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Author's profile photo Ramesh Duraisamy

SAP Inventory Diagnostics for Retail (IDR)

Inventory Diagnostics for Retail (IDR) provides an overview of the stock situation throughout the supply chain. It identifies the root cause of zero and overstock and quantifies the financial damage caused by lost revenue and cost of overstock. IDR helps to improve inventory level beyond automated replenishment. The following KPIs will benefit from IDR


  • Increased sales due to better merchandise availability
  • Reduced capital lock up and inventory carrying costs
  • Higher customer satisfaction
  • Aid to improve supply chain strategy


IDR dashboards are built with the SAP Design Studio Application and the user can access them via an Internet Browser. The initial selection is tied to the user and can consist of a variety of master data attributes & time frames. The available variables are in the initial installation set with fixed values. This fixed pre-selection is described in the BW Modelling document. The specific pre-selections per user role need to be set via user exit as part of BW build phase. How the specific user selection looks like should be defined as part of the user stories or in the functional design phase.


The dashboard consists of four initial views.

  • Overview
  • Merchandise Category
  • Regions
  • Root Causes




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      Author's profile photo Steve Holland
      Steve Holland

      Hi Ramesh,

      Is IDR an actual product from SAP? I dont see it reference for example, as a BW4 Content Add-on

      Thanks in advance