Retail partners distribute product sales data in multiple formats and through multiple sources. The same retailer may send reports in EDI852, Excel, PDF, or provide a vendor portal for style-selling retrieval. The level of disparity and detail in the reports can vary widely: Do they provide only 'unit' detail? Do they include 'dollar' detail? What is the level of granularity? Will the data be provided at the door, department, or account level? Such inconsistencies in data delivery and the metrics themselves impact how meaningful analysis can be conducted.
SKYSCRAPER gathers, integrates, and validates the data coming in from multiple formats and communication channels. A broad range of consistent selling metrics at the lowest granularity (UPC/Door) are assembled from differing reports to be used in a high-performance database or a business reporting and analysis application.