Be sure to check out the Q2 2017 installment of our quarterly newsletter, InDemand. Each quarter, we feature the newest customers to join the JustEnough family, recent go-lives, thought leadership, relevant media coverage and key developments impacting the retail industry. Below is a brief recap of the articles included in this latest issue:
- Tommy Bahama Goes Live With JustEnough Merchandise Financial Planning
In May 2017, JustEnough Software announced that Tommy Bahama, an island-inspired lifestyle brand, went live with our industry-leading Merchandise Financial Planning solution, which helps top retailers around the world better set sales, margin and inventory targets and manage their open-to-buy budgets. The JustEnough team worked closely with Tommy Bahama on the solution design and implementation timeline to ensure a smooth, on-time installation with minimal disruption to the business. Read more here.
- New Customer: Best Buy
Best Buy offers expert service at an unbeatable price to consumers, small business owners and educators who visit its 1,600 stores throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In 2016, Best Buy embarked on a project to replace its legacy system with a modern advertising and promotion management solution. Best Buy ultimately selected an enterprise-wide, onsite license of JustEnough Promotion Management for its flexible approach to the advertising and promotion planning process. The JustEnough solution is expected to go live in early 2018.
- Going Live: Vans and The North Face
Vans and The North Face, both of which belong to the VF Corporation brand portfolio, selected JustEnough Allocation, Inventory Planning, Replenishment, Demand Forecasting and Profiling solutions in 2016. Recently, Vans and The North Face went live with JustEnough Allocation, which leverages allocation rules to model performance criteria and ultimately determine the best placement of stock. The remaining JustEnough solutions will continue to be deployed at both companies over the next year.
- Coming Back For More: Ackermans
Ackermans, a South African-based value retailer, has leveraged the JustEnough Demand Forecasting and Replenishment solutions for more than 10 years to address inventory management needs and reduce stock-outs. Ackermans recently selected JustEnough’s best-in-class Allocation solution to replace a legacy in-house solution; the implementation will begin this summer.
- JustEnough In The News: RIS News
In May, RIS News published a byline by JustEnough, which offers six strategies to help retailers improve in-season planning and address exception management variation. Making exception management a critical aspect of their end-to-end planning and execution process gives businesses the ability to understand why an item is selling above or below expectation – and thus avoid the costly pitfalls of having too much or too little stock on hand. Check out the JustEnough byline in RIS News here.
- Our Solutions
Want to learn more about JustEnough’s innovative product offering? Check out two new solution brochures, which were featured in this issue of InDemand:
- OnCloud vs. OnSite:
At JustEnough, we understand that retailers need simple solutions to help them increase sales and margins and grow customer satisfaction with a seamless shopping experience – all while reducing stock-outs, markdowns and overall inventory costs. We offer both OnCloud and OnSite installations of our solutions. Whichever option you decide is right for your business, the best-in-class functionality and ease of use they offer remains the same. Learn more here.
- Cloud Computing Capacity:
Our OnCloud offering leverages the power of compute node scaling, also known as n-tier architecture. In response to rising demand, the JustEnough platform can automatically add nodes to provide more processing power to get work done in as little time as possible. As such, users benefit from exceptional reliability, scalability and performance. In addition, our OnCloud partners now also include Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services, in addition to Microsoft and Rackspace Hosting. Read more here.
- Innovative Thinking: Six Steps to a Seamless Software Implementation
Smart retailers recognize that implementing new software can supercharge their businesses. But they also dread doing it, knowing that the devil is in the details when it comes to introducing unfamiliar technology to their teams and making it part of their infrastructure. However, a retailer that prepares properly before embarking on it can make sure that the implementation ultimately achieves what it wants. In this newest thought leadership article, JustEnough offers six tips to help companies navigate a smooth software implementation. Learn more here.
Click here to access the Q2 2017 issue of InDemand. Previous editions can be found here. Contact us today to learn more about JustEnough’s integrated, end-to-end suite of planning solutions support many of the world’s leading retailers.