Financial
Planning

  • Synchronization of financial and merchandise budgets
  • Supports a multi-level sales-hierarchy i.e. country-location-store type-store
  • Supports a multi-channel strategy: online, stores, shop-in-shop, corners, etc.
  • Unlimited number of versions
  • Easy seeding of a new financial budget based on KPI’s and targets
  • Time buckets can be weeks, 4-4-5 weeks, months or any other definition
  • Extensive information of historic sales and budgets
  • Financial plan on total and product hierarchy level and split by season
  • Online information about sales, markdown, pieces, retail price, gross profit and cost price
 

Merchandise
Planning

  • Free definition of start & end date of seasons including overlap
  • Top-down and bottom-up seasonal planning
  • Online information from comparable seasons
  • Easy seeding of a new merchandise plan based on financial planning
  • Up to ten levels in the product hierarchy and free number of attributes
  • Smart handling of never out of stock
  • Save up and down in the planning hierarchy
  • Range control via targets for #styles and #options
  • Balance function for easy smoothing of discrepancies between different hierarchy levels
 

Assortment
Planning

  • Placeholders to support the buyers with setting of the range
  • Monitors the assortment plan with the top line merchandise plan
  • Automatic upload and mapping of styles and colors with ERP
  • Possibility to look up and review the collection book including images
  • Overview of budget and planned style colors per free defined time buckets
  • Easy creation of new articles with copy functions
  • Up to fifty free-definable columns
  • Possibility to carry out pre-defined calculations
  • Upload of purchase order lines to ERP system
  • Online information about pending purchase orders and stock of style colors in assortment plan
 

Open
to buy

  • Multiple seasons and calendar on one screen
  • Easy to use “shopping list” for buyers via email
  • Weekly monitoring of sales, markdown, margin, forward cover, closing stock and OTB
  • Visibility of expected and required closing stock: what-if simulations
  • In-season reforecast
  • Pre-season and in-season
  • Time buckets can be weeks, 4-4-5 weeks, months or any other definition
  • Plan forward cover and stock rotation
  • System supported achievement of required closing stock
  • Easy seeding of sales and markdown budgets for old stock using historic sell-thru & markdowns and required closing stock percentage
  • Budget split over time buckets using historic sales and markdown profiles per plan level
  • Smart handling of never out of stock
  • Alignment of financial and merchandise budget
 

Markdown
Planning

  • Optimal timing, frequency and depth of markdowns to maximize profit
  • Markdown proposals based on actual versus ideal sell-thru and product life cycle
  • Calculates impact of markdown proposals on gross profit
  • Ability to round prices or to work with price points
  • Age based and cost based markdown proposals for older stock
  • Ideal sell-thru curves based on reference products
  • Easy definition of required sell-thru curves with graphics
  • Extensive pre-defined rules like maximum number of price changes, number of days between price changes, minimum number of days without markdown after campaigns
  • Priority values for easy selection of markdown proposals with highest priority
  • Extensive reporting based on actual sell-thru per style color: bestseller analysis
  • All proposal and markdown relevant information in one spreadsheet
  • Easy upload of new retail prices to ERP system