Mall-based apparel and accessories retailer Charlotte Russe Holding Inc has implemented several JDA Portfolio retail software applications in five months for its contemporary fashion Rampage chain.

The retailer has also converted its junior fashion Charlotte Russe chain in seven months to JDA's Portfolio Merchandise Management Performance Analysis by and Advanced Planning Solutions by Arthur applications.

Charlotte Russe, which is planning to expand to over 700 stores, required a strategic solution that could handle large transaction volumes and improve inventory visibility and tracking.

Ed Wong, senior vice president of supply chain and systems at Charlotte Russe, said: "We selected PMM because it is a flexible solution that enables us to granularly analyse the sales mix in multiple formats and offers more hierarchy levels, which is important for fashion," explained Wong.

In addition to PMM, Charlotte Russe is using Merchandise Planning by Arthur, Advanced Allocation by Arthur, Assortment Planning by Arthur, Performance Analysis Web by Arthur, Arthur Knowledge Base and Performance Analysis by IDEAS.