Durham, N.C. (Jan 16, 2020)AI-fortified, cloud-ready SAS Intelligent Planning Suite enhances the customer experience for global retailers and consumer goods manufacturers

At NRF 2020, SAS and Core Compete announced how SAS’s Intelligent Planning Suite and Cloud Analytics to provide intelligent decisioning for retailers who demand new levels of cloud agility. Here are excepts from the announcement.

NRF 109th NRF Big Show and EXPO – Recent enhancements to the SAS Intelligent Planning Suite have infused it with artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud agility to help companies localize assortments, optimize inventory, automate forecasting and maximize profits. Leading companies like Carrefour, Grupo Exito and Nestle rely on analytics leader SAS and its proven portfolio of software and services to succeed despite fierce competition.

Effective planning makes a bottom-line difference whether a retailer sells electronics, groceries or apparel. Manufacturing goods like candy bars, tires or blue jeans also require precise forecasting and planning. In the end, the most successful companies use data and analytics like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to satisfy shifting consumer demand.

“Many retailers are reinventing their operations and brand experience with new innovations in the cloud,” said Tom Litchford, Head of Retail Business Development, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We are delighted to welcome Core Compete to the AWS Retail Competency Program. Their solutions for retail operations, powered and vetted by AWS, can help our customers to accelerate their transformation, modernization, and customer engagement efforts.”

Core Compete’s Managing Partner provided his thoughts on how this drives business value to retailers.

Shiva Kommareddi, Managing Partner at Core Compete announced, “We are proud to achieve AWS Retail Competency status. It acknowledges our creativity and experience in helping retailers leverage AWS to rapidly deliver services. AWS set the bar very high and it is rewarding to be acknowledged for our highly specialized skills in deploying sophisticated analytic workloads on AWS cloud as well as our ability to drive true business value to retailers worldwide.”

The complete announcement is available on the Marketing Technology Insights website. Full Press Release here.

About Core Compete

Core Compete is a Cloud Analytics company that delivers value from big data by building innovative solutions and trusted, long-term partnerships with clients in retail, media, manufacturing, banking and financial services organizations in the North Americas, UK, Europe and APAC regions.

Core Compete has strategic partnerships with AWS, SAS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft, and Oracle. With headquarters in Durham, NC and offices in Dallas, London and Hyderabad and Pune, India, Core Compete has delivered than 300 successful Cloud Analytics implementations with some of the world’s largest organizations.

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