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Merchandising Software

for category management

About merchandising software

Merchandising software is used by some of the world’s largest and sophisticated retailers and suppliers, for driving profits in store and within the category by designing optimised merchandised shelf and fixture plans that fit the store space. Companies using our merchandising software around the world are increasing by 30% year on year, for the last 10 years. Due to our softwares intuitive design, even the most complex merchandising planning procedures are made easy.

Merchandising capabilities

With Merchandising software users can recreate all types of fixtures in minutes and start placing products to create optimised merchandised plans in a fraction of the time other applications take. Making changes like increasing or decreasing fixture sizes, moving bay positions, adding shelves or pegboards takes seconds, saving time for category analysis and space optimisation.

Merchandising software offers comprehensive, customisable reports and 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 Merchandisers prefer MSA

Merchandising software is designed on an innovated platform dedicated for retail shelf planning and design, which means merchandising planning tasks that are normally time consuming and complex are made simple and easy within.

In addition helps maximise sales and profits for every inch of the shelf space, whilst identifying the best shelf positions for your brands and target products. Merchandising software is a true category management tool, linking space and sales data to allocate the optimum space for each product, reducing out of stocks and wastage.

Category management advisor

Merchandising software 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

The 3D capabilities of Merchandising software provide a realistic view of the fixture fully merchandised and can be exported to an image file for presentations, or printed.

Merchandising software  allows users to print single or multiple bays, with outputs for saving as an image, pdf or publish to the web in HTML. The page layout can be designed with fixture views, merchandising reports and graphs, ready for implementation in store or for presentations.

 

Benefits of merchandising software

  • Create all types of fixtures & place products
  • Edit fixture & products
  • Assign sales data & analysis
  • Highlight fixture & hotspots
  • Highlight over & under stocked products
  • Category management reports
  • Merchandise in store using plans
  • Share plans 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 Merchandising software, in order for users to be proficient in all areas of creating merchandised plans and analysis.

As part of annual maintenance payments, full support and software upgrades are provided, by our dedicated team of consultants.

 

 Retail range assortment & space planning solution

Merchandising software is part of the retail range assortment and space planning software and solution. Once merchandised plans are created they can be automatically linked to Store Planning software to optimise retail store.

In addition merchandised plans can be linked automatically to Range Planner software to calculate the optimum range of products using ECR (Effective Consumer Response) proven category management methods.