More efficiency to seasonal product management and in-season assortment decisions
A new release of Analyse² Planning tools has been launched and in this release we focus on making it easier to plan assortments when most of the assortment vary from season to another. In addition we will focus on adaptive forecasting and how the tools help you to make the needed in-season adjustments to stay on top of your KPIs.
Manage large number of new products efficiently
In non-food retail environment, where there is large number of new products to be considered and major part of the assortment varies from season to another, the key frustration is often how to efficiently manage all the product information. Establishing each new product in the Product Information Management system only to be included in the planning phase is time consuming and extra work. In our Analyse² Planning tools we are introducing a feature for bulk creation of Planning products, which makes it quick to import new products to be part of your seasonal assortment planning. This makes planning more efficient and helps to manage large number of new products. The products you establish to your Product Information Management system are only the ones that have made their way through the planning to the final assortment.
Bulk creation of Planning products makes it quick to import new products to be part of your seasonal assortment planning.
Increased transparency to stay on top of your KPIs
In the new release we have made it more transparent to see, how certain in-season activities affect your key figures. Better in-season forecasts help you to stay on top of the KPIs and provide you the essential indicators of the needed adjustments. The adjustments can be, for example, buying more inventory to meet the increased demand or some necessary mark-downs to make sure you are not left with an excess inventory in the end of the season.
On top of these two highlighted elements, we are bringing broader visibility to buying budget and standardising the service integration.