Client Description

The Gap, Inc. is an international specialty retailer operating retail and outlet stores. The Company sells casual apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children. The firm operates about 3,200 stores worldwide, including 450-plus franchise stores across Asia, Australia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.


The Gap wanted to retire a legacy data mart, named Mars, which had sales, inventory, promotions, and plan data. They wanted an independent, technology-agnostic partner, who would help them craft a durable strategy, that would scale, with positive ROI.


iOLAP carried out the evaluation of business benefit compared to the cost involved, requirements gathering, mapping, design, development, testing, deployment & warranty support. As usual, the entire project was based on agile methodology. iOLAP built new semantic tables to meet the reporting needs and retrofitted outbound extracts.


The major highlight of this project was the PUB/SUB architecture, which reduced the load on Teradata, and thus resulted in savings of millions of dollars for The Gap.


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