Premium fashion brand Marc Cain chooses Board to drive its retail planning transformation

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 - Boston, Massachusetts

Board's intelligent planning platform replaces legacy systems and process with a modern, highly transparent and automated retail planning solution.

Board International, a global leader for Intelligent Planning solutions, today announced that Marc Cain has selected Board to drive their retail planning transformation. By leveraging Board's comprehensive retail planning solutions, Marc Cain aims to streamline their planning processes, gain real-time insights, and foster agility in responding to market trends and challenges.

For more than 50 years, Marc Cain, managed by founder and owner Helmut Schlotterer, has stood for distinctive women's fashion in the premium segment. Marc Cain has its own production facility in Germany and around half of its knitwear is knitted in one of the most modern and innovative machine parks in Europe. 

However, as with all fashion companies, it is a constant challenge to have the right products in the right place at the right time. Board's integrated platform consolidates all aspects of retail planning, from demand forecasting and inventory management to assortment planning, and sales performance analysis. It is essential, that retailers have an effective technology to ensure all points of sales can meet customer demand. 

Marc Cain will initially use Board for limit planning, cost center planning per point of sale (POS) as well as the alignment of bottom-up and top-down planning. Board interacts with and uses MS Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations as the feeding ERP System and provides a user-friendly environment.

We are thrilled Marc Cain selected Board for their retail planning transformation. In response to the complex dynamics of the markets, organizations need to modernize their processes with intelligent planning solutions. We are confident that our proven technology and retail expertise will empower Marc Cain to achieve new heights in their retail strategy, delivering a seamless and personalized experience to their customers," said Jeff Casale, CEO of Board. 

The partner for the implementation of Board at Marc Cain is the better decisions group (bdg), an international consulting company for Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions.



About Marc Cain 

The internationally successful fashion company Marc Cain was founded in 1973 by Helmut Schlotterer, Chairman of the Management Board. Today, Marc Cain is a globally operating premium brand for women's fashion with its own production facilities in Germany. Marc Cain manages its global business from its headquarters in Bodelshausen. Helmut Schlotterer continues to lead the company's fortunes as Chairman of the Management Board. This makes Marc Cain one of the few fashion companies in Germany that is still managed by the owner. >>more 


About Board

Board Intelligent Planning solutions help over 2,000 organizations worldwide plan smarter, enable actionable insights, and achieve better outcomes. Industry leaders trust Board to unify strategy, finance, and operations through more integrated and intelligent planning, and achieve full control of performance. Partnering with Board, global companies such as H&M, BASF, Burberry, Toyota, Coca-Cola, KPMG, and HSBC have successfully digitally transformed planning processes to build a competitive edge. 

Founded in 1994, and now with 25 offices worldwide, Board is recognized by leading analysts including BARC, Gartner, and IDC.


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