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Retail Analytics & Merchandise Planning (RAMP)

Supplier: Professional Advantage

Retail Analytics

Price Guide: POA

Retail Analytics provides a powerful, easy-to-use reporting and analysis solution for Microsoft Dynamics RMS.

RAMP offers flexible analysis allowing retailers to easily measure:

  • KPI’s such as sales
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory movements
  • Sell through rates by store, department, category, item matrix, time of day, etc.

Retail Analytics can be used alone to improve the information you have to make decisions or it can be extended with Merchandise Planning to help streamline buying and inventory management. By quickly and easily delivering required information to managers and buyers, Retail Analytics helps retailers enhance management decision making, ultimately leading to higher gross profits.

Merchandise Planning and ‘Open to Buy’

Merchandise Planning uses the transactional data contained in Microsoft Dynamics RMS along with other configurable options such as forecast sales and seasonality to suggest transfers between stores as well as purchase orders from vendors. Once buyers have reviewed, edited, and approved the suggestions, transfers and purchase orders are automatically created in Microsoft Dynamics RMS. Purchasing budgets can optionally be used to provide 'Open to Buy' controls to enforce pre-set spending limits. Buying Managers achieve greater control of buyers' spending thanks to a centralised view of buyers' activities across the company and their ability to lock down pre-set spending levels with Open to Buy functionality.

System Requirements

For out of the box functionality:

  • Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management 1.3 or 2.0
  • SQL Server 2000 or 2005
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 or 2007

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