Netezza’s retail analytic appliance premiers at NRF 2010

New York City Netezza Corp., the global leader in data warehouse and analytic appliances, announced the Netezza Retail Analytic Appliance, a breakthrough solution in retail business intelligence.

Available immediately as a single, pre-configured and pre-integrated solution, it includes all the required components for powerful retail business intelligence.

The Netezza RAA also delivers critical and unique innovation -- a collection of role-based “Playbooks” that guide users immediately to store and take inventory corrective actions that improve operations in real time and drive profit. All Playbook components come from customer-proven, best-in-class delivery of key drivers to retail success, including streamlining out-of-stocks and overstocks, handling seasonal inventory, managing purchase orders and vendors, buying and planning success and other key retail data-driven processes.

The Netezza RAA also offers a chance for retailers without loyalty cards to engage in the same customer-centric retailing best practices used by card retailers. Through use of market basket analytics and understanding profitability and inventory, the Netezza RAA can help retailers see the effects on consumer segments of specific merchandising and promotion decisions. The Netezza RAA ships with more than 1,200 metrics and dozens of reports, many tied to specific business processes, making it easy and effective for even the newest merchants to recognize and handle out-of-stocks, plan and order inventory and keep all key performance indicators in successful ranges.