BearingPoint, Inc., a provider of management and technology consulting firms, ESRI, a provider of geographic information systems (GIS) technology, and SAS, a provider of business intelligence tools, announced the availability of an integrated market-planning solution for commercial retailers called Market Planning and Portfolio Optimization (MPPO).

Commercial retailers are constantly faced with critical decisions on where to locate new stores, close underperforming stores or remodel stores to increase revenues. The MPPO solution is a leading-edge tool that combines best-in-class consulting, GIS, business intelligence and predictive analysis services and software solutions to provide retailers with detailed insight into the planning process. This insight helps them forecast sales of new locations, estimate impact on existing stores, model optimal return on invested capital and improve visibility and control over every aspect of the corporation's combined retail real estate activities.

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