company information assets for the entire production chain by means of a single common language. What’s more, they have the option of performing analyses that are enriched with multi-area levels of detail.
The back-end component incorporates data from inbound systems within the new enterprise Data Warehouse by means of Oracle Data Integrator 12c technology; the solution is seamlessly integrated with the main source systems typical of the field (such as Oracle XStore, Stealth).
At the front-end level, an Enterprise Business Information Model was developed on the basis of the Oracle Business Intelligence platform and Oracle Data Visualization 12c .
The design and build of the Data Warehouse and the new Enterprise Model involved the following activities:
In the fashion and retail world, the main functional areas identified are: Retail Sales, Orders & Invoicing and Production.
Each functional module has been designed to facilitate use by means of data exploration tools, traditional navigation methods, and a purely visual search mode.
In order to support company decision-making processes, each functional area has been designed to be utilised by several departments:
Thanks to the role-based profiling system in place, each user can access the data set that corresponds to his or her area of competence, both when exploring the data and when consulting institutional reports.
In order to assist business users in carrying out visual analyses, advanced modelling techniques are used that allow for the creation of:
In order to aid the user in reading monetary amounts and to speed up conversion operations, each functional area provides for:
Founded in 1978 in Milan, Gianni Versace SpA is one of the leading international fashion design houses and is a symbol of Italian luxury and lifestyle worldwide.
The company designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products, including haute couture, prêt-à-porter, accessories, jewellery, watches, eyewear, fragrances and home furnishings, all bearing the distinctive Medusa logo.
The Versace Group distributes its products through a worldwide D.O.S network, which includes over 200 boutiques in the principal cities and over 1,500 distributors worldwide.