Portfolio Merchandise Management (PMM) is offered by JDA Software Group to address the basic and core retail functions within the context of merchandise management or inventory.
This application suite is a Unix/Oracle solution and will run on IBM's pSeries (previously known as the RS/6000) hardware platform.
Formerly known as Open Database Merchandising System (ODBMS), this application suite was originally developed as a re-engineering of JDA's popular MMS solution in the mid–1990s. It was designed to be the 'open' architecture version of the AS/400-based MMS suite. PMM runs on an Oracle database platform using PL/SQL for the back–end architecture and Uniface for its front–end graphical user interface.
Data warehouses are must–have technology for JDA PMM. Retail IDEAS is an out–of–the–box data warehouse that comes pre–configured and interfaced with JDA PMM
The application suite includes:
Product Maintenance – setup and manage SKU information including merchandise hierarchy, product attributes, multiple UPC's and case packs, price and cost information, and product dimensions.
Organization Maintenance – setup and manage location information (store and DC) including organization hierarchy, location attributes, and assortment plans and formats.
Auto Replenishment – systematically control store inventory levels using methods as defining product minimum and maximum levels or use more sophisticated statistical algorithms.
Inventory Management – track inventory movement, analyze inventory discrepancies and post inventory adjustments.
Invoice Matching – automatically or manually reconcile and match vendor invoices to ordered goods and receipted merchandise.
Merchandise Category Analysis – configurable, dynamic reporting tool allowing merchandise or category analysts, buyers and managers to track sales and inventory transactions at any level or any time frame.
Merchandise Receiving – allow inventory persons to post product receipted information or receipt discrepancies into merchandising system.
Physical Inventory – schedule store level physical inventory counts, freeze store counts, import store counts and post physical inventory adjustments.
Price Management – create chain, zone, or store level pricing events (including % discounts, $ discounts, and BOGOs).
Purchase Order Management – used to order goods from product suppliers, track the status of product orders and feed costs into average cost determination. Module can also be fed requests from Auto Replenishment to generate requests to satisfy distribution center need.
Retail Stock Ledger – configurable inventory valuation tool used to track Cost of Goods Sold and allows configurable valuation line items to be fed into corporate general ledger.
Transfer Management and Allocation – transfer product from DC to store, store to store, or store to DC. Auto Replenishment is configured to automatically generate and release transfer requests to satisfy store inventory needs.
Vendor Product Costing – maintain product supplier billing information and terms and create initial product costs and packaging statistics.
Data Manager – configurable tool for setting up and managing all Standard Data Interchange (SDI) inbound/outbound functions.
Our Service Offerings
Telkite has extensive experience with JDA PMM, both functionally and technically, serving many of the leading PMM retail users. Service offerings include:
Business Consulting Services:
Strategic systems assessment
Business process improvement
Custom user training documentation
User training sessions
Custom application design
New package implementation
Software version upgrades
Configuration review and setup
Technical Consulting Services:
PMM Health Check
Integration and interface development
Data conversion and validation
Base PMM modifications
Custom application development
PL/SQL program performance tuning
Oracle database configuration and stabilization
Oracle 9i/10g upgrades