SAS helps companies find balance in supply chains

SAS Intelligent Planning Cloud utilizes quickly, creates rapid results for retailers and consumer product makers. It helps businesses navigate changing preferences, shipping interferences.

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NEW YORK: NRF 112th Annual Convention and EXPO -- Retailers and consumer item makers need precise demand planning now more than ever. With help from the game-changing, AI-powered SAS Intelligent Planning Cloud, companies can anticipate and address shopper needs and shipping disruptions more productively. The software-as-a-service solution is convenient now on SAS Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure.

It gives a free 14-day trial. SAS helps businesses navigate changing preferences, shipping interferences.

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"Successful retail and consumer goods companies need to be able to react in near-real time to operational and market conditions, as well as model future-state scenarios to enable greater company agility," said Brian Kilcourse, Managing Partner at Retail Systems Research. "SAS technologies integrated with Microsoft Azure are intended to drive faster, more complete analytics so that businesses can realize time-to-market results more quickly. The SAS on Azure offering promotes suave automated model building and management to support improved operational efficiencies." 

"SAS Intelligent Planning Cloud is fully automated, so users get the benefit of improved clarity for solving business problems without stressing over complicated cloud operations," said Dan Mitchell, Global Director of Retail and Consumer Goods at SAS. "The new norm for companies must be tapping into real-time asset, system, location and technology data with sophisticated AI and machine learning applications like those embodied by this benefaction. Ignoring this approach may mean lost sales, customers and market share."

"Ticklish in customer demand only exacerbates supply chain problems. So, when your product is bobbing up and down on that ship in the harbor, you see your options and can make an informed pivot," said Felice Miller, Business Strategy Leader, Retail & Consumer Goods at Microsoft. "That's why SAS and Microsoft are building a rich portfolio of supply chain-focused solutions that help companies tap into real-time data channels to fortify their own ability to sense, predict and adapt to disruptions. SAS is also a Microsoft for Cloud for Retail partner, which helps customers get up and running swift.


Succoring customers through supply chain disruptions is serious business to SAS. In addition to its strategic partnership with Microsoft Azure, SAS is building a rich network of supply chain expertise with ecosystem partners like project44 and partners like Cosmo Tech and C.H. Robinson – companies that sit at critical vantage points along the global supply chain. 

Agents from Cosmo Tech and project44 will join SAS at NRF23. Book a visit with SAS and its supply chain network during NRF23 in Booth 5020. You also can visit SAS in the Microsoft booth (4503) at NRF23. SAS is the leader in analytics. 

Through new software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you the power to know. SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. work from the USA.

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