TPF Merchandise Planning Services

The Planning Factory offer a full service in all areas of merchandise, range and assortment planning

You may need:

  • An audit to measure the effectiveness of your current merchandise planning process
  • Assistance with implementation of 3rd party merchandise planning solutions
  • Design and implementation of custom planning solutions
  • A quickly implemented off the shelf solution
  • Training in merchandise planning concepts and techniques

Whatever your requirements, we will do our best to provide a solution that fits your business

TPF Financial Budgeting Services

We can help you escape from spreadsheet Hell!

We can also integrate your financial plans with other business areas

If you want to replace silos of information with JOINED-UP PLANNING contact us now!



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Company Profile

The Planning Factory was established in 1996 in the United Kingdom.

We believe that planning and budgeting systems are of pivotal importance in the search for increased profitability.

To be effective they must combine flexibility with ease of use and low cost.

Our goal is to demystify the planning process and to provide solutions tailored to your business.

The Planning Factory Ltd combines in depth knowledge of our market with leading edge technology to provide our customers with cost effective solutions to their problems.

VISION

Vision

We know the impact that properly designed and implemented systems can have on profitability. Our approach is based on the understanding that business needs should drive systems implementations and not the other way round.

We also believe that the tools used should be appropriate to the problems addressed. As a result of this we are not tied to any one supplier for our base technology. We will recommend the appropriate tool for the job in hand.

EXPERTISE

Expertise

We believe that by limiting our market to areas that we know well, that we can provide the highest levels of service to our customers. As a result we focus on the areas of Data Analysis, Financial Budgeting and Merchandise Planning & Reporting, with a particular emphasis on the Retail market.

We understand the dynamics of our target markets. To us this means that every implementation is different. We provide solutions not packages. We use a flexible toolkit - and then create the most appropriate solution in consultation with our clients.

Our specific skill areas are in Jedox Palo and Cognos TM1 for financial analysis and budgeting and in Jedox Palo, Cognos TM1, Makoro, Buyers Toolbox and JDA Arthur for merchandise planning.

The business model is essentially multi-dimensional, the principal dimensions being Time, Product and Location. Our expertise in using multi-dimensional databases allow us to deal with this reality by reflecting it in the way systems are constructed.

DELIVERY

Delivery

We don't believe in leaving you with "recommendations" or a "prototype" when what you need is a fully working system. When we talk about "results", we mean it!

You need to know that your existing investment in technology is secure. Our systems are not intended to replace transactional systems, but rather to enhance them. Where appropriate we will also do what we can to protect and enhance the investment that you may already have made in spreadsheet technology.

The Planning Factory Ltd is the UK based consultancy company dedicated to giving you a fresh perspective to consultancy and implemented systems in the areas of Merchandise & Assortment Planning and Financial Budgeting and Decision Support using OLAP (On Line Analytical Processing).