CA Technologies Helps Association for Retail Technology Standards Create
Uniform Industry-Wide Data Model
CA ERwin-Based Initiative Empowers Participating Retailers to Streamline IT
and Maximize Profitability
NRF 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO
ISLANDIA, N.Y. -- January 15, 2013
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that the Association for Retail
Technology Standards (ARTS), the technology standards division of the National
Retail Federation, is using CA 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
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 as 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. “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 102^nd Annual Convention & EXPO in New York City this week.
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 industry.
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