With new fashion-focused solution kit, Anaplan and VISEO help retailers transform critical operations
The fashion industry has been navigating a wave of disruption and complexity in recent years – from the rise of omnichannel and direct-to-consumer, a global pandemic, sky high inflation, and the many cracks exposed across global supply chains. After closing out what is sure to be an unusual holiday season, retailers now have their eyes set on 2023, with the hopes of driving profits, protecting margins, and reducing the excess costs that plagued their bottom lines in 2022.
To help retail leaders optimize their operations and plan more effectively, VISEO, a global IT company specializing in digital transformation services, today launched Anaplan for Fashion, a set of pre-built solutions for end-to-end retail planning, running on the Anaplan platform.
Developed by VISEO’s team of industry experts and built on Anaplan’s market leading platform for planning and decision-making, Anaplan for Fashion is a set of six out-of-the-box solutions designed to help retailers gain the agility, insight, and flexibility needed to address their most pressing business challenges. This includes highly configurable solutions for merchandise planning and strategy, assortment and buy, collection pricing, distribution planning, store staff sales performance management, and material sourcing in fashion. With industry best-practices at their fingertips, retail leaders can re-imagine and quickly automate critical planning process – from strategic planning to in-season optimization. And, with real-time company and third-party data housed in the Anaplan platform, planning teams can spend less time sorting through spreadsheets and more time collaborating on strategic opportunities to drive profit dollars.
“Retail leaders are no strangers to complexity, but the pace of change we’re seeing today – from price hikes and inventory bullwhip effects to heightened consumer advocacy – prove just how important agility is to retail success,” said Bill Schuh, Chief Revenue Officer, Anaplan. “With VISEO’s new solution kit on the Anaplan platform, we can arm retailers with the insights, flexibility, and best practices they need to operate effectively in this challenging environment.”
Anaplan for Fashion was recently deployed by a major fashion, footwear, and sportswear brand with a worldwide distribution network of over 2,500 shops and corners in 120 countries. By leveraging the solution kit, the company, which sells approximately one item every two seconds, realized consistency and agility in strategy, pricing, assortment, and buying – leading to an increase of sell-out of more than 2%.
“We have leaned on VISEO’s strong expertise in the Apparel, Fashion and Luxury sector to build with Anaplan a new set of solutions that address the business challenges retailers are facing today,” said Eric Perrier, CEO of VISEO. “We have designed a top-notch solution kit with incredible efficiency to meet retailers’ needs.”
An Anaplan partner since 2014, VISEO has helped over 150 brands across Europe and Asia re-imagine their operations with Anaplan’s platform for connected planning. The company currently supports digital transformation and optimization projects for more than 50 major retailers. VISEO teams provide end-to-end support, from consulting services to application maintenance, scope assessment, project management assistance, solution management and implementation, as well as international deployments.