The Art of Commerce™ Inventory Management System

Art of Commerce™ is the featured system product of our X-Chain Inventory platform. It represents the ability to manage complex merchandise and materials inventory supply chain and order fulfillment requirements that span the web, wholesale, retail and automated order processes such as EDI into a single workflow that matches how you want to get your product to the customer, simply and in one piece.

The Art of Commerce™ merchandising system provides a full cycle, end to end management system for the product development and distribution industry.

The fusion of merchandise inventory, development and presentation, sales channel integration, logistics and fulfillment workflows with both retailer specific and supply chain centric industry requirements in a web and desktop enabled system surrounding a powerful and expandable database foundation.

The integration of the multi-faceted merchandising enterprise into a cohesive and all encompassing system for the demanding requirements of a modern day product oriented enterprise that focuses on the integration of the bricks and mortar established platforms and the virtual online sales environments that have become the new standard.

Simply add what it is you are selling. Art of Commerce™ paints your merchandising challenge simple.

Picture a dynamic business that moves its merchandise through diverse channels in order to satisfy its customers. A business with Retail Stores, Mail Order and Trade Sales Departments and Internet E-Commerce sites each working with customers and inventories in their own fashion. The facilities of this enterprise would include Offices and Store Fronts, Distribution and Picking Centers, Replenishment Centers and Warehouses. All of these components work in concert to make this enterprise flow, with the cohesion of people and technology.

Products are the center of the system, unfolding into the presentation, fulfillment, financial and management functions of the enterprise. When combined, the cooperative advantages and opportunities come into action such as automated replenishment and forecasting of inventory and web site real time update.

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. Image++ also provides the ability to store any digital media file, such as drawing files, specification and instruction documents, streaming media such as video and sound and any other computer generated file. A system publishing control allows for items to be marked as public or remain private to the business, which also controls their availability at the web site level.

When we set out to design the Art of Commerce™ system, we did so with the intent of providing for a single system that would deliver the ability to integrate sales from retail, wholesale and web sales into a single system.

We wanted the web content aspects of the merchandising mix to be integrated early in the product plan.

We saw this as an opportunity to deliver dynamic product level content that could be managed at the user level rather than the exclusive role of the technical department.

An opportunity to bridge the gap between product merchandisers and buyers and the consumer or business customer when using the web as their primary interface.

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