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SAS(R) High-Performance Markdown Optimization Analytics and Modeling

  • Tuition USD $1,825 GSA  $1,473.55
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 2330 Ratings
  • Course Code SMIMAM43
  • Duration 2.5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This course is for those responsible for demand modeling within a retail organization in which SAS High-Performance Markdown Optimization has been implemented.

Skills Gained

  • use of the SAS Foundation (Display Manager) software to submit simple queries against the Merchandise Intelligence datamart
  • use of the SAS High-Performance Merchandise Solutions Configuration Workbench to configure demand models for estimation and forecasting
  • analysis of modeling input data to evaluate its adequacy for modeling
  • scenario-based analysis of model parameter estimates and forecast accuracy
  • an overview of the weekly processes related to ongoing data loads, the refreshing of demand model input data, and the recalibration and monitoring of demand models.

Who Can Benefit

  • Those responsible for demand modeling within a retail organization, including client staff who will be performing or require deep understanding of Markdown Optimization modeling, and SAS Consultants who will be performing or shadowing Markdown Optimization modeling for clients


  • Before attending this course, you should have
  • basic skills using Microsoft Windows and Windows-based software
  • solid understanding of time series forecasting in a business context
  • understanding of retail hierarchical data
  • basic understanding of SAS programming, with exposure to the use of SAS macros.

Course Details

Environment Overview

  • SAS Merchandise Intelligence Architecture
  • Production and Supporting Environments
  • training environment for this course

Demand Modeling Overview

  • how demand modeling works
  • estimation tasks
  • retail data hierarchies
  • custom attributes

Getting Started in the Configuration Workbench

  • setting preferences and data sources
  • configuring global settings
  • about data load editors

Pre-Markdown Analytics and Modeling

  • review of analytics and modeling environment
  • pre-markdown analytics and modeling tasks
  • basic analysis of data mart
  • model group configuration
  • model group analyses
  • model group scheduling and templates

Additional Topics

  • ongoing holdout forecast analysis
  • monitoring forecasts
  • adjusting forecasts

When does class start/end?

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

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

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.

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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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