Benefits of Demand Planning with SAS Intelligent Planning
The challenge of demand planning with legacy systems is that they use obsolete planning methods, are constrained by their design, and do not allow for rapid, consumer-based insight and analysis. When demand planning is done on a very basic system or with spreadsheets, strategic planning across the enterprise is impossible – the system can’t facilitate data manipulation or allow executives to view corporate roll-ups from different vantages. Planners engage in manual, low-productivity tasks due to a lack of automated processes, reducing their efficiency and ability to work strategically to improve results. The results are inaccurate forecasts and poor sell-through rates.
The innovative architecture and high-performance forecasting platform in SAS Intelligent Planning allows merchants to quickly analyze customer demand and collaborate across the organization to develop strategic financial plans, create and manage customer-centric assortments with unlimited dimensions, and dynamically adjust in-season forecasts to changing demand and inventory conditions.