Blog from December, 2018

Published 12/29/18 — A customer request lead to this enhancement - its a simple one to understand, but important to us as we're always looking to improve the user experience and usability of the facets of our services.  Toward this end, we've added a user configurable parameter that allows you to choose whether you'd like to have the totals in the web reports summarized above or below the report data.  Nothing else has changed - you can still filter and sort and the totals will adjust to your filters automatically as before.  Below are some simple screenshots to provide an example of the feature.

To take advantage of this customization - simply click the "Gears" at the top right of the main application screen - when your user preferences appear, look to the bottom left where all your currently available customizable behavior preferences are located (as shown below) and select either "After" or "Before" to set your preference.  The default behavior remains "After" and it should be noted any reports shared will use the default rather than your customized choice.

Published 12/20/18 — As part of an overall update to our competitive monitoring and category management service, we upgraded this insight panel to allow you view the number of instances where your items are over or under priced by allowing you to group the counts over any of your 24 categorization paradigms you may have set up.  Previously the insight only reported totals by market/patch - and this remains the default choice, but now you can use the gear to select alternate grouping methods.  A common use case for this upgrade could be that you may wish to view price competitiveness by brand for your products.  If you have the brand categorized properly, you can choose it and be  viewing your competitive price posture by brand in less than 60 seconds.

You can still filter items to make a more refined comparison as you like as well.  The result of this upgrade also makes the existing insight panel for "Brand Pricing Over/Under" obsolete and it will likely be removed in the near future as users transition away from its use.  Below are couple example screenshots of what you can do with a few mouse clicks!  And just for good measure - the row bars shown are interactive - clicking on one of them will provide you with a competitive shop report for the market or items you've chosen.  Happy hunting!

Stay tuned for more updates on category monitoring features released soon!