BANGALORE, India, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Manthan Systems, a leading provider of retail analytics and decision-making solutions, today unveiled the latest edition of its retail performance management solution - ARC 5.8. Positioned to deliver the latest in advanced retail decision-making capability, ARC 5.8 is expected to transform the way retailers use analytics for competitive advantage.

Manthan's CEO Mr. Atul Jalan said, "I'm confident in saying that today there is no solution more comprehensive in its capabilities for retail decision-making than ARC 5.8. With this version, we have definitively stepped into a leadership position in the retail business intelligence space. The superior product is an outcome of Manthan's mission to be the 'Chief Analytics Officer' of retail and consumer good organizations."

Explaining what's new in ARC, Manthan's Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Vikas Gupta explains, "Retailers can expect cutting edge performance management capabilities like superior dashboarding, scorecarding and benchmarking that can transform decision-making from reporting to 'actionable analytics'. With seamless mobile integration, ARC delivers analytics 'on-the-go' to store and operations executives. With a mission to drive pervasive adoption of business intelligence across the retail organization, ARC 5.8 simplifies the powerful underlying technology to give users a rich and easy-to-use analytic front end."

Packed with many innovative features and applications, ARC 5.8 may just be the most comprehensive solution available to retailer today. Mr. Gupta goes on to say, "With capabilities to expand the decision making realm beyond the enterprise, ARC 5.8 features external market and competition data integration to a retailer's own data sources. With this, merchandise planners can benchmark their product performance with that of other markets and regions, in addition to profiling their store-specific assortments better."

With a large set of role-based analytics applications built-in, ARC 5.8 enables decision-making for every role in the organization. Applications like assortment planning, customer analytics, market basket analytics, category lifecycle analysis, store productivity and benchmarking, loss prevention, planning & budgeting extends the capabilities of retail decision-makers in merchandising, marketing or store operations to take not just a decision, but the 'optimal decision'.

About Manthan Systems

Manthan is a producer and marketer of analytic solutions for the entire ecosystem of decision-making in retail and consumer goods industries. Manthan understands retail business practices, decision making needs, and their technology underpinnings; having worked with a wide range of retailers and consumer goods companies including Woolworths Germany Haggen Supermarkets Gianfranco Ferre, Supervalu, The Game Stores Group Loblaws, Castorama Ecco Sko. McDonalds and Haggar Clothing Co. For more information about Manthan Systems please visit

Ajith Nayar, Marketing Manager, Manthan Software Services Pvt Ltd., No. 40/4, Lavelle Road, Banaglore - 560001, India, , Ph No. +91-80-2299-0585, Fax No. +91-80-2299-0586.

Ajith Nayar, Marketing Manager, Manthan Software Services Pvt Ltd., No. 40/4, Lavelle Road, Banaglore - 560001, India, , Ph No. +91-80-2299-0585, Fax No. +91-80-2299-0586.