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JustEnough InDemand - Volume 6 Issue 2
JustEnough Cited as a Leader in Forrester Research’s Wave for Retail Planning Solutions

JustEnough was recently recognized as a leader in retail planning solutions, according to the April 2014 report, The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning Solutions, Q2 20141. The evaluative report gave JustEnough the highest score in the strategy category.

Based on an analysis of the 10 most significant software providers of retail planning solutions and how they stack up, the report states that "JustEnough helps retailers to stock the right merchandise in the right location, driving customer service and revenue through improved availability".

Additionally, the report called out that "JustEnough has an enviable record in managing and forecasting inventory and replenishment, and since the mid-2000s has developed and implemented an integrated retail planning solution with a common architecture and user interface, providing merchandise financial planning, assortment, allocation, replenishment and pricing, promotion, and markdown".

In describing the JustEnough retail planning solution, the report also emphasized how "Forrester particularly likes the ability to define and configure, without changes to code, metrics specific to a retailer's planning approach".

"We believe this report is a great acknowledgement of how JustEnough is executing on our strategy of delivering the leading end-to-end solution for retail planning and helping retailers to overcome the complexities of planning and executing in today's hyper-competitive, omni-channel retail environment," said Malcolm Buxton, CEO of JustEnough.

You can access a copy of The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning Solutions Q2 2014 here.

1 The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning Solutions, Q2 2014, April 2014. Copyright © 2014, Forrester Research, Inc.

Also in this issue

New Customers

Read about the latest companies to join the JustEnough customer community.

New JustEnough Team Members

Learn about the latest industry experts to join the JustEnough team.

In the News

Read about JustEnough and our customers in industry-leading publications like Speak Magazine.

Coming Back for More

Read about JustEnough customers who have selected additional JustEnough solutions.

Research Reports

Check out JustEnough's latest thought leadership, which touches on some of today's most pressing demand management challenges.

Don't-Miss Events

Don't miss these exciting events. Register today!

JustEnough Welcomes New Customers
  Comvita

Comvita is an international natural health and beauty company committed to the development of innovative products. They are the global leader in Manuka honey and fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract, which are at the core of the Comvita product line. Comvita sells into more than 18 countries through a network of wholesale and third-party outlets and online. Comvita has offices in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

Comvita's strong sales growth is increasing demand for limited raw materials and putting pressure on its existing supply chain processes and systems. Comvita was looking to improve its service levels and to better manage the complexities of its supply chain in order to maximize company returns.

Comvita selected JustEnough's Demand Forecasting, Inventory Planning, Replenishment and Sales Forecasting and deployed using our OnCloud platform. The solutions were implemented over a 16 week period and Comvita went live with them on March 7th.

  Shopko

Founded in 1962, Shopko Stores is a $3 billion retailer that operates over 330 stores in 21 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions.

Shopko has a complex promotional planning process spanning a variety of print and online media outlets and was in need of a new advertising and promotional planning system. Shopko selected JustEnough's end-to-end Promotion Management solution based on the solution's ability to meet the workflow needs of the Shopko advertising team, enhanced functionality for merchandising to create better promotions and JustEnough's knowledge of the Shopko promotional process.

Coming Back for More
  Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Since its establishment 25 years ago, Kathmandu has grown from a small retailer of clothing and equipment for travel and adventure, to a vertically integrated business with a significant retail presence in New Zealand and Australia. Approximately 95% of sales in Kathmandu stores are Kathmandu-branded products manufactured by third parties using Kathmandu sourced or specified materials and designs.

In 2012, the Kathmandu team selected JustEnough's Assortment and Item Planning solutions to improve their planning process. Following the successful implementation of those modules, the Kathmandu team decided to address their manual, Excel-based allocation and replenishment process. Kathmandu recognized the value of JustEnough's end-to-end retail planning suite and liked the ease of use and intuitiveness of the JustEnough solution. The team selected JustEnough's Demand Forecasting, Inventory Planning, Replenishment and Allocation modules to enable their allocation and replenishment process.

New JustEnough Team Members

The JustEnough team is continually expanding and adding industry and subject-matter experts in order to better serve our customers and the marketplace. Here are the latest experts to join the JustEnough team.

