With more than 300 stores and 14,000 employees, Target Australia needed a better way to manage staffing within stores than its legacy solution could provide. Although wage budgets could be set at a store level, there was no way for management to determine how dollars were spent within each store.
The “Simpler Stores” team at Target Australia deployed Anaplan for Workforce Planning and integrated the platform with the existing workforce management solution. They also connected the solution to data feeds from store-based point-of-sale (POS) systems.
Users at headquarters now have automated, granular visibility into in-store staff allocation and spending. Staffing plans for both new stores and in-store events are more accurate because they leverage multiple data sources.
Anaplan’s cloud solution was fast to set up, integrate, and deploy to users. The single platform is leveraged for multiple use cases, and its ability to perform “what-if” analysis is used in a variety of planning scenarios.