SAS® for Retail
Which Problem Are You Trying to Solve?
When allocations are optimal, sales and margins increase as customers find what they want when they are shopping.
Assortment Planning and Optimization
Integrate customer insights, demand forecasts, knowledge of pricing and size within local markets, and use of advanced store clustering techniques.
Customer Insight and Customer Experience
Understand your customers as well as they understand you.
Integrated Merchandise Planning
Integrate the merchandising process, create localized assortments and get them into stores.
High-performance Price Optimization
Manage supply and demand to deliver higher profits and fewer losses that result from stock-outs, markdowns and general supply chain inefficiencies.
- SAS® Integrated Merchandise Planning
- SAS® Demand Forecasting for Retail
- SAS® Intelligent Clustering for Retail
- SAS® Retail Forecasting
- SAS® Revenue Optimization Suite
- SAS® Size Optimization
SAS® Integrated Merchandise Planning
SAS Integrated Merchandise Planning is the most comprehensive retail planning suite to help retailers achieve the best results. It delivers everything you need to create accurate plans that optimize every item across all stores and channels. SAS retail solutions provide optimization, planning and analytics across the enterprise and to the local store level and can reconcile plans top-down, bottom-up and middle-out to help retailers plan, execute, and ensure that financial plans and merchandise plans work hand-in-hand.
SAS® Demand Forecasting for Retail
SAS Demand Forecasting for Retail uses SAS software's unique, high-performance forecasting engine to automatically diagnose, model, execute and reconcile forecasts across multiple merchandise levels and locations. It allows the creation of forecast projects and manages forecasts with a built-in repository and versioning system.
SAS® Intelligent Clustering for Retail
The SAS Intelligent Clustering for Retail solution identifies clusters of stores with a history of similar customer preferences. The results can then be used with other planning systems so intelligence can be integrated into the planning process and store clusters can be planned together to drive better sales, margins and customer satisfaction.
SAS® Retail Forecasting
SAS® Retail Forecasting predicts consumer response to price changes and promotional activity in order to generate a demand forecast at the store level. It's specifically designed to forecast demand for long- and short-lifecycle retail products by considering critical causal factors – price, promotions and marketing activity – and analyzing the effects across the whole category. It's for use by trading and supply chain divisions affected by price and promotional activity.
SAS® Revenue Optimization Suite
Pricing has a dramatic effect on a retailer's bottom line. Just a 1 percent increase in product price can raise operating profit by as much as 8 percent to 11 percent. You can get results quickly from retail pricing experts – with low up-front costs – with SAS.
SAS continues to change the game with SAS Markdown Optimization. With this solution (included in SAS Revenue Optimization Suite) retailers can run advanced optimization at 22 times the speed and save 70% in hardware costs.
Competing in retail means offering the right product to the right customer at the right price – even at the right moment. As a result, retailers have to get it right – every time.
SAS® Size Optimization
SAS Size Optimization uses powerful analytics to transform historical sales data into size-demand intelligence. The solution predicts future sales and inventory needs by size, and determines case-pack supply to optimally meet this demand. When integrated with existing merchant systems, it enables the application of this intelligence to purchasing and allocation.
SAS Size Optimization helps retailers improve profitability by identifying and supplying the right sizes to the right stores at the right time. The solution systematizes this level of planning and execution by matching packs to size-level demand for each store. The result is higher store-level margins, lower operating costs, fewer stock-outs and reduced end-of-season markdowns.
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