US department store operator Kohl's is to use Oracle Retail's merchandising and planning applications to help integrate its core retail operations and support its multi-channel growth.

The software specialist's Merchandising, Planning and Supply Chain solution will be used at Kohl's 1,146 stores to streamline merchandising and planning.

It also aims to help Kohl's optimise its operations through effective management and execution of processes such as purchasing, distribution, and financial close.

"As retailers move quickly to provide commerce anywhere, anytime, the Oracle Retail suite of applications helps to streamline operations and enable the delivery of a cohesive, personalised retail experience," said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager at Oracle Retail.

"By selecting the Oracle Retail platform, Kohl's is laying the foundation for growth today and in the future."