Building a Business Case for Planning

In today’s fast-paced consumer landscape, providing a seamless shopping experience is crucial. Rock-solid planning holds the key to omnichannel business success — from a dependable merchandise financial plan to a well-thought-out allocation and replenishment strategy. 

For many brands and retailers, email and spreadsheets are still the go-to tools for budgeting, assortment planning, forecasting and supply chain planning — all while managing hundreds of stores and thousands of products across multiple channels and countries.  

The ability for planners, merchandisers, buyers, marketing and sales to function efficiently depends on their digital ecosystem. Failing to evolve older outdated systems reduces visibility and the ability to know what products to place where and in what quantities and can cost brands and retailers big!  

If you’re still relying on spreadsheets or an outdated system that is failing to deliver its promised ROI, it’s time to consider a modern planning solution and say goodbye 👋 to disorganized planning once and for all. 

Read on for our roadmap to building a compelling business case for a modern end-to-end planning solution.  

Chapter Three is Here!

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Chapter One:


Navigating the Maze: Defining your toughest challenges

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Chapter Two: 


Conquering the Maze: A Comparative Study of Planning Solutions

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NEW RELEASE Chapter Three:


Understanding the ROI of a Planning Solution


Seeing is believing!  👀 what our customers are saying... 

"Before COVID, we had a 5.6% operating margin at the end of fiscal year 2020. We closed this past year at 12%. It is a huge improvement in profits! ...If we had had a lot of inventory, we could not have done it. Centric PlanningTM has been an enabler to truly follow our strategy and increase our profitability in a very, very big way."
Vice President of Global Inventory Management | GUESS

"We were looking for a solution that allows us to keep up with the speed of the market and the latest international trends—to quickly integrate the right resources to accelerate the development of innovative products. With Centric Visual BoardsTM, we aim to increase the garment portfolio by 75% to 90% at our Colombian and Mexican factories." 
Product Development and Innovation Manager | Permoda 

"With the new Centric Planning solution, buying and merchandising teams can work more collaboratively and are saving time because manual data entry has been eliminated. Being able to create ‘what-if’ scenarios empowers teams to make strategic decisions faster and achieve sales and margin targets."
Senior Head of Merchandise Management | KaDeWe 


✓Enable remote collaboration ✓Increase speed to market ✓Increase transparency across your product development processes with a single source of the truth. Seeing is believing!