In order to profitably deliver customer value at the store shelf, companies need to have the right products, in the right stores, in the right positions, at the right time. With JDA’s Space & Category Management solutions, retailers and suppliers can effectively plan, execute and analyze demand-based category and assortment strategies, while driving overall profitability.
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Retailers and suppliers share similar ultimate company goals: Maximize sales and profits, efficiently move product fast and satisfy customers. Yet with limited retail space, increasingly hard-to-please consumers and inventory registering among the most expensive assets, these goals can be difficult to achieve. To succeed in today’s incredibly competitive, consumer-driven market, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers must accurately pinpoint consumer behavior and profitably satisfy demand.
While geo-demographic information is a start, it often does not provide the complete picture – leading to missed sales, and even worse, consumers lost to competitors. Determining true demand requires delving below the surface to understand underlying nuances, such as identifying demand for a territory with a high percentage of commuters who live in one area – yet who work and/or shop in another, or determining demand for winter merchandise in a temperate desert region that serves a ski resort a short distance away.
Being improperly equipped to satisfy tangible needs at the store shelf means missed opportunities to profitably deliver customer value. Surviving and flourishing in this consumer-driven market requires proven processes and solutions that optimize space and category management initiatives and help meet consumer expectations – whenever and wherever customers desire!
More than 3,600 companies worldwide rely on JDA Software’s proven, industry-leading Space & Category Management solution suite to effectively plan, execute and analyze their demand-based category and assortment strategies. Featuring the world’s most widely used solutions, JDA Space & Category Management delivers fast return on investment (ROI) by enabling retailers and suppliers to drive overall profitability, maximize sales per selling area and satisfy customers through optimized strategic merchandising initiatives.
JDA’s comprehensive Space & Category Management solution flexibly ties together business processes previously conducted independently. With a single powerful relational database, Space & Category Management integrates store-level data with market intelligence to cluster stores based on true localized demand, optimizes assortments using industry best practices, supports company-specific workflows and efficiently manages image-based floorplans and planograms – combining the key components necessary for a winning merchandise strategy. The solution takes you to the next level by translating your strategies into practical tactics, enabling you to consistently execute your strategic and assortment decisions.
Gain a competitive edge as you deliver better assortments, execute better floorplans and planograms, and ultimately, increase sales of the right products at higher margins. You’ll also maximize inventory ROI by significantly reducing carrying costs, stock-outs and excess inventory. And by achieving true precision merchandising, you will fulfill the ultimate goal of optimized cluster- and store-specific category and assortment management.
By applying intelligent predictive and descriptive data mining algorithms, dynamic capabilities, point-of-sale (POS) and market data as well as industry-proven best practices, you can achieve assortment and space optimization by determining ideal store clusters and product assortments down to the individual store, department and category level.
JDA Space & Category Management also optimizes your assortment-to-shelf results by addressing and exploiting your floor and shelf space realities with the market’s definitive planogram tools. You can efficiently create, maintain and distribute precise three-dimensional, store-, fixture- and merchandise-specific floorplans and planograms that reflect real-world conditions.
With capabilities to conduct cross-category, department, planogram, store and floorplan analysis, Space & Category Management empowers you to monitor key performance indicators and maximize selling-space effectiveness. Quickly react to emerging market trends as you turn up-to-date business data into the market intelligence required to maximize sales and ROI opportunities.
Easy to install, train and use, Space & Category Management automates and streamlines many day-to-day processes. By simultaneously managing large volumes of floorplans and planograms, performing large-scale batch processing or electronically distributing strategic data enterprise-wide, the solution helps you eliminate errors and repetition while increasing data consistency. Time previously spent on tedious tactics can be re-allocated to more productive activities that improve bottom-line performance.
JDA facilitates the exchange of space and category information throughout your organization and with your trading partners to enhance communication, simplify collaboration on product and space decisions and facilitate in-store compliance. Simply using a Web browser and a login, trading partners, key departments and stores can access your up-to-date floorplans, planograms and analytic reports. Should any updates be made to these files from remote locations, Space & Category Management preserves data accuracy and consistency by automatically reporting changes back to your corporate office. You can also quickly and easily migrate planogram data available on other planogram systems to JDA’s format. With Space & Category Management streamlining the development, execution and analysis of your top-level category plans, you can precisely place the right products, in the right stores, in the right positions, at the right time – every time.