o9 Merchandising and Assortment Planning
by o9 Solutions
Build and manage customer-centric merchandising plans and improve alignment with strategic mix
Merchandise Financial Planning: Build and manage customer-centric Merchandise Financial Plans. Improve Alignment of go-to-market Strategies and Initiatives with the ability to plan by attributes and establish Open-to-buy controls.
Assortment Planning: Build Assortments to develop optimal product mix for both Pre and In season. Build customized Assortments for targeted customer segments to achieve the product mix that maximizes profitability while maintaining optimum Inventory levels.
Merchandising Analytics: Leverage embedded retail analytics to drive improvements to retail planning processes – financial planning, localization and competitive positioning, allocation & replenishment planning, pricing and promotion planning.
Retail Demand Planning: Improve forecast accuracy, alignment, and accountability. Build accurate forecasts using predictive analytics to forecast fashion, seasonal and long lifecycle products.
Lossless representation of network, assortment & market knowledge: Model the complete distribution and retail network with o9’s Enterprise Knowledge Graph. Include products at the level required to support all decisions.
Omni-channel merchandise and assortment optimization: Use a flexible modeling framework to model variations in product flow and frequency and drive the right mix and assortment. Make better inventory decisions across all relevant channels (direct, offline, and online).
Analytics driven performance and opportunities visibility: Review plans and investments across products, channels, and regional dimensions. Capture fast-changing customer sentiment and drive progress towards the annual plan, focused on ROI.
Pricing, promotions, and markdown analytics: Use real-time analytics to understand the efficacy of pricing and promotional events and deploy instant changes to capture the full potential of your assortment.
Scenario planning, P&L gap closure: Drive all plan review & finalization, tightly coupled to the P&L. Build alternatives to consider on the fly. Pick decisions to bring actuals in line with strategic goals. Deploy the optimal Open to Buy plans.
o9 Solutions is the premier AI-powered platform for driving digital transformations of integrated planning and operations capabilities. Whether it is driving demand, aligning demand and supply, or managing P&L, any process can be made faster and smarter with o9’s AI-powered digital solutions. Bringing together technology innovations—such as graph-based enterprise modelling, big data analytics, advanced algorithms for scenario planning, collaborative portals, easy-to-use interfaces and cloud-based delivery—into one platform.