Manhattan Associates

Financial Planning: Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Software

Manhattan Associates' Financial Planning software helps retailers manage the merchandise planning process across the organization using top-down and bottom-up financial plans to drive earnings and financial results in line with corporate objectives. With our software, you can plan and forecast key performance metrics such as sales and inventory across multiple categories, selling channels, and time periods, and incorporate key attributes to align your planning process around customer preferences. Dynamic planning processes and best-practice templates let you easily adjust your plans and forecasts to respond to changes in demand or other variables that impact margin and turn.

With Financial Planning as a cornerstone to drive downstream planning and execution, you can:

  • Gain enterprise-wide visibility to financial metrics, and adjust business goals in line with changing trends
  • Drive assortment planning, item planning, and store planning and manage open to buy in season  to increase sales, margin and turn across all categories
  • Focus on attributes that matter most to your customer to align merchandise mix with customer preferences
  • Quickly develop “what-if” scenarios for key performance metrics to determine effective alternative strategies
  • Implement best-practice templates that support your financial planning process for retail, catalog and web channels -- configured to each channel’s unique characteristics
  • Enhanceyour planning process and increase productivity for planners
  • Integrate with Manhattan’s Demand Forecasting solution for improved forecast accuracy and a smarter start to the planning process

Contact a Manhattan representative to learn more about how Financial Planning can improve your company’s processes for strategic merchandise planning and forecasting.

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