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Introducing the Centric VIP Merchandising Board

Transform traditional merchandise and assortment planning.  Optimize assortment creation and in season management by enhancing the collaboration process, enabling data-driven decisions and providing immediate insights to impacts on revenue and margins based on assortment decisions. This highly intuitive, visual platform connects with multiple systems so data is bidirectionally updated-no more chasing outdated spreadsheets!

Plan for Success

Effective Go-to-Market Meetings Are Critical to Product Success

Go-to-market meetings are essential for presenting the product offer to all sales and field teams so they can understand line plans, give input and, in turn, sell. The lengthy and tedious process of preparing product designs, colors, materials, product features, pricing and other product details for presentation at go-to-market meetings is long, laborious and centered around limited displays of physical prototypes. It is impossible to pivot information to view it from different perspectives, what-if and track changes in real time. Meeting outputs are noted by hand and can be difficult or impossible to execute.

Optimize Assortments with Truly Collaborative Planning with the Centric VIP for Merchandising Board:

  • Connect financial, merchandising, collection and product data from multiple systems
  • Access internal, external and co-developed designs, product details, 2D/3D imagery and media
  • Create and associate products, data, materials, colors and images to placeholders easily with drag and drop
  • Present assortments and make bidirectional system updates live during go-to market meetings
  • Analyze assortments in real time to ensure the achievement of KPI’s and targets
  • Drive dynamic roll-up reporting and interactive PDF Line Sheets
people using visual line planning board

Seamless Sharing Enables Data- and Design-Driven Decisions

group of people

Gather central & regional merchandising teams, country/channel/regional managers, sales staff, product developers and more to pare down early stage collections to final stage.

multiple systems

Make decisions based on information from multiple systems such as PLM, ERP, demand planning, PIM and more…

decision making process

Assort collections in multiple ways simultaneously to drive good decision making. Focus on work, not technology with a highly visual, easy to use, flexible, industry-driven interface.

speed to market

Save time on go-to-market preparation, meetings and follow-up to meet deadlines by cutting out non-value added work.

product and collection input

Give teams the information they need to give product and collection input, rolled up in real time for fast execution.

globe

Work online or in person. Create dynamic, printable reports to share remotely, drive meetings and follow up with decision-making contributors.

See it in action

Meet the Centric VIP Family

The Centric VIP Merchandising Board is part of Centric Visual Innovation Platform (Centric VIP), a collection of highly visual, configurable, user-friendly digital boards for different stages of the go-to-market process. Click on each board to learn more!

See the Centric VIP for Merchandising Board in Action!

Want to see how the VIP for Merchandising Board can transform line planning in your business? Contact us today to talk about your needs and book a one-on-one demo!