Planning Software for retail businesses
Devising a strategy for success is crucial to running a retail business. As the retail manager, you need to come up with a specific plan that targets the needs of your specific situation. You should take into consideration the needs of your customer base, the nature of the products you’re selling, and the competition in your area that you need to deal with. In order to do this, you’ll need a system that can show you all the information you need to make the most informed decisions and take action with confidence. ChainDrive’s retail management software package includes Planning (Open-to-Buy) software that helps you prepare for anything that might come your way.
Planning software is directly linked to ChainDrive’s centralized database, meaning it gets real-time access to all relevant information about your products and sales. It’s designed to handle planning in both units and in dollars down to sub-class. With dynamic controls and configurable views that put the user in control, it gives the retail manager everything they will need to plan ahead.
With the Comparative Analysis tool, you can line up sales data from recent weeks with historical data stored in your system showing sales in the past. This will give you a clear picture of what’s changed and how it affected sales. With this in mind, you can predict the success of your actions more accurately and maintain confidence throughout the planning process.
When planning, the software lets you choose to “lock” or “unlock” certain data depending on whether or not you want to take mass action or only target specific areas of business. You can choose to lock or unlock an individual cell or an entire group. This means that if you want to mark down prices on some products but not others, the Open-to-Buy software can do that in one easy action.
Get Planning software for your retail business to prepare for a strong future!