Futuresource systems, data and analysis allow manufacturers and retailers to make well-informed strategic decisions that lead to higher revenues and profit margins. If you are under increasing pressure to quickly respond to your competitors’ key price changes, Futuresource's price checking and matching systems deliver daily updates, not only allowing you to reduce prices to maintain price advantage, but also allowing you to confidently hold margin where you do not need to be so aggressive.
Futuresource has a highly advanced spidering software solution which can rapidly pull price tracking data from sales-based websites on a daily basis, providing you with the tools you need to attain competitive pricing. This pricing data at model level can be matched with comparable models via an intranet application, which suggests likely matches and allows manual overrides of those matches.
Futuresource can set up an internal system for you which will track the details and pricing of your own and competitor promotion by each store groups. By linking the data to your internal EPOS data and external sources you can look at the actual volumes versus forecast and look at the reactions of competitors and the price sensitivity.
For the last 15 years Futuresource has been coding and mapping together millions of shipment and pricing data records from different datasets, presenting them simply and quickly in table and graphical formats. This system can be used to combine all your data sources in one place and map them together using product ID codes. With demand planning systems from Futuresource, you can produce automated supply chain reports which highlight changing market conditions quickly, clearly and completely, allowing you to react decisively.
Here at Futuresource we have the combination of skills to match your requirements.
● We understand the market demand profiles
● We understand the supply chain
● We provide the platform for consensus forecasting
● We combine and relate all the different datasets that make demand planning easier
● We produce easy-to-use systems for inputs and outputs
|The System Structure
The key benefits of Futuresource demand planning systems are:
● Totally customisable
● Completely scalable
● Almost no involvement necessary from IT departments
● Software interface is so simple to use hardly any training and support is needed
● The combined data sources can be linked to automated charting for your regular reports
● Conditional formatting on the data can deliver alerts through the dashboard or via e-mail alerts
● Low-cost solution
The Analyzer, Futuresource Consulting’s exclusive and widely used data manipulation and presentation engine, overcomes the shortfalls of relational databases and ensures near instantaneous analysis. The Analyzer:
● Can be used with any data source, and integrates with your existing system infrastructure
● Provides unrivalled access to multi-source information
● Enables automatic updating of any data-linked slide or chart, saving you many hours of time