2023 Gartner® Market Guide for Retail Merchandise Financial Planning

Best-in-class MFP solutions allow merchandisers to seize control of both pre-season and in-season planning processes, adding precision and strategy to their KPIs of demand forecasting, markdowns, receipts, inventory and open-to-buy, across all of a retailers’ channels.” Gartner®

While pioneering Connected Planning solutions years ago by connecting financial and operational planning data, analytics and insights – with over 500 retail and consumer goods customers today, Anaplan continues to demonstrate industry thought leadership with our purpose-built Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) solution.  

Leading retail customers rely on Anaplan’s MFP solution today, delivering significant business value quickly, with turn-key capabilities that include: dynamic forecasting, scenario planning, enterprise visibility, seamless collaboration, real-time KPI updates, and actionable insights across all locations, channels.

According to Gartner, “Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) enables merchandisers to optimize sales, profit and inventory, connecting stakeholders with one version of the truth.  CIOs can use this guide to identify MFP solution vendors to support digital business transformation within a unified retail commerce strategy.”

Please read the complimentary report and learn why we believe a Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) platform like Anaplan’s can enable both top-line and bottom-line benefits such as revenue growth, a reduction in omni-channel inventory costs, optimized markdowns, improved cash flow and better use of working capital – despite today’s everchanging business environment.

Gartner®: Market Guide for Retail Merchandise Financial Planning, Jonathan Kutner, 21 March 2023
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