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“Dollar General selected Aldata’s synchronized store and warehouse demand based replenishmentThe Choices They Made. solution to enhance our supply chain and create efficiencies across the business.” John Flanigan EVP Global Supply Chain Dollar General “If you are growing rapidly, need ﬂexibility, and don’t want to be land locked, you need a platform like Aldata.” SVP of Supply Chain Operations Smart & Final, USA “Heinen’s selected the Aldata retail suite for its comprehensive supply- chain coverage, the full functionality of each module—from central operations to store and warehouse management- as well as the ability to tightly integrate all those capabilities across all aspects of our business. We also are extremely impressed with Aldata’s deep grocery domain expertise.” Louis Penny IT Director Heinen’s
WA R E H O U S E : H E A D Q UA R T E R S : S TO R E : S H E L FMake All Your Choicesthe Right OnesYour business is all about choices. You choose your strategy,your products, your suppliers. At the end of the day, it’s all aboutgetting customers to choose you.At Aldata, we have over 20 years of experience helping retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers likeyou control their supply chains, from supplier to shopper. You’ve told us what you need – rapid ROI,ﬂexibility, innovation. And we’ve listened.The result is all about choices. • Solutions….end-to-end, point, customizable, plug and play, SaaS • Scalability…from 5 to 50,000 stores and 1 to 100 warehouses • Innovation…next generation business intelligence, DSD, forecasting and category optimizationAldata is 100% committed to giving retailers and manufacturers the technology and expertisethey need to make sure all their choices are the right ones.
WA R E H O U S E : H E A D Q UA R T E R S : S TO R E : S H E L FImagine software powerfulenough to make all the partsof your business worktogether as one …While other software companies have been talking about building a fully integrated solution, Aldatahas been busy delivering one to retailers, manufacturers, and wholesalers across the globe – including15 of the world’s top 30 retailers. Our award-winning solutions offer modules that can be usedindependently, integrated with existing applications, or combined with other Aldata solutions toleverage comprehensive supply chain capabilities. • Centralize and optimize fundamental business processes • Achieve full supply chain visibility • Leverage information across your organization and beyond • Implement full supply chain suit or speciﬁc business solutions
From the warehouse ...Your customers won’t ever see it. You’ll never feature it in your ads or invest inmaking it more attractive. But every retailer and manufacturer knows that thewarehouse is the foundation of your business.You also know that managing it is far from simple. Increasingly collaborative supply chains. Complex tradingpartner relationships. Global expansion. A new level of innovation is required to efficiently and effectivelyscale to consumer demand.Aldata is ready and waiting to provide it. From integrated forecasting and replenishment to voice directedwarehousing, we are committed to giving you the solutions and expertise to make your warehouse astrategic advantage.Warehousing & Transportation – Fully automate warehouse operations. Decrease transportation costs.Reduce your carbon footprint. Aldata’s Warehousing & Transportation solutions help you build logisticsstrategies that beneﬁt your business, your customers, and the planet.Procurement & Supplier Management – Streamline administrative processes. Reduce overhead costs.Maximize return on deals and promotions. With Aldata Procurement & Supplier Management, communicationand collaboration with your suppliers is easy.Integrated Demand Forecasting & Replenishment – Reduce out of stocks. Improve order accuracy.Accurately forecast demand. Forecast effectively for promotions. Aldata’s Demand Forecasting & Replenishmentsolution gives you full visibility of inventory across the supply chain.Safety and Traceability – Trace goods across the supply chain. Get perfect vision of past, present, andfuture ﬂows. Respond immediately to risks. Aldata’s Safety and Traceability solution gives you all the toolsyou need to ensure customer safety and comply with pending legislative requirements.Product Introduction Management – Get products to market more quickly. Streamline workﬂows.Eliminate manual entry. Aldata’s Product Introduction Management solution gives you web-based access toyour vendors, allowing you to decrease manual processes and enabling buyers to accept or reject new itemsas a condition of authorization.
