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Welcome to the Avantalytics blog feed! We're always working to advance our service offerings to empower our retail partners and their suppliers. Browse below to find information on new features, site updates, tips and more! You can also use the search bar below to directly locate a topic.



For our customers utilizing or automated ordering engine we're happy to announce the initial release of report 122 - which is a report output mirroring the results of you running a particular ordering template.  The benefit of this report is that it allows you better access to the computer generated results.  While the user interface for altering automated orders is flexible, sometimes you may just want to see what the computer deemed necessary.…
Good Morning, we've been working on integrating a new feature known as "User Groups" to complement our Merchandising and Field Sales Management service.  If you're a client of this service, being able to group and filter and report on users based on pre-defined lists is a welcome new feature.  To utilize this feature - we've added a new option within "Manage Your Team" - called "Manage User Goups".  See below.…
We've just added a new insight panel for the Category Management and Monitoring service - its called "Retail Promotions".  The goal of this analytic panel is to allow you to monitor and review recent promotions, both for your items as well as your competitors.  The gear customization options for this panel are flexible to allow you to limit the time period, regions, and items which you wish to see.  Moreover, this panel allows you to view which type of promotion - sale, free shipping,…
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.…
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.…
We're always improving the customer experience here at Avantalytics. We've introduced a couple of great features to the Avantalytics app that will look familiar to home office staff. We think it's important to allow any person working for a company to go mobile if they need to. Now, on the Avantalytics app, which is available in the iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avantalytics/id1419813253?mt=8 and Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avantalytics.…
We have to admit, here at Avantalytics one of the things we are most proud of are our brightly colored heat maps. These insight panels provide a vibrant way of quickly seeing a large amount of data and being able to mentally process it in a holistic way, which is a great way to display different types of data for different types of learners. Their ability to also zoom in on specific regions allow users to customize their views to suit their needs.…
Share merchandising and other tasks with Avantalytics Partners. As Avantalytics grows, more companies in similar fields have been added to our clientele. It can be helpful to coordinate with Avantalytics Partners to share tasks and other limited sets of information. When it comes to work, it's always good to divide and conquer. Watch our short video below that introduces you to how to initiate a 3rd party connection with a fellow Avantalytics Partner.…
We're going to make you a task-writing pro in under ten minutes. Devising tasks and surveys for your field staff can be tricker than it looks. The difference between writing a decent survey and a phenomenal survey can radically alter the quality of the data you can analyze later. Save time and headaches down the line by getting the phrasing and set up of your tasks and questions right the first time. Ten minutes spend here will save you hours later.…
Looking for some inspiration for working with Custom Regions? We teach you how to set up custom geographic regions to follow employees like your sales reps and regional managers in this week's Avantalytics tutorial. Easily set up insight panels, run reports and set up WebQueries in Excel. The benefit of creating rep regions is that you can change the stores assigned to each rep without breaking any insight panels or reports. Set up regions without worry. Click on the link below to learn how.…
See what the Category Level Sales Summary can do for you. Whether you have used it before or not, it is worth checking out the all new Category Level Sales Summary report. Avantalytics' enhancements to this report elevate it to new heights of data slicing. With the ability to compare multiple categories against multiple geographic, sales and other metrics, you can quickly analyze data from several angles, all from running a single report. Check out the short video below to learn more.…
Uploading files with Avantalytics just got much easier. Whether you used the previous file share system before or not, it's a great time to check our our training video on the new file share system. In three minutes, you'll be able to upload POS data and share historical data or any other files too large to send through email. Introducing Avantalytics' fully integrated File Share. For those of you familiar with the old file share system, the update is likely a welcome change.…
Want to track weekly inventory trends? We don't always need to recreate the wheel. In the video below, learn how to tailor the Weekly Retail Sales Trend to track different metrics, such as inventory. There's more to the Weekly Retail Sales Trend than meets the eye. The Weekly Sales Trend is one of the most helpful insight panels that Avantalytics offers. At its most basic, it is a crisp, easy-to-read graph that helps you quickly visualize your sales this year vs the year prior.…
Introduce products to new markets with confidence. Learn how merging our Demographics Explorer with your POS data takes your analytics game to the next level. Learn more about Avantalytics' Demographics Explorer Demographics can play an out-sized role in your decision making process, if you have the proper data at your disposal. Finding and correlating store locations to prime demography is difficult, and integrating this information with your sales information adds layers of complexity.…
90 seconds from now, you'll be a faster order writer. Now that spring is in full swing, we know you're busier than ever writing orders. Check out this short video that shows you how to select multiple stores and change their stock levels en masse, saving you hours every month. No more altering orders line-by-line! This video is best for people who have some familiarity with the Avantalytics order generator, but even if you are brand new to it,…



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