It is no longer enough to make a terrific product. A manufacturer must know the retail business better than the buyer does. This discipline can be exceedingly tedious, unusually intimidating, utterly necessary and yet ultimately rewarding.
Enhanced Retail Solutions (ERS) provides Retail Analytics and Demand Planning Software as well as Consulting Services to enable you to significantly improve business analysis. Our offerings read and interpret Point of Sale and inventory data and arm you with information to make the confident inventory and merchandising decisions that lead to improved sales, profit and efficiency.
Many companies are using our state of the art retail analytics technology coupled with the expertise of our consulting services as their competitive advantage. ERS’ products and services are unique as they allow us to service manufacturers and their retail partners. We also tailor our software and services to fit your organization’s needs.Read more...
Our retail sales consulting provides reporting, counsel and exposure to best practices in your industry. Our software offerings can complement your current solutions in the following ways:
A Very Flexible and Automated Platform:
- Quick, easy access to door level data with filters and roll ups to enable time effective study of stocks outs and execution allowing a truer sense of sell through. This has enabled vendors to double their business and/or become category managers or at least trusted advisors with key retailer partners.
- “Push” retail reporting via email, automatically.
- Dashboard views of the business based upon what management want to monitor; cloud based and smartphone/iPad friendly.
Instant Best practice reporting including Demographics, Store Ranking, Inventory-Sales Ratios, Turnover, Trend, Store Execution, Door Level Lost Sales, Opportunity/Liability by door or store cluster and more.
- These reports separate the “signal” from the “noise” of as many as thousands of doors and a multitude of items: Who the consumer is for a specific item or program, which stores/items need attention.
- Based on some of the brightest minds in retail, these reports are highly actionable and of tremendous benefit to your buyers and merchandisers. That is why many retailers recommend us to their vendors.
Help for you to better forecast your wholesale inventory needs.
- Enable you to stay in stock, thus allowing your retail partner to stay in stock.
- Enable you to effectively determine which items to phase out or re-assort, becoming a trusted resource for your buyers.
- We recently enabled a client to reduce their wholesale inventory 80% while keeping their retail partner in stock on replenishment programs.
To learn more about how ERS can help your business, contact us today!