Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning

Increase Profits with Better Planning

Identify opportunities for more profitable inventory investments while ensuring day-to-day decisions align with business objectives. Best-practice retail processes guide detailed financial planning with the flexible choice of deployment via the cloud or on premises.

  • Target setting: Planning leader(s) sets and reviews goals by channel and at an aggregate level of product (department, division, etc.) and the fiscal calendar.

  • Channel aware: Each channel (brick and mortar, direct, and wholesale/franchise, etc.) is supported by planning measures reflecting each channel's unique approach.

  • Complete plan: The planner can consider performance of prior years, subclass contributions to class, and seasonal trends; and can plan in global and local currencies.

  • Open to buy: Supports in-season revisions to preseason plan (sales, markdowns, on-hand, and receipts) with plan versioning and management of open to buy (OTB).

  • Location planning: Supports pre- and in-season planning by location and location attribute or hierarchy, plus alignment with the merchandise financial plan.

  • Attribute planning: Plan at any aggregate level with attributes or product/location hierarchies with real-time aggregation and proportional spread of changes.

Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning

Deploy and Configure to Meet Business Goals

  • Improve plan accuracy with views into sales history, actualized weekly sales, location views, and unconstrained forecasts
  • Eliminate plan discrepancies and organizational silos with reconciled plan visibility into multiple planning groups
  • Increase profits by supporting proactive retail management, resulting in fewer lost sales, excessive markdowns, and unprofitable exit strategies
  • Enable receipt flow planning down to the weekly level to maximize return on inventory investment
  • Configure to scale and evolve as your business changes with a future-proof solution
  • Deploy via Oracle Cloud for Industries to simplify integration, improve agility, and ease the burden of implementation for your IT resources (optional deployment method)

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