BOSTON, MA – January 9, 2019 –ANT USA today announced the release of Buyer’s Toolboxv2.0, a turnkey, cloud-based Merchandise Planning and Open to Buy software solution for independent retailers. OTB is a simplified configuration of ANT USA’s flagship Buyer’s Toolbox AP Merchandise Planning software.
Buyers Toolbox OTB provides professional-grade planning and Open to Buy features without the complexity or the cost of the larger implementations, enabling users to:
- Plan Sales, Stock, Receipts and OTB
- Plan Retail, Cost, and Units
- Use industry-standard KPIs
- Update with in-season history
- Integrate with most major merchandising systems
“Independent retail chains and smaller online retailers have been at a disadvantage compared to their larger competitors, without access to affordable planning tools and Open to Buy controls. We want to change that,” said Dmitry Goykhman, Founder and CEO of ANT USA. “With Buyers Toolbox OTB, our customers can quickly implement best practice planning and OTB at a fraction of the cost of enterprise planning software.
“There is no one-size-fits-all in retail solutions, and OTB embraces that. The most basic version can support a single-location retailer with a website, with transformation and loading tools to upload history and hierarchy directly from Microsoft Excel. At the same time, we offer an upgrade path all the way to our Buyer’s Toolbox AP configurations, enabling growing chains to implement deeper product hierarchies, attributes, KPIs, and data elements as they see fit.”
Buyers Toolbox OTB v2.0 is available now and can be quickly and easily deployed in a turnkey manner.
About ANT USA
For over 25 years, ANT USA has been a leading provider of Merchandise Planning, Open-to-Buy, Category Forecasting, and High Value Analytics tools for Retail and Wholesale. In addition to its flagship product, Buyer’s Toolbox AP, the company also offers Buyer’s Toolbox OTB for smaller-scale retail operations, an AI-powered Planning Robot for automated forecasting, and Retail Workflow Management for HQ-to-store communications. More information is available at antusa.com.