The Art of Commerce™ system is designed for enterprises in the product development and distribution industry that integrates the merchandise development and presentation, sales channel integration, logistics and fulfillment operations and retail specific requirements into a web and desktop enabled system that delivers value to the enterprises resources, customers and business relationships.
The merchandise database provides for many elegant and straight forward ways to describe and present the product. The Image++ component provides a digital media library with active objects such as a product image and rich text description that are equally useful on the desktop and on a web site.
The system promotes automated replenishment of product through a well defined and integrated module that is accessible at the product basis or product group basis and modeled discretely using a rudimentary min and max, min and max with a basic demand element and the ability to fluctuate the demand based upon a chronological period of time. Business locations can be grouped into categories that are treated in common fashion for cases where there are a great number of locations or a single location that uses many streams of sales activity to drive a single replenishment process.
Sales from varied channels are integrated into a common order processing workflow that streamlines the order fulfillment to the customer. EDI, web and entered orders are flowed through the same channel. EDI orders and other multiple destination and “ship to distribution center” requirements are supported via a product and destination subset to the standard order line level for greater control of fulfillment rates.
The system accommodates a paper free environment through a real time web driven interface for a portable/mobile devices. This supports inventory inquiry and fulfillment functions that are present at the desktop level in a portable format using industry standard wireless and browser technologies that are now commonplace.