Category Manager*

With the ability to analyze merchandising and profitability reports for each item on your sales floor, DROSTE's Category Manager, gives you the power to identify pricing, history and movement trends of individual items and departments. By managing these items into their requisite categories and sub-categories, you can quickly isolate any problems and track actual gross profit figures. Plus, you'll save time with access to all of this data online and in real time.


By starting with an individual item and tracing actual sales and costs against invoices, the Category Manager then works upwards, creating a summary level for each department. And because gross-profit figures are determined at the item level, our method allows you to identify your gross-profit figures for every item in your stores.


Category Manager has an incredible set of built-in reporting options that allow you the flexibility to analyze your data in numerous ways. By combining a variety of pertinent data-POS, vendor costs, billbacks and general sales-these reports will enable you to make the most profitable decisions. In addition, from one, easy-to-use screen, you can:

  • Compare weekly, period-to-date, quarterly and year-to-date figures
  • View data by rank (options include sales dollars, quantity sold and gross-profit dollars)
  • Access detailed item data onscreen by "drilling down" through buyer or department, commodity and sub-commodity to item details


    The detailed reports enable you to identify pricing trends and pinpoint item performance. You'll quickly be able to see which items need more promotion, which don't need any and which might be price-sensitive, requiring a little nudge to get the product moving. You'll also be able to make educated inventory decisions by determining which products should and shouldn't be restocked. By using gross-profit figures as your divining rod, your decisions aren't guesswork, they're "fact" work.

    *Can be integrated with other Retail Pricing Management modules.

    Sign Up For a Free Demo

    Let us show you how DROSTE's suite of tools can increase productivity and address your biggest management needs.

    Workforce Productivity Management

    Our white paper explores in detail the three phases of Workforce Management.