SALES ANALYSIS & FORECASTING TOOL©
Achieve Improved KPI’s
User interface provides all vital information in one convenient location so strategic decisions can be made quickly and effectively.
Gain Insight from Robust Analysis
12 Dynamic attributes provides the ability
to slice & dice your data.
Efficiently Focus on Priorities
Exception Reports quickly identify
Opportunities & Liabilities.
Analyze Multi–Channel Distribution
Customized reporting provides the vision
to sales & profitability by Channel.
Experienced Planner Insight
Process defined by experts with
over 20 years experience.
Increase Corporate Performance
Centralized vital data provides consistent & timely information for increased efficiencies across departments.
Multiple Deployment Options
[basic-code]™ offers premise or
cloud based options.
Easily Connects to Your Data
SAFT can be used with your current ERP
or as a standalone.
Insight into New Product Development
Extensive attribute evaluation leads to
product insights to fill white space.
OPEN TO BUY APPLICATION
Provides Financial Roadmap
Combines necessary components to strategically
correct course to achieve goals.
Executive Vision for Evaluating Progress
Compares the current trend to the budget for strategic
adjustments to meet corporate goals.
Strategically Plan Purchases
Provides guidance on future purchases
based on current inventory & trends.
Retail / e-Commerce
“…brings together vital information needed to make intelligent decisions…” – Jackie
This tool has enabled me to increase profitability, sales, and maintain optimal inventory levels.
[basic-codes]’s Sales Analysis and Forecasting Tool brings together vital information needed to make intelligent decisions in an effective and efficient manner. Prior to use of the software, I would have to pull information from multiple sources – now the information is in one place in an easy-to-use format.
Sales and margin information can be analyzed at a high level, or can be sliced and diced for more in-depth analysis. The exception reporting within the tool enables me to be alerted to and focus on the opportunities and liabilities within my business.
I am alerted to emerging trends quickly. Sales and profitability have increased with use of the tool. Definitely a game changer for me!
Senior Merchandise Planner, Multi-Channel
“…very efficient in considering all aspects in making a forecast and maximizing purchasing dollars for their best use…” – Diane
I used this software as a seasonal planner. It allowed forecasting purchases with great accuracy.
The software is easy to use with all elements readily available that are needed to make the decision.
It is very efficient in considering all aspects in making a forecast for inventory on hands at a given point in time, and maximizing purchasing dollars for their best use.
Seasonal Planner, BuySeasons, Inc.
“…like the level of details, metrics and data that was visible at the SKU level on one page. I think that really separates this tool from other forecasting solutions…” – Jamil
Used an early version of the software and found it very useful and helpful.
I liked the level of details, metrics and data that were visible at the SKU level on one page. I think that really separates this tool from other forecasting solutions.
Reduced inventory liability.
“…used for order management and communications, increased the efficiency…” - Linda
This software was time saving and very helpful for the buyers.
I used this software for order management and communications with the buyers to compose purchase orders. It was helpful for seeing sales and inventory levels on individual items. I could make notes for the buyers if I had communicated with a vendor and if something would not be available for some time, this increased the efficieny with purchase orders.
Merchandise Planning Assistant
“…have all the information at my fingertips which enabled me to efficiently make informed decisions and improve inventory management…”- Jack
The tool was instrumental in forecasting our private brand business with major retailers.
I have all the information that I need at my fingertips which enabled me to efficiently make informed decisions and improve inventory management and cash flow using the exception reports.
Very easy to use and set up! Reports at the click of a button to quickly identify the opportunities that we need to react to. Inventory analysis reports to provide information to what’s on hand and on order.
Vendor analysis and much more. I just met with these folks and they are great to work with. Priced within the budget of a small business.
CEO, Donohue & Associates
“A dream come true in comprehensive data analysis and ease of use…” – Sharon
A dream come true in comprehensive data analysis and ease of use. Visibility, accuracy and efficiency of pulling together data into one place, offering the flexibility and confidence to analyze intelligence and make timely decisions.
The ability to streamline data into customized reports, to meet the needs of multiple users or end use. Developed with an experienced retail/wholesale mindset, elevates insight and ability to quickly impact sales and profit. Learning curve is minimal and ease of use is “best of class”.
Having used multiple systems in the retail/wholesale community, there is nothing to dislike about this software. It truly meets the needs to manage all business metrics to deliver positive sales and profits.
Senior Merchant & Planner, Consumer Goods
“…The gains the company made in managing cash flow, reacting to trends and time management of both the sales and planning teams were realized as soon as the system was implemented…” - Sandra
Powerful data at your fingertips!
Simplicity of data entry – no excuses for sales people not to enter their account data One button report access – no dumping of data and then manipulation in various spreadsheets, the data is presented how you need it to make business decisions Clear tracking of trends – you won’t be caught off guard without the wrong inventory again.
