A² Assortment Planning
Increase sales, profitability and shopper satisfaction with an optimal product mix
Who is it for
Media & Office supplies
Hardware & DIY
Better assortment management and buying
Your product mix is the cornerstone of your retail concept. Analyse² Assortment Planning for Hardlines & Softlines ensures you meet your shopper demand according to your strategy. Drive process with goals and budgets. Manage macro-level product mix, create category assortment strategies and plan item-level assortments accordingly.
Buy against your budget with full visibility to inventories, open purchases and demand forecast for the coming season. Manage product information for novelty items and new collections before making the decision to list them. With A² Pricing, you can integrate life-cycle pricing to the same solution.
Improve the quality of your assortment decisions
Increased sales, margin and inventory turnover
Less capital invested in stock
Minimized markdown and price erosion
More satisfied and loyal shoppers
Improve the efficiency and manageability of your business
Better control of business, budgets and merchandising execution
Formalized, transparent buying and better purchase power
Improved management visibility and streamlined processes
Less data entry and manual work, fewer errors
“The assortment is not just suitable anymore, we are hitting right in the target.”
VP Grocery Division
Solution for the whole process
Macro-level product mix
Category demand modeling for space allocation
Category assortment strategy
Subcategory and brand demand modeling for assortment width and depth decisions
Item-level demand forecasting and optimization
Item-level demand forecasting and assortment optimization
Price optimization and price elasticity
Purchase plan and volume estimates
Item-level demand forecasting and inventory optimization
Visual merchan-dising and store guidelines
Item-level space optimization with facings, shelf inventory and visual minimum
In-season adjustments and markdown
Markdown optimization with timing and price scaling
Macro-level product mix & category assortment strategy
Meet the shopper demand with better assortment strategies
Serving your shoppers with a great product mix starts from the correct allocation of floor space to different merchandise categories. Group stores into category specific clusters according to their customer demand and size. Allocate appropriate space to each category in each cluster.
Continue to assortment category strategies that ensure that each category answers to the wants and needs of your shoppers. Define the assortment width and assortment structure for each store cluster in each category/ brand considering shopper demand, your store concept, market trends, sales targets & budgets and €/m².
Item-level assortment and pricing
Execute your assortment strategies with items that delight your shoppers
Choose correct items for maximum sales and shopper satisfaction considering the assortment strategy and available space. Demand forecasts and assortment listing/delisting recommendations help you decide the correct items and store coverage for continuous assortments. Product information management capabilities ensure that you can plan your assortment with clear understanding on the new collections and next-gen models to be available for your planned period.
Analyse² Pricing add-on module lets you price items for correct price image, competitive position and max. profit. Enjoy the convenience of pricing in the same solution you use to plan assortments.
Buying and purchase planning
Buy less, sell more
Estimate needed volumes and buy according to purchase plan to invest correct amount of capital to stock. Analyse² Assortment Planning forecast the need-to-buy and helps you monitor your buying budget. You gain capital efficiency and avoid both out-of-stock and overstocking. Purchase reporting makes buying transparent and provides management visibility to buying.
In-season adjustments and markdown
React timely and protect margin
Monitor and adjust in-season implementation as needed and time & scale markdowns optimally to minimize price erosion. A² Pricing has a markdown module with price elasticity modeling to help you start markdowns just-in-time and minimize the price reductions while still clearing your inventory before the season is over.
Part of a platform that has it all
Analyse² Assortment Planning is part of a powerful retail software suite, Analyse2 Merchandising Platform, that provides most relevant merchandising solutions designed to work seamlessly together.
Easy to use user interface
Built with modern web standards, our solutions have easy to use user interfaces to carry out everyday tasks. This ensures end users embrace their new tools and realize their full benefit.
Analytics for smart decisions
Analyse² Analytics Engine provides the forecasting and optimization smarts you need to plan your product mix, pricing and campaigns. Short and long-term volume forecast, cannibalization and price elasticity, all included.
Scalable cloud backend
Analyse² Merchandising Platform uses cloud technology to give you the best performance/cost ratio and scalability.
Single source of the truth
Analyse² Data Warehouse integrates to all relevant systems in your infrastructure be it PIM, ERP, SCM system, POS or something else. You can make decisions with all needed data up to date in our solutions.