The data contained in this single screen form is sufficient for making an informed choice of the item needed and entering the correct price.
Each PCM can fully customize the view of the selection panel and the columns that will be visible. This requires no programmers" interference.
?Moreover, a PCM can have a whole set of panel view themes that can be used for different situations/needs (price overview, display of needs or scarcities, view for ordering from a specific supplier, etc.) or depending on the category displayed — one set of columns for laptops, another for cables.
The screenshot below only shows one example of a customized panel. In fact any information can be put on the list including price, mark-ups, sales velocity ( any set of regions), shelf stock, reservations for goods (any set of warehouses). The list can as well be filtered or/and sorted by make, brand and properties. That is what beneath Filters, Prices and Columns tabs.
Filters. Filtering by Manufacturer, Brand and the Goods" Consumer Properties
Prices. Checking a box in these matrices will add a new price or markup for the price zone and price column chosen:
Matrix of a goods item’s prices and markups
Columns. Here you may check a box to add columns with data on competitors" prices, sales rates, and goods marginality taking into account the back margin, i.e. all the future rebates to be granted by the vendors for any region. For any warehouse or group of warehouses one can add columns with inventories, reserves, or receipts expected.
Customized separately are columns that show the sales network’s totals: the total goods physical inventory at all the warehouses, the clear balance, the reserve, the goods quantity expected from the suppliers, the minimal purchasing price, the aggregate sales rate and the need.
The TOTAL figure can be expanded by just double-clicking it to open a form with detailed data broken down by pricing area (sales rate), warehouse (inventory and reserves broken down by waybill), and supplier (supplies expected). The PCM can also display a goods item’s full supply history: suppliers, prices, quantities, and dates.
The information is provided the same way as for professional exchange traders: a maximum of needed information on one screen, which permits instant assessment of the situation and a prompt decision.
From the selection panel, the PCM can personally manage the display of his/her goods category on the website. The list of the goods" characteristics and those that buyers can quickly filter on the website is set in the desktop interface.
A goods item’s new characteristic is added instantly: one adds it for a goods category, indicates its possible values, uses group goods processing to read its required values in for all the goods — and, voilà, the characteristic will appear automatically on the website, and new goods will be described in the new manner.
We omit the description of less obvious and important conveniences.
In general, the above functionality aims to address two tasks:
We point out once again that the settings of the PCM Flight Control Centre (and even some functionality features) as shown on the screenshots are customized to suit the specific needs of an individual enterprise.
The outcome adjusted to fit the needs of your business may well differ a lot visually and functionally, but NOT in terms of convenience and efficiency.
Forward, towards Supplier Exchange!