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.



Drive better business results.

Better forecasting and replenishment improve every aspect for your business and customers – better in-stock levels, reduce unneeded inventory and increase profit. More accurate demand forecasts improve stock ordering, delivery and replenishment.

Leverage high scalability.

SAS supports the entire retail organization down to the individual store SKU level, for all types of retailers.

Improve planning with better demand signals.

By seamlessly integrating with existing planning processes, SAS Demand Forecasting for Retail helps identify opportunities and improve profitability.

Increase staff productivity and adoption.

Straightforward interface and automated exception-based forecast management reduces the need for manual inputs and forecast updates.

Increase forecast accuracy.

SAS provides retailers with an unmatched library of models for industry that generate forecasts based on underlying trend, seasonality promotions, inventory effects and other known causal factors. Proprietary "best pick" functionality automates model selection.


  • Comprehensive retail capabilities
  • Visual demand shaping with “what-if” scenario analysis

  • Event modeling and management
  • Causal forecasting

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