Sales managers in the fashion retail segment are often out and about. Meeting retailers, distributors, their area sales managers, and their in-store retailers.
Meetings to discuss performance. Meetings to set tone for the coming quarter. Meetings to start new business relationships.
The one thing that these meetings have in common is the need to refer/talk performance data.
And strangely, currently most manager still use archaic or inefficient methods to view or ask for relevant data – You know, spreadsheets, messaging apps, email threads, calls.
I’d like you to imagine this, you’re in a retail store and want to review the store and the in-store retailer. You pull out your laptop, open your “the spreadsheet”, your PC freezes, you reopen the spreadsheet, you call your “data team”.
15 min later… you still haven’t begun the review.
You’ve been there, haven’t you?
So, let’s agree that these methods are inefficient.