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    RedPrairie Introduces Workload Planner

    A new component of the tech firm's Unified Workforce Management Solution allows users to analyze and managed workload based on individual labor standards by task and by store.

    A new component of the tech firm's Unified Workforce Management Solution allows users to analyze and managed workload based on individual labor standards by task and by store.

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- RedPrairie Corp. introduced Workload Planner, a new component of the company’s Unified Workforce Management solution. The update will allow users to analyze and manage workload based on individual labor standards by task and by store, the company reported.

    In the past, store operations planners had no ability to calculate the impact of various labor options from a bottom-up perspective. Now, Workload Planner allows power users within a company’s workload planning group to optimize the return on labor for each store by calculating actual effort required to complete each project, according to the company.

    The system provides what-if scenario analysis on project timing, content, priority and phasing so organizations can use the planner to phase and prioritize projects over time, while comparing demand for labor to capacity by store and week.

    "Previously, retailers relied on complicated manual efforts to manage each store’s workload," Noel Goggin, RedPrairie vice president of store execution management applications, said in a company release. "These processes were not only time consuming, but often resulted in costly inconsistencies such as overloading stores with work, or failing to leverage available resources. Workload Planner combines real-time visibility into store operations, inventory and labor processes, with sophisticated algorithms to deliver multi-level prioritization and precise project scheduling."

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