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May 3, 2019

Banana Republic migrates to cloud merchandising platform

Banana Republic is the latest brand in the Gap Inc portfolio to go live on cloud-based merchandising solutions to synchronise merchandising operations from buying to inventory valuation.

By Beth Wright

Banana Republic is the latest brand in the Gap Inc portfolio to go live on cloud-based merchandising solutions to synchronise merchandising operations from buying to inventory valuation.

The global apparel and accessories brand is available online and in over 600 company-operated and franchise retail locations worldwide.

Gap Inc partnered with Oracle to deploy Oracle Retail Merchandising Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Integration Cloud Service, powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, to drive operational agility and furnish the Banana Republic business teams with better intelligence.

The combined solutions allow Banana Republic to synchronise merchandising operations from buying to inventory valuation. Daily tasks such as managing purchase orders and sales auditing are made more efficient and effective with a modern user interface that delivers exceptions and alerts to show buyers a path to resolution or items that require attention. With a single view of inventory, product data and transaction details, Banana Republic users have the data needed to do their jobs more effectively and easily. 

“To meet the evolving needs of our global customers and how they want to shop, we need to simplify and scale operations. By adopting the Oracle Retail Cloud Service, we can maintain a consistent and modern merchandising platform that drives greater productivity through automated best practices,” said Sally Gilligan, chief information officer at Gap Inc.

In addition to migrating complex retail and financial workloads to the cloud, Gap Inc is also looking to seamlessly connect front-end and back-end functions by moving from a private cloud to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure leveraging various Oracle technologies, including Oracle Exadata Cloud Service and Java Cloud Service as foundation for a Retail Integration Hub and Oracle GoldenGate for real-time data replication.

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