SAP plans to buy SAF Simulation, Analysis and Forecasting, a Swiss developer of retail forecasting software.

The German giant already resells SAF’s analysis tool as part of the forecasting and replenishment module of its ERP (enterprise resource planning)  software, but now wants full control of the smaller company.

 

SAF’s three main products, SuperForecast, SuperStore and SuperWarehouse, help retailers and wholesalers to forecast sales and automate the reordering of goods. The goal is to help users reduce inventory without having to tell a customer they are out of stock.

SAF employs over 90 staff, and SAP over 51,500, according to their Web sites.

SAP’s offer of



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