Astute Advisory Consulting

With our advisory consulting, you’ll be able to benchmark your progress against category management best practices and pinpoint areas for improvement. Our global client base enables us to continually refine our advisory best practices. Our deep technical and industry expertise is underpinned by leading software and a proven methodology.

Throughout the benchmarking and review process, our consultants provide clients with strategic category management advice tailored for their retail environments.

 

We can break our retail advisory consulting into two separate parts, depending on your business needs.

 

 

Expert Advice When You Need It

Expert Advice When You Need It

Get access to expert advice about category strategies, processes, team effectiveness and more to make sure that you maximise ROI and quickly overcome challenges unique to your context.

Clients leverage our deep expertise by getting critical advice on unique problems they are facing and opportunities that need to be capitalised on.


 

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Crystalise Your Category Management Vision

If you want to create or crystallise your short, medium and long-term category management vision, we can provide you with a comprehensive category management capabilities assessment and roadmap.

The evaluation includes working alongside you to answer key questions about various aspects of your category management functions. Once completed, we’ll document and present to you our suggested short, medium and long-term category management vision for your business.

 

 

 

We Have The Ultimate Proprietary Process 

We have developed an unrivalled proprietary process for delivering category management services to perfection, and in a manner that offers clients the consistency, peace of mind, expertise and resourcing they need to enhance category performance and efficiency in record time.

Our processes are informed and continually refined by our ever-expanding global perspectives and deep understanding of what category management, planning, procurement and marketing teams really need from a category management service provider.

Our consultants deliver deeply organised category management services through a comprehensive RACI matrix which is applied at every step of our four-level deep proprietary business process value chain.

You can expect a professionally orchestrated effort which consistently results in improved category performance and efficiency. To learn more about our formula for success, please go ahead and book a consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"DotActiv’s Enterprise and Professional solutions are very practical and once we get into all of its functionality, we will be able to do great things with this tool.

 

Arjun Sinanna - Category Management Executive at Winner’s Supermarket, Mauritius

Winners Testimonial

 

Why Choose DotActiv’s Retail Business Intelligence Services?

Uncovering objective and insightful answers to the most important questions retailers have requires a mix of deep technical and industry knowledge together with specialised software and a proven methodology. Clients enjoy our retail business intelligence services because they get access to a comprehensive mix of:

 

1. Talented People

Get direct access to the best category management talent available. Thanks to our partnerships with local universities and dedicated headhunting resources, DotActiv employs only the most qualified and talented people.

2. Deep Expertise

Our global customer base and education investments have enabled us to form deep expertise on how to achieve category performance quickly and efficiently. Whether you are looking to deploy category management for the first time or you need support with a new initiative, our expertise will add significant value to your business.

3. Tried and Tested Methodologies

Even the best ideas backed by the smartest minds and technology turn to chaos without a defined methodology. Our tried and tested methodologies bring clarity and simplicity to category management, resulting in consistent outputs that deliver results. 

4. Powerful Proprietary Software

Our proprietary all-in-one category management software allows our consultants to deliver exceptional results. That is because our software considers the interdependent nature of category management and everything we deliver is data-driven.

5. Strategic, Tactical and Transactional Services

We deploy the right mix of strategic, tactical and transactional services so that we can go beyond strategy and insights to actually get the job done every time on time. This unique approach to category management services helps us to deliver meaningful results in record time, and more importantly, to act as true partners to our clients. 

6. Results-Centred Service with Clear ROI

All of our category optimisation services are guided by clear objectives, which remain front and centre throughout the process. Achievement of objectives are continually measured to ensure that we refine strategies and tactics and that ROI is clearly understood.

7. Convenient Time-Saving Format

Brief, debrief and results measurement meetings are guided by our structured methodology, which enables us to offer helpful guidance to clients throughout the process. Throughout these meetings, we pay careful attention to ensuring that your valuable time is respected and that we gain the required mutual alignment. All services are delivered remotely via Google Meets, Zoom, MS Teams or your preferred video conferencing tool.

8. Friendly and Approachable Consultants

At the heart of our culture is empathy and humility. Our talented and professional consultants are approachable, sincere and helpful. We believe in always doing what’s right for our relationships with clients. While clients enjoy quality relationships with our consultants, we always strive to deliver honest and constructive advice.

1. Talented People

Get direct access to the best category management talent available. Thanks to our partnerships with local universities and dedicated headhunting resources, DotActiv employs only the most qualified and talented people.

2. Deep Expertise

Our global customer base and education investments have enabled us to form deep expertise on how to achieve category performance quickly and efficiently. Whether you are looking to deploy category management for the first time or you need support with a new initiative, our expertise will add significant value to your business.

3. Tried and Tested Methodologies

Even the best ideas backed by the smartest minds and technology turn to chaos without a defined methodology. Our tried and tested methodologies bring clarity and simplicity to category management, resulting in consistent outputs that deliver results. 

4. Powerful Proprietary Software

Our proprietary all-in-one category management software allows our consultants to deliver exceptional results. That is because our software considers the interdependent nature of category management and everything we deliver is data-driven.

5. Strategic, Tactical and Transactional Services

We deploy the right mix of strategic, tactical and transactional services so that we can go beyond strategy and insights to actually get the job done every time on time. This unique approach to category management services helps us to deliver meaningful results in record time, and more importantly, to act as true partners to our clients. 

6. Results-Centred Service with Clear ROI

All of our category optimisation services are guided by clear objectives, which remain front and centre throughout the process. Achievement of objectives are continually measured to ensure that we refine strategies and tactics and that ROI is clearly understood.

7. Convenient Time-Saving Format

Brief, debrief and results measurement meetings are guided by our structured methodology, which enables us to offer helpful guidance to clients throughout the process. Throughout these meetings, we pay careful attention to ensuring that your valuable time is respected and that we gain the required mutual alignment. All services are delivered remotely via Google Meets, Zoom, MS Teams or your preferred video conferencing tool.

8. Friendly and Approachable Consultants

At the heart of our culture is empathy and humility. Our talented and professional consultants are approachable, sincere and helpful. We believe in always doing what’s right for our relationships with clients. While clients enjoy quality relationships with our consultants, we always strive to deliver honest and constructive advice.

 

 

 

 

 

We Deliver Remotely

 

 

 

 

A Convenient Online Service Experience 

At DotActiv, we provide professional services and software to blue-chip retail clients all over the world without the hassle and expense that comes with on-site consultations.

For your convenience, all consultations are held through your preferred video conferencing tool. All consultants’ outputs are subject to senior oversight from DotActiv management to ensure the highest quality outputs, which are based on our best practices. If you prefer for DotActiv consultants to be based on-site, this can be arranged.

 

 

 
 
 

"On my first meeting with DotActiv, I was apprehensive and not sure if they were up to the task. I have, however, been genuinely surprised. The work so far is great and the knowledge is not in dispute. Keep up the great professionalism."

 

Noel Seager - Competency HOD GMD Supermarkets