Merchandising in Microsoft Dynamics®AX
Product configuration, forecasting, purchasing and fulfillment for dynamic retailers
Retailers, particularly those with a high volume, seasonal or dynamic merchandise mix, require enhanced visibility to make more timely business decisions and more cost-effectively manage supplier relationships. The Dynamics AX for Retail merchandising management functionality delivers the visibility necessary for successful planning, while also streamlining the tracking and management of merchandising activities.
Features & Benefits
Easy-to-Use Product Configuration
Dynamics AX's retail merchandising management functionality provides product configuration for complex, rules-based item definitions. Dynamics AX also supports style, size and color SKU dimensions.
Fully Integrated Forecasting & Demand Management
Retailers have complete visibility across the enterprise. Forecasting and demand management is fully integrated into real-time enterprise data and the general ledger. The retail organization does not operate in silos and executive management has the complete picture to make critical business and financial decisions.
Cross-Channel Drop-ship Management
Dynamics AX is a fully functional cross-channel platform for retailers. Customers have multiple options for information search, order points and delivery choices. With Dynamics AX, orders can be made in one channel, i.e. in store and drop shipped to the customer from another store or warehouse, seamlessly.
Streamlined Updates to the Product Mix
Retailers can update inventory and the product mix in Dynamics AX and that merchandise management information will be visible across all sales channels in real-time – website, catalog layout, point-of-sale, call center, and more. As manufacturers make changes, these can be done centrally in Dynamics AX.
Merchandising, planning, purchasing, and distribution information are available, in real time, across the enterprise. Planners and buyers have visibility into real-time retail merchandise inventory activity to more efficiently manage replenishment and view product performance data. Because real-time inventory data is readily accessible, accurate and consistent labeling, pricing, and markdowns across the enterprise can be managed effectively and efficiently.