Retailer chargebacks, allowances, freight, royalties, and other costs have a significant impact on a distributor's bottom line. To remain profitable, consumer-goods distributors must be able to quickly analyze and respond to the impact of these and other costs of doing business. To address these needs, Apprise Software has added a new customer profitability module to its ERP solution, Apprise Distribution. With these tools, distributors can gain automated, on-demand access to bottom-line profit results at the customer level in a matter of seconds. The improved visibility helps distributors better understand and manage business performance drivers.
Apprise Distribution's customer profitability tools integrate both above-the-line and below-the-line costs to give distributors an accurate view of profitability for each of their customers. The tools eliminate hours of manual number crunching and financial analysis, freeing up resources and improving productivity.
Users can compare profit results of different stores, entire chains, departments within a store, and more. A trend view allows distributors to monitor and track profit results for any individual customer entity or grouping over time. Also included in the tools are visual alerts that automatically highlight positive and negative data trends when they rise above or fall below predetermined thresholds set by the distributor.
The new customer profitability module is a fully integrated feature that ships standard with recently released Apprise Distribution Version 7.2.(Apprise Software Inc., www.apprise.com)
Company: Apprise Software Inc.
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