JDA Software Delivers Profitable Store Assortments to Leading Retailers

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JDA Software Delivers Profitable Store Assortments to Leading Retailers

10/20/2016
JDA Software Group, Inc., today announced a powerful new solution, JDA® Assortment Generator, part of JDA Category Management.  JDA Assortment Generator enables the automated creation of a large volume of highly targeted assortment plans that address shopper needs at the local level. New capabilities introduced today help retailers address the challenge of delivering profitable, customized assortments across all stores and sales channels.
 
“As omni-channel competition increases, the only way for retailers to win the hearts and minds of consumers is to have the right products available at the right time and at the right place,” said Todd McCourtie, senior solutions strategy director, JDA. “The problem is producing hundreds of store-specific assortment plans in a time- and cost-effective manner. JDA Assortment Generator answers that problem.”
 
“In today’s retail environment, consumers are the boss — and they have more personalized needs and shopping behaviors than ever before. From new products and best sellers to their favorite private labels, shoppers have diverse needs — and they know exactly what they want," McCourtie said. “Satisfying this complex market demand begins with having the right products in every store — delighting shoppers, minimizing markdowns and creating long-term loyalty. For the first time, JDA Assortment Generator represents a fast, automated means of getting the product mix right across all stores and all channels.”
 
Because it recognizes the physical limitations of every store, JDA Assortment Generator delivers true space awareness, offering the flexibility to match available space with the optimal product mix. Using the latest point-of-sale (POS), market, consumer demographic and store-specific performance data, this innovative solution produces highly accurate cluster-, channel- and store-level assortments. Planning teams can also apply custom-defined rules to list/delist products from an assortment, further optimizing the product mix to reflect shoppers’ needs at the store level.
 
“As planning staffs shrink, retailers are challenged to gather, analyze and apply the huge volumes of market data that are available today,” added McCourtie. “For the first time, JDA Assortment Generator automates the process of analyzing this data and transforming it into custom-tailored, profitable assortment plans. By maximizing the productivity of their planning teams, retailers can benefit from a higher volume of assortment plans — with much greater accuracy. This software release represents a win-win for retailers who are struggling to profitably meet demand across all their selling channels.”