SAS® Cloud for Intelligent Planning

Ensuring on-shelf availability through hyperaccurate demand planning and forecasting in the cloud.

The need for agile, accurate demand planning has never been greater.

And planning ahead for shopper needs, shipping and potential disruption has never been easier. Our solution predicts forward-looking demand signals of where, how and when sales will happen, then recommends balanced, profitable commercial plans across all your channels and customers. Because the solution is fully automated, your demand plans will always be up to date, and you’ll stay informed of any changes.

Key Benefits

Why choose SAS® for predicting and planning consumer demand?

Increase revenue

2% – 5%

with agile, short-term forecasting techniques.

Improve on-shelf performance

30% – 50%

by responding faster to rapidly shifting regional differences and channel preferences.

Reduce time to finalize forecasts up to


using automated analysis driven by machine learning.

Key Features

AI-powered demand plans

Self-tuning demand plans ensure the right products are stocked at the right time in the right locations. Our machine learning AI keeps you a step ahead.

Short-term demand sensing

Automated analytics turns consumer insights into actions that keep you ahead of customers.

Collaborative planning

Balance and reconcile commercial goals across every department. Scale and flex capacity to meet your business cycle demands.

The most comprehensive demand planning solution – at your fingertips

Our industry-leading forecasting capabilities, powered by machine learning, provide insights on promotions, holidays, events, price elasticity and everything else you need to accurately predict demand.

More Features

How SAS® Cloud for Intelligent Planning helps you predict and plan consumer demand.

Scale up as your business grows

Start with one product line, one demand planner, one chain. When you’re ready to take on more, our solution grows along with you.

Get demand plans at any level you need

Plan for marketing. Plan regions. Plan seasons. Plan assortments. Plan transportation. Our flexible planning can handle and connect them all.

Easily consume & share forecasts

Visualize data the way you want – in spreadsheets, reports, a dashboard, on your smartphone – at no extra cost. API connectors and microservices provide the connective tissue for enterprise integration.

Work from the store, from home, from anywhere

Access your plans anywhere at any time in the trusted SAS Cloud via smartphone, browser, workbook, etc. – we have you covered.

Only pay for what you need when you need it

Need extra horsepower to plan for the holidays or a new product launch? We’ll scale up or into other regions when you need it.

Generate the most accurate plans, no data science skills required

Get demand plans you can trust. Across every plan, product and store, we continually track accuracy, and models self-tune using machine learning when needed.

Easily load & cleanse data

Our smart data quality and loading tools will test, clean and upload your sales and inventory data in a snap.

Let us help you move toward software as a service (SaaS):


What does it take to become an analytics-driven demand planning organization?

Ready to level up your demand planning? Read about the four stages of the demand management maturity model.

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Get a firsthand look at the most comprehensive predict and plan consumer demand solution, free for up to 14 days.