Spreadsheets are familiar tools that help brands and retailers stay organized as companies are launched and products are first brought to market. But life for brands and retailers is full of twists and turns, whether you’re a small startup or an established enterprise.
At any given moment, companies must manage rapid growth or strategic downsizing; introduce new products or phase out categories; enter new markets or exit them; and add or remove sales channels, store locations or selling space. At the same time, they may be facing vendor changes, new tariffs, rising material and labor costs, consumer behavior shifts or even a pandemic.
To reach new levels of efficiency, agility and growth, companies need an innovative, easy-to-use Retail Planning solution developed for the omnichannel era.
This guide answers key questions, including:
- How do you know if your company needs to move away from spreadsheets?
- Is there an ideal time to switch from spreadsheets to a Retail Planning solution?
- What challenges occur with continued use of spreadsheets?
- Can you implement a Retail Planning solution without disrupting teams and collaboration?