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PowerBase Updates For May 2023
Rina OosthuizenJun 1, 2023 3:30:00 PM2 min read

PowerBase Updates For May 2023: What’s New and Updated

For some, May brings the first few rays of sunshine and blooming trees. For others, it's colder weather and falling leaves. Collectively, we’ve all entered the second half of 2023. And the PowerBase team proudly presents one new article and two updated articles for you to read. 

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

New Articles On DotActiv PowerBase For May 2023


New articles on the DotActiv PowerBase


          When To Use Initializer Vs Optimizer

When creating new clusters, assortments, and planograms, you must decide between utilizing the Initializer or the Optimizer function. 

Understanding the differences between these two functions will allow you to select the correct function when needed. You will also understand which is applicable in different scenarios.

Understanding the benefits and drawbacks in various scenarios are crucial, as when you do, you can use the software as intended and get the most out of it.

Learn more about when to use the Initializer or Optimizer.

Updated Articles On DotActiv PowerBase For May 2023

Updated articles on the DotActiv PowerBase


          How To Use Tray, Case and Display Values In The DotActiv Software

Spending time creating realistic planograms would have caused you to realize that you must sell and display certain products differently. For example, smaller products, like energy bars, might need a tray to be displayed accurately. Or, some liquors are sold in cases. 

This article explains how to utilize the tray, case, and display function to planogram different types of products accurately. 

Learn how to use trays, case, and display values in DotActiv.

          Advanced Merchandising And Display Techniques

One of the highest-valued benefits of developing planograms is to control stock levels. Understanding the world of merchandising, display techniques, and the intricate functions of the DotActiv software will allow retailers to place products for maximum returns. 

We’ve added the tag “overstock” to two articles (Advanced Merchandising and Display Techniques and One-Way VS Two-Way Database Integration) to improve searchability.

Continue to maximize your returns by reading these articles.


The DotActiv PowerBase provides quick answers to 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.


Rina Oosthuizen

Rina Oosthuizen joined in 2018 and is the Training Manager. She has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the NWU Business School.