Retail is a fast, agile business and we need information at our fingertips.
Watch our video to see how you can save 20% of your working week by eliminating mind-numbing copying and pasting from spreadsheets, increasing accuracy and agility.
We know that Monday fills merchandising managers throughout the land with dread as their inboxes burgeon with spreadsheets sent from their merchandising team, filled with critical data that will shape the crucial weekly sales stock intake.
Michelle has to copy and paste data into the master WSSI spreadsheet for her meeting with the Finance Director.
There is simply too much data for the team to thoroughly check through.
But one misplaced cell was all it took for the wrong quantity of stock to be ordered.
The result? Money is wasted on the unwanted stock, which then needs to be marked down in order to shift it. And there’s no budget left to buy the right stock.
It's a Triple Whammy, which the Finance Director will hold the Merchandising Manager responsible for.
The problem: Millions of pounds wasted due to a simple copy and paste error.
The solution: A cloud-based system that can prevent this from happening; ensuring all data is accurate, secure, verified and up to date, without having to give up our spreadsheets.
This is Info-CTRL
Info-CTRL is much more than a reporting tool. Info-CTRL transforms the use of spreadsheets into a real-time, accurate forecasting and live operational management system.
Info-CTRL connects with each user’s WSSI spreadsheet, validating and updating the data not just with the trusted data source, but also validating the data on every other user’s spreadsheet, every time you click upload.
Once verified, Info-CTRL pulls together all of the data into your organisation’s report format – there’s no need to copy and paste data from multiple spreadsheets.
The data is stored in the Info-CTRL cloud, so your team can access the WSSI based on live, accurate and verified data, anywhere, anytime.
This means that whatever your spreadsheet looks like, everyone’s data is consistent, consolidated and accurate, giving you and your team one version of the truth. It's the right data to make the right decisions.
Instead of spending 20% of the working week manually copying and pasting endless data, your merchandising team can be much more productive.
And your finance director will be delighted with the cost savings from better-informed decisions.