Category Management Consulting

Plantensive partners with retailers and CPG companies to deliver innovative Category Management solutions that ensure the flow of information between business and technology. Our expertise is creating supply chain value for retailers and manufacturers alike.

By working with Plantensive, you are leveraging the knowledge of our entire team, comprising decades of experience in space and category management. You’ll reap the benefits of a consulting team with insight gained from over 170 unique engagements. We’ll help you enhance your space and category management practices, from ensuring optimal process and software utilization, to providing the resources and skills to analyze, create, maintain, and enhance clusters, assortments, floorplans, and planograms.

Consulting Offerings

Project Management

We provide project definition, budgeting, planning, resource allocation, and project tracking with the added benefit of deep experience across space and category management in multiple industries.

Skills Assessment

Does your planning organization rank among the best in the business? We provide a thorough assessment of your team’s capabilities and create a plan to ensure adoption so that your organization is performing at the highest-possible level.

Customized Training

Good training is key to the successful rollout of any new category management software or process. Our goal is to ensure self-sufficiency and build internal expertise in order to lessen the length, duration, and necessity of future consulting engagements.

Change Management

One of the largest risks of a new software implementation is a lack of user adoption and regression to old practices. Our category management consultants can develop and lead change management programs separately, or as part of your implementation, to ensure that new technologies and processes aren’t just learned, but understood and adopted.

Requirements Training

Understanding your business requirements before selecting a new technology solution can make or break an investment in planning applications. Plantensive consultants may lead your requirements gathering process from an objective perspective, or lend a second eye to your existing requirements to augment industry best practices and help you to “know what you don’t know.”

Business Case Creation

Forecasting business benefit and ROI from IT transformation can be difficult. After over 170 successful projects, our category management consultants know what metrics to measure for success. An assessment of your current process and business can help to understand how much your organization stands to benefit by making a new investment in your process or technology, helping you to make informed decisions about ‘where’ and ‘why’ to invest.

Business Process Design

The most challenging aspect of any system implementation is merging your business process with your new software. Our process experts combine creativity, functional knowledge, and industry-specific insight to deliver a tailored business process that allows you to realize the greatest ROI from your software investment.

Vendor Selection

The software market is rife with space and category management solutions, each with their own set of advantages and drawbacks. Determining the best software investment for your business can be challenging process, but we’ll help determine which offering best suits your specific goals, challenges, budget, and timeline based on our experience with multiple technologies and your industry’s best practices.