WA R E H O U S E : H E A D Q UA R T E R S : S TO R E : S H E L FTo your headquarters ...Retail and manufacturing organizations are made up of a lot of moving pieces.When a change occurs in one part of your business, the repercussions are felt allthe way down the line. From matching product assortments with sales goals to therelationship between shelf allocation and warehouse space, it is critical to make allparts of the business work together.Easier said than done? Not with Aldata. Our fully-integrated solution suite gives you a comprehensive supplychain view backed by a single version of the truth. You have the tools, resources, and information to optimizeoperations across the enterprise.Master Data Management – Establish a company-wide data structure. Get full visibility. Achieve true dataintegrity. Aldata’s Master Data Management solution puts you in the driver’s seat.Aldata Insights – Delivering the next generation of meaningful business intelligence with the right information tothe right people at the right time. A game-changing platform, Aldata Insights brings business intelligence todecision-makers and is the ﬁrst application of its kind. Aldata Insights offers a consolidated dashboard view ofdata culled from multiple sources. In one aggregated snapshot, Aldata Insights yields meaningful informationthat is ready for analysis and action.Price Management – Establish a consistent pricing strategy. Increase compliance with pricing strategies in theﬁeld. Boost proﬁt margins. With Aldata’s Price Management capabilities, you gain both ﬂexibility and control.DSD Invoice Reconciliation – Automate invoice reconciliation for items received at the back door. Reduce manualprocesses. Improve vendor management. Aldata allows you to quickly move approved invoices ahead for payment,while identifying those that require intervention. You can also generate reports on problematic vendors.Promotional Forecasting – Reduce out of stocks. Increase inventory turns. Improve customer loyalty. Aldata’spromotional forecasting capabilities reconcile traditional turn forecasting and promotional forecasting on thesame item, allowing you to ensure appropriate service levels during promotional periods.Multi-Channel – Accurately forecast inventory across all purchase points. Leverage customer data to increase sales.Deliver a positive shopping experience, regardless of channel. Aldata’s multi-channel capabilities help you optimizeinventory whether customers are shopping in your stores, online or by phone. You can also interpret and predictthe behavior of your most loyal customers.
To the store ...Managing operations at the store level is a unique and challenging undertaking.It requires technology that can handle a wide-range of tasks, integration withsystems across the organization, and the ﬂexibility to manage each store in a waythat will optimize results. The bottom line is that it requires a system built for andproven effective in the store environment.In our 25 years of experience in the retail industry, Aldata has developed store-based solutions designedspeciﬁcally for the unique challenges that retailers face. That translates to rapid business improvement,increased ROI, and solutions that work just the way you want them to – without complex customizationsand endless implementations.Comprehensive Back and Front Office Management – Manage multiple business formats and saleschannels. Optimize operations. Improve customer service. Aldata’s solutions put store management ﬁrmly withinyour control, giving you time to pursue additional opportunities for maximizing sales.Forecasting & Replenishment – Customize assortments based on customer demand. Increase customersatisfaction. Leverage customer data. Aldata’s advanced forecasting and replenishment capabilities take youto the next level.POS Price Management – Centralized, mix and match, multi-lingual, multi-currency. Aldata gives you all thetools you need for effective POS management.In-Store Mobile Technology – Respond immediately to customer inquiries. Get store managers onto the ﬂoor.Reduce missed sale opportunities. Aldata allows you to leverage rapid advancements in mobile technology totransform in-store operations.Computer Assisted Ordering – Reduce out of stocks. Decrease inventory. Get products to the right place atthe right time. Aldata’s Computer Assisted Ordering capability allows store personnel to ensure that proposedorders reﬂect both normal and seasonal demand, as well as promotional impacts.DSD Receiving Management – Reduce cost mistakes resulting from uncontrolled vendor deliveries. Ensure onlyauthorized items are delivered. Get the right or best cost for each product. Whether you’re managing warehouseor direct vendor deliveries, Aldata’s Receiving Management capability provides both standard and DEX/NEX/EDIreceiving, both from your handheld devices or browser.
