The retail business is fiercely competitive. Retailers must satisfy customers through multiple channels, and deal with industry consolidations, increasing profit targets and shrinking margins. In this setting, the planning process needs to be collaborative and extend beyond finance to all stakeholders. It must offer value to both executive and operations management to ensure participation and buy-in across the organization.
Apply best practices technology to improve store operations performance
The IBM Cognos Store Operations Planning Performance Blueprint uses IBM Cognos 8 Planning and IBM Cognos 8 BI to provide a Web-based process for managing store operations:
“The Cognos Store Operations (P&L) Planning Performance Blueprint was definitely a differentiator in the selection cycle.”
~Brad Friedman, chief information officer, Burlington Coat Factory
Learn more about the IBM Cognos Store Operations Planning Performance Blueprint. Download the following: