News / Press Releases

SAS Institute Inc.
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 490490
e-mail saspressoffice@suk.sas.com
For more information on SAS, please visit www.sas.com/uk

Press Release

Printer-Friendly Printer-Friendly

News

 

SAS a 'leader' in retail planning solutions, writes independent research firm

SAS excels in forecasting demand management and pricing, according to report 

10 April 2014 - A new report from Forrester Research, Inc. has named SAS a "leader" in retail planning solutions, the highest ranking a vendor could achieve. SAS was one of 11 select companies invited to participate in "The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning Solutions, Q2 2014" study.

Vendors were selected based on:

  • Estimated number of retail users in forecasting, assortment, allocation and price planning
  • Forrester client inquiries
  • Estimated ability to support international retailers
  • A complete packaged application offering for retail planning
  • Support for predictive modeling

SAS received the highest score among all vendors for the Market Presence score, which was derived from SAS' scores in several subcategories, including revenues and various aspects of its multichannel user base.

In evaluating SAS® Integrated Merchandise Planning, the report noted how SAS "excels in forecasting and demand management as well as pricing and promotion uplift calculation." The report went on to state that SAS "also provides impressive capabilities to manage large-scale problems with a high ratio of product-to-service in the overall solution cost. "

"SAS, with its deep experience in predictive analytics applied to retail, offers both hosted and on-premise solutions so that retailers can get started on their retail planning without having to manage its technology in house," states the report.

"Retailers are under increasing pressure to speed up customer-centric merchandising decisions," said Alex Fovargue, retail specialist at SAS UK & Ireland. "SAS for Merchandise Planning helps retailers improve financial performance by creating merchandise plans using demand forecasts that can dynamically re-forecast to adjust to changing demand and inventory conditions. It also improves customer satisfaction by getting the right products to the right stores at the right time to address local needs quickly." 

 

-ENDS-

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 65,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know® .

For further information, please contact the team at the SAS press office on:
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 490433
e-mail saspressoffice@suk.sas.com
For more information on SAS, please visit www.sas.com/uk

Copyright © SAS Institute Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Editorial Contacts: