WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER RELEASE NOTES!
Since we launched our innovative inventory forecasting tool Brightpearl Demand Planner last month, the one thing we didn't anticipate was just how much demand there was for the app itself! So seeing as you've all been so busy buying it, the least we could do was to arm you with no less than a full handful of new features to enhance it further!
If you've not caught up yet, our recent on-demand webinar should help explain what you've been missing. You can get up to speed here: brightpearl.com/customer-demand-planner-webinar.
Okay, back to the Demand Planner features...
Demand Planner | Send warehouse transfers to Brightpearl
Previously, Demand Planner would suggest how much inventory you should transfer to a warehouse but now it can create that transfer in Brightpearl too.
The resulting transfer will also be automatically fulfilled to a goods-out note, ready for your warehouse staff to process.
Demand Planner | 'Transfer in' metric
On a warehouse transfer, the inventory is considered to be in-transit when it has been despatched from the source warehouse but not yet received into the destination warehouse. This inventory figure is now visible in Demand Planner via the 'Transfer in' metric and will affect your replenishment suggestions.
Demand Planner | Set forecast date range by variant
You can now define the sales period used to calculate the forecast on a variant level.
The date range shown in the Replenishment report's upper right corner will apply to all variants unless you define custom forecast settings. Custom forecast settings are editable in the Details of a variant or using Bulk Actions.
Demand Planner | Forecast method and replenishment details
When viewing Details, the forecast method is now shown along with critical replenishment data. This makes it easier to review factors that affect your forecast and replenishment suggestions.
Demand Planner | Import forecast overrides and stockout history
It's now possible to import forecast overrides. From the Edit Forecast page, select Import and choose Forecast override to import either the units to sell per month or a percentage change.
It's also possible to import stockout history. Demand Planner tracks inventory levels from the creation of your Brightpearl account, but if you have stockout history prior to that date you can now import it directly into Demand Planner. This can help newer accounts to have a more accurate forecast more quickly. Read more about stockout history here.