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Collection Planner ()

Collection Planner

Collection Planner provides Consumer Goods companies with a single environment to manage seasonal line planning and product development. Collection Planner enables users to communicate targeted objectives to their design, development and sourcing counterparts, as well as execute development tasks, track seasonal development, approvals, and responsibilities.

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Description

Increasing business, product and process complexities affect operating margins and are driving companies to find business solutions which foster innovation and improve efficiencies. This is especially true for Consumer Goods companies who are challenged to respond more rapidly to market trends and changing consumer demand for more choices, better pricing, and quick turn-around. These challenges include increased global competition, as well as the need to target new markets and create new revenue streams.  Often times these new markets require geo specific product functions and options, which compounds product complexity.

Collection Planner helps Consumer Goods companies innovate and improve efficiencies for global product development by incorporating the following best business practices:

  • Reduce and eliminate costly inefficiencies by managing product planning and development using a data driven approach.
  • Drive innovation and communication of product objectives and requirements from a single, consolidated, global view.
  • Quickly and dynamically react to shifts in seasonal requirements, industry trends, and consumer tendencies by leveraging robust and flexible workflow and planning templates visible to all product team members.
  • Effectively allocate and manage resources across all functional teams by tracking seasonal line planning calendars, approvals, and responsibilities in a single system that is integrated with all other aspects of product development.

Collection Planner enables companies to rapidly deploy a state of the art, scalable enterprise solution for product planning, design and development. Collection Planner comes complete with industry-specific best practices for product design including pre-defined work processes, industry specific-data models, reports, role-based user interfaces, and document management capabilities. 

Collection Planner is proven to help fashion product-design and consumer goods companies solve the strategic challenges of increasing global competition, shrinking product lifecycles, and reacting to ever-changing seasonal consumer demands.  Changes can be communicated enterprise-wide while enabling collaboration with key partners and stakeholders for solutions.

Key features & benefits

  • Reduce inefficiencies caused by managing product development information and processes via documents

  • Replace multiple and disconnected systems and isolated documents used to manage product, project, color, material, line plans, vendor and sourcing

  • Incorporate the expertise and knowledge in your supply chain early in the product development processes

  • Effectively allocate and manage resources across all functional teams by tracking seasonal line planning calendars, approvals, and responsibilities

  • Increase efficiency and effectiveness by working in a single system that is integrated with all other aspects of product development

  • Quickly and dynamically react to shifts in seasonal requirements, industry trends, and consumer tendencies