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Using SAS(R) Markdown Optimization

  • Tuition USD $1,300
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 482 Ratings
  • Course Code SMIMD524
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

SAS Markdown Optimization, a component of the SAS Revenue Optimization suite, enables you to reduce unnecessary markdown spend by helping you identify and implement optimal price strategies for products that are ready for permanent removal from your inventory. This end-user course was designed to provide you with the information, understanding, and hands-on skills that you need to use SAS Markdown Optimization efficiently and effectively within your retail organization.

Skills Gained

  • create markdown plans
  • create alternative markdown plans
  • interpret and modify markdown plans
  • submit and approve markdown prices
  • complete markdown plans.

Who Can Benefit

  • Business users of SAS Markdown Optimization, which may include buyers, analysts, merchandise managers, and category planners


  • Before attending this course, you should have
  • basic skills using Microsoft Windows-based software
  • a familiarity with planning, creating, interpreting, approving, and tracking markdowns within retail organizations.

Course Details

Preparing to Use SAS Markdown Optimization

  • about this course
  • markdown optimization fundamentals
  • members and plan settings
  • pricing rules and grids

Creating Markdown Plans

  • markdown plan classification and status
  • creating initial markdown plans
  • creating alternative markdown plans
  • automated markdown plan creation

Interpreting and Modifying Markdown Plans

  • interpreting plan performance
  • modifying plan settings and pricing rules
  • viewing plan members
  • modifying plan membership

Submitting and Approving Markdown Prices

  • revising markdown approval budgets
  • submitting and approving markdown prices

Additional Topics

  • completing markdown plans
  • reporting data mart
  • reviewing client and markdown preferences

Closing Considerations

  • course summary
  • learning survey
  • additional help resources

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How do I pay for a class?

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What if I have training credits?

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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.


Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

Well organized, but the training should have included lab times as well, labs won't be done during breaks.

The instructor was very good. He had a terrific temperament and never seemed to get tired. He was very patient with some of the participants and their lack of experience.

Thank you for the opportunity which let me enjoy the Core Spring class. Looking forward for more classes

An excellent course for beginners looking to take their Cloud practitioner exam and getting the fundamental knowledge about AWS

Course content and labs were helpful. The instructor was knowledgeable and easy to understand.

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