While at Fashion Angels we instituted [basic-code] to aide in inventory management. The gains the company made in managing cash flow, reacting to trends and time management of both the sales and planning teams were realized as soon as the system was implemented. [basic-code] takes each company’s specific business trends into account to create a company-specific dashboard with invaluable insights. [basic-code] implementation team takes the time to make the system work for you, rather that requiring a company to adjust their business practices to their system. I would not hesitate to recommend [basic-code] to any wholesale/retail company looking to simplify their inventory planning process.
-a great product at a great price!
Vice President of Sales, Toy Industry
“Super functional and easy to use, a tremendous tool that any size organization would find immense utility in…” – Joe
Super functional and easy to use straight away. Easily the best thing about it is how streamlined and effective the program is.
The utility that it provides as a function of managing inventory and sales planning is incredible.
Increased profit from stronger inventory management as well as better insights to share with vendors/manufacturers who support my business.
Such a tremendous tool that any size organization would find immense utility in; large or small being able to accurately manage your inventory and forecast against sales is something any business needs in their arsenal.
Merchandise Planner, Consumer Goods
“…paramount in making sure we had the right product at the right time…” – Kelsey
I highly recommend for strong inventory management, forecast abilities, and clear sales info.
I have worked with the [basic-code] forecasting software in two separate companies. First, as an account manager at Fashion Angels, we used the software to create and/or input forecasts on specific SKUs in order to make production and purchasing decisions. The software quickly and accurately combined all data for each account on each SKU in order to make accurate decisions. It also tracked sales on each SKU by account where this information was available in order to see if the trend was accurate to the forecast. It provided snapshot sales information from previous years by account and by SKU. I believe it was paramount in making sure we had the right product at the right time, which is key especially when dealing with large retailers such as Walmart, Target, BonTon, etc. These buyers expect to have inventory available of the items they have selected for each season.
The second time I encountered the software was as an inventory planner at BuySeasons. The software allowed me to make purchasing decisions based on sales trends accurately and quickly. With queries, the software could be tweaked and improved almost instantaneously when needing different output of reports or a view slightly altered. Being able to sort and filter in the software was extremely important when dealing with such a large volume of SKUs. I truly believe I would not have been as successful at inventory management had I not been able to utilize this software.
Account Executive & Planner
“…can review/process large amounts of data, easy to understand, make sound business decisions…” - Sarah
Easily customizable; efficient reforecasting, used at multiple businesses. Reduces manpower need.
Can review/process large amounts of data easily, customer support is great for customizing to need. Easy to understand, Can use a number of analytics to make sound business decisions. Helps allocate best use of available open to buy dollars.
Complex business models may require more customization, however the benefit may outweigh the investment.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How does the forecasting tool work?
The Sales Analysis & Forecasting Tool© integrates a customers’ vital data into a single, comprehensive tool to create the vision and efficiency needed to improve forecasting, manage inventory and make strategic decisions resulting in improved KPI’s.
Can the tool be used with my current system?
It is a standalone software solution that is focused on forecasting and demand planning and can be used with your company’s current system or in conjunction with an ERP.
Will this tool help me identify trends?
The Sales Analysis & Forecasting Tool© provides the vision and reporting needed to focus on emerging trends, opportunities and liabilities where action can then be taken to achieve desired results.
Will I still have to jump from screen-to-screen for information?
It includes over 20 features that enable the user to slice and dice the data in multiple ways to achieve the best analysis all on one screen.
Is it difficult to get the reporting?
It offers customized and exception reporting, available at the click of a button. Reporting provides consistent and efficient intelligence due to database formatting.
How do I stay on schedule with my goals?
These features, along with planner interaction result in improved KPI’s like increased sales, improved profit and increased turn, which leads to inventory management and cash flow.
Is the tool user friendly?
Our copyrighted forecasting software was developed by a user with a planner, manager, merchant mindset, making it extremely user friendly and efficient. It is easy to learn and navigate, accessibility to reporting is a huge time savings
How quickly will I be able to use the tool?
The forecasting process utilizes a data base platform that is already defined, resulting in reduced start-up time. The integration to “go-live” time is 6-8 weeks.
What is included with the tool?
Our low-barrier-to-entry cost is all inclusive of installation, either on-premise or cloud based, multiple user seats, on-site training, and readily available customer service. This approach encourages companies to gain unprecedented insight into their sales and inventory in a matter of weeks. Once up-and-running, companies find our system to be invaluable, relying on for years to come.
Which type of business can benefit from the tool?
[basic-code]™ has been used by multiple businesses across several industries and has proven success by enabling the delivery of improved KPI’s at every business it has been applied.