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.