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Challenges of Implementing an ERP application

In a challenging environment, retailers are compelled to explore a better product mix, offer discounts and open up alternative sales channels.

Infosys expert blogs on the challenges of implementing an ERP application that efficiently maintains store-level inventory, manages large volumes of orders across merchandise and integrates with financial systems. Oracle R12 seamlessly combines various facets of retailing such as procurement, inventory management and financial planning, and enables better decision making in merchandising. Find out how:

  • Hybrid models with an integrated product/ item master enable online item/ category listing, provide multiple order and pricing formats and offer an integrated order management functionality
  • An R12 upgrade ensures an enhanced user experience, improves reporting and integration functionalities, and helps streamline business processes
  • Identifying the right product mix and implementing the 'buy-online, pick-up-in-store' concept can boost profitability
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Venu Kotamraju

Venu Kotamraju, Associate Business Manager, Enterprise Solutions - Oracle Practice, Infosys Limited

Venu has more than eight years of experience in implementing packaged ERP solutions. His areas of specialization include methodologies for package implementation, ERP program management, and designing of core financial, order-to-cash and procure-to-pay business processes across industries. Venu is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He can be reached at

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