StoreSpace® Retail Planning Software


StoreSpace® is the intuitive AutoCAD-based retail space planning software that will enable you to improve the performance of your stores right across your estate, whether you have 50 stores or 5,000.

By connecting the category space on your floor plans with your Nielsen planograms and sales data, StoreSpace® will enable you to plan your stores efficiently and effectively using accurate data and performance insights.

Retailers using StoreSpace® include

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C A Design Services client Sainsbury's Argos logo
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Whether you are designing new stores or remodelling existing ones, StoreSpace® enables you to:

  • Identify opportunities for improving store layouts and maximise selling space using sales data and ‘model stores’ to replicate best performance across your estate.
  • Apply industry store planning best practice while simplifying and speeding up the process using an intelligent AutoCAD block library and an intuitive planning toolset.
  • Plan your micro and macro space directly from your .dwg floor plans using StoreSpace’s integration with Nielsen’s Planogram software.
  • View, report and share the critical  information held in your store plans with the relevant stakeholders all via the web-based portal.
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Improving store layouts & maximising selling space

StoreSpace® provides two essential tools that enable you to understand category space performance and replicate the best performing store layouts across your retail estate.

By integrating sales data StoreSpace® overlay sales, movement and profit heatmaps onto your floor plans, so you can clearly see where your space allocation is successful and where categories are underperforming.

Used with the ‘model stores’ which enable you to define the ideal category space allocation for different types of store based on past performance, and then use the right model to guide the space planning process.

Optimise your store planning process

StoreSpace® creates an efficient planning environment where AutoCAD is totally integrated to ensure your store planners are using industry best practice.

Working directly within the .dwg drawing, rather than tracing on top, each store plan becomes the single version of truth accessible to all stakeholders via the StoreSpace® portal.

Using StoreSpace’s intelligent AutoCAD block library, floor plans are kept up to date, duplicate data and plans are avoided and reports are based on accurate information. This develops company-wide trust in the quality of your store data.

The StoreSpace toolset also guides your store planners through the planning process to achieve the ideal mix of category space while ensuring they create error-free floor plans. This includes highlighting directly on the floor plan choices made by a planner when compromising against an ideal model of space.

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Organising your planograms directly within your floor plans

As a Nielsen Connected Partner we have closely integrated StoreSpace® with the Nielsen Planogram software connecting micro and macro space management data and processes.

By driving the ‘store to planogram’ relationship from within your AutoCAD .dwg files, you can simply ‘drag and drop’ your planograms onto the fixtures on your floorplan. StoreSpace® will also identify any fixtures without planograms, validate that they fit the allocated fixture. You can also colour fixtures on the floorplan to show department and category location.

And if you don’t have AutoCAD licences our StoreSpace® Planner licence provides an alternative solution giving you all the functionality of our StoreSpace® toolset without the need for a separate AutoCAD licence.

Helping you define your model stores

Our Format Development Manager can assist you in creating your store models, defining targets for category space allocation and planning principles for store layouts.

We will create future store designs based on existing knowledge, by analysing the layout of your best and worst performing stores. Depending on the size of your estate you will need to create a variety of models to address your different store types and shopper missions.

We can also guide you in developing best practice processes for building consistency into your store plans and giving your retail planners an array of ideas on how to improve the profitability of poor performing stores.

Using Store Data to Inform Decisions

Using StoreSpace’s online portal you can view, report and share information on all the retail space assets across your estate with interested parties.

Authorised stakeholders can easily view plans, heat maps, create reports at store, cluster or whole estate levels on a wide range of elements including equipment, areas, categories, planograms and sales versus linear space. Sharing this information with colleagues is simple and access does not require an AutoCAD licence.

You can also use our StoreView 360 virtual tours as an easy reference to the physical reality reducing the need for costly store visits.

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StoreSpace® "How-to" Series

This series of explainer videos shares the key functionality and types of insights you can gain from our AutoCAD-based space planning software StoreSpace®.

StoreSpace can seamlessly link together AutoCAD floor plans, equipment and planograms providing the retail space planner with the means to visualise product adjacency and plan with simple clicks inside fixtures – all without leaving the StoreSpace planning environment.

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StoreSpace® – Your essential data management tool

By providing a robust reporting system, accurate up to date information and a highly productive planning environment, StoreSpace will enable you to optimise the selling space with your retail estate space efficiently and effectively.

Easy integration with existing systems

StoreSpace will enhance your existing systems and workflows. The AutoCAD toolset is used alongside your current CAD processes, speeding them up and enabling your teams to get more valuable data and insights.

To understand fully how StoreSpace can help you, request a demonstration using the form.

Discover how our clients are using StoreSpace®

Well Pharmacy - Optimising Range & Assortment Planning

Well Pharmacy - Optimising Range & Assortment Planning

Using StoreSpace, CADS was able to create a highly accurate dataset for the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain Well Pharmacy across its 780 pharmacies. Using the range and assortment information on model stores, Well Pharmacy can now identify and implement opportunities for improvement across its estate.

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Asda - Optimising Retail Floor Planning Process with StoreSpace

Asda - Optimising Retail Floor Planning Process with StoreSpace

StoreSpace has become an integral part of the Asda store planning and optimisation process. Used to understand and optimise the selling space across the retailers’ 550 plus stores, the dynamic processes in place ensures the StoreSpace information is accurate, valuable and helping to drive competitive advantage.

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Primark - Using StoreSpace® to deliver supply chain efficiencies

Primark - Using StoreSpace® to deliver supply chain efficiencies

Leading fashion retailer Primark approached C A Design Services (CADS) to help improve productivity and drive cost savings in their store planning and sales floor equipment procurement.  By linking Elecosoft’s Primark Guru specification database to StoreSpace®, CADS created a comprehensive store planning solution.

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Employing over 100 people across five UK locations we offer an unrivalled, comprehensive and integrated range of planning, communication, design, architecture and implementation services, as well as sector specific software applications StoreSpace® and Storeview®.

C A Design Services is registered in England No. 01595687 at The Design Centre, Hewett Road, Gapton Hall, Great Yarmouth NR31 0NN.

Phone: 01493 440444

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