Retailers localize assortments with SAS® Retail Space Management
SAS Analytics enable optimization and collaboration to drive margin and revenue
NRF 100th Annual Convention and EXPO, NEW YORK (Jan. 10, 2011) – Localizing merchandise assortments and successfully executing at the store-shelf level tops every retail executive's agenda. Help is here with SAS® Retail Space Management. The streamlined, browser-based planogramming software improves the use of selling space, enhances inventory productivity and extends space planning power so store managers can easily collaborate with associates, including category managers and vendors. This new suite of retail solutions from the leader in business analytics software and services encompasses SAS® Space Optimization, SAS® Space Planning, SAS® Collaborative Planogramming and SAS® StoreCAD Plus.
S-Group has a dominant presence in the Finnish grocery market with more than 900 stores nationwide. S-Group has significantly increased space productivity since licensing SAS Space Optimization in 2004, and now creates specific planograms for each store.
"With stores spread throughout the country, tastes and preferences can vary drastically," said Irja Simola, CIO, Grocery Retail, S-Group. "Because SAS Space Optimization is based on store-specific sales, the system allows us to allocate more space to the products our local customers want in each region to meet their needs and avoid stock-outs. This has only become possible with SAS software."
"Integrated space planning and optimization is a real last-mile challenge for retailers," said Brian Kilcourse, Managing Partner, RSR. "Although many companies have used space planning tools for a long time, they often are not well integrated into inventory management systems, and that makes it hard to match strategic goals, inventories and profitability at the detailed physical space level. It's an area ripe for innovation, and that's what makes SAS Retail Space Management so timely. SAS aims to help retailers collaborate within the organization to effectively execute optimized physical space and inventory management."
How does the SAS® Retail Space Management suite work?
SAS Retail Space Management is a scalable, end-to-end retail space management and optimization solution that supports comprehensive space planning. The software and its built-in report function allow retailers to better understand spatial productivity, and track and simplify execution. Store-specific planograms developed by retailers create optimal store and fixture space allocations based on the analysis of local market demand, product placement, usage and performance. Sharing, working and analyzing detailed plans was tedious with old systems, but SAS Retail Space Management streamlines planogram activities to allow retail teams – including vendors and suppliers – to work together more easily.
SAS retail customers include Aeropostale, AutoZone, Bakers Footwear, Brooks Brothers, Burger King, Cabela's, Carrefour, Casino, Casual Male, Charming Shoppes, Chico's, The Children's Place, Eddie Bauer, Family Dollar, Gander Mountain, Hallmark, Hudson's Bay Company, Kohl's, Luxottica Retail, Macy's, Mark's Work Wearhouse, Marks & Spencer, Northern Tool & Equipment, Office Depot, S-Group, Sainsbury's, ShopKo, Sport Chalet, Spiegel Brands, Staples, Tesco, Tween Brands, Waitrose, Wakefern, Williams-Sonoma, Winn-Dixie and 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.
For more information about SAS® Retail Intelligence Solutions and SAS Customer Intelligence, visit www.sas.com. Visit SAS at the NRF 100th Annual Show and EXPO in Booth 1352.
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