Manage, model and optimize all aspects of gross margin
epaCUBE Margin Manager™provides unparalleled visibility into managing, modeling and optimizing all aspects of gross margin.
As a distributor have you ever faced these challenges?
- Can you Easily manage, model and have visibility into all aspects of gross margin optimization?
- Can you perform “what-if” scenarios, modeling the impact on gross profit of vendor cost changes or internal changes in pricing strategies across all your products, customers, sales force, and warehouses?
- Can you ask questions about your cost and pricing plans and get answers quickly? Questions such as…
- Throughout all my price matrices, where am I not making enough margin?
- Which Items, matrices, and brackets?
- Where am I not making enough margin on my special pricing agreements or pricing contracts?
- Where are excessive price over-rides costing me gross margin loss?
- Which items to which customers?
- For any item, in which matrices and pricing contracts am I not making my margin?
- In my current batch of vendor updates, which items are generating a margin squeeze, and how much will this affect my overall profits? By customer? By item?
Most distributors share these same problems. Fortunately, epaCUBE Margin Manager™ provides a visibility into all aspects of gross margin like never before possible.
epaCUBE Margin Manager™ delivers real results
- Powerful pricing and cost management routines will illuminate any margin degradation worming its way thru your gross profits
- Reclaim and Add 2-6% or more gross margin due through visibility into the impact of changing costs, prices and rebates to your organization
- Clearly see and understand the gross margin impact of a vendor update on your product mix
- Obtain information to better negotiate net into stock, special pricing agreements or rebates with Suppliers
- Understand the commercial impact of changing costs and pricing on your gross margin and your customer pricing
The old method of simply loading vendor cost updates with a cursory review or implementing new pricing practices blindly places your company at risk of losing gross margin and potentially creating commercial issues with customers.
Here’s How Margin Manager™
Already, many distributors just like you are taking advantage of the epaCUBE Margin Manager™ module to:
- Gain Visibility and control manufacturer rebates, and accurately tracks chargebacks for improved gross margin
- Create What If Scenarios to model the impact of changes to cost, rebate and customer pricing on your gross margin
- Automate and streamlines pricing matrix and contract management.
- Support complex costing requirements and analyze the impact of cost changes on margin, inventory valuation, and other key metrics
- Provide visibility and control of manufacturer rebates, and accurately tracks special pricing agreements across the enterprise
- Streamline pricing matrix and contract management
- Defend and improve proﬁtability (i.e, gross margins or even pocket margins)
- Defend and grow sales without sacriﬁcing margins
- Improve governance and consistency in pricing practices and realized prices (like eliminating excessive price over ride discounts)
- Increase organizational agility in tailoring pricing for speciﬁc market conditions or sales cycles.
See how Margin Manager™ and the entire epaCUBE Gross Profit Optimization Suite can help you keep all your systems running smoothly with “clean burning fuel” in the form accurate, up-to-date product data.