Retail / Ecommerce
Senior Merchandise Planner, Multi-Channel
This tool has enabled me to increase profitability, sales, and maintain optimal inventory levels.
SAFIO Solutions’ Sales Analysis and Forecasting Tool brings together vital information needed to make intelligent decisions in an effective and efficient manner. Prior to use of the software, I would have to pull information from multiple sources – now the information is in one place in an easy-to-use format.
Sales and margin information can be analyzed at a high level, or can be sliced and diced for more in-depth analysis. The exception reporting within the tool enables me to be alerted to and focus on the opportunities and liabilities within my business.
I am alerted to emerging trends quickly. Sales and profitability have increased with use of the tool. Definitely a game changer for me!
Seasonal Planner, BuySeasons, Inc.
I used this software as a seasonal planner. It allowed forecasting purchases with great accuracy.
The software is easy to use with all elements readily available that are needed to make the decision.
It is very efficient in considering all aspects in making a forecast for inventory on hands at a given point in time, and maximizing purchasing dollars for their best use.
Used an early version of the software and found it very useful and helpful.
I liked the level of details, metrics and data that were visible at the SKU level on one page. I think that really separates this tool from other forecasting solutions.
Reduced inventory liability.
Merchandise Planning Assistant
This software was time saving and very helpful for the buyers.
I used this software for order management and communications with the buyers to compose purchase orders. It was helpful for seeing sales and inventory levels on individual items. I could make notes for the buyers if I had communicated with a vendor and if something would not be available for some time, this increased the efficieny with purchase orders.
CEO, Donohue & Associates
The tool was instrumental in forecasting our private brand business with major retailers.
I have all the information that I need at my fingertips which enabled me to efficiently make informed decisions and improve inventory management and cash flow using the exception reports.
Very easy to use and set up! Reports at the click of a button to quickly identify the opportunities that we need to react to. Inventory analysis reports to provide information to what’s on hand and on order.
Vendor analysis and much more. I just met with these folks and they are great to work with. Priced within the budget of a small business.
Senior Merchant & Planner, Consumer Goods
A dream come true in comprehensive data analysis and ease of use. Visibility, accuracy and efficiency of pulling together data into one place, offering the flexibility and confidence to analyze intelligence and make timely decisions.
The ability to streamline data into customized reports, to meet the needs of multiple users or end use. Developed with an experienced retail/wholesale mindset, elevates insight and ability to quickly impact sales and profit. Learning curve is minimal and ease of use is “best of class”.
Having used multiple systems in the retail/wholesale community, there is nothing to dislike about this software. It truly meets the needs to manage all business metrics to deliver positive sales and profits.
Vice President of Sales, Toy Industry
Powerful data at your fingertips!
Simplicity of data entry – no excuses for sales people not to enter their account data One button report access – no dumping of data and then manipulation in various spreadsheets, the data is presented how you need it to make business decisions Clear tracking of trends – you won’t be caught off guard without the wrong inventory again.
While at Fashion Angels we instituted SAFIO Solutions to aide in inventory management. The gains the company made in managing cash flow, reacting to trends and time management of both the sales and planning teams were realized as soon as the system was implemented. SAFIO Solutions takes each company’s specific business trends into account to create a company-specific dashboard with invaluable insights. SAFIO Solutions implementation team takes the time to make the system work for you, rather that requiring a company to adjust their business practices to their system. I would not hesitate to recommend SAFIO Solutions to any wholesale/retail company looking to simplify their inventory planning process.
-a great product at a great price!
Merchandise Planner, Consumer Goods
Super functional and easy to use straight away. Easily the best thing about it is how streamlined and effective the program is.
The utility that it provides as a function of managing inventory and sales planning is incredible.
Increased profit from stronger inventory management as well as better insights to share with vendors/manufacturers who support my business.
Such a tremendous tool that any size organization would find immense utility in; large or small being able to accurately manage your inventory and forecast against sales is something any business needs in their arsenal.
Account Executive & Planner
I highly recommend for strong inventory management, forecast abilities, and clear sales info.
I have worked with the SAFIO Solutions forecasting software in two separate companies. First, as an account manager at Fashion Angels, we used the software to create and/or input forecasts on specific SKUs in order to make production and purchasing decisions. The software quickly and accurately combined all data for each account on each SKU in order to make accurate decisions. It also tracked sales on each SKU by account where this information was available in order to see if the trend was accurate to the forecast. It provided snapshot sales information from previous years by account and by SKU. I believe it was paramount in making sure we had the right product at the right time, which is key especially when dealing with large retailers such as Walmart, Target, BonTon, etc. These buyers expect to have inventory available of the items they have selected for each season.
The second time I encountered the software was as an inventory planner at BuySeasons. The software allowed me to make purchasing decisions based on sales trends accurately and quickly. With queries, the software could be tweaked and improved almost instantaneously when needing different output of reports or a view slightly altered. Being able to sort and filter in the software was extremely important when dealing with such a large volume of SKUs. I truly believe I would not have been as successful at inventory management had I not been able to utilize this software.
Easily customizable; efficient reforecasting, used at multiple businesses. Reduces manpower need.
Can review/process large amounts of data easily, customer support is great for customizing to need. Easy to understand, Can use a number of analytics to make sound business decisions. Helps allocate best use of available open to buy dollars.
Complex business models may require more customization, however the benefit may outweigh the investment.