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The POS Data Dilemma

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Sun, Jul 19, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

The POS data dilemma is notorious. Every manufacturer knows that data arrives at different times from different retailers and third party sources in different formats. Data comes at sporadic times of the month, in a multitude of different formats with varying information. On top of that, retailers restate data, products change categories, duplicate data comes in, etc. All of these things are difficult and cumbersome to manage.

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Topics: Relational Solutions, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Demand Signal Repository, blog, data integration, CPG, analyst

Technology Terminology Burn-Out: Clearing up the Confusion in the Market

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

There is extensive confusion in the market today on what a true demand signal management solution is. We believe that far too many companies are calling themselves a “Demand Signal Repositories or Demand Signal Management” solutions, when in fact they are not. Some are reporting tools, some are database vendors, some are Wal-Mart reporting tools, but very few are actually a manageable process that delivers signals to the business users on a long term, manageable basis.

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Topics: Relational Solutions, Business Intelligence, Big Data, POSmart, Data Warehousing, Demand Signal Repository, data integration, demand signals, ETL

Reason 9 What Makes POS Difficult for CPG Data Scientists & Analysts?

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Fri, May 29, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

Relational Solutions knows the nature of business intelligence is that users requests constantly change. In addition, data that is available to the data scientist or analyst today will be different than the data needed over time. 

Anytime there are changes to the source data or change requests from end users, a data analyst is subjected to dealing with those issues related to that change.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, POSmart, CPG, data scientist, analyst

Reason #8 Frequency of Data Feeds

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Mon, May 25, 2015 @ 08:18 PM

External data comes from various sources at different frequency rates. Analysts might get scanned point of sale, POS data, via EDI feeds directly from a retailer every day. Data Scientists could buy syndicated data provider information every week, but it might be last months data. You might also be getting data weekly from another data provider for different retailers.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, POSmart, analytics

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