Fabric for the Retail Industry

Microsoft Fabric Industry Solutions

Microsoft Fabric vertical industry solutions: Retail

In what is bound to be a very high value segment of the Fabric community, Microsoft have launched a beta of Fabric for Retail.

Data is a pivotal asset for retailers, and the challenges in processing such large volumes are significant. The Retail Data Solutions on Microsoft Fabric are a comprehensive approach to overcoming these hurdles. Leveraging the platform, retailers can:

  • Manage large volumes of data efficiently, enabling them to analyse their data for informed business decisions.
  • Overcome the limitations of siloed applications by using a unified platform that facilitates cross-application analysis and workflows.
  • Achieve real-time velocity in responding to customer needs or events, which is crucial in today’s fast-paced retail environment.
  • Avoid data-less decisions that can lead to lower customer satisfaction, poor business management, and higher costs.
Microsoft Fabric Retail Dashboard Options - Beta

The capabilities of Fabric Retail Data Solutions, including Retail Industry Data Model, Copilot Template for Personalized Shopping, Sitecore OrderCloud Connector, and the Frequently Bought Together Model, are designed to help retailers standardize and harmonize their data, improve customer experience, and generate actionable insights.

These tools and models can help retailers to:

  • Drive operational efficiencies and improve their bottom line.
  • Standardize their data estate with an industry data model template.
  • Integrate data from various applications through out-of-the-box connectors.
  • Generate valuable insights from the standardized data model to inform strategic decisions.

Retail Data Solutions can empower merchants to harness the power of data for strategic decision-making, operational efficiency, and delivering exceptional customer value in a competitive market. It’s a step towards transforming data into a strategic asset that not only supports but also drives business growth and customer satisfaction.

Example outputs from the PowerBI Retail Dashboard:

MS Fabric Retail Sales Dashboard


Microsoft’s Video for the Retail Solution:


Overview of Microsoft Fabric vertical industry solutions: