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Matalan cashes in on SAS

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24th Jun 2008
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Matalan is using SAS software to share vital sales information throughout its business and increase the speed at which it can be accessed. By speeding up the supply of correct data, SAS provides Matalan with the ability to make faster and more accurate business critical decisions, increase efficiencies, cut costs and reduce waste, translating to an increase in bottom-line profit.

The company expects to benefit from having visibility of the previous weekend's trading figures by the following Monday morning. The aim is for a traffic-light report covering size, colour and store performance, to be delivered electronically and to provide detailed insight into the stores sales patterns enabling immediate response to trading performance.

"Matalan's aim is to become a fact-based, data-driven organisation and SAS has helped us toward meeting this objective," said Pete Trainer, IT and logistics director, Matalan. "SAS' one version of the truth gives us the ability to optimally plan, execute on that plan and react quickly to changing conditions. Bringing all our data together means that we now have a platform to build upon for future developments in the areas of merchandise planning, supply-chain management and marketing outreach."

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