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Store Planning: Retail Store Planning Software

Manhattan Associates’ Store Planning software provides visibility to changes in local market trends. Its powerful simulation capabilities help store planners set balanced and achievable financial goals down to the store level and address opportunities quickly in-season when performance changes. The result: optimized inventory allocations and increased sell-through for each store.

Store Planning monitors performance at the store level and serves as a critical checks-and-balances tool for merchandise Financial Planning. Inventory can be optimized for each store across every category to achieve performance and profitability goals.

Combined with Store Clustering and Assortment Planning, Store Planning enables merchandise plans and assortments to be more effectively targeted to meet customer preferences. It also calculates store needs based on target weeks of supply inventory goals to drive inventory planning and allocation.

Additional benefits of Store Planning include the ability to:

  • Plan and track category mix, on-hand and open-to-ship, pre-season and in-season
  • Plan multiple metrics by store or average store
  • Streamline the store planning process with an intuitive and flexible workflow and user definable views
  • Integrate with Manhattan’s Demand Forecasting to provide accurate, statistically based forecasts
  • Use the store plan to drive Store Clustering and incorporate store clusters into the planning process
  • Reconcile store and merchandise financial plans dynamically for all or selected metrics
  • Leverage flexible seeding rules to provide a sound basis for planning and map “like” stores
  • Automate data import and export
  • Gain consistency and efficiency from using a central data repository across the entire organization for all planning activities
  • Generate multiple plans in batch from one set of instructions

Contact a Manhattan representative to learn more about Store Planning and our entire Planning and Forecasting suite.

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