New SaaS platform incorporates faster speed with focused analytics and business intelligence targeting retailers and CPG companies
Beta Release February 25, Alpha Release Expected in March
BURTONSVILLE, Md. – February 25, 2013 – iControl Systems USA, the leading supply-chain collaboration SaaS solution with 98 retailer brands, 27,000 stores and over 3,400 active suppliers in its network, today announced the Beta release of its optimized and upgraded data portal, Harmony by iControl™. Harmony by iControl will become the company’s core new module, replacing DataTrue by iControl™.
Harmony by iControl™ will release in coming weeks to retail and CPG companies nationally. The platform is a game-changing solution that enables retailers and their supply chain partners to exchange critical trading information seamlessly and in real time. Retailers and suppliers who are iControl clients will be able to collaborate on forecasting and replenishment, optimize in-stock levels through scan-based-trading and POS-driven ordering, and reduce costs associated with manufacturing, logistics, merchandising, accounting, forecasting, and store operations.
Enhanced User Interaction
The portal, Harmony by iControl™, will initially roll out to a select group of retailers and suppliers that utilize a direct store delivery (DSD) model. Harmony by iControl™ builds on iControl’s industry-leading and widely successful supply chain collaboration solution, DataTrue by iControl™. The new Harmony by iControl™ platform enhances user experiences by:
- * Delivering a sleek, intuitive design optimized for modern browsers
- * Loading reports with speeds that rival search engine results
- * Presenting smarter, more actionable business intelligence with dozens of customizable, subscription based reports
Thousands of users already trust iControl
For almost 9 years, iControl has provided innovative solutions to retailers and suppliers in all 50 states, with thousands of individual users across the supply chain interacting with the system for reports and analytics every day. Client feedback and ideas about smarter features, more intuitive design, and faster reports, was incorporated into the Harmony by iControl™ platform.
Decreasing costs, increasing ROI
Harmony by iControl™ is jam-packed with “solutions to help both retailers and suppliers drive wasteful costs out of the supply chain,” said Tal J. Zlotnitsky, iControl’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our goal is empower even more retailers and suppliers to handle new product introduction, cost and retail changes, deal and promotion management, sales tracking and forecasting, inventory forecasting, online shrink settlement, scan based trading, and vendor managed inventory. These robust features, coupled with analytics, business intelligence, and our talented and dedicated staff makes Harmony by iControl™ solution a game-changing solution.”
As IT, sales and operations departments at retailers and CPG companies have been tasked with supporting an exploding number of disparate connections, the reliance upon iControl’s solutions have also increased. Before iControl, managing the torrent of crucial information that must be exchanged in order to conduct business – including pricebook updates, promotional pricing, and financial reconciliation – used to consume countless hours for dozens of staffers. Harmony by iControl™ enables retailers and their DSD supply chain partners to effectively address these challenges by offering a one-to-many, many-to-one portal environment. Combining analytics, business intelligence, streamlined data transmission, and data integrity, Harmony by iControl enables trading partners to dedicate time to growing sales, improving profitability, and delivering what the consumer demands.
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About iControl Systems
iControl provides a Software as a Service Information Integration & Decisions Solutions and the human resources to support it. Our mission is to help retailers and suppliers share critical trading information through our platform, in a way that promotes fact-based, timely, data-driven decisions. Our solution and processes are proven to boost sales, reduce waste, promote efficiency, reward transparency, and align performance metrics. There are over 27,000 retail outlets taking part in iControl’s programs in all 50 states, 98 retail banners, and over 3,400 supplier trading partners participating. For more information about iControl, visit www.icontroldsd.com