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NUTS AND BOLTS / BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE gence solution led it to Atlanta-based QuantiSense. “With other choices, we were provided with space capsules exploring all of outer space,” Hernreich says. But Casual Male “knew where we needed to go” and merely “needed an astronaut. With QuantiSense, we had a streamlined path to what we needed. They knew our issues, our challenges and they tailored their tool to our issues.” QuantiSense offers a best-practices retail data warehouse that can be implemented in 100 days. Corporate users conduct data analysis using QuantiSense’s packaged analytics, reports and Allocation solution helps keep Casual Male dashboards tailored to specific roles in the game within retail corporations. In addition to Casual Male, customers BY D. GAIL FLEENOR include Hallmark Cards, Pacific Sunwear and h e n yo u carry FAO Schwarz. up to 49 sizes of The specialty clothier’s a single style of work with QuantiSense pants, the ability has evolved through three to track stock information phases. In the first, the down to store-level SKU is data environment was set essential. and information fed into the data warehouse. Casual Male Retail Group, the Phase II saw information nation’s largest retailer of big flowing automatically and tall men’s apparel, is “a size into the data warehouse business,” says executive vice and the development of president, COO and CFO Dendata-based reports. Casunis R. Hernreich. “We need to al Male used the reportprovide confidence to the cusing capabilities gained PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT tomer that what he needs will be with QuantiSense to dein stock in the size he needs.” fine, add, combine and Phase l: Headquartered in Canton, streamline reports. Data environment is set, information fed into data wareMass., Casual Male operates The third phase in imhouse more than 520 stores in the Unitplementing Casual Male’s ed States, Canada and the U.K. new data warehouse Phase II: under the Casual Male XL, platform is “somewhat Information flows automatically into data warehouse, Rochester Big & Tall Clothing unique,” Hernreich says. data-based reports developed and Sears Canada-Casual Male “Because the data warePhase lll: banners. The clothier’s recent house contains all inforCreate single environment for three merchandising search for a more streamlined mation essential to our groups: allocators, planners and merchants and cost-effective Business Intellioperation, we had the New Playbook W 40 STORES / MAY 2009 WWW.STORES.ORG http://WWW.STORES.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of STORES Magazine - May 2009

STORES Magazine - May 2009
Executive Editor's Page
President's Page
Facts to Chew On
What Shoppers Think
Deals "R" Us
10 Things You May Have Missed
Numbers Worth Counting
Full Price/Markdown
Retail People
Cover Story: Brand X Power
Home Improvement
Credit Where Credit's Due
Locate, Locate, Locate
New Playbook
Staying in the Fast Lane
Clean and Green
Driven to Please
Farm System
Rx for Shrink
Zeroing Out Zombies
Rogues Gallery
Ounce of Prevention
Loeb Retail Letter
Chain Action
Optimism Rocks
ARTS Update
Point of View
Retail Crossword
Retail Industry Calendar
End Cap

STORES Magazine - May 2009