The IBM Retail Industry Framework provides a platform that enables you to deliver a smarter shopping experience, develop smarter merchandising and supply chains, and build smarter operations. Built on the IBM industry leading software and solution accelerators, this framework gives you a set of retail-specific usage patterns and reference architectures that include selected assets developed through numerous client engagements with winning retailers.
Successfully completing the Retail Industry Framework validation process means your solution meets definitive criteria for operation with specific IBM system configurations and software products. You're also then eligible to display the Ready for IBM Retail Industry Framework mark in the packaging and marketing materials of your qualified offerings.
The Retail Industry Framework combines the power of IBM software with retail specific software extensions, solution accelerators, best practices, and Business Partner solutions, to help retailers deploy solutions faster and at lower cost and risk. A framework approach helps companies migrate to a more strategic and flexible technology architecture that is aligned with the needs of their business, one project at a time.
With the Retail Industry Framework, retailers can increase competitiveness by taking advantage of solutions in the domains of: