Category Management Softwarefor category management
About Category Management software
Category Management Software by Retail Smart is used by some of the world’s largest and sophisticated retailers and suppliers, for driving profits in store and within the category. Companies using Category Management software benefit from a new way of designing planograms, due to an intuitive design, even the most complex planogramming procedures are made easy.
With Category Management software, users can recreate all types of fixtures in minutes and start placing products to create optimised planograms in a fraction of the time other applications take. Making changes like increasing or decreasing planogram sizes, moving bay positions, adding shelves or pegboards takes seconds, saving time for category analysis and space optimisation.
Category Management software offers comprehensive, customisable reports & graph capabilities, driving category insights and actionable changes. Reports and graphs commonly used are; Space vs. sales for correct space allocation of products, brands and categories; gap analysis identifying missed sales opportunities within the category; merchandising reports for in store implementation and days of supply highlighting potential out of stock and wastage issues.
Why Retail Space Planners are switching to Category Management software
Category Management software is designed on an new and innovative 2D and 3D platform, dedicated for range and space planning, which means planogramming tasks that are normally time consuming and complex are made simple and easy.
In addition, Category Management software helps maximise sales and profits for every inch of the shelf space, whilst identifying the best shelf positions for your brands and target products. Category Management software is a professional space planning solution, which is fully customisable and integrated for product and sales updates. Maintaining planograms is simple and easy, with direct links to external databases including SQL server, to keep your plans up to date.
Category Management advisor
Category Management helps identify products that are over or under stocked, increasing sales at the shelf and optimising space. It also recommends category space adjustments, so each product, product type, brand and manufacturer, receives the optimum space allocation.
Furthermore; space allocation recommendations can also be based on category management objectives, for example, growing loyalty on a selected brand or considering market trends for growth products.
3D presentation & implementation
Walk around your category in a full 3D environment to gain a true and immersive consumer perspective and visualise new pack designs, fixture concepts and point of sale. Export to an image format and visualise high quality 3D planogram views for meetings and quick signoff of category changes and POS designs. ion in store or for presentations.
No need for a time consuming mockshop, as planograms can be viewed and walk around, saving time, effort and cost. Print to PDF, images or printer to communicate to stores or customers.
Range & space planning solution
Category Management software is part of the Retail Smart range and space planning solution. The software calculates the optimum facings of prducts and compares the financial differences between impelementing new recommendations for the category, using elasticity models and key performance indicators.
In addition, planograms can be linked automatically to SQL database for retailers, with links to store assignment and reporting.
Benefits of Category Management software
- Create all types of fixtures & place products
- Edit planograms & products
- Assign sales data & analysis
- Highlight planogram hotspots
- Highlight over & under stocked products
- Category management reports
- Merchandise in store using planograms
- Share planograms with clients in any format
- Create a consistent look & feel in all stores
- Manage range & space across all store sizes
- 3D views for presentations
- Range review presentations
- Perform category analysis, space vs. sales
- Gap analysis report; identify products that sell well in market that aren’t listed in store
- Tighter inventory control and reduction of out-of-stocks
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Software training & support
Retail Smart consultants provide necessary training on Category Management software, in order for users to be proficient in all areas of creating planograms and analysis.
As part of annual maintenance payments, full support and software upgrades are provided, by our dedicated team of consultants.