|[January 15, 2013]
CA Technologies Helps Association for Retail Technology Standards Create Uniform Industry-Wide Data Model
ISLANDIA, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
CA (News - Alert) Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that the Association for
Retail Technology Standards (ARTS),
the technology standards division of the National Retail Federation, is
ERwin® to develop a uniform data model
for the retail industry. This standard model is intended to help member
businesses reduce IT complexity and improve their profitability.
ARTS develops best practices, technology standards and training programs
to help retailers and their technology suppliers do business globally in
a cost-effective manner. Members include top retailers and technology
vendors to the retail industry.
To make fact-based business decisions that maximize profitability,
retailers need integrated IT systems that capture and share meaningful
and useful data. The ARTS Operational Data Model provides a standard
architecture for retail systems that is built, updated and maintained
using CA ERwin. Featuring more than 800 entities, 4,900 attributes and
thousands of relationships, the model provides consistent business
terminology and technology standards to help retailers build and
integrate IT systems.
The operational data model is linked to the ARTS Data Warehouse Model,
which is also managed using CA ERwin, and enables customers to collate
and manage real-time and historical data to create meaningful reports
for improved decision-making.
In addition to creating and managing data models, ARTS uses CA ERwin to
help explain and optimize business processes - benefiting the business
sponsors as well a the IT department.
"To increase profitability in today's highly competitive business
environment, retail organizations need a comprehensive view of
information to make strategic decisions," said Donna Burbank, vice
president, Product Marketing, Data Management, CA Technologies (News - Alert). "With
the help of CA ERwin, ARTS is addressing this challenge with a modeling
effort that is empowering their members to efficiently achieve their IT
goals by leveraging standardized data definitions-instead of constantly
having to reinvent the wheel."
CA Technologies and ARTS are demonstrating CA ERwin and the ARTS data
models at the NRF
102nd Annual Convention & EXPO in New York City this
The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of the National
Retail Federation is an international membership organization dedicated
to reducing the costs of technology through standards. Since 1993, ARTS
has been delivering application standards exclusively to the retail
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