iMatrix

Item Matrix

iMatrix is a product variant management solution on SAP Business One designed for companies that sell, manage or procure items that have similar attributes such as size, color or style. A matrix item structure is identified by a parent item and categorized by child items having similar attributes.

Is it the right solution for your business?

  • Are you in a business that transacts in items that have similar attributes like size, color, or style?
  • Did you feel the need to have your item codes as concatenated item attributes?
  • Did you always want to filter items based on their attributes that just codes?
  • Do you always tend to lose time while defining new product range with sizes, colors and styles – seriously hampering your Go-To-Market?
  • Is Variant Management one of the key challenges you face in managing SKUs
  • Do you feel the need of automatic SKU creation based on a template?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above then you need the Item Matrix, an SAP Certified solution from CitiXsys designed specifically for SAP Business One.

  • Why Item Matrix?

  • Why is Item Matrix different?

  • How does Item Matrix help my business?

  • Why choose Item Matrix from CitiXsys?

Continue Reading to get answers to these questions….

Why Item Matrix

This is a product variant management solution on SAP Business One designed for companies that sell, manage or procure items that have similar attributes such as size, color or style. A matrix item structure is identified by a parent item and categorized by child items having similar attributes.

Order entry staff can easily filter items with similar attributes to bring into an order. With matrix order entry capability, you quickly fulfill orders for multi-attribute items. Once the order is entered, items are processed through the standard SAP Business One order processing cycle. You can also leverage standard order processing capabilities of SAP Business One such as special pricing, warehouse, availability check, etc.

The application extends the core Item definition and management capabilities of SAP Business One by incorporating the following features:

  • The application extends the single level Item definition of SAP Business One and lets you define parent and child items. Multiple attributes can be defined and attached to a parent item.
  • Inheritance of parent item properties by the child items while creating child items can be setup
  • All product variants can be viewed in one screen.
  • Child items are included in MRP runs and Stock taking
  • Works with standard SAP Business One marketing documents
  • Available in English. French, Italian, Latin American Spanish and Deutsch language release on 14th July 2011.
  • Compatible with SAP Business One 8.8, 8.81, 8.82, 2007A and B SP1

Why is Item Matrix different?

In today’s competitive market the customers have become ever demanding and expect choices. Irrespective of the merchandize being offered – apparel, jewelry, hardware, sporting goods – the complexity of managing inventory with a variety of features like color, size and style can overload standard order entry and inventory systems.

In retail industry, not only is the information about an item’s availability critical but also its definition. Items and SKUs which are appropriately coded and have an ability to be searched based on different attributes; increase the possibility of an up-sell during a sale transaction.

The application is seamlessly integrated with SAP Business One. It extends the single level item definition schema of SAP Business One and allows creation of variants and child items to a parent item. It does that by creating and attaching different attributes to parent items. These attributes can then be inherited by the child items.

How does Item Matrix help my business?

Business benefits can be accrued at both levels – tactical as well as strategically.

Business Need Delivery Benefits
Reduce Order Entry Time The solution provides matrix order entry capability, enabling visibility of full product range so that you can quickly enter sales and purchase orders
Speed up Item Master Management The solution provides a quick way to set up a product range for new multi-attribute items. Instead of creating each item one at a time as in traditional item master data management, you can set up a template of SKUs with product attributes and attribute values. Complete or partial range of SKUs can further be converted to matrix child items in a single go. This capability saves considerable time.
Improve Inventory Visibility The solution allows you to view inventory information for multi-attribute items in a single unified view.

Why choose Item Matrix from CitiXsys?

CitiXsys Technologies is one of the largest and oldest SSP (Services & Solutions Partner) to SAP with operations spread across 4 continents.Global Presence Hundreds of SAP Business One customers worldwide uses iVend Retail – Retail Management Software, iMatrix – Variant Management Software, Inventory Pro – Warehouse Management Software and many more.

The core business process that the application addresses makes it very popular in the Retail Industry. The application is normally used as a supplementary application to iVend Retail – a Retail Management Software from CitiXsys.

Ease of use is an extension of its easy implementation. It comes with a unique upload tool which takes away the challenges of laboriously creating hundreds of items one at a time in SAP Business One. The upload tool which is an Excel based template drastically reduces the error at the time of item creation in SAP Business One.

Global reach and presence of CitiXsys allows its customers to benefit from its unique consulting and support model. Partners and Customers of CitiXsys can hugely benefit from the on-site consulting & support resources to get the application easily implemented.