The retailer originally allocated three digits within all its technology systems to identify store locations (i.e. store numbers 1-999). However, the company’s recent retail store growth and future plans necessitated a four-digit numbering schematic (i.e. store numbers 1000, 1001). Along with new store numbering, the general ledger (GL) accounts tied to the store numbers required a revised designation to track new stores for accounting purposes.
The client’s planning and budgeting for the next fiscal year included aggressive expansion of retail stores in the U.S. and international markets to meet revenue and margin targets for the year. Without remediation of the current systems’ limitations, those goals would be in jeopardy.