Retail & Distribution

Advanced analytical and intelligence technologies for the retail and distribution industry using MicroStrategy

“Two-thirds of the top 50 global retailers depend on MicroStrategy…”

  • Merchandise Management
  • Market Basket
  • Loss Prevention
  • Marketing Analysis
  • Category Management

Major retailers throughout the world use MicroStrategy to drive growth and maximise profits. One Top 5 retailer alone uses 40 MicroStrategy applications.  Intuitive and user-friendly, the MicroStrategy platform offers fast and reliable deployment to thousands of users across stores and throughout the external supply chain. Its powerful ROLAP architecture supports data scalability in the multi-terabyte range, while its sophisticated analytics capability allows for complex retail analysis, such as market-basket. It also provides native support for the ‘many-to-many’ relationships and non-aggregate metrics essential for retail analysis.

Retailers that use MicroStrategy have:

  • 13% higher Return on Assets (ROA)
  • 69% higher earnings growth, and
  • 5% higher profit margin than retailers that don’t use MicroStrategy

Source: Store Operations

GIROUX retail and distribution applications using MicroStrategy

Store Operations

  • Comp Store Sales
  • Competitor Stores
  • ROA
  • Asset Turnover
  • Sales & Margin
  • Inventory Turnover
  • Reallocation / DSD
  • Front Store Sales
  • Sales / Square Foot
  • Labour Cost Analysis
  • Register Usage Analysis

Merchandise Management

  • Sell-Through
  • Reallocations
  • Inventory Turns
  • Weeks of Supply
  • Hot Item Report
  • Seasonal Buying
  • Pull-Through
  • Lineal Feet
  • In Stock %
  • Mark Down %
  • Department Contribution

Market Basket Analysis

  • Customer Loyalty
  • Core Items
  • Items per Basket
  • Attachment Rates
  • Demographic Baskets
  • Brand Switching
  • In-Basket Price
  • Revenue Contribution
  • Shopper Penetration
  • Core Item Frequency
  • Basket-Register Correlation
Loss Prevention

  • Shrink Analysis
  • Vendor Rationalization
  • Natural Losses
  • Return Rates
  • Cancels
  • Markdowns
  • Backorders
  • Hot Stores
  • Hot Staff
  • Hot Customer
  • Distribution Shrink

Marketing Analysis

  • Marketing Areas
  • Ad Blocks
  • Promo Lift
  • Price Points
  • Seasonal Events
  • Feature vs. Display
  • Channel Share
  • Market Share
  • Grand Openings
  • Coupon Distribution
  • End-Cap Efficiency

Category Management

  • Pricing Modules
  • Assortment Optimization
  • Category Scorecards
  • Market Comparison
  • Role Analysis
  • SKU Rationalization
  • Item Definitions
  • Share of Shelf
  • Vendor Performance
  • Category Contribution
  • Season Changeover

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