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Today's Consumers Are Shopping from the Beach!

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Fri, May 27, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

Today's consumers can be shopping online, returning product at a store, filing a complaint from their home or researching products from a boat! The omnichannel is alive and well and manufacturers have to accommodate these realities.

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Topics: Demand Signal Repository, Omni-channel, CPG, Omnichannel, Omnichannel retail,

Reason 4: Why CPG Analysts Have Issues Integrating POS Data

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Thu, May 7, 2015 @ 06:20 PM

Consumer Goods Manufacturers have many complexities associated with using point of sale and syndicated data. One of those issues is, "Where are they going to get the data from?" You can often get EDI files from the retailer, use an EDI translator to make some sense of the data and try to create reports from that. 
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Topics: Business Intelligence, Big Data, POSmart, Data Warehousing, data integration, Omnichannel

Reason #3: Why CPG Analysts Have Issues Integrating POS Data

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Thu, May 7, 2015 @ 12:24 AM

Business Analysts in the Consumer Goods Industry have the added complexity of integrating internal data with data from outside sources. What makes POS data so difficult for CPG analysts includes multiple retailers along with the varying elements they provide. Second, is missing data, recast data and UPC issues a CPG analyst has to deal with. The third reason is listed below. Follow Relational Solutions in this 10 part infographic series blog designed for consumer goods manufacturing analysists and data scientists to help them explain to management why point of sale data is so difficult to deal with. This will help you explain why it often takes hours, days or even weeks to pull togehter reports.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, Big Data, POSmart, Data Warehousing, data integration, Omnichannel

OmniChannel Needs OmniSmart Thinking

Posted by Janet Dorenkott on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Addressing the Omnichannel dilemma should be a top priority for CPG manufacturers. The omnichannel brings with it, a wide array of new challenges. It's time for retailers and manufacturers to get OmniSmart about attracting, converting and delighting customers!

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Topics: Big Data, Omnichannel

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