Planning Software with visual aids
Looking at a spreadsheet or database full of numbers and figures can be confusing. Not only is it harder to digest in your mind, but it’s harder to pinpoint specific information quickly. And when you’re running a retail business in a competitive market, speed is crucial to everything that you do. That’s why you need a retail management software package with high-end graphing and visual demonstration capabilities. ChainDrive’s Planning (Open-to-Buy) software offers you the tools and visual aids you need to plan on a number of different levels.
Planning software is designed to be flexible and heavily customizable so that you can plan for any number of different situations. User-definable attributes and segmented views help you include relevant information on all of your plans. They also allow you to construct a database that can be tweaked for different users or actions. The software includes tools that can attribute data to a season or specific event, and its drill-down views allow you to plan, validate, and lock instantly and without error.
It also includes a comparative analysis feature that takes advantage of easy-to-understand visual representations to help you monitor your performance. Historical data about sales and other information is fed directly from the database so you can match up your current productivity with past performances.
The ability of Planning software to graph data of any type is one of its key features. You can compare current performances with historical data, sales versus markdowns, purchases versus gross margin, and so on. Anything you need to look at in order to plan better for the future can be displayed to you neatly and quickly.
Instead of fumbling around with confusing spreadsheets, consider a ChainDrive retail software package that can show you the information you need in the way that you want.