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Merchandise Financial Planning

Develop groundbreaking omni-channel strategies

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.

Struggle to reconcile top down targets with bottom up forecasts? Find it difficult to understand the margin impact of mix changes? Don’t have good visibility to the assumptions and initiatives driving bottom up forecasts?

o9’s AI platform can upgrade your revenue planning to empower channel, sales, finance and product marketing to collaborate, plan and align on plans, initiatives and resources to optimize revenue and margin performance.

Top reasons organizations are upgrading their Merchandise Financial Planning capabilities

Omni-channel Merchandising 
Create financial plans to improve efficiency, quality and accuracy. Address your unique needs in the omni-channel approach

Driver Based Plans
Develop business impact understanding with financial forecasts and forward-looking drivers

Unprecedented systems scalability
Move from legacy systems to a highly scalable and cloud based system

Integrated Analytics
Connect all financial, strategic, Top-down, Middle-Out and Bottom-Up planning process with real-time relationships

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Use cases favored by our clients

  • Merchandise Plans using Retail and Cost Methods of Accounting
  • Real-time aggregation and disaggregation at any level in the hierarchy
  • Integrated Attribute Planning
  • Modeling growth by business drivers such as assortment changes, promotions, demographic shifts etc.
  • Real-time reconciliation with assortment, allocation, replenishment etc.
  • Statistical and AI/ML driven projections
  • Visibility to competitive, consumer, weather and social data.
  • Cycle over Cycle changes with Assumptions tracking
  • Communicate and Collaborate within the team and across functional teams
  • What-if scenarios and simulations to analyze and build plans

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