How To Handle Detours In Retailing Plans
Retail planning is essential, so the tools you use to plan for the future of your retail enterprise are essential, too. ChainDrive Planning/Open-to-Buy is designed to equip you to map your route into a profitable future for your business. ChainDrive also gives you the solutions you will need when you encounter the invariable detours that spring up in the seasons ahead.
Planning Software For Professionals
ChainDrive is designed to give you the insight to plan exactly how you will reach your designated goals. To do this, the Planning/Open-to-Buy component has specific tools:
- Comparative analysis using your own historical data and your own real-time status updates give you actualized historical statistics to use as benchmarks for the future.
- Graphing data lets you visualize the numbers you are looking at so your planning meetings can be more productive.
- Multiple seasons are a reality for merchandise planning and ChainDrive lets you plan at the season level to meet your overall desired objectives.
- Functionality that lets you plan, validate, and lock a segment that is sized from a single data cell to a sub-level plan so that you can freeze a factor and adjust others without fear of losing something.
- Segmented views allow you to control who sees what in your organization and it also allows you to see your data the way you need to see it for a particular task.
- Dynamic controls give you the ability to do your planning the way your unique business demands and to adapt to changes as they happen.
Open-to-Buy Gives You Detours Around Roadblocks
There are many ways that retailers encounter roadblocks on their route to profit. Sometimes a hurricane interferes with shipping from a supplier. Sometimes a sudden craze cleans out the shelves of a single product and you are scrambling to buy more while the craze is hot. Whatever the roadblock is, ChainDrive’s Retail Planning/Open-to-Buy software component gives you a comprehensive view of your business so that you can see where the best detour around the roadblock will be.
Detours in retailing plans are not problems when you have ChainDrive because we provide solutions that get you back on track.