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Reason #2: Why CPG Analysts Have Issues Integrating POS Data.

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

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What makes integrating and reporting off of point of sale data so difficult for business analysts at a consumer goods manufacturer? There are many reasons. The first reason we posted explained the varying data elements provided by each retailer, syndicated data provider or other data source. This explains that different data sources also have different reliability. One data source might be very dependable. Then one day, when you're not having trouble with your typical, troublesome data sources, the reliable one has issues.  Hence, the frustration.

When you are dependent on so many other data sources to provide you with the content for your reports, you are subject to whatever data issues, networking issues, resource availability, and so forth, that they are having in addition to your own. POSmart enterprise foundation provides CPG Manufacturers with an infrastructure that fixes these issues. 


Topics: Business Intelligence, Big Data, POSmart, Demand Signal Repository, data integration, analytics, CPG

TPM, TPO & TPI. What's the difference?

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 12:35 PM

  TPM, TPO & TPI. What's the difference? Trade Promotion Intelligence compliments Trade Promotion Management & is required before Trade Promotion Optimization. This infographic summarizes the differences. TPI leverages TPM solutions like SAP TPM, Demantra TPM and other trade promotion management software. Once TPI is implemented that intelligence can be used for TPO. But true TPO requires the integration of Cost of Goods Sold, COGS, along with other important data sources in order to calculate ROI for both the retailer as well as the manufacturer. 


Topics: analytics, tpo, tpm, Trade Promotion Intelligence, tpi

Big Data Part 7

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Wed, Nov 6, 2013 @ 03:33 PM

In previous blogs we addressed the history of "Big Data." We also talked about what comprises big data and why it's important to leverage big data. In this blog we'll delve into some of the underlying technology that people refer to when discussing big data as it pertains to content on the internet and other applications that leverage unstructured data.


Topics: analytics, Big Data, BlueSky Integration Studio

Big Data Part 5

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Thu, Oct 3, 2013 @ 04:03 PM

As described in the last two blogs, Big data comprises volume & variety. But it also includes velocity and another key characteristic that will be described in this
and the next blogs. In this blog we examine the fact that big data gets even bigger when you start to consider timing.


Topics: Business Intelligence, analytics, Big Data, data integration, BlueSky Integration Studio


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