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Fashion Retail Planning

A Best Practice Solution for Fashion Retailers

The Darwin Fashion Retail Planner is an industry standard solution that helps fashion retailers maximize efficiency and streamline their design-to-retail processes. This comprehensive solution works with leading ERP systems, automates critical and laborious tasks, and replaces complex and error-prone spreadsheets. With the Fashion Retail Planner, you will have the ability to efficiently integrate disparate retail design-to-market processes for the best results.

The solution’s preconfigured modules can be set up based on your company’s specific needs:

Financial Planning
  • Synchronize financial and merchandize budgets
  • Multi-level sales hierarchy support, from the country level down to the store level
  • Multi-channel strategy support for a variety of online and physical stores
  • Financial budgeting based on KPIs and targets
  • Historic sales and budgetary data support
  • Support for product hierarchy levels and seasonal products
Merchandise Planning
  • Customizable season start and end dates
  • Support for top-down and bottom-up seasonal planning
  • Merchandise plans can be tied to financial planning
  • Smart handling to eliminate out of stock situations
  • Cost savings throughout the planning hierarchy
  • Support for target-based range controls for various styles and options
Assortment Planning
  • Placeholder feature to help buyers with range setting
  • Support for top line merchandise assortment planning
  • Automatically upload and map styles and colors to your ERP system
  • Collection book look up and image review
  • Definable time buckets for overview of budget, planned styles and colors
  • Support for pre-defined calculations
  • Supports entry of purchase order lines to ERP system
  • Support for up to 10 product hierarchical levels and unlimited attributes
Open to Buy Module
  • Unified view of multiple seasons and calendars
  • Buyers’ shopping list support via email
  • Monitoring of sales, markdown, margin, forward cover, closing stock & OTB
  • What-if simulations provide visibility into expected and required closing stock
  • In-season reforecasting, as well as pre-season and in-season forecasting
  • Plan forward cover and stock rotation
  • Ability to seed sales and markdown budgets for old stock using historic sell-through and markdown data, and required closing stock percentage
  • Historic sales and markdown profiles per plan level based on budget split
  • Helps align your financial and merchandise budgets
Markdown Planning
  • Maximize profit with optimized timing, frequency and depth of markdowns
  • Actual vs. ideal sell-through and product life cycle markdown suggestions
  • Calculation of markdown proposals on gross profit
  • Choice of price points or price rounding (up and down)
  • Markdown proposals for older stock based on age and cost
  • Optimal sell-through curves in comparison with reference products
  • Customizable, pre-defined campaign rules (maximum number of price adjustments, time period between price changes, minimum number of days without markdown, etc.)
  • Bestseller analysis for precise reporting based on actual sell-through per style, color, etc.

For more information on how we can assist you with your fashion retail planning needs, contact us at:
Email : sales@simbustech.com
Phone : +91 80 2659 2500

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