SAS® Intelligent Planning Cloud

SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® Intelligent Planning Cloud

SAS Institute Inc.

Modular consumption-based Demand Planning service for the Resilient Supply Chain.

SAS Institute Inc. - Global

SAS analytics software on Microsoft Azure can help you chart a new course forward during volatile market conditions. More accurate forecasting improves inventory productivity, increases on-shelf performance and reduces markdowns to drive higher margins. Additionally, SAS embedded Machine Learning automates analytics so your planners can focus on the exceptions – that 20% that matters most!

Predicting and planning consumer demand just got easier!

SAS Intelligent Planning Cloud is a highly automated, fully integrated supply and demand planning service that breaks down traditional barriers between planning steps, making it a continuous, flexible process. Retailers, Consumer Goods companies and other Supply Chain operators – we have you covered!

Included are powerful pre-built analytical forecast models, prescribed data model, integrated business process workflows, and dashboards with exception reporting - all delivered as a modular consumption-based service.

SAS will prepare your team on how to utilize the features and functions available with the solution to accelerate your planning decisions. Educational video content, bundled with the service, will include key concepts, terminology and demonstrations on using the solution.

Sense and Shape Demand

SAS patented Machine Learning and statistical forecasting, quickly senses short-term ‘sell-out’ demand and supports agile demand shaping responses that drive efficiencies.

  • Visually analyze data to spot patterns and insight to sales, shipments, pricing, promotions, etc.
  • Evaluate sales history and plan for future events – new products, locations, channel introduction – using what-if scenario analysis
  • Measure the effect of sales and marketing strategies on consumer demand using demand causal analytics

Building the future of analytics & AI in the cloud

Easily run analytic workloads in the cloud to meet business goals faster and enable trusted decisions. SAS is a recognized leader in Machine-Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. Powered by SAS® Intelligent Planning Cloud, the solution delivers these capabilities as-a-service to automate complex planning tasks and improve supply chain efficiency while delivering superior customer experiences.

  • Optimized SAS environment in the cloud, based on thousands of successful cloud projects
  • Adopt cloud analytics as-a-service without incurring technical debt of in-house development

“Adoption of advanced analytics such as Predict and Plan Consumer Demand from SAS will help retailers improve forecast accuracy and an automated low-touch planning process. Predict and Plan Consumer Demand offers an Azure ready scalable planning solution for data scientists and business users to collaborate using advanced analytics, A.I. and machine learning.” RSR Research

SAS analytics solutions transform data into intelligence, inspiring over 1,400 Retail & Consumer Goods companies around the world to make bold new discoveries that drive progress.

Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing and Retail July 2023 Launch Partner