Major features include:
- A 2-level grouping of customers (customer group, and master
customer group), along with a 2-level grouping of items
(item group, and master item group) provide a flexible and
unlimited basis for custom pricing and set-up of various
charges and allowances for a diversified customer base.
- Pricing components such as markups and promotional allowances
can be set up at any level, from between a particular item
and a particular customer master group and a particular item
group. None of the ProCLASS pricing mechanisms are based on
limited size tables or arrays; for example, an unlimited
number of markup categories and actual markups can be set up
to match your customer base diversity.
- Pricing mechanisms include: three different base prices,
selectable by customer: regular landed cost, "market" cost,
and landed cost net of allowances and discounts; markups;
warehouse handling fees; Transportation and Logistics
charges (includes freight charges); contract pricing;
promotional allowances; advertised pricing with an unlimited
number of ad programs per item and per customer or
- Ability to assign the same advertising program to multiple
customers and/or customer groups.
- Ability to set ad pricing as a net selling price (with ProCLASS
calculating the resulting P.A. amount for each applicable
customer and item), or as a percent or amount off each
applicable customer's regular price. ProCLASS tracks sales
and lost sales for each item in an ad program for the
duration of the ad program.
- Up to two special prices can be set up for an item, each with a
special price start and end date, and a quantity limit. If
both of the quantity limits are specified, a customer's
order for the item may get priced at three different
- Up to four inbound taxes and up to ten outbound taxes can be
specified for each item, along with customer-level flags
indicating which taxes a customer pays. Taxes may be
specified as either percentages or amounts.
- Ability to look up and to override pricing for any item and any
customer during order entry or order modification. Manual
price overrides can be disabled for specific customers.
- Ability to specify limited quantity or minimum quantity retail
pricing on ad programs. The retail price limits can be
specified in eaches or by weight.
- ProCLASS provides all the features necessary for offering a
"points" program: points can be assigned to each item (can
be overridden during an ad program) and customers can be
flagged to earn points when purchasing items with assigned
points. The required reports by vendor (for collecting
vendor-sponsored points) and by customer are provided.
- Selected customers can be flagged to earn ECR's (Earned Cost
Reductions) based on a user defined table of purchase
volumes and ECR rates. Certain commodity groups can be
excluded from the ECR program and a special ECR override
rate can be specified for any commodity group.
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