August 2, 2010

Using Accelerated Analytics® with EDI 852 Data

Electronic data interchange (EDI), specifically EDI 852 sales data, is a valuable resource for vendors. Unfortunately, without the proper tools, the data can be difficult to work with and analyze. That is why we created the Accelerated Analytics® POS and EDI 852 data analysis service. We remove all the manual data work and provide you… Read more »

July 6, 2010

BJ’s EDI 852 Reporting

If you are a vendor supplying to BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, you are eligible to receive product sales activity and inventory data via EDI 852. Preparing to setup and receive the EDI 852 files can be confusing, and creating usable reports for your team can be very time consuming. Fortunately, Accelerated Analytics® provides a simple, outsourced… Read more »

July 5, 2010

Sephora EDI 852 Reporting

If you are a vendor supplying to Sephora, you are eligible to receive product sales activity and inventory data via EDI 852. Preparing to setup and receive the EDI 852 files can be confusing, and creating usable reports for your team can be very time consuming. Fortunately, Accelerated Analytics® provides a simple, outsourced service for… Read more »

June 21, 2010

Kohl’s EDI 852 Reporting

If you are a vendor supplying to Kohl’s, you are eligible to receive product sales activity and inventory data via EDI 852. Preparing to setup and receive the EDI 852 files can be confusing, and creating usable reports for your team can be very time consuming. Fortunately, Accelerated Analytics® provides a simple, outsourced service for… Read more »

June 14, 2010

Gaps still exist between vision and reality for EDI 852 data

In a recent conversation with a well known CPG vendor, it became very clear that vendors are still confused by data quality when it comes to EDI 852. Simply put, vendors are struggling with the known and unknown data quality issues that exist with the data retailers send out via EDI 852. Specifically, vendors are… Read more »

June 8, 2010

JC Penney EDI 852 Reporting

If you are a vendor supplying to JC Penney, you are eligible to receive product sales activity and inventory data via EDI 852. Preparing to setup and receive the EDI 852 files can be confusing, and creating usable reports for your team can be very time consuming. Fortunately, Accelerated Analytics® provides a simple, outsourced service… Read more »

May 4, 2010

JCP Bets Big on IT

JCP is boosting IT spending again this year, even as it cuts back on other capital spending.  JCP spent $139 million on technology last year (23% of cap ex).  The focus will be on supply chain improvements and growth in eCommerce.  JCP expects the Internet to deliver $1 billion in sales over the next five years.  I’ve heard CIO’s… Read more »

April 20, 2010

Manufacturing Indicators Rise Sharply

The quarterly Manufacturers Alliance just released their survey of manufacturing indicators and the results are very encouraging. The composite index rose from 57% to 78%, which is the highest reading registered since the June, 2004 survey. New orders, backlog and shipments are improved. Read the full survey results http://www.mhia.org/news/industry/9709/manufacturers-report-significant-improvement.

April 9, 2010

Walmart Cutting Prices

I noticed this in a WSJ article today on Walmart aggressively cutting prices on 3,700 items. “Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Quinn said Walmart expects to expand the number of price cuts in coming months, with help from suppliers. Walmart is encouraging them to reduce what they charge the chain, in exchange for having it spotlight… Read more »