Published on 14 Nov 2012
“ The sheer fact that we have IBM hardware and software with SKYPAD has given us the analytics capabilities to gain a big advantage over our competitors. ”
Henry Thervil, president of sales for Vince Camuto, Bernard Chaus
Sky I.T. Group
Based in New York, NY, Bernard Chaus specializes in creating an extensive range of women’s career and casual sportswear. With fashion collections available in a wide range of department stores including Macy’s, Nordstrom and Neiman-Marcus, Bernard Chaus manages sales, marketing, design and production for its brands.
Bernard Chaus, a fashion design company, needed to improve its visibility into sales for a large collection of brands and products sold in a wide range of retail stores. The company needed a new and efficient way to collect data in various formats, analyze it and provide insightful information to employees to improve short- and long-term decision making.
Bernard Chaus deployed the SKYPAD solution to collect, analyze and display retail sales information. Supported by IBM infrastructure hosted by IBM Premier Business Partner Sky I.T. Group, the cloud-based solution provides the company with powerful business analytics capabilities to generate business insights to enable smart and timely decision making.
The IBM solution improved sales and reduced retail markdowns by nearly 30 percent, provided timely access to and analysis of sales data and helped to improve weekly, seasonal and year-to-year decision making.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
DB2 Enterprise 9
, Power Systems
, , , Smarter Computing
© Copyright IBM Corporation 2012 IBM Corporation IBM Systems and Technology Group Route 100 Somers, NY 10589 Produced in the United States of America November 2012 IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, POWER, BladeCenter, and DB2 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml This document is current as of the initial date of publication and may be changed by IBM at any time. Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates. The client examples cited are presented for illustrative purposes only. Actual performance results may vary depending on specific configurations and operating conditions. THE INFORMATION IN THIS Word documentUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided.