Retailers' shift into high-performance gear drives success

SAS® Retail Planning slashes time, localizes merchandise, boosts profits

The next wave of merchandise planning has arrived: SAS® Retail Planning, which provides the ability to "speak the language" of individual stores, overcomes computing limitations and drives profits. Customers find what they want, leave satisfied and come back for more. SAS, the leader in business analytics  software and services, helps retailers worldwide become fluent in the language of local markets. And 2012 enhancements to its cornerstone merchandise-planning software make it easier than ever for retailers to satisfy customers with the right item, at the right price, in the right location.   

Retailers like Belk, Family Dollar, the Marine Corps Exchange, Marks & Spencer, Overstock.com, Shopko and Winn-Dixie have succeeded using SAS Retail Planning software for assortment, merchandise financial and cross-channel planning. SAS created the software with input from its Retail Customer Advisory Board, a group of influential global retailers who span soft lines, grocery, online and more. 

"Localizing our assortments is a key growth initiative for Kohl's," said Bernie Powers, Kohl's Senior Vice President for Merchandise Information. "By tailoring our offering by market, we are able to increase engagement with local customers. The enhancements that SAS is making to its merchandise planning product in 2012 will enable our merchants and planners to develop and execute these customized assortments more easily."

SAS helps retailers develop a deep understanding of customers while simultaneously supporting merchandising decisions that boost the bottom line. "SAS Retail Planning gives retailers the ability to do things they've never done before – localizing their merchandising plans using a high-performance platform," said Diana McHenry, Director of SAS Global Retail Product Marketing. 

SAS Retail Planning – including SAS Retail Assortment Planning and SAS Retail Financial Planning – helps retailers improve collaboration and strategic planning so they can realize efficiencies in  pricing, size, assortment planning and space usage.

Retailers anticipate, act and affect with SAS® for Retail

SAS Retail Planning drives unparalleled insight for retailers. SAS' retail business knowledge – coupled with powerful, advanced analytics – supports flexible lifecycle merchandise planning through a variety of investment, deployment and growth options.

SAS retail customers worldwide include Aeropostale, AutoZone, Beall's, Belk, Brooks Brothers, Cabela's, Carrefour, Casino, Casual Male, Charming Shoppes, Chico's FAS Inc., The Children's Place, DSW, Eddie Bauer, Family Dollar, Gander Mountain, Hallmark, Hudson's Bay Company, J Crew, Kohl's, Macy's, the Marine Corps Exchange, 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 solutions, visit www.sas.com. Visit SAS at the NRF 101st Annual Convention and EXPO in Booth 1352.

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