Connected Planning in Retail

Connect C-Level execs with the shopping shelves and warehouse, by linking plans across the retail lifecycle. Optimise margins, mitigate uncertainty, and maximise your performance to achieve the best business outcome.

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Retailers must be able to make fast and informed decisions, navigate unexpected obstacles and respond to rapid change to meet customer expectations.  This is made even more challenging in the current environment, where retail businesses are experiencing massive shifts in consumer preferences, supply chains are becoming more complex and economies more unpredictable. 

Anaplan enables plans to flow instantaneously between finance and merchandise departments, connecting plans across the retail lifecycle and empowering teams to quickly adapt to change.  Teams are connected with multi-dimensional forecasts that track changing signals in real-time. With the right technology and tools in place, retailers can bridge the gaps between today’s standards and tomorrow’s expectations, allowing them to prioritise resilience, adaptability and agility to stay competitive while driving growth and protecting margin.

Typical solutions for Retail

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Merchandise and Category Planning

Set top-down targets and perform bottom-up analysis. Cascade targets and adjustments instantly down to a SKU/store level to make informed decision making.

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Workforce Planning

Uncover workforce gaps and understand the cost and business impact of your decisions about how to close the gaps.

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Supply Chain Planning

Reduce inventory levels, improve service levels and cost-to-serve across channels by connecting sales forecasts, demand signals, capacity, inventory, and returns projections.

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