Gap Inc. brand Banana Republic deploys Oracle Retail Cloud

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

09-May-2019  |  3 mins read

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Banana Republic, a global apparel and accessories brand under Gap Inc.’s banner, is the latest to go live on Oracle’s Retail Cloud solutions.

Gap Inc. has partnered with Oracle in order to deploy latter Retail Merchandising Cloud Service and its Retail Integration Cloud Service to drive operational agility and furnish Banana Republic business teams with better intelligence.

The combined solutions, powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, allow Banana Republic to synchronise merchandising operations from buying to inventory valuation. Also, daily tasks such as managing purchase orders and sales auditing are made more efficient and effective with this platform that delivers exceptions and alerts to show buyers a path to resolution or the items that need attention.

Moreover, with single view of inventory, product data and transaction details, the brand’s users have the data that is required to do their jobs more effectively and easily.

The retailer is also looking to seamlessly connect the front end with the back end functions by moving from a private cloud to Oracle cloud infrastructure utilising various oracle technologies including Oracle Exadata Cloud Service and Java Cloud Service as a foundation for a Retail Integration Hub along with Oracle GoldenGate for real-time data replication.

Sally Gilligan, Chief Information Officer, Gap Inc., said “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.”

Oracle is the modern platform for retail industry providing them with a complete, open and integrated platform for best of breed business applications, cloud services and hardware that are engineered to work together.

Mike Webster, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail, added that “Oracle has long collaborated with Gap Inc. on their journey to the cloud and is honoured to be a part of this latest transition with Banana Republic. The retail market is evolving faster than ever before, and Oracle’s cloud solutions are providing Gap Inc. and its brands the clarity and flexibility to shift with the demands of their business and customers.”

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