Darwin Retail Planner BV

P.O. Box 98, 3640 AB Mijdrecht
Rendementsweg 1-A, 3641 SK Mijdrecht

This company is co-exhibitor of
Slimstock BV

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Zees de Baat



Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Analytics
  • 02.05  Price management

Price management

  • 06  Merchandise management (ERP)
  • 06.03  Merchandise planning, forecasting systems

Merchandise planning, forecasting systems

Our products

Product category: Price management

Markdown planning

  • Based on the product life cycle
  • Automatic creation of benchmark sell thru curves
  • Rule based markdowns
  • Improved net margin
  • Replaces manual process 

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Product category: Merchandise planning, forecasting systems

Merchandise Planning

  • Automatic alignment with Financial plan figures
  • Free definition of start & end date of seasons including overlap
  • Top-down and bottom-up seasonal planning
  • Online information from comparable seasons
  • Easy seeding of a new merchandise plan based on financial planning
  • Up to ten levels in the product hierarchy and free number of attributes
  • Smart handling of never out of stock
  • Save up and down in the planning hierarchy
  • Range control via targets for #styles and #options
  • Balance function for top down alignment

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Product category: Merchandise planning, forecasting systems

Financial planning

• Supports a multi-level sales-hierarchy i.e. country-location-store type-store
• Supports a multi-channel strategy: online, stores, shop-in-shop, corners, etc.
• Unlimited number of versions
• Easy seeding of a new financial budget based on KPI’s and targets
• Time buckets can be weeks, 4-4-5 weeks, months or any other definition
• Extensive information of historic sales and budgets
• Financial plan on total and product hierarchy level and split by season
• Online information about sales, markdown, pieces, retail price, gross profit and cost price

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Product category: Merchandise planning, forecasting systems

Open to buy

  • Per season
  • Weekly monitoring of Actuals vs Budget
  • Turnover, net margin & inventories
  • Forecasting & latest budget
  • Intgegrated WSSI 
  • Forward cover
  • In retail, cost, # units, margin, # SKU's
  • Ability to handle Never out of Stock

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About us

Company details

Darwin offers fashion retail specific information that is essential for an excellent operation, e.g.:
Visibility of expected closing stock and gross profit
Timely information of over- or understock
(open to buy, OTB/WSSI)
Synchronized financial calendar and merchandise calendar
Immediate information about stock, commitments and obsolesce
Integrated markdown planning

Spreadsheets are the most commonly used tools to control the planning process. As we all know spreadsheets are fault sensitive, time consuming and the accuracy depends on the user. Once replaced by Darwin you will experience a great relief and you can hardly imagine how you could run a business without.

For fashion retailers who can spend millions of dollars there are solutions available on the market. However, the initial cost is huge and the implementation and use are complicated. Most fashion retailers do not want to spend that much money. But they do need a robust and functionally rich solution, preferably integrated in the back office system. Darwin has been developed with those retailers in mind.

Darwin is a standard, packaged solution.
This means that all users work with the same software and that there is no bespoke software. This guarantees continuity and prevents the customer from becoming the prisoner of his own version of the software. Two to three times a year there is a new release. The development of new functionalities takes place in close cooperation with the customers. This has led to an “industry best practice” solution.

Darwin runs in conjunction with the existing ERP, which remains in place. Turnover, stock, commitments and article master data are automatically imported. There is no manual data entry and this ensures that you always work with up-to-date information.

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Company data

Sales volume

1-9 Mio US $

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max. 50%

Number of employees




Area of business
  • Solutions for stores, head office and e-commerce
  • IT services