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Overview FOR Fashion retailERS, BRANDS, Manufacturers

The attune Glossary of IT Solutions for Fashion & Lifestyle Companies

SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business

The intelligent ERP and digital core for your entire fashion business. The end-to-end solution enables fashion retail, wholesale and manufacturing companies to offer insights to operational data, and empower users with contextual, real-time information for faster and better decision-making.

attune was involved in the solution acceptance testing ahead of its initial release and leads the SAP ecosystem with the highest number of implementation projects.

A global sportswear brand recently partnered with attune to implement SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business. Read the S/4HANA Fashion Case Study here.

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SAP Customer Activity Repository collects transactional data that was previously spread over multiple siloed applications in diverse formats.

It consolidates customer, sales and inventory data in real-time for a comprehensive and more accurate analysis, and provides a common foundation and a harmonized multichannel transaction data model, thereby enabling companies to deliver seamless omnichannel services and shopping experiences for their customers.

attune has implemented SAP CAR for many of their customers. Read how we helped Brooks Brothers implement SAP Customer Activity Repository (SAP CAR) by accessing the SAP CAR Fashion Case Study here.

attune Fashion Suite

The SAP-Qualified Partner-Packaged solution enables an accelerated transition to a fashion digital core and delivers all the benefits of SAP S/4HANA Fashion with pre-configured best practices processes and a set of add-on tools.

The majority of attune’s SAP S/4HANA Fashion implementations have leveraged the attune Fashion Suite.

attune Future Reference Solution

Fit-for-purpose SAP S/4HANA Fashion solution, built to your business requirements with leading practice processes and high-level documentation.

attune's Future Reference Solution (FRS) provides fashion companies with a reusable, personalized SAP S/4HANA Fashion template that leverages the attune Fashion Suite™.

It minimizes the risk of an ERP rollout and provides the ability to review desired future processes and build a better-defined high-level design template to drive the implementation.

SAP S/4HANA for Retail and Merchandise Management

A comprehensive suite of retail offerings designed to help retailers meet the demands of a digital economy. The end-to-end solution supports companies with retail processes across the entire retail value chain, starting with master data down to point-of-sales (POS) connectivity.

It allows insights into operational retail data, empowering users with contextual, real-time information for faster and better decision making. SAP S/4HANA for Retail and Merchandise Management and SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business share a common foundation but target different companies based on their respective scope and features.


The SAP Apparel and Footwear Solution (SAP AFS) is a comprehensive industry solution that was developed to meet the unique needs of apparel and footwear companies. It was released in 1996 for brands and manufacturers.

To help ease the transition from SAP AFS to S/4HANA Fashion, the attune team was involved in the development of a Migration Cockpit.

And for accounts not ready to make the move yet, attune has identified several key initiatives that can help ensure an AFS system is capable of meeting changing business requirements and remains efficient.


Launched in 2021, RISE with SAP is a flexible bundle of SAP’s cloud services delivered via a subscription licencing model, so there’s no upfront investment costs. It is designed to give customers freedom of deployment for their business transformation, for example, the ability to choose Public or Private edition for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, as well as choosing a hyperscaler option, such as Microsoft or Amazon.

RISE with SAP provides customers with the basic components of an intelligent enterprise in one bundle, complemented with premium services and tools. Customers receive one contract for SAP-related services with one responsible party for service-level agreements, operations, and issue handling. Visit the attune RISE with SAP repository for more information.

SAP S/4HANA Single Tenant Edition (STE)

A cloud offering from SAP where the application is provisioned to a single-customer in a dedicated landscape. STE offers the full scope of S/4HANA and the same functionality as an on premise deployment due to identical code lines. The first-ever Single Tenant Edition deployment of SAP S/4HANA for Fashion and Vertical Business was delivered by attune for one of their clients.

Advanced Available-to-Promise (aATP)

A functionality directly embedded within SAP S/4HANA Fashion, designed to streamline order fulfillment, improve customer satisfaction and increase profitability. It provides a response to order fulfillment inquiries in Sales and Production Planning, which consist of required materials and plants, as well as their respective requested quantities and dates.

The result of the ATP check is based on the current stock situation and any future, anticipated or planned stock receipts and takes concurrent orders into account. Furthermore, additional restrictions based on any other order attributes (like region or customers) can be applied. The ATP function generates confirmation proposals for the requested material and plant, including confirmed quantities and dates.

Stock Protection via Product Allocation on Advanced ATP

Fashion companies and vertical businesses often sell through a multitude of channels. However, not all the orders are placed at the same time. Important customers may place orders late, therefore it is important to protect stock for them. SAP S/4HANA Fashion and Vertical Business offers a powerful and integrated stock protection mechanism to ensure that fashion companies do not run the risk of losing their most valuable customers.

Stock Protection works by prioritizing demand plans during the sales cycle. Unforeseen issues, such as increased demand, can lead to critical situations in order processing, which ideally should be prevented before they arise. In such cases, fashion companies must prioritize customers, channels, or markets, to ensure that the most important customers are served first. Stock protection helps companies achieve this goal by protecting inventory for high priority demand even if important sales orders are received late and low priority orders precede them.

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