Blue Yonder Category Management
Our professional services begin with pre-implementation analysis and go through implementation, training, support and development – all of this will help you successfully implement the selected solution and take care of its updating. With the help of HKK consultants, you can define the correct approach in managing the business category and this will allow for adjustment of the system tools available
Do you invest in comprehensive, reliable and scalable solutions? Our job is to help you adjust them to the specifics of your business. Our consultants are specialists in every field - they have the knowledge and experience necessary for effective system implementation and integration with your business environment.
Together, we start with transferring of operational assumptions and business requirements into functional and technical specifications. We analyze the gaps (gap analysis ) and find appropriate solutions that will ensure smooth implementation.
In the project team, our consultants share their knowledge and experience with your specialists and work together on the implementation of the project according to the schedule. We use a proven and effective methodology, thanks to which we are always on the same side.
For a quick return on investment and trouble-free implementation, you need the right implementation partner. HKK has extensive experience in ensuring a successful process transition , on time and within budget, all proved by a large pool of satisfied customers . Based on best practices and proven Blue Yonder Enterprise Methodology - is a template ensures success step by step. You will quickly achieve the expected value.
A fully trained implementation team will cope with any form of implementation, no matter what the licensing method is. We are prepared to implement the solution for you in the field of Category Management On- premise as well as those in the form of SaaS (Software as a Service), starting from the individual modules of the system and ending with the extensive network of supporting micro and macro categories.
Category Management is at the heart of the company's commercial processes. It allows you to make the most appropriate choices supported by a wide range of analyzes. Of course, the process would not be so extensive if it were not for the data from integrated environments.
Our consultants are specialists in the integration of external systems, which primarily allow to import product, sales and shop data. An element of each implementation plan are workshops during which, together with you, we map the relevant data exchange fields.
External systems supplying Category Management with data are the basis of a correct management process. But what about user comfort? We are also rushing to help in this field. We integrate solutions prepared by the manufacturer (such as automatic import of product photos) as well as dedicated customizations, which most often serve to improve the user's work comfort.
Continuous education and learning about the next functions of the system are the basis for the effective implementation of the Category Management. During the first workshops in the implementation process, we familiarize users with the functionality of individual modules in order to correctly understand the optimal business process, using Blue Yonder tools.
Before the go-live, we conduct training of key users and end users, preparing the entire team for a smooth change in the way work is performed.
In a situation where the company already operates a fully implemented Category Management we assist in the introduction to the work for new users, or help already working team to go to a higher level.
Our training team consists of certified Blue Yonder consultants . We have a ready-made training plans, but there are no obstacles to prepare the training which meet your needs.
- Category Management - Strategic Concept
The Category Management Strategic Concepts helps you understand the concept of Category Management and the various solutions that help address the changing needs of customers. The course also focuses on the key capabilities of these solutions and their benefits.
- Space Planning Level I
Through a combination of concepts and exercises, you will learn how to work with projects, planograms, fixtures, libraries, merchandising controls, and layouts.
- Space Planning Level II
Through a combination of concepts and exercises, you will learn how to calculate the number of facings, import data into Space Planning, update performance data, use tables, charts, and highlights to analyze data, print layouts and much more.
- Floor Planning Level I
Through a combination of concepts and exercises, you will learn how to work with projects, floorplans, planograms, libraries, merchandising controls, and layouts.
- Database Fundamentals
This course offers introductory knowledge of databases, primarily relational databases. You will become proficient with common database components and terminology.
- CKB Data Manager
This course offers a detailed overview of the Category Knowledge Base (CKB) platform. The format of this course uses specialized scenarios to give you a real world view of tasks that you can perform in CKB Data Manager.
It is easy to notice that already at the stage of business meetings we call for consultations while discussing about the processes and the possibility of their optimization.
During the implementation process, our experienced consultants, based on the knowledge gained during the courses, trainings and, above all, on the experience from the so far done implementations of the Category Management, will help to design or remodel the current process in a way that will bring measurable benefits. For each project implemented by HKK, we prepare an individual business specification, which allows to estimate the added values after implementation already at the initial stage.
The go-live is the final stage of the implementation process, but it certainly does not the end development. Therefore, business expectations often require additional resources - HKK consultants are ready to support you in continuous improvement by modifying the application, running additional reports, expanding the system by adding integration with external software.
The knowledge gained, in particular, during the implementation of Category Management solutions, allows to use the system configuration appropriate to the process requirements. Thanks to such solutions, the system will start in a short time and gain momentum quickly.
Speed in development sometimes requires unconventional methods of adapting the solution. The HKK team has extensive experience in customizing implemented solutions, adding great value.
Using the latest version of your system is the key to the proper development of the company. Reported expectations for additional functionalities are extremely important information for Blue Yonder . When designing the update, the manufacturer takes into account the needs of customers or partners. Therefore, each new version meets the expectations of active users.
The process of running the update may turn out to be more complicated than expected. This is because each configuration is specific to the business and the key issue is not to lose it during migration. In such situations, the team of HKK consultants is ready to help. We implement updates while maintaining all the necessary rules for this process - we prepare a backup of data, configuration, created interfaces and smoothly transition to the new version without losing the facilities developed so far.