Why Planning Software Makes Retailers Successful All Year Long
People shop for different things at different times of the year, so retailers need to plan at the seasonal level. But planning is done beforehand, so retailers need to see all the seasons of the year in context at any time. Yesterday’s tools don’t work for today’s challenge. This is why planning software makes sense for retailers.
Multi-Season & Multi-Channel
ChainDrive’s integrated retail management solution has a centralized database that collects information from every channel, online or off, automatically and securely. This data is accessible for analysis and planning a particular season or the entire year. You can see all seasonal plans in a corporate view so overall objectives are prioritized without losing the details that make up the whole.
Multi-Level & Multi-Specific
Planning for retail involves many levels and many products. Sometimes that planning must be in units, sometimes in dollars and/or at cost, and sometimes a sub-class of inventory category. Sometimes historical contribution patterns must be compared, sometimes real-time data must be included. Flexible software tools enable retailers to plan on every level and specificity that is necessary and do that planning, monitoring, and maintenance across multiple seasons at the same time.
ChainDrive Planning Software Delivers
When ChainDrive Integrated Retail Management software was designed, retail planning was built into the solution with abilities experienced retailers requested. Charts and drill-downs make comparative analysis meaningful. The point-of-sale software works with the system by automatically updating information. Relevant receipt patterns are generated for accurate forecasting stock levels. Allocation can function from the top down or the bottom up, and every level can be locked or unlocked as needed. Dynamic controls, segment views, and more make an extensive list of options that is impressive and functional.
Without effective planning, much of the profit for retailers is nonexistent. Planning software can greatly increase the effectiveness of retail planning but only if that software contains the functionality retailers need and provides the support retailers require.
ChainDrive software has been carefully crafted to provide the tools most retailers ask for. It also has the capability of custom development so unique factors can be built into a specific retailer’s software solution. Once that solution is in place, ChainDrive maintains a consistent, professional support presence so troubleshooting is available when you need it, no matter when you call. ChainDrive Planning Software will give you the tools that make you successful all year long in any season.