A large proportion of softlines merchandise is expected to be on the shop floor for only one season , and virtually everything about the forecasting, ordering, merchandising, pricing, promoting, and in-store practices is geared to that reality. Contrast that with fast-moving consumer goods categories, whose assortments may be dominated by staple items which may be regarded as perennial.

When hot trends are created overnight and assortments change more often, only the most nimble and innovative retailers survive. SAP and Savantis can help you handle the pressure with integrated, modular solutions.