The Retail Trilogy Project provides comprehensive IT information to optimize retailers' investment in SAP for Retail running on IBM platforms.

High-volume point-of-sale (POS) data, combined with the need to turn transaction data into actionable business information, represents a continuing challenge for retailers of all sizes. This challenge demands extreme performance and scalability from the supporting software applications and IT infrastructure. And retailers want reassurance that their infrastructure and applications will interface smoothly to best meet their performance, reliability and cost requirements.

Together, IBM and SAP initiated the Retail Trilogy Project, a multi-month, multi-million dollar proof of technology project for the retail industry. Through rigorous testing, the project proved that SAP applications can be scaled from small to large industry volumes— from 300 to 3000 stores, 75,000 active SKUs, 32 million POS transactions, multiple distribution centers—on a choice of IBM platforms. The project:

These results were accomplished with real-world retail scenarios, using only immediately available and fully supported elements of the SAP and IBM solutions for retail.

The project focused on three solutions—the Retail Trilogy—that address time-critical and scalability concerns for retailers. The Retail Trilogy includes:

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