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Merchandising Systems

Merchandising systems are the enterprise back and front-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and support their daily tasks. These systems typically record product performance, which allows buyers to purchase merchandise according to that information and to make accurate merchandise decisions. Moreover, retail systems have capabilities for tracking inventory, capturing sales data, and managing retail prices. 

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record forecast accuracy  the new totals, and record the changes all at once. Selligy estimates that with this feature, salespeople will perform forecasting tasks roughly 90 percent faster; performing the same task in traditional CRM systems can require navigating 30 to 40 pages.   While Salesforce1 is a powerful platform that can extend any part of salesforce.com for any user, Selligy is built specifically for salespeople, to fit into their daily flow of selling activities. For example, Selligy allows salespeople to try Read More

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Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

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One Offering to Watch Unfold in 2012: UNIT4 Business Analytics Apps


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record forecast accuracy  Still, the vendor’s track record shows lots of delivery on its ambitious promises in the past, and I am happy to take a leap of faith. In any case, the touted design principles of these upcoming BLINC apps are as follows: A template-based rapid deployment approach tailored for certain verticals (i.e., government, higher-education, and professional services), with about 90 percent functionality out-of-the-box, while the rest can be tweaked by users (DIY) and/or consultants A turnkey approach with some Read More

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record forecast accuracy  historical data is a record of what actually happened, and not necessarily of what the customer actually wanted to happen. For example, stockouts might appear as reduced demand, whereas in fact they were unsatisfied demands. The effect of stockout hence needs to be automatically eliminated from the sales history to provide a more realistic forecast. Thus, a key feature in the forecasting module is automatic outlier elimination, which allows the system to adjust historical data points to reduce the Read More

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