  Sean Kervin

Sean Kervin, VP of Consulting

In his role at JustEnough, Sean has global responsibility for all aspects of JustEnough's professional and implementation services. His team delivers customer satisfaction from kick-off to go-live and beyond. Sean brings 18 years of retail experience to JustEnough and has worked closely with many leading retailers including Target, Victoria's Secret, Best Buy, HEB, Office Depot, RadioShack, Rite Aid and 7-Eleven. Prior to joining us, Sean held senior level positions at DemandTec/IBM, CalmSeaInc, IRi and Proctor & Gamble.

  Keith Whaley

Keith Whaley, Director of Retail Strategy

In his role at JustEnough, Keith drives the design and development of retail specific functionality within the JustEnough suite of solutions. He brings 17 years of retail merchandise planning and category management experience to JustEnough. Keith served as the business lead in implementing JustEnough Merchandise Planning at Abercrombie & Fitch and also developed assortment strategies and plans for their flagship and international stores. Keith has also worked with Thirty-One Gifts, Kroger and IBM.

Research Reports

RIS Roadmap: Obsession with Technology is Essential to Promotion Management

Annual Merchandise Planning & Allocation Benchmark SurveyNo matter how big a retailer you are, no matter how many stores you have and how large your marketing budget is, if you are not marketing in the channel the customer is using at the moment a purchase decision is being considered you are invisible. In this new world, technologies have given consumers an advantage over retailers in how and when they receive promotional messages.

In this report, read about strategies and technologies retailers can use to succeed in today's complicated promotional environment.

Read Complete Report

JustEnough in the News

Take a look at some of our most recent media coverage:

  SPEAK

JustEnough is featured in the Summer 2014 issue of Speak Magazine, Microsoft's premier publication for the retail industry.

JustEnough secures Microsoft global ISV partnership

The multi-year deal will ensure that all Microsoft Dynamics customers have access to JustEnough's advanced retail planning solutions and helping them to create better assortments, forecast customer demand, plan markdowns and promotions, and accurately replenish inventory.

Mastering the art of promotion management

Dan Pahomi explains four strategies for achieving holistic, omni-channel promotional success.

JustEnough Don't Miss Events
  RetailConnections Omnichannel Retail Executive Forum

RetailConnections Omnichannel Retail Executive Forum

May 13, Hotel Palomar Dallas

Retailers at the Omnichannel Retail Executive Forum will explore shopper engagement and delve into the underlying truth about the need for business process convergence. This one day forum, designed for senior retail executives, will feature keynotes, panels, themed discussions, extended networking and more
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  The Art of Retail

The Art of Coordinated Retail Planning

May 14, Southplace Hotel, London

Retail Systems recently completed a survey of over 100 retailers on how they are approaching and handling their merchandise through assortment planning process. During this exclusive retailer-only roundtable, we will review the results of the survey and have a lively discussion followed by a complimentary lunch. Space is limited, so please RSVP today if you are interested in attending.
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  PI Apparel

PI Apparel

July 15 - 16, Westminster, London

PI Apparel brings together fashion/apparel industry executives to discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by modern technology in the continuous improvement and streamlining of product lifecycles from cradle to grave.
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  RetailConnections Omnichannel Retail Executive Forum

RetailConnections Omnichannel Retail Executive Forum

July 16, New York Marriott Downtown

Retailers at the Omnichannel Retail Executive Forum will explore shopper engagement and delve into the underlying truth about the need for business process convergence. This one day forum, designed for senior retail executives, will feature keynotes, panels, themed discussions, extended networking and more.
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  NRFTech 2014

NRFTech 2014

July 20 - 22, Terranea Resort, CA

NRFTech Technology Leadership Summit, an invitation-only event, is the forum for leading retail IT executives, and the retail industry's most influential senior-level IT event. Each year, invited participants take home actionable information on the latest trends in retail technology, business process innovation and strategic alignment between business and IT. The program promotes peer-to-peer discussion, knowledge sharing and offers plenty of networking opportunities. JustEnough has a limited number of invitations for senior-level retail executives. Contact us if you would like to join us at NRFTech 2014.
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