Are people wasting too much time deciphering their reports?
Retailers operate in a tough environment. They face increasing competition, constant pressure on margins and changing customer preferences.
To survive they need to make smart decisions based on up-to-date, accurate data, rather than on gut feel. Yet, many store managers rely on old-style Excel or PDF sales reports to monitor their performance. Often they need to stich information together from several reports to see the big picture.
It's the same story with category managers, who often spend huge chunks of time wading through multi-page sales reports to find the 1 or 2 nuggets they need about their products. So, how do we streamline the flow of information to people in store, in the warehouse or at head office to save them time and help them make better-informed decisions?
Retail analytics that everyone can understand and act upon
DecisionPoint™ enables retailers to create and share guided insights with store managers, category managers, supply chain managers, procurement managers and anyone else who needs them.
These insights are wrapped-up in intuitive dashboard applications that are tailor-made for each person's role. This ensures everyone has the data analytics they need to make timely decisions that drive growth and help you adapt to change.
The result is increased productivity and better decision making as managers focus more on their day jobs and less on hunting for numbers.
Create and share retail analytics that match your business processes
DecisionPoint™ makes it easy to create custom dashboard apps to meet the needs of different people across your organization. Combine information from multiple data sources to provide the big picture view on inventory levels, supply chain movements, customer demand, sales, etc. Choose from over 50 components to visualize your data. Drag and drop to layout. Calculate key performance indicators. Add sophisticated filters, drill, custom workflows, color-coded alerts. Apply a custom creative theme that mirrors your brand and helps drive high levels of adoption. It's all done without coding, so you can turnaround new analytics fast to keep pace with the changing demands of a busy retail environment.
Get guided insights into the hands of the people who need them
Most people in your organization don't have time to manipulate their own data, but they do expect to be able to interact with their information. They want to explore their data to answer daily and one-off questions. And, they don't want to be dependent on someone else to provide those answers. Delivering retail analytics through customized dashboard apps that are tailor-made for people's roles gives them the flexibility and autonomy they are looking for. These apps guide people through the KPIs and metrics that are most important to their success. With DecisionPoint™, they can analyze data by drilling through product hierarchies or filtering to compare individual stores or markets across selected time periods. At any time they can pop-up additional views to see lower level analytics, which enable them to answer their questions, fast.
Share information with more people across your organization
DecisionPoint™ scales cost-effectively, to deliver fast response times for large numbers of users from a modest hardware footprint. In a distributed retail environment, it lets you share information with everyone who needs it. Sales assistants in store may want to see how their department is performing against target on a big wall-mounted screen. Planners at head office may want to see the big picture from their desktops. Buyers on the road may need access to sales figures and supplier performance from their mobile devices.
And, DecisionPoint™ is ideal for your remote workers. It provides complete offline access to information when they have no network access. It works across Windows, Android and Apple devices. So, you can be confident your people will always have access to the information they need.