SPS Analytics ON>Conversations

In disruptive times, you want to hear from your peers about how they are navigating business challenges. This is what SPS ON>Conversations are all about. You’ll hear tips on how to provide sales teams with data insights, how to improve forecasting, and much more.


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Sales Gap Analytics


When analyzing your business, conducting a sales gap analysis lets you compare your performance by retailer, by location, and by SKU. Hear from Kari Vasbinder, Director of Planning and Analytics at The North Face, Jackie Trentowski, Account Manager at Fanatics, Brenda Vega, Senior Key Account Manager at Crocs, and Lorrie Awakawa, Manager of Sales Analytics at VANS, as they share how they’re conducting sales gap analyses to uncover insights and additional opportunities for their brands.


Improving Forecasting with Retail Analytics


Forecasting is challenging, especially when sales figures are based on volatile circumstances and unusual shopping trends. Hear from Darby McGuinn, Sr. Key Account Manager at Osprey Packs, Ryan Sawyer, Sales Manager at AirHead Sports Group, Stephanie Dominguez, Key Accounts Analyst at Oboz Footwear, and Steve Lowry, Sales and Operational Planning Manager at Oboz Footwear, as they share how they’re using data to accurately predict future sales and return rates.


Analytics for Inventory Management


Increasing sales is great for business, but it means keeping a closer eye on inventory and sales trends. Hear from Luis de la Mata, Vice President of Sales and Analytics at Gillz Gear, Brad Handley, Director of Category Management at Therabody, Sean Siegfried, Supply Chain Director at Zebco, and Dave Steiner, Vice President and General Manager of Real Avid, on how they’re optimizing inventory with POS data.


Win-Win Buyers Meeting


Getting a few minutes with a buyer is hard, so let’s talk about how to make the most of it. Hear from Gretchen Andersen, Planner at Roxy/Boardriders, Joe Coulter, Demand Planning Manager at Leatherman, and Jack Queally, Executive Vice President at YouTheFan on how they use data analytics to transform their buyer meetings and grow their business.


Simplifying Omnichannel Complexity


Identifying and managing omnichannel demand is no easy task and when you’re selling across channels, hundreds of factors come into play.  Hear from Dana Christy, Etail Analytics at Crocs, Lorrie Arakawa, Manager of Sales Analytics at Vans, and Alena Margolis, a retail consultant for Deer Stags on how they’re managing and measuring their business across a variety of sales channels.


About SPS Commerce

SPS Commerce has been pioneering retail automation since 2001 –– everything from EDI to full-scale retail change management. Our solutions go beyond EDI to enhance visibility, collaboration and communication. When you partner with SPS, you’re not just getting best-in-class technology, you’re also getting a team of retail supply chain experts who are there to help plan, execute and manage it all for you.