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Author's profile photo Ramesh Duraisamy

SAP CAR (Customer Activity Repository Applications Bundle) powered by HANA

SAP Customer Activity Repository is a foundation that collects transactional data that was previously spread over multiple independent applications in diverse formats. The repository provides a common foundation and a harmonized multichannel transaction data model for all consuming applications.

Retailers can use SAP Customer Activity Repository to gradually transform their system landscapes from traditional database technology to the revolutionary, in-memory database technology.

SAP Customer Activity Repository includes the following features:

  • POS Data Transfer and Audit (POS Data Management)
  • Multichannel Sales Repository (MCSR)
  • Multichannel Sales Analytics
  • Inventory Visibility Analytics
  • On-Shelf Availability
  • Predictive capabilities, leveraging the Demand Data Foundation (DDF) and Unified Demand Forecast (UDF)

Video explains

with a non-linear diagram.

Video By Pmuyal

Thanks and Regards,

Ramesh Duraisamy

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      Author's profile photo Warren Nash
      Warren Nash

      Hi, nice article.

      Can CAR integrate with a client POS without PI/HCI?

      Author's profile photo Karim Sultan
      Karim Sultan

      Yes it can through any common integration technologies. like webservices, APIs ...etc

      Author's profile photo Karim Sultan
      Karim Sultan

      This is not the full list of all components in the CAR

      Author's profile photo Ramesh Duraisamy
      Ramesh Duraisamy
      Blog Post Author

      YES,  this was based upon 2014-2015 layouts. Here is the latest add-on from  SAP CAR AB 3.0 FP2


      Author's profile photo Ivan Levashov
      Ivan Levashov

      Video is not available anymore.

      Author's profile photo Ramesh Duraisamy
      Ramesh Duraisamy
      Blog Post Author

      Updated with the Video and this copyright content.

      Author's profile photo Venkatraj E
      Venkatraj E

      Greetings, Thank you for the wonderful video, would it be possible to get any materials to go through more about CAR.

      Author's profile photo Kenji Eimura
      Kenji Eimura


      Can the SAP Customer Activity Repository (CAR) be used with standard S / 4 HANA ERP as well as SAP for Retail?

      Best Regards,

      Kenji Eimura

      Author's profile photo Kyle Thackwray
      Kyle Thackwray

      Hi Kenji,


      When you say S/4 HANA are you referring to without the retail switch activated?

      Anyway it depends on your use case. If you tell me the high level scenario I may be able to confirm for you.




      Author's profile photo Hang Le
      Hang Le

      Hi Kyle,


      I am using SAP S/4HANA wịt non retails. Can I use SAP CAR for Integration from POS to SAP S/4HANA non retails?