Ace Hardware Incorporates Business Weather Intelligence

Ace Hardware selects the Planalytics Business Weather Intelligence platform to measure and predict weather-driven demand. The hardware retail chain is integrating weather intelligence into its business processes to reduce risk and capitalize on weather-driven opportunities. Management is using the system to improve seasonal inventory control and target marketing and promotional programs based on weather-driven changes in customer behavior. The software uses a combination of historical and predictive analytics to predict weather influences on supply and demand both in-season and up to one year in advance.