«When we make investment decisions, we first of all estimate their payback, whereas reliability, simplicity and efficiency for the business are what we value in systems. Even conservative estimates of the automated planning benefits of over 2,000 SKUs, 10 regional warehouses and 20 different partners showed that we could afford to invest in the best market solution. Eventually, by automating transactional functions and reporting, we were able to save the team's time for analytical work to improve customer service, reduce inventory and increase turnover, which leads to increased sales, reduced costs and return on investment».
Balton Trading Asia is a leader in FMCG – the first national distributor with 25 years of proven experience in import and distribution of consumer goods in Uzbekistan. The company operates in 10 regions, the assortment has more than 2,000 items, much of which has a limited shelf life. At the same time, Balton cooperates with a large number of partners, each of which is unique. In such circumstances effective planning and timely reaction to changes become a necessary component of successful business. Balton Trading Asia decided to invest in the planning process automation.
The first phase of the project was to automate the sales planning and forecasting block based on the cloud-based integrated planning platform Anaplan. The following feature set was developed: