InfoNow Launch Channel Insight POS Connect

Tuesday 27 July 2004 21:29 CET | News

InfoNow Corporation has introduced a new Channel Insight offering, Channel Insight POS Connect, which extends InfoNows industry-leading capabilities for the accurate and timely collection of point-of-sale (POS) and inventory data from channel partners.Channel Insight POS Connect is an easily configurable, web-based, extranet application that streamlines partner data collection, by: - making it easy for partners to submit data in their chosen format; - automatically validating data submissions in real-time; - automating the workflow for alerting partners and notifying them of late, erroneous or incomplete data submissions; - enabling on-line data corrections; - providing a dashboard to monitor the data collection process; and - automatically translating multiple languages and input file formats into a common, usable format. Channel Insight POS Connect can deliver highly accurate data on products, partners and end customers to a clients existing systems, or it can be used in conjunction with InfoNows Channel Insight Solution to support more precise sales and inventory forecasting, accurate and timely sales commission credit assignment, highly targeted marketing programs, improved partner performance management, and other channel initiatives. InfoNows Channel Insight POS Connect software includes the following features: - multiple data collection tools that support a wide range of input methodologies, including email, electronic data interchange (EDI), spreadsheets, the Web and other input formats; - an intuitive graphic user interface that allows partners to easily submit data via Web-based entry and upload tools; - real-time data validation with instant partner notification if data is invalid or incomplete; - online capabilities that allow clients and partners to add or correct data in real-time; - fully internationalized capabilities to handle multiple languages and conventions; - easy-to-use mapping tools, so partners can submit data in their own formats and map input data to a common, usable format; - management dashboards that allow manufacturers and partners to monitor the status of data submissions 24 hours a day, seven days a week; - robust administration tools that enable quick configuration of access controls and administrative workflows; and - configuration tools that enable fast and efficient integration with ERP, CRM, PRM, SCM and other enterprise systems. InfoNows Channel Insight Solution collects channel POS data from a manufacturers channel partners, processes it using unique technology and algorithms, and delivers rich, actionable data on channel activity, partner performance and end customer sales. InfoNow also provides a set of Channel Insight Data Modules to help clients use this data to achieve dramatic improvements in sales, marketing, operations and channel management.

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