Oracle Retail provides the industry's most comprehensive suite of merchandise planning and optimization solutions supporting pre-season and in-season planning processes, as well as inventory execution. The planning solution suite supports the creation of financial, item, assortment, category, space, replenishment and allocation plans. These solutions provide retail-specific, science-based decision support and profit optimization by utilizing sophisticated mathematical models and optimization routines to create intelligent estimates of future business opportunities, giving retailers a common demand-planning engine across the enterprise execution system.
Oracle Retail’s predictive planning platform offers an embedded best-practice process but allows retailers to configure the process based on the unique needs of their business and to leverage the embedded capabilities for automating and optimizing decisions.
Oracle Retail merchandise planning solutions enable retailers to determine which products should be on the shelves, how much should be bought, how to price, what to promote, and what and when to mark down—in order to maximize sales while minimizing costs and constraints. With Oracle solutions, retailers can: