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Assortment Planning: Retail Assortment Plan Software

Manhattan Associates’ Assortment Planning efficiently executes retail assortment planning strategies and tailors product selections based on customer preferences, local markets and cross-channel considerations. The robust yet simple-to-use solution enables merchants to build and manage merchandise assortment plans using unlimited attributes -- taking into account space capacity, display criteria, open to buy and customer preferences.

Any changes to the assortment are reconciled to attribute mix targets financial goals and item plans. Together with Store Clustering, Assortment Planning provides merchandise planning localization capabilities to differentiate assortments based on customer preferences by store group and even down to store level

Assortment Planning makes the process of building and managing assortments fast, intuitive and efficient. With this powerful solution for assortment optimization and retail store planning you can:

  • Manage the end-to-end process of building, managing and planning assortments for new and existing products and styles
  • Set up retail assortment hierarchies, with variable and overlapping start and end dates and unlimited assortment information
  • Track attribute mix versus targets
  • Analyze bestsellers from previous or similar assortments
  • Localize assortments to accommodate each location's specific customer preferences
  • Utilize placeholder and proxy items with similar history
  • Synchronize assortments with Item Planning to plan and track items using multiple measures and versions and reconcile back to financial goals
  • Plan by average store, cluster or store in your retail channel
  • Plan by campaign, book or media drop for your direct channel

Combined with our Financial Planning and Item Planning solutions, Assortment Planning executes enterprise-level goals to optimize inventory investment in line with customer preferences across every selling channel.

Contact a Manhattan Associates representative to learn more about Assortment Planning and other solutions in our Planning and Forecasting suite.

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