SOURCE: PivotLink


January 21, 2010 13:37 ET

PivotLink Gears Up Business Analytics Solution for 2010 Outdoor Retailer Show

Business Intelligence Software Among the Hot Products on Tap at the Outdoor Industry's Signature Trade Event

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - PivotLink, the leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), today outlined its plans for the 2010 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, where executives will showcase technology solutions that help corporations streamline inventory, enhance customer satisfaction and improve visibility for business decisions. PivotLink will exhibit and present at the show taking place January 21 - 24, 2010 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"This is an ideal venue to explore the future of outdoor products and discover market-leading solutions that enable manufacturers and retailers to streamline decisions and capitalize on signs of optimism in the retail industry," said Dyke Hensen, chief marketing officer, PivotLink. "We're excited to team with our customer The North Face and spotlight how PivotLink's on-demand business analytics solution harnesses mountains of data from retail automation systems and the web for accurate and timely decisions."

Session: Retail Analytics Success at The North Face

PivotLink will present today, Thursday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m., in the session "Retail Analytics: How to Get the Numbers That Matter in Retail." Co-presented by Sarah Jones, retail floor space manager at The North Face, and Carlos Mena, account executive at PivotLink, the session will outline how today's dynamic retail environment requires companies to be flexible and adapt quickly to changes in customer demand.

The presentation will cover technologies that help retailers and manufacturers improve decisions across operations, inventory, customers and even marketing in today's fast-paced social media environment. Attendees will learn how on-demand retail business analytics helps end users leverage data in retail processes for actionable, context-specific insights. The session will illustrate how PivotLink solutions help business users drive down costs, improve operations, retain and build customer relationships and foster innovation in challenging economic times.

Expo Booth #170: PivotLink Retail Analytics & Reporting

PivotLink invites retailers and manufacturers to visit booth #170 for demos of PivotLink Retail Analytics & Reporting, an on-demand solution to formulate business strategies and performance metrics for stores, products and campaigns, while maximizing customer satisfaction and profitability.

Customers use PivotLink to combat razor-thin margins by breaking down boundaries between data sources, such as sales, inventory, POS, merchandise planning, marketing and financials. Easy-to-use self service tools allow users to aggregate data, perform ad-hoc queries and analyze billions of rows of data down to individual transactions. Users gain quick and easy access to critical business metrics, such as highest gross-margin SKUs, inventory turns and stock levels, order status, supply chain costs and store comparisons. Dashboards and secure collaboration features enable users to share vital information to drive profitable supplier relationships and lean supply chain operations.

For demonstrations and to meet the PivotLink team, visit Expo booth 170.

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About PivotLink Corporation

PivotLink is the leader in on-demand business intelligence, serving more than 15,000 users at companies such as: REI; Novell; Party City; Phoenix Technologies; DHL; CamelBak Products; Car Toys; Guardian Home Care Holdings, Inc; Rossignol; Shaklee; Taleo and Zones. Delivered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, PivotLink's award-winning solutions put affordable, secure and easy-to-use analytic tools into the hands of line of business users, freeing IT to focus on strategic business initiatives. PivotLink is a privately held company backed by Trident Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and StarVest Partners. Visit

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