We build completely customized dashboards built to your needs.
Online open to buy, drop ship tracking, promotion management, searchable design catalog, executive reporting decks and more.
Every company plans differently so we can build a custom planning tool with the KPI’s and logic you need to make buying decisions easier. Save your team time without spending a fortune.
Many companies suffer from labor intensive processes or reliance on spreadsheets for critical data and decision making. It is a drain on resources and causes human error which can lead to increased costs and reduced profit. With ERS’ Custom Projects, we can create a solution to fill the gap at an affordable price.
Integrating 3rd Party Data
Weather, demographics, NPD, Nielsen, basically any data we can integrate with your POS.
Customized algorithms to help you understand your price elasticity so you can price and promote more profitably.
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Spreadsheets are great but they have many limitations. We can move reports, forecasts and other functions to a more powerful and visual platform.
Custom Projects begin with a question…
Most of our custom projects begin with a client asking a question they have not been able to solve. We then analyze it and develop a solution that meets their needs.
“We are constantly changing our prices to meet competition. But there is a point where we don’t make money. With over 25,000 sku’s we need something to help us understand what our thresholds are.”
We built a complex algorithm to show the net effect on sales for every one cent change in price. The user can move a slider and they can easily find those thresholds.
The solution not only provides the answer to their question, but it then integrates with their forecast and makes the necessary adjustments once they make a decision on price.
Custom Projects: Integrating 3rd Party Data
Integrating 3rd party data with POS data can vastly improve decision making and lead to more productive inventory management. ERS can help you overcome the challenges of obtaining and integrating 3rd party data.
A Seamless Solution
Working together with our partner Planalytics offers seamless integration of predictive weather-driven demand analytics with POS data, an ERS forecast or ERS VMI solution. It puts weather’s impact in a business context for effective analysis and planning on a scalable level. As with any ERS custom project, we can tailor a solution to meet your specific needs. Learn more about Planalytics here.
Our demand planning solutions include a wide array of parameters and analytics to predict demand. Recent sales trends, seasonality, promotional activity, store in-stock levels, and production availability are just some of the factors that play a role in producing a confident forecast.
Forecast with Predictive Weather Driven Analytics
Injecting Planalytics predictive weather driven demand analytics adds another factor that may increase or decrease demand (by region) and produce more accurate inventory requirements by week. This provides even more robust and efficient planning which lowers inventory carrying costs and frees up more working capital.
IT JUST MAKES SENSE
Use more data to get more actionable information
Data alone is useless unless you can make it actionable. Contact Us to learn more about how the ERS and Planalytics partnership can work for you.