Manage my business Retail Dashboard
Retail Dashboard: Point of sales performance, animation of the network, sell-in, sell-out, inventories, loyalty programs.
WHY WORKING WITH LINTAO FOR YOUR RETAIL DASHBOARD
- Pre-built dashboard on POS - Point of Sales
- LinPack for Tableau: online service to generate stunning Tableau dashboards
- LinPack for Qlik: Ready-to-use Dashboards (100% customizable)
- Excellent understanding of Retail stakes
- Pre-defined KPIs and analytical axes for Retail dashboards
- Ready-to-use data visualizations for retail dashboards
- Multiple references in designing and building retail dashboards
- Experienced Staff expert in dashboarding solutions
- Expertise in Data Visualization
CONTEXT & CHALLENGES
Being the link between the product manufacturer and the consumer, retailers are the last components of the distribution process.
Retailers provides manufactured products and/or specialized services at the right place, quality, quantity, price and time. Having an excellent knowledge of consumers expectations and feedbacks, they are an essential source of business insights for manufacturers.
Retail businesses can boom or bust depending on a variety of parameters, such as supply chain control, price optimization, understanding of customers and product sales. The more a retailer grows (both in terms of size and product range), the more important it becomes to take informed, timely decisions in order to control these parameters.
Of course, retailers have large amounts of data at their disposal. This data can be gathered through loyalty schemes, web analyses, third parties and points of sale. However, simply holding data is not enough: you need to know how to analyze and make use of it.
All retail outlets aim to attract ever-increasing numbers of customers and sell more and more products, while maintaining high margins. The aim is therefore to be able to obtain as much information and data about your own business and your customers as possible, in order to continue improving your sales. Then, you need to be able to use the data in a time-effective manner.
A retail outlet manager therefore needs to be able to rely on a tool, such as a retail sales dashboard, that enables him or her to monitor business parameters and indicators, while challenging them in real time.
MAIN PROCESSES IN RETAIL
Running a business in Retail involves multiples processes, each of them can benefit from a dashboard:
RETAIL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Consumer Demands & Positonning
Management of Merchandise
Sales & Contribution Margin
With the aim of optimizing the cost-revenue ratio, monitoring your products more effectively, and exerting more control over retail business parameters, the fully customizable retails sales dashboard enables you to:
Create interactive dashboards that support decision-making in real time
Integrate geographic data for targeted segmentation
Perform more in-depth analyses by combing several data sources
Produce readily available analyses of trends in your business sector
Improve your knowledge of local customers
Take better-informed stock management decisions
Position products in locations where they perform better in terms of sales
Discover how quick and easy it is to obtain different perspectives on product placement
Know your churn and retention rates by comparing complex data with simple visualizations
Calculate the cost of goods sold by analyzing the impact of the purchase price, labor cost and shipment fees on a given product…
Key Performance Indicators are used to measure the realized progress towards a strategic objective.
For a Retail dashboard, here is a sample list of KPIs Lintao recommends (non exhaustive list):
Sales growth (%)
Sales per point of sales (€)
Labour costs (€)
Cost of goods sold (€)
Gross margin (€, %)
Sales per square foot (€)
Point of sales (#)
Sold quantity (#)
Customer retention rate (%)
Customer churn rate (%)
Customer acquisition rate (%)
New customers (#)
Net promoter score
Customer satisfaction index
New products sales
Inventory (€, Units)
Discount (#, %, €)
Sales per head (#)
… or your own Retail KPIs
RETAIL ANALYTICAL AXES
The axes of analysis represent the elements by which you want to segment your observable information (such a KPIs) to understand the rationales behind a given performance. Also called ‘dimensions’.
For a Retail dashboard, Lintao identifies the following axes of analysis (non exhaustive list):
Point of sales
… or your own Retail analysis axes
AN EXAMPLE OF A KEY DATA VISUALIZATION FOR RETAIL
Here is an example of POS cockpit:
See more data visualizations in our Retail DataViz gallery.