Mosaic Fashions is rolling out JDA’s merchandise planning system to its Principles, Shoe Studio and Warehouse divisions.

The implementation is the first stage of a roll-out of the software across the organisation, in line with Mosaic’s strategy of standardising its computing platforms.

JDA is so far in use in Oasis and Mosaic also plans to introduce it to Karen Millen, Coast, Anouska G and Mosaic Intimates. Mosaic Fashions IT director John Bovill said that the system would be introduced at the brands in the next 12 months or so.

The software is replacing another planning system in Principles, Shoe Studio and Warehouse, but the other brands where it will be introduced are using Excel at present.

The system is seen as a necessity by Mosaic, because it is increasing its multichannel activity and its supply chains are becoming more complicated.

Mosaic Fashions head of IT development David Mold added that the system allows Mosaic’s merchandising teams to use the latest sales data to update their forecasts. He said: “Providing this visibility allows our merchandise teams to maximise sales and successfully manage intake into the business.”