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PowerBase Updates For February 2024
LeAnn PieterseMar 1, 2024 4:00:00 PM3 min read

PowerBase Updates For February 2024: What’s Updated

As we dive into 2024, we are excited to bring you a comprehensive overview of all the latest updates, articles, and materials from February 2024. Since our last edition, PowerBase boasts five updated articles.

Our vision for the DotActiv PowerBase is to increase knowledge and skills and bridge any gap for software clients and others interested in using our software. If you’d like to read past articles on what we added or updated on the DotActiv PowerBase, you can browse those PowerBase summaries. You can also read why we introduced the DotActiv PowerBase.

DotActiv PowerBase Updated Articles For February 2024

Updated articles on the DotActiv PowerBase

The Ultimate DotActiv Clustering How-To Guide

Did you know DotActiv’s Cluster Optimizer uses a wizard setup that guides you through the process? With this, you can see which step of the process you are currently on and you can click next to move forward with the tool.

We’ve added the tags ‘Cluster Composition’ and ‘Cluster Profiles’ to the article to simplify the search for this information. Read more about it in our complete step-by-step guide on using the Cluster Optimizer feature within the DotActiv software.

Advanced Merchandising And Display Techniques

Did you know that the DotActiv Academy is DotActiv’s self-service online education portal where you can learn about all things retail and category management? 

We’ve taken the core information from the courses available on the DotActiv Academy to outline how advanced merchandising and display techniques can create a positive shopping experience. We also recently added the tag ‘Product Placements’ as merchandising can be directly related to the placement of products on shelves.

From an introduction to merchandising, different equipment used in merchandising, and numerous merchandising methods - this article answers all your questions.

How To Format And Import Product Images

You can upload images to DotActiv software using three different methods. Which you choose is entirely dependent on your business and its requirements. 

This article unpacks all three methods. That includes how to format product images and upload them. It also unpacks the most common issues faced.

To improve the searchability of this article on the DotActiv PowerBase, we have included the following tags: ‘Import Images’ and ‘Importing Images’.

DotActiv Editions: Unpacking The Functions And Pricing Options

DotActiv has three paid software editions and a freemium version - Dotactiv Free. There are key differences between the different editions of the DotActiv software. 

One of these differences is the price. Since first writing this article, we have updated our pricing. Read about the different pricing options for each DotActiv software edition.

How To Setup And Save Gondolas And Island Fridges As Fixtures

As part of the floor planning process, you would potentially want to add different fixtures to the floor plan. This article guides you in setting up and saving gondolas and island fridges for future use. 

As a differentiation in terminology, we added ‘Island Freezers’ as a tag to make it easier to find the article. 

Improve your floor planning skills by reading this article.

Articles With Missing Images

The team is working tirelessly to update all the articles that are currently missing images and software GIFs. Please continue to comment on any PowerBase articles that need images added.


The DotActiv PowerBase answers specific questions about making the most of DotActiv’s products and services. 

If you find an article that doesn’t answer a question to your satisfaction, please leave a comment. It’s entirely anonymous and will help us to help you get the answers you deserve.

Are you currently not a DotActiv client but want to learn more about how DotActiv software can help your business increase sales while pleasing your customers? You can book a meeting with a DotActiv expert or browse our various software and service options on our online store.



LeAnn Pieterse

LeAnn Pieterse joined in 2020. She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Stellenbosch.