New York City Tilly’s, a leading teen specialty retailer, has deployed SAS Size Profiling as a managed solution to better evaluate store-level style-specific demand by size. SAS, a leader in business analytics, is the only software vendor to currently offer size profiling customers the choice of either a managed solution or licensed software for behind-the-firewall deployment. Licensing software for behind-the-firewall deployment offers retailers different benefits than a managed or hosted model, according to SAS.
“Having SAS host this solution was an efficient way to deploy this important capability,” said Craig DeMerit, CIO, Tilly’s, Irvine, Calif., which operates more than 100 stores. “It is great for us to be able to rely on SAS for the implementation and ongoing support, because they know the software better than anyone else.”
“We may have been missing opportunities with earlier processes that were far less precise and with SAS, I firmly believe we can improve size profile accuracy,” DeMerit continued.
SAS Size Profiling’s analytics transform historical sales data into accurate projections of future demand by size. Integrated with existing merchandising systems, this intelligence is applied to purchasing and allocation workflows delivering optimal, store-specific size profiles that match local demand. Both pre-season and in-season profiling are systematized through an intuitive user interface and automated workflow.