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What do Gartner, Forrester, and IDC have in common? They all named Anaplan a planning leader.
In retail, evolving demand, supply chain issues, and consumer evolution create unique challenges. With merchandise financial planning, industry leaders are increasing profits and margins while enhancing the customer experience.
Collaborative planning, scenario modelling, and dynamic forecasting across a single merchandise financial planning process are not only possible – they are now essential for better, faster ‘moment of truth’ decisions.
Anaplan enables a unified, collaborative approach to the entire merchandise financial planning life cycle.
In light of the modern-day consumer’s shopping behaviors and spending habits, retailers need a flexible, dynamic, and collaborative merchandise financial planning platform to stay ahead of the zero loyalty and zero patience of today’s consumer.
Demand signals have a shelf life. Anaplan helps retailers sense and respond in real-time to capture additional revenue and profit in an ever-changing, omni-channel shopping environment. Get the last bit of value for each inch of shelf space.
Reduce excess inventory costs, markdowns, and shrunk while maximizing working capital, revenues, profitability. Anaplan helps retailers reduce omni-channel costs by capturing key financial data in real time at every stage of the merchandise planning process.
Magnus Tagtstrom, Senior Director of Supply Chain Optimization, Circle K
"We have eliminated by half the time it takes to download and upload data and calculate our budget."
Eli Molteberg Ensrud
VP of Planning, Finance, and Operations, Helly Hansen
"We’ve had a very good experience with Anaplan. I truly believe that they are looking out for us and want us to be successful."
Senior Director of Operations, Carter's
Fortune 500 company Dollar General has proven its resiliency in serving millions of customers in 47 U.S. states and over 18,000 stores – through dynamic forecasting with Anaplan.
"Adapting to change is just a matter of building a new Anaplan model."
Corporate Treasurer, Prestige Beauty Retailer
Read the Gartner report on Merchandise Financial Planning to learn more about the critical capabilities needed to go beyond traditional merchandising to real-time balancing of demand, inventory and financial success measures.
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Watch experts discuss how retailers can use Merchandise FInancial Planning to gain control over inventory turn, stockouts, safety stock, promotions, and markdowns – the factors that can have the biggest impact on revenue, profit, cashflow and working capital.