Many retailers send these large documents to their suppliers, detailing how much of your product is selling in each location, when it is selling, which UPCs are flying off the shelves and the products that are staying there. This is a gold-mine of information and many suppliers are catching on and utilizing POS data to its fullest.
Unfortunately, that is not always the case. We often find that customers are receiving the raw POS data and doing nothing with it. There are a couple of options here:
- Integrate the 852 document into your ERP system with Mapadoc, giving you a clean, readable file. You can then run manual analysis in-house if you have the resources.
- Utilize a business analytics tool to organize this data into reporting dashboards and ad hoc reports. This gets rid of the time and cost associated with sales analysis and gives your business the competitive advantage that comes with information.
Leveraging point of sale (852) renders more productive sales, marketing and forecasting efforts. To learn more, please contact David Freschl at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 521-5153.