To the shelf ... WA R E H O U S E : H E A D Q UA R T E R S : S TO R E : S H E L FDay after day, shoppers stroll the aisles of retail stores, taking in the vast array of prod-ucts arranged on the shelves before them. Little do they know — or should they know,for that matter — of the signiﬁcant effort that goes into deciding which products theysee and precisely where they see them. But, as retailers are well aware, the process ofcategory optimization and management is complex effort that takes careful planning,experience, and organization.Not only is category optimization and management a complex process, it’s critical to the bottom line. Nearly 80% ofconsumer purchasing decisions are made in front of the shelf. With such a signiﬁcant role in sales, it is imperative thatretailers and manufacturers are equipped to to assess market conditions, understand the strategic assortment,optimize ﬂoor space, and to generate tactical planograms. Meanwhile, such complex efforts are meaningless withouteffective coordination and execution at the store level.Such experience, coordination, and strategy can be tapped with Aldata’s solutions. For over 25 years, Aldatahas remained at the forefront of the retail solutions industry, offering innovative solutions to help manage criticalassortment and space optimization functions.Assortment Optimization – Optimize the category planning process. Generate strategic assortments. Drive consistentexecution. Aldata’s Assortment Optimization allows users to benchmark category performance against the market andto track internal metrics, while choosing the products that meet each category’s objectives from the many productmix opportunities that exist.Space Optimization – Optimize Product Placement. Reﬂect strategic assortment at the tactical cluster or store level.Manage inventory levels more effectively. Aldata enables users to leverage existing category knowledgeand industry best practices to effectively place product on shelf and produce relevant category shelf plansthat promote high availability, shopper satisfaction and efficient retail execution.Store Planning – Quickly develop store plans and strategy. Identify category performance in relation to the total storefootprint. Visualize in 3D. Aldata provides a collaborative platform between store planners and category/buyer teamsto ensure effective utilization of store selling space. Drive optimal traffic ﬂows and justify space allocated to categoriesthrough enhanced visibility into a store, or cluster of stores, and performance.
“We are impressed with the range of functionality that Aldata’s retail supply chain suite offers in the areas ofThe Choices They Made. merchandising optimization and automated store replenishment, which will allow us to effectively centralize our related business operations. With Aldata, we will be able to improve visibility into our supply chain process and introduce improvements to expedite our ordering and replenishment processes.” Gerry Sul Manitoba Liquor Control Commission “Sprouts is dedicated to providing a personalized shopping experience for all our customers. Aldata’s solution enables us to create customized displays that reﬂect each store’s unique neighborhood. Reﬂecting customers’ personal preferences helps increase customer satisfaction, further boosting sales. Aldata’s solution enables us to work closely with our suppliers, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the shelf merchandising process.” Doug Sanders President Sprouts “With Aldata, we’re able to share planograms with all our stores, ensuring that they have access to the most up-to-date information regarding stocking and displaying merchandise. This has helped us decrease out of stocks and increase revenue. Aldata is also an easy-to-use solution that helps us enhance merchandising and shelf usage.” Steve Ferraiuolo Northgate Markets
About AldataAldata is a global leader in retail and distribution optimization.Our software and service solutions help retailers, distributorsand manufacturers dramatically improve their businessperformance. We optimize categories, space, supply, logistics,and consumer engagement to increase our customers’ revenueand margins, reduce time, cost and waste, and enhance on-shelfavailability, service, and retention. Founded in 1988, Aldata hasan unparalleled track record of delivering successful projectsfor the world’s largest retail and consumer brands, national,wholesale and distribution organizations, and regional storechains. Discover more about Aldata’s customers, our solutions,and the multi-skilled global team that supports them atwww.aldata.com.