From the Wires
Hibbett Sports Selects QuantiSense for Business Intelligence Platform
By: Business Wire
Jan. 14, 2013 08:35 AM
QuantiSense, the leading provider of retail analytics and decision orchestration solutions, today announced that national sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sports (NASDAQ/GS: HIBB) has selected the QuantiSense Decision Orchestration PlatformTM for its enterprise business intelligence solution.
With over 800 stores in twenty-six states, Hibbett Sports stocks a large selection of athletic footwear, athletic apparel and team athletic equipment. This rapidly growing retailer needed a single foundation for enterprise business intelligence that could satisfy current merchandising and store operations requirements and expand to other departments over time.
“It is our opinion that QuantiSense has the deepest functionality and most comprehensive retail analytics offering available. Their long-term strategic growth plan was also an important factor in our decision,” stated Mike McAbee, Strategy Officer and VP of Merchandise Planning for Hibbett Sports. “Their #1 position in the newly released RIS LeaderBoard validated our findings,” he added.
Hibbett Sports is constantly updating its broad merchandise assortment at each store to offer the latest in product technology, performance and fashion in order to meet the diverse needs of its customer’s active lifestyles.
“With QuantiSense, our buyers and planners will have an automated scoring machine that analyzes localized assortments and items, store by store, across a number of performance areas,” said Becky Jones, SVP of Merchandising, Marketing and Logistics for Hibbett Sports. “These new capabilities will provide the knowledge required to improve pre-season plans and in-season adjustments, ultimately driving higher sales, margins and inventory productivity,” she continued.
“We are looking forward to working with the team at Hibbett to provide a solid foundation for all their business intelligence needs across the enterprise – now and as they continue to grow,” said Jeff Buck, CEO, QuantiSense.
Hibbett Sports will use the QuantiSense Decision Orchestration PlatformTM to help orchestrate more profitable merchandising, marketing and store operations decisions. Unlike spreadsheets or traditional BI systems, the QuantiSense Retail Exception Engine constantly tags and prioritizes exceptions item-by-item and store-by-store, creating invaluable new data and metrics. Then executive dashboards and personalized Retail ScorebooksTM deliver intuitive business graphics — via desktop or mobile access — that empower users to quickly identify trends and highlight problems, accelerating the decision making process. Our Retail Playbooks™ ensure consistent use of best practices for team members ranging from merchandising executives, buyers, allocators and planners to store operations. QuantiSense utilizes a proven methodology and toolset that allows retailers to begin realizing value in as little as 60 days.
About QuantiSense, Inc.
Based on a decade of experience delivering business intelligence solutions, QuantiSense offers a fresh approach to retail analytics. Using the QuantiSense Decision Orchestration PlatformTM, retailers can finally combine business intelligence with industry best practices to ensure the most profitable merchandising and store operations decisions. With #1 rankings across 31 categories in the latest RIS Software LeaderBoard for retail technology, QuantiSense is known for its 60-day implementation and high customer satisfaction. Customers including Burlington Coat Factory, Casual Male Retail Group, Hallmark Cards, Michaels, Pacific Sunwear, Restoration Hardware and Urban Outfitters use Retail PlaybooksTM to deliver operational excellence. Visit www.QuantiSense.com.
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