Intelligent Merchandise Planning with Board

Enrich data and enhance planning to outpace your competition.

Retail markets are fierce. The difference between success and shortfall often comes down to a few key decisions. That’s why retailers must embrace proven planning solutions—to understand their markets better and make the best possible decisions.

With Intelligent Retail Planning™ from Board, organizations can enrich data and enhance planning processes. To stay competitive. To bolster resilience. To execute strategies for better business outcomes.

We made it easy to see the value our platform can deliver for your organization. Watch this video to learn more about merchandise financial planning (MFP)—and see how Board can empower your retail business to thrive in today’s landscape. 

00:00:01Today's retail environment is tougher than ever, and amidst rising costs, inflation, and fast-changing consumer preferences, it's time for retailers to re-evaluate their financial planning environments.

00:00:13The truth is the organizational and technology silos of the past are slowing retailers down, limiting their agility, and costing them competitive edge.

00:00:21There's a solution. With Intelligent Retail Planning™ from Board, you can orchestrate planning across all core processes such as financial and assortment, open-to-buy, and demand planning.

00:00:32In this demo, I'll show you how Board merchandise financial planning, or MFP, can help you build a more resilient planning process and get ahead of the competition.

00:00:42My Board application's home screen gives me easy access to every part of my retail planning process, including the financial scenario planning capability I need in today's world of change.

00:00:52I can quickly understand and plan the demand, clear excess inventory, gain control of liquidity, and optimize profitability.

00:01:00Key metrics and sales dashboards are available through a simple and merchant-friendly UI.

00:01:10With real-time collaboration, I can connect with key decision-makers, adjust at the speed of change, and know that we're all using the same trusted data and insights.

00:01:22Board's fully integrated planning modules can turn merchandising strategies into faster execution and better business outcomes, such as assortment and open-to-buy.

00:01:33In this open-to-buy example, I can plan at channel, country, and then drill into any level of merchandising hierarchy to build my plan.

00:01:43Through this integrated OTB planning step, I can execute optimal buy and margins, reducing inventory, and improving sales through more accurate forecasts and integrated financial scenarios.

00:01:56Now that's Intelligent Retail Planning only from Board.

00:02:00Learn more at and request your personalized retail demo today.