The Retail Industry is becoming increasingly reliant on customer relationships and managing margins in a tougher economic environment. A clear view of customers, products, and stores allows a retail organization to efficiently manage their business.
Newer retail channel such as the web and direct marketing must be integrated with a corporation brick and mortar presence to ensure that customers feel welcome and understood anywhere they shop. Social sites such as Twitter and Facebook allow companies to foster a trusted advisor status with their most loyal customer base, but only if these identities can be linked to existing customer records. Maestro Industry Solutions leverage the ARTS model to provide well-known model architecture to master these entities.
End-to-end Retail MDM
Maestro Retail, constructed from Profisee’s extensive real-world experience and collaboration with professional retail associations, such as ARTS, delivers a comprehensive retail MDM solution—expansive data model and industry reference data; matching, survivorship, and data quality strategies; integration, collaboration, and governance services; expert skills transfer and implementation services; and complete platform and solution support.
Maestro Retail delivers all the software, master data models, and skills you need to be successful in a single investment. From day one, budget, investment, and ROI are known–no hidden costs exposed later in the project, no transaction fees for data quality, no variable record volume costs based on the size of your business or data models, and no extra fees for tackling your next data domain.
Maestro Retail encompasses education and skills transfer as critical components of solution delivery. All Industry Solutions include full classroom training, extended project documentation, and skills transfer. Short term self-sufficiency is key to leveraging your team, executing on optimal ROI, and efficiently delivering additional MDM and reference data solutions in the future.
Profisee is a full-service MDM provider, delivering best-in-class software, comprehensive industry models, and expert services and support. For resource constrained customers, Profisee provides complete turnkey services—from basic SQL Server installation, to retail-specific model extension, to establishing best-practice business processes and data governance programs.
The Whole Package
Full-featured Retail Model
Leveraging all of the capabilities of Master Data Services and Maestro, the retail model contains over 110 entities, such as Party, Worker, Item, Site, Promotion, and over 550 attributes.
Relationship hierarchies, attribute groupings, security roles, and personalized workspaces provide optimal efficiency and productivity for data stewards from the start. Compatible with many industry standards, Maestro Industry Solutions provides users with a consistent model to accelerate implementation while providing the ability to customize to match their unique business requirements.
Business Rules – MMaestro Retail ships with over 100 pre-configured business rules to provide instant feedback on data compliance with industry standards. Maestro and MDS provide users with the easy-to-use interfaces for managing and extending these rules.
Location & Contact Data Services – Maestro Retail embraces the very best in location and contact data quality services built directly into your MDM platform—all at a fixed price and without any per-record transaction fees. Address standardization, location verification, and contact and email verification strategies improve data accuracy and provide necessary standardization for high-quality person and location matching results.
Matching and Survivorship Strategies – Maestro Retail delivers pre-loaded matching strategies for central entities such as Customer, Worker, and Supplier. Survivorship strategies are configured to master the best data to form the optimum golden record, as well as harmonize golden record data back to source records. Synonym lists improve matching accuracy by standardizing common nomenclature discrepancies.
Integration Service Accelerators
All major entities within Maestro Retail contain a corresponding Integration Services package to assist users in building integration into and out of the master data model. Maestro Software Development Kit (SDK) components are coded to support direct tie-in to your SOA/EAI environment.
Reference Data Support
Leveraging economies of scale for Maestro Retail customers, Profisee provides an ever growing list of retail-specific reference data. Maestro Retail supplies customizable mappings and packages to support reference data integration within every subscribing organization.
While the Retail industry model initially provides all standard retail Master entities–such as customer, item, and sites–out of the box, Maestro and MDS allow for customization of these entities to include additional file attributes to store images or links to external MRI data.
Maestro and MDS can support any number of hierarchies on any entity. The Maestro Retail industry solution includes over 15 of the most common hierarchy structures around common reference data entities out of the box. These hierarchies only require you to load your data into the standard reference entities to become fully operational.
MDS versioning and additional Maestro features can be leveraged to manage versions of data across different months, thus providing the capabilities to manage acquisition models pre and post-acquisition. Synchronize across multiple versions using Maestro reporting.
Maestro Retail provides the starting point for retail companies seeking to leverage world-class master data management software developed around the Microsoft SQL Server platform. Maestro Retail encompasses the master data platform and integrated data quality services necessary to tackle complex modeling and management requirements, while at the same time leveraging specific retail and life sciences data models around common master data and reference data.