Exceedra Listings module indicates the products that are in distribution at the customer planning level to facilitate sales and promotion planning against those authorized products. Listings are combinations of customers and products. They allow the user to define and limit what products are available to which customer for planning.
There are multiple reasons why you need to manage listings:
Listings can generally be created in two ways:
Once the system has created listings based on the Admin Tool or through Actuals, Forecast; they can be managed through the Admin Tool.
If a new product is to be ranged for the purposes of entering in a forecast or to create a plan, users will need to navigate to the admin screen to enable the listings. To do this:
A listed product with historic sales can be ‘End-dated’, using the admin tool. And the listing will not be valid for planning.
Once a product is end listed, there will be no more forecast held in the system as part of planning update.
If you have created a listing that has never been sold for a product and customer, you can delist it completely.
A product cannot be delisted for a customer if sales history exists for the listing in the system, however, these listing can be end dated with an effective date of current or future date.
Promotion planning will be disabled for any listings that have an end date before the promotion end date.