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ARTS Data Models

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Download the latest versions of the ARTS Models

Operational Data Model (ODM)

Data Warehouse Model (DWM)

You must be a member of NRF to download the models.  If you have questions, please contact Karen Shunk.

Operational Data Model and Data Warehouse Model

The ARTS Operational Data Model and the ARTS Data Warehouse Model provide retailers and vendors with a mature data architecture for developing retail business solutions.

The operational data model (ODM) offers a transaction-oriented view of retail enterprise data, and is designed to support the day-to-day functions of a retail enterprise. The data warehouse model (DWM) supports business reporting and analysis.

Both models offer a reference design to help retailers build or acquire integrated business applications, help developers and analysts understand basic retail business principles, and offer a canonical data model (design pattern) to allow different data formats to communicate.

Both models are maintained and developed by the ARTS Data Subcommittee.

Join the Data Subcommittee

The ARTS Operational Data Model is part of a comprehensive suite of Data Management
products, and is managed by the ARTS Data Subcommittee.

If you are interested in participating, contact Karen Shunk or attend the next ARTS meeting.  You can see the schedule of ARTS activities at

ARTS Collaboration Tool

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