SAS® INTELLIGENT PLANNING SUITE

Everything needed to accurately forecast shopper and consumer demand to create seamless merchandise and assortment plans.

A high-performance, customer-centric merchandise planning system that uses powerful retail analytics to power your omnichannel business strategy.

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Demand planning

Allows you to model and forecast all your products and selling locations with a patented statistical forecasting engine that uses advanced forecasting methods.

Assortment planning

Lets you create and manage localized assortments with in-plan analytics driven by consumer and trade-area demand. Meet strategic objectives based on the relationships between customers, products and locations.

Financial planning

Provides embedded retail best practices to help you set merchandise financial goals based on past, present and future demand. Lets you control merchandise spending and optimize inventory investments with intelligent open-to-buy.

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Reconcile plans top-down, bottom-up and middle-out to help ensure your financial and merchandise plans work hand in hand.

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Develop more productive planning processes.

Predict and plan demand with greater accuracy and drive forecasting efficiencies using a variety of advanced analytics methodologies, including machine learning. Automated, low-touch planning processes help manage planning by exception, which in turn reduces errors and human forecast bias.

Boost your financial performance.

Improve your sales and margins with dynamic in-season reforecasting that proactively adjusts to changing demand and inventory conditions. SAS Intelligent Planning Suite uses proven analytics that enables you to optimize assortments to increase your inventory's productivity and profitability.

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Create better customer experiences.

Analytics-driven, localized assortment plans enable you to tailor merchandise to meet the needs of your customers. Effective assortments and new product launches depend on the ability to leverage advanced analytics at scale to understand what customers are looking for in terms of style, color or size – and use that knowledge to deliver a superior shopping experience.

SAS® Intelligent Planning Suite

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SAS® Demand Planning

  • Large scale automated statistical modeling, forecasting and optimization.
  • Out-of-the-box modeling strategies with predefined models.
  • Cloud-ready, open API design.
  • Integration with SAS Visual Forecasting and SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning.
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SAS® Assortment Planning

  • Support for unlimited dimensions.
  • Predictive recommendations on most influential attributes.
  • Scenario planning with AI- and machine learning-based assortments.
  • Integrated demand forecasts for preseason and in-season planning.
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SAS® Financial Planning

  • Common user interface across modules.
  • Advanced in-memory planning engine.
  • Seamless integration with embedded analytics.

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SOLUTION OVERVIEW

 

Discover how SAS delivers a full suite of products that drives superior financial results through high-performance retail analytics.

 

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RESEARCH REPORT

 

Find out how you can master the art of merchandising in the technology age in this Retail Systems Research Benchmark Report.  

 

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WHITE PAPER

 

Learn about top strategies for modernizing merchandise planning with retail analytics.  

 

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