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Avercast provided an affordable solution which allowed SKLZ to forecast deeper and more precisely. Also, Avercast’s ability to customize software according to needs helped SKLZ track and plan in the way they wanted to.
Want to get ahead of the game? SKLZ has just the right products, from classic pro mini hoops to modern training equipment, to help you win. These products are designed not just for professional athletes but for younger amateurs and beginners. SKLZ designs and produces equipment that helps all its customers improve their ability at whatever level. The SKLZ umbrella encapsulated a variety of products for various games ranging from football and soccer to basketball and so on.
SKLZ was started with various licensing agreements and inventors creating state-of-the-art products. Around eight years ago, SKLZ began producing and developing its own products. Manufacturing their products for customers and the correct marketplace took them to all new levels. SKLZ collaborated with various category leaders and worked for their customer base, which assisted them in understanding the needs and requirements of the customers. It enhanced their product quality, and now they produce the perfect products for consumers. This considerable shift reduced their licensed products down to about 3%.
Additionally, the two integral product lines of SKLZ under their brand are SportBrella and Pro mini hoop. Considering all the products, SKLZ has around 350 SKUs. The company is known for forecasting at the customer level; this adds to the management of their big clients/customers like Walmart, Big5, and Amazon.
Before turning to Avercast software, SKLZ conducted weekly meetings with every department and teams like sales, planning, and purchasing. All these teams had their separate excel spreadsheet, lengthy and full of comments, and with every meeting, the complexity increased. This made meetings less efficient and tedious and hampered overall productivity.
All these hassles boiled down to generating issues in the supply chain, and that’s when CEO Matt Peters realized this archaic way of forecasting was costing potential sales and too much money. Matt had many options to consider before he finally chose Avercast forecasting and planning software.
The software provided an inexpensive solution and allowed SKLZ to forecast deeper and more precisely. The customization feature of the software enabled SKLZ to track and plan according to their need. Matt lauded the software and said this feature contributed enormously while deciding which software to use.
The software is used by many departments at SKLZ. Erica Davis, Director of Planning, is vital in taking products from drawing boards out onto the market. Erica and her team entrust Avercast with all their operations. According to her, one of the many benefits she liked the most is that she can supervise and segregate the data at any level in various groups. In addition, she described how her team could easily amalgamate forecasting and supply planning and shuffle between them.
Avercast software has also increased visibility. Erica echoed how the increased visibility has enhanced their forecast accuracy. It allows Erica & team to “glide away from manual edits, tracking in excel files to having the data live in a dynamic system. Having live data within a day allows them to be more analytical towards forecast and forecast patterns.” Besides the clear benefits SKLZ has seen with the software, Erica is a raving fan of Avercast, “Avercast is amazing!” The implementation teams have provided excellent service to SKLZ as they transitioned to a better way of forecasting.
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