Integrated Merchandise Planning

SAS® Integrated Merchandise Planning

Everything you need to accurately anticipate customer demand and create integrated plans.

Enable quick response as demand changes to deliver a consistent customer experience across channels. We provide optimization, planning and analytics across the enterprise and at the local store level. You can reconcile plans top-down, bottom-up and middle-out to help ensure that financial and merchandise plans work hand in hand. Backed by powerful high-performance forecasting, it’s the industry’s most comprehensive retail planning suite to help you achieve the best results.

Our financial results are being impacted by SAS because SAS allows us to make decisions more quickly and at a much lower level of detail.

Scott Zucker
Vice President of IT Solutions Delivery
Family Dollar


Improved financial performance.

Improve sales and margin with dynamic in-season reforecasting that proactively adjusts to changing demand and inventory conditions. Invest in proven analytics that optimizes assortments to increase your inventory’s productivity and profitability.

Increase customer satisfaction.

Produce effective assortment plans that include the ability to drill down to the store level to manage exceptions. Optimize assortments to meets customer demand for style, color or size. Tailor assortments with analytics insights that are unobtainable using traditional analysis.

Reduce markdowns.

Manage products throughout the planning life cycle – across organizational silos – to help make better decisions earlier and reduce costly markdowns. Create merchandise plans driven by demand forecasts to improve in-stock positions and maximize inventory turnover.

Get the right products to the right stores at the right times.

Create better assortments, optimal allocations and better execution in stores. Base assortment plans on demand forecasts. Employ an automated allocation system that uses predefined rules and methodologies.

Increase staff and process productivity.

Provide a single version of the truth with an integrated platform. Integrated worksheet analytics gives buyers and planners the ability to focus on implementation of the high-value findings.


Integrated Merchandise Planning
  • Merchandise financial planning
  • Assortment planning and optimization
  • Allocation


    • In-season management
    • Space management

    Technical Information


    Gartner positions SAS as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Merchandise Assortment Management Applications, 2015.

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