QuantiSense Announces Retail Analytics and Business Intelligence Application for the iPad
QuantiSense 4.7.2 features improved reporting capabilities, enhancements to Playbooks, and iPad-compatible dashboards
ATLANTA, December 1, 2010 – Putting the power of Retail Analytics and Business Intelligence into the hands of mobile users, QuantiSense today announced the latest release of its software, which includes dashboards designed especially for the iPad. In addition to a new corporate dashboard with iPad compatibility, QuantiSense 4.7.2 delivers improved reporting capabilities for greater insight, enhancements to popular “plays” to drive action, and seasonal information to improve retail decision-making.
Introducing Retail Dashboards on the iPad
With iPad-compatible dashboards, retail executives can interact with data and instantly highlight problem areas and solutions from any location – the home office, during meetings, in the field and while traveling. QuantiSense and the iPad are a powerful combination that provides quick access to critical information such as:
- At-a-glance summary displaying the top departmental KPIs
- Graphical representations of sales trends
- Highlighted exceptions in lost sales, stockouts, and overstock metrics
- Flexibility to drill down into the details by class, store, SKU, etc.
- Top and bottom products across departments
Enhanced Retail Playbook
QuantiSense Playbooks™ empower retailers with a set of role-specific “plays” that guide them to make better decisions, allowing the entire organization to take advantage of fast-moving opportunities, quickly correct problems, and sharpen its competitive edge. Each of these sophisticated plays provides Allocators, Buyers, and Planners with the rich metrics and exception reporting they need to take immediate action.
Several of QuantiSense’s most popular plays are enhanced in QuantiSense 4.7.2, including:
- Accelerate: Diminishes potential lost sales by prompting users to find hot-sellers with orders and insufficient reserve that may need to be accelerated to fill demand.
- It’s Ours Again: Highlights items with a disproportionately high rate of return, to signal potential vendor quality problems.
- Cut and Run: Prompts users to mark down certain merchandise in order to quickly make room for new product.
Improved Reporting and Addition of Seasonal Attribution
The QuantiSense Report Wizard is an assistant that walks users through the process of creating a report. QuantiSense 4.7.2 makes it even easier by providing fast, logical access to the deep library of attributes and metrics contained in QuantiSense. QuantiSense also provides a vast assortment of reports, each displaying a collection of business intelligence components that provide useful, actionable information.
Additionally, the latest release includes a new season code attribute that strengthens the QuantiSense Retail Learning Infrastructure (RLI) by allowing users to tell if an item is a basic product that should always be in stock, or if it is tied to a particular season. This feature enables retailers to make better decisions regarding when to mark down seasonal items to maximize full-price sales.
“QuantiSense 4.7.2 is an exciting release for us for a number of reasons,” said Jeff Buck, CEO, QuantiSense. “The simple, intuitive iPad dashboard interface unlocks the creative potential of our retail analytics like no other platform in the market. Encouraging best practice software adoption and usage requires making it ‘fun’ to use – and QuantiSense on the iPad provides that engaging experience that retail professionals want.”