Optimise store floor space with retail space planning software StoreSpace®

Improve the profitability of your stores with our intuitive AutoCAD-based retail space planning software for retail stores.

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Plan your retail store with space planning experts

StoreSpace® provides a productive store planning environment, developed by our macro space planning experts at CADS, who have over 35 years of experience in the industry.

By connecting the category space on your floor plans with your Nielsen planograms or other sales data, StoreSpace® enables you to plan your stores efficiently and effectively using accurate data, store planning reports and performance insights.

Working directly within AutoCAD .dwg files, StoreSpace® also uses the intelligent block libraries and toolsets to guide the planning process.


Making retail planners' lives easier with StoreSpace®

StoreSpace® makes it easier for retail planners to plan and update the category space to create the right environment, in the most cost-effective way possible.

Whether you are designing new stores or remodelling existing ones, with StoreSpace® you can:

  • Plan both micro and macro space directly from your .dwg floor plans using StoreSpace’s integration with Nielsen’s planograms or other micro-space software solutions
  • Simplify and speed up the store planning process using the intelligent AutoCAD block library and intuitive space planning toolset.
  • Optimise category space using sales data and ‘model stores’ to replicate best-performing stores.
  • View, report, and share the critical store planning reports with relevant stakeholders via the web-based portal.
  • Comply with data localisation with international hosting options using Microsoft Azure.
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Plan optimal store space with sales data and model stores

Clearly see where your space allocation is successful and where categories are underperforming by integrating your planogram software with StoreSpace® which overlays sales, movement and profit heatmaps onto your floor plans

Used together with the ‘model stores’ functionality, you can plan your macro space using the ideal category space allocation for a specific store type, based on past performance.

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

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Find out more about StoreSpace®

Unlock the potential of your retail space with StoreSpace®. Request a demonstration here.

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We are now taking a disciplined approach to remodelling our stores, we are prioritising the less profitable stores first and StoreSpace® is helping make them profitable again. We know that everything within our floorplans and planograms are correct because everyone is working from the same information. So far we are very happy with StoreSpace® and everything is working with the process.

Alejandro Bennasar Leader of Space Planning and Merchandising Management, Grupo Ramos.

Grupo Ramos achieves significant productivity gains using StoreSpace®

By implementing StoreSpace® integrated with NielsenIQ planograms, Dominican Republic grocery retailer achieves productivity gains by optimising its retail planning process

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Easily manage your planograms directly within your floor plans

As a Nielsen Connected Partner we have closely integrated StoreSpace® with Nielsen’s planogram software, connecting micro and macro space management data and processes.

Simply ‘drag and drop’ your planograms onto the fixtures on your AutoCAD .dwg floor plans. StoreSpace® makes the connection with the planogram software, validating sizes as well as identifying any fixtures without planograms.

No need for AutoCAD licences

If members of your team don’t have AutoCAD licences, our StoreSpace® Planner licence gives you all the functionality of our StoreSpace® toolset without the need for a separate AutoCAD licence.

Smooth implementation process to provide the best value

“CADS expertise in macro space is a great asset in working together with NielsenIQ and their clients to generate value from implementing floor planning alongside their assortment, ranging and planogram products and services. The integration of Spaceman and StoreSpace® provides exciting opportunities for clients to identify new ways of understanding and optimising their space through best practice.

Our development and delivery teams enjoy a great working relationship which delivers a smooth implementation process and continual enhancements for our clients.  CADS is recognised by their NielsenIQ Connected Partner status, and their team is knowledgeable, responsive and a pleasure to work with.”

Simon Trott, Commercial Director Consumer & Advanced Analytics Europe – NielsenIQ

CADS StoreSpace® connected to NielsenIQ planogram software
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Creating a productive store planning environment

StoreSpace® integrates AutoCAD into the planning environment, enabling your store planners to work directly within the .dwg drawing, rather than tracing on top. This creates a store plan which is 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, duplications are avoided, and the store planning reports are based on accurate information.

While the intuitive StoreSpace® toolset guides the store planning process to deliver the ideal mix of category space within an error-free floor plan. Creating company-wide trust in the quality of your store plan data.

Accurate, up-to-date information for effective store optimisation

By providing a robust reporting system, accurate up to date information and a highly productive planning environment, StoreSpace® will enable you to optimise your stores efficiently and effectively.

You can also access your StoreView® 360 virtual tours within the StoreSpace portal, providing an easy reference to the physical reality during the store planning process.

Easily integrates with existing systems to get valuable data

StoreSpace® can also 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.

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Ready to get your project started?

Find out how to to get accurate store data to deliver effective change across your stores with a StoreSpace® demo. Simply fill in the form and one of our team will get in touch with you.

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