How Do You Need To See Your Data?
Some retailers are great at crunching the numbers. If they want to analyze what is going on in their business, they need percentages, digits, and columns of data in order to visualize what their options are and develop strategies to maximize those options.
Other retailers need to put all the numbers into some type of graph or chart in order to see what is happening. It isn’t a matter of math, it’s a matter of visuals. Both are valid methods for analysis and are available with the planning capability of ChainDrive Open To Buy. Along with complete integration to the centralized database, you can instantly graph that data and compare the things that matter at the moment you are determining your course of action.
Open To Buy is an important aspect of the retail picture and it must be planned with accuracy according to the unique facets of your business. The instantaneous ability to decide which data to view and how to display and compare it provides flexible, dynamic control of the budget. The numbers people can look at numbers, the picture people can look at charts or graphs, and both can see exactly what is happening.
Rather than forcing the number-lover to figure out charts or the picture-lover to figure out numbers, presenting data the way it needs to be seen for communication is effective. Your retail team needs both types of people and a few others as well; providing them with the versatility of ChainDrive’s OTB software equips everyone with a tool that can be used many ways. Each member of your team will see your data the way they need to see it for success.