Products section overview
The new UI contains a completely renovated approach the data is collected. The product section merge several previously separated reports into one.
By default a user has an access to such filters as: Brands, Categories, Tags, Stores, Stock, MAP, Promotion, Price, Opportunity, Recency. The new feature in the UI is the “Price Position” filter, which allows flexible selection of products depending on prices deviations. The new UI also contains new filters that can sort market positioning inconsistencies within your competitors, if their MAP data available.
One of the major novelties introduced, is the possibility to apply filters asynchronously. After selecting the necessary filters for various parameters, the user can simply apply filters by clicking on the corresponding button. Also, all filters can be reset with one click by clicking on the "Clear" button. Information is displayed much faster
Display of information
The updated product list table, contains basic data over your products, such as: SKU, product title, category, your price as well as the data over market prices, repricing suggestions (if repricing enabled), MAP inconsistencies, promo, availability on the market. However, the columns could be organized and saved according to user preference. At the moment, 200 SKUs are displayed by default, without the possibility of changing this number.
There are 2 sets of columns available - regular and extended, in which a user can customize their set and order at will. To go to the column settings mode, click on the Column Configurator:
Information display settings
The new interface allows a user to customize the display of information by adding or removing columns. In the pop-up window, a user can swap columns and move them. By clicking on the ellipsis in the upper right corner, you can select the price of a certain store (competitor), and add custom columns.
It is worth mentioning that the order and layout of the columns can be saved for both the Company and the specific User by clicking on the “diskette” (save). At any time, the user can reset the settings to their default state.
Individual operation tools
Individual operation tools are grouped in the special action bar at the top of the page:
Several options are available:
- Edit tags
- Select all products
- Unselect all items
- Reprice selected products (not active, if no products are selected)
- MAP report of the selected goods (not active, if there are no violators)
- Save a report
- Download report (Excel / CSV)
The logic behind color visualization of data
For a more convenient price visualization, the new product report uses the color coding of the price. Basic principles:
Green - favorable price positioning
Red - price positioning needs to be reviewed
Gray - not available / unavailable / inactive
We will discuss these principles in more detail in the context of several columns.
Column "My Price":
Column "Market price":
Column "Market availability":
Column "MAP inconsistencies":
Working with tags
The product report also enables users to set Tags - specific features (characteristics) on particular SKUs in order to work with them more efficiently.
It is possible to set single and mass tags on products. If only one product is selected, all tags of this product will be displayed. You can delete or add new ones.
If more than one product is selected, only similar tags of all selected products are displayed.
Removal / addition of tags in this case will be massive. It is important to keep in mind that tags are added / removed not immediately. It takes a few minutes, the user is notified of the change by a special pop-up message.
The action bar also allows you to display current opportunities for repricing:
This section includes the goods that are subject to repricing according to user’s pre-configured scenario. Depending on the number of selected items, the corresponding statistics will be displayed. A user may enable an option not to reprice certain items, in case a warning trigger has tripped. If the option is not enabled - these warnings will be ignored. After applying the repricing suggestions, the user is notified how many items will be repriced.
You can find out more information on Competera Repricing feature by contacting our Success team.
MAP violations report newsletter
MAP violations report enables a user to automate the formation of a corresponding report for subsequent forwarding to partners / customers / competitors. This report is conveniently formed on an automatic basis, depending on the selected goods. A user may sort the formed report by the product name, as well as by the % of deviations from the MAP.