IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, today announced it has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s report, “Market Guide for Unified Price, Promotion and Markdown Optimization (UPPMO) Applications.” IRI is the vendor included in both the complete UPPMO solution and data service provider categories, which, IRI believes, reflects the breadth of its capabilities and ability to provide retailers with true competitive advantage leveraging big data and analytics.
In its report, Gartner, a global research and advisory firm, explains that “price optimization, while largely accepted as a requirement for doing business, has reached a point where artificial intelligence and advanced analytics are required to price strategically and in a unified manner.” IRI’s Retail Pricing Suite and Retail Promotions Suite are examples of UPPMO solutions that IRI offers its retailer clients. These offerings are designed to address the specific challenges retailers face in responding to real-time changes in market dynamics and consumer shopping trends.
“We are very proud to have been recognized by Gartner in this report, and particularly proud to be named a Representative Vendor in Retail UPPMO in both the ‘Complete UPPMO Solutions’ and ‘Data Provider’ categories,” said KK Davey, president of Strategic Analytics at IRI. “IRI has been focused on developing solutions to meet the unique needs of retailers as they adopt the real-time, automated pricing and promotion optimization strategies that today’s competitive and dynamic environment demands. IRI’s Retail Pricing Suite and Retail Promotions Suite are clear examples of the way IRI integrates artificial intelligence and sophisticated analytics into our solutions, enabling retailers to discover opportunities, plan strategies, and track progress for price and promotion decisions throughout the entire store.”
IRI’s Retail Pricing Suite and Retail Promotions Suite are specifically calibrated to address the unique workflow and operating processes of retailers using the latest predictive analytics technology:
- Retail Pricing Suite: Using artificial intelligence-powered recommendation engines, IRI’s suite of retail pricing solutions delivers optimized pricing that scales across the total store. The solutions ensure prices enable specific desired outcomes while adhering to constraints stemming from the organization’s pricing policy, ultimately allowing retailers to establish a stronger market position and execute pricing decisions that resonate with shoppers.
- Retail Promotions Suite: IRI’s promotion optimization tools measure the efficacy of a retailer’s historical promotions against their stated goals, and use these insights to plan more effective and appealing promotions across a range of parameters – such as deal type, depth of discount, feature and display placement, accompanying reward offers, duration, and frequency – ultimately enabling retailers to plan and execute promotions that engage shoppers.
To learn more about the way your business could optimize pricing and promotions with advanced analytics technology, contact Gul Ahuja, senior vice president of Strategic Analytics at IRI, at Gul.Ahuja@IRIworldwide.com.
Gartner, Market Guide for Unified Price, Promotion and Markdown Optimization Applications, Kelsie Marian, Robert Hetu, 11 July 2019.
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