Fashion Fair is committed to proactively eliminating out-of-stock situations before they occur
Minneapolis, Minn. (PRWEB) August 18, 2009
SPS Commerce, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) trading partner integration center provider, today announced Fashion Fair, LLC, the world's No.1 line of makeup and skincare for women of color, has selected SPS' Trading Partner Intelligence service to improve forecast accuracy, prevent in-store out-of-stock and over-stock inventory conditions and provide critical facts to develop customer-oriented solutions.
The on-demand service delivers store-level, point-of-sale (POS) information from Fashion Fair's (FF) retail customers to its sales, marketing and operations staff to monitor and assess in-store conditions. These parameters include regional, store and product categories to optimize FF's fulfillment cycles and track the performance of its new products.
"With Trading Partner Intelligence from SPS Commerce, obtaining valuable POS data will allow us to have more meaningful conversations with buyers to help increase sales, and continue to be a best-in-class partner with our Fashion Fair retailers," said Anne Sempowski Ward, president and COO of Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., parent company of FF. "From a strategic standpoint, Fashion Fair will be able to further leverage key data with this necessary tool which will assist us in securing answers to critical business questions."
FF will deploy the Trading Partner Intelligence service later this month, enabling its sales and marketing staff to track and analyze the sales of its existing products, as well as their new items that are being launched this fall.
"SPS Commerce is pleased that our Trading Partner Intelligence service has become a part of Fashion Fair's commitment to excellence," commented Archie Black, president and CEO of SPS Commerce. "In a short period of time, we will equip their sales organizations with the information they need to fully leverage their relationships and expertise to reduce inventory carrying costs and improve their forecast accuracy, resulting in improved sales and less inventory. Despite a challenging economy, forward-thinking suppliers like Fashion Fair are choosing to advance their business capabilities with outsourced solutions to better serve their retail customers."
SPS' Trading Partner Intelligence solution is delivered via a SaaS model, providing suppliers with retail industry and data integration expertise, proven technology, and industry-leading customer support that is trusted daily by thousands of customers. Using only an Internet browser, users can access ad-hoc or predefined role-based reports, charts, graphs and alerts for improved decision making using POS and fulfillment data.
"Fashion Fair is committed to proactively eliminating out-of-stock situations before they occur," said Joseph Lewis, FF vice president of operations. "SPS' intelligence solution offers us a rapidly deployable solution that gives Fashion Fair everything our sales, marketing, and operations teams need to better manage our products beyond the walls of our warehouses, resulting in more sales."
About Fashion Fair, LLC
Fashion Fair was introduced in September 1973 at Marshall Field's in Chicago and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. where Linda Johnson Rice is Chairman and CEO. Fashion Fair cosmetics are sold in over 1,000 fine stores in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Africa, the Caribbean, France and other countries around the world. Fashion Fair has also established offices in London and can be found in nearly 100 fine stores there as well. Fashion Fair was founded by the late entrepreneur John H. Johnson. Anne Sempowski Ward is president and COO of Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., parent company of FFC.
About SPS Commerce
SPS Commerce is the leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) B2B integration, connecting every partner in the supply chain. Retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs have selected SPS Commerce as their outsourced provider to automate and integrate their trading relationships. Using the SaaS model, SPS Commerce dramatically lowers setup and on-going costs, along with the time and risks of traditional EDI software by outsourcing the entire B2B communication process. The company's offerings leverage its multi-tenant architecture, multi-party sharing, and comprehensive knowledge of thousands of retailer's business processes and specifications and integration expertise with a variety of systems for accounting, ERP, packing and shipping, and WMS. SPS Commerce is the recognized SaaS leader in B2B integration with 37,000 customers, pre-built integrations spanning 2,700 unique fulfillment workflows across 1,300 retailers, grocers and distributors, a customer satisfaction rate of 93% and the most comprehensive SaaS product suite available. SPS Commerce is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For additional information, please contact SPS Commerce at 866-245-8100 or visit http://www.spscommerce.com.
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