Retail Systems and Solutions

Implementation Services

Our Implementation Services include project management, change management, business consulting, application consulting and implementation services. With years of experience implementing commercial software packages, we bring the expertise and specialized skills you need to be successful.

Depending on the complexity of your initiative, we provide proven templates, estimation tools, project plans, solution design documentation, testing tools, training content and change management artifacts. We also have expertise in agile and 'sprint' project implementation that includes multiple proof points as you deploy new functionality to your business.

Contact us to learn more about our approach and services.

    Case Studies

    Systems Implementation Roadmap
    Implementation Roadmap Conducting a detailed gap analysis of current systems to identify short- and long-term opportunities for improvement.
    Legacy System Replacement Assessment
    Legacy Software and Systems Comprehensive assessment of a strategic ERP replacement initiative to ensure alignment with operational objectives and strategies.
    PLM System Implementation
    Product Lifecycle Management Multi-phased Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution implementation spanning multiple brands and focused on change management and business solution delivery workstreams.
    Training Design, Development & Delivery
    Training Development and delivery of comprehensive, detailed training plans, curriculum and materials to support the client's newly designed merchandising organization and processes.
    Software Strategy and Selection
    Solutions Selection of a multi-channel merchandise planning and allocation solution to drive sales and gross profit growth.
    Change Management Program
    Organizational Change Management Development of a comprehensive change management program to ensure successful end-user adoption of a PLM solution implementation.
    Core Support Systems Package Selection
    ERP Evaluation of Finance and Human Capital Management solutions and implementation planning to support strategic legacy modernization initiatives.
    Integrated Planning Strategy and Package Selection
    Planning Solution Selection of a solution and recommendations for a new integrated planning model and organizational plan to support aggressive international growth plans.
    Price Optimization System Selection
    Price Op Defining future regular and markdown pricing processes and guiding the selection of price optimization software in a multi-channel environment, with the objectives of improving margin, increasing efficiencies and improving customer satisfaction.
    Order Management System Design (OMS)
    OMS Refining an OMS design and implementation strategy to enable simplification and efficiencies while supporting strategic business objectives.
    Supply Chain Systems Assessment
    Supply Chain Defining future supply chain systems and application architecture needed to support current and emerging business strategies.
    Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) System Selection
    MFP Designing the future process and evaluating a merchandising solution to enable strategic planning and enhance visibility into inventory across multiple channels.
    Strategy, Process Design, Roadmap and Technology Selection
    Roadmap Evaluation and selection of technology solutions to enable the retailer to enhance antiquated processes and systems to support a complex business model.

Implementation Services

We have deep expertise based on our collective 200+ years of practical experience gained from leadership roles held within the retail, apparel and consumer goods industries, as well as in consulting capacities. The Parker Avery approach combines the best talent with system / solution experience and methodology.

Our team has a proven track record and competencies across project management, change management, business consulting, application expertise and implementation services to make our clients successful:
   » Insights into key software vendor differentiators to help clients make successful
      solution selections
   » Development and execution of system implementation roadmaps
   » Hands-on implementation experience with leading retail solutions serving in
      project management, business analysis and change management roles
   » Assumption of overall accountability for clients' implementation success

> Packaged Software Selection & Implementation

Increase the success and implementation of your selected packaged software. We help our clients define the initiative's strategy,project plan and roadmap; select solutions that best fit their unique business requirements; develop business process design and improvements; and manage overall user adoption. We have packaged software implementation expertise in the following areas:

> Retail Planning Solutions > Allocation Solutions
> Revenue and Markdown Optimization Solutions > Demand Forecasting Solutions
> Merchandising Solutions > Replenishment Solutions
> Product lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions > Size and Pack Optimization Solutions

Our team has experience in implementing solutions and partnering with major merchandising, planning, pricing, warehouse order management, replenishment, product development and sourcing software providers. Our expertise with commercial software packages includes solutions from SAP, PTC, SAS, Oracle, JDA, Manhattan Associates, Tradestone and others.
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> Project Management

Improve the performance of your team by leveraging expert project planning, day-to-day management, issue resolution and communication skills.
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> Change Management

Drive the success of your program by formalizing change management as a part of your initiative. This includes stakeholder assessment, communications, training strategy, post-implementation support and monitoring.
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> Software Testing Services

Whether you're testing a module or end-to-end capabilities, we provide you proven testing strategy, methods and templates to ensure you're ready for roll-out. We provide experienced professionals that can help you test solutions and functionality to validate the initiative will accomplish your goals.
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> Training Strategy and Training Services

Improve user adoption of new processes, roles, calendars and change by following a structured training strategy and plan. We help your organization increase understanding and efficiencies of your new solution and processes by leveraging proven training templates and role-based content.
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