The words "close enough" and "retail" should never occupy the same intellectual real estate.
As a retail business owner, you know how competitive the retail industry is these days. To remain profitable, you have to stay on top of your customers, your merchandise and your operation.
Retail software solutions can handle much of the heavy lifting for you, at least when it comes to the data you need to accurately forecast and manage your store's critical business functions. SAS retail software offers best-of-breed solutions that are specifically geared toward retail businesses, regardless of the size or complexity of the operation.
SAS Retail Overview
SAS retail product offerings are an extensive library of solutions that share a single purpose: To turn your retail establishment's data about customers, merchandise and operations into real knowledge that can be used in decision-making, strategic planning and customer relationship-building. All SAS retail software runs on a common SAS business analytics framework. Instead of assembling piecemeal solutions and crossing your fingers that they'll integrate smoothly, you can combine SAS solutions in a way that guarantees seamless integration and system-wide compatibility. SAS retail solutions run the gamut – if you can imagine a need for a data analytics solution for your store, chances are you'll find it in the SAS library. SAS breaks their retail solutions down into four distinct categories.
SAS Retail Solution Categories
- Customer Intelligence. SAS customer intelligence solutions help retailers identify, serve and retain profitable customers. The customer intelligence family of solutions helps you focus on improving customer relationships with applications for interaction management, marketing optimization, web analytics and customer segmentation.
- Merchandise Intelligence. In addition to customer intelligence, merchandise management represents another part of a successful retail formula. SAS merchandise intelligence solutions deliver the information you need to report, plan, forecast and optimize your in-store or online inventories.
- Operating Intelligence. SAS operating intelligence solutions center around information for profitable retail execution. Product offerings include management solutions for supplier relationships, IT, financial assets and human capital.
- Performance Management. Performance management solutions from SAS are supervisory applications that help you monitor store activities and enterprise level key indicators.