CCI

Aggregate, match, normalize, report & analyze multi-tiered sales data.

Process POS data in a web-based environment.

Many companies that sell software and hardware solutions through a network of distributors and resellers need the ability to receive and process sell-through data (e.g., point-of-sale or POS). This is particularly important for two-tiered distribution models. The POS data that these companies collect can then be used for data mining, forecasting, trend analysis, and trade promotion incentives including MDF, co-op, rebates and SPIFFs.

The CCI Point of Sale Module responds to this and other needs by offering a web-based POS processing environment. The module provides a standard data extract of all partner/participant POS files to assist in rebate calculations, payment information and reporting. Partner/Participant POS report files may be consolidated into a single extract, and each file may be loaded using a data-mapping template. Once all of the files have been imported into the master extract file, each entry is matched against partner/participant and product templates which link the partner/participant record to the various keys maintained for that partner/participant company (name, customer id, etc.).

All outstanding unmatched records in the master extract file are matched and the associated partner/participant templates are updated to reflect any new matching keys identified. Once the matching has been completed, the data can be used to support business analytics or trade promotion programs.

CLIENT BENEFITS

  • Collect non-standard POS data & normalize for forecasting & analysis
  • Improves overall processing time and administrative overhead by as much as 82% (*)
  • Track inventory levels
  • Increases the efficiency of fund-based channel program management
  • Establishes the internal financial controls for rebate-based channel programs
  • Reduces the cost and complexity of channel rebate and SPIFF programs
  • Real-time reports including ROI & payment information
  • Extends the functionality of existing CRM & financial applications
  • Web-based architecture reduces the costs associated with hardware and software purchases
    • No hardware to purchase
    • No software to install and maintain
  • Streamlines communications by providing 24x7 real-time data

(*) Based on CCI's largest Rebate Module client program.

CORE FUNCTIONALITY
The Point of Sale Module's core functionality includes and allows for:

  • Standardize data entry fields, data extracts and reports
  • Accurate and expeditious analysis of sales, commissions and performance
  • Provide partners, participants and program stakeholders with a consolidated view of POS data, rebate payments, sales activity, and statements
  • Streamline the administrative processes related to collecting POS data and sales reporting
  • Efficiently match partners/participants with product sales
  • Reduced the time and effort required to gather, normalize and report on channel POS