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DescriptionWhat we offer

The Product Linking course teaches you how to give your new products coefficients for inclusion in DemandTec forecasts in the Price and Promotion Optimization solutions.

ObjectivesWhat you learn

  • Explain what is Linked
  • Differentiate between Product Linking vs Product Relationships
  • Apply Demand Groups and identify Model categories
  • Link a product to a similar product in the same Demand group
  • Make Volume or Share adjustments if needed
  • Explain common linking examples
  • Set up automatic Unlinking
  • Demonstrate how to manually unlink products
  • Set the Number of weeks to retire Links
  • Import Links

TopicsThe best for you

  • What is Linked
  • Linking vs Product Relationships
  • Demand Groups and Model categories
  • Linking a product
  • Volume or Share adjustments
  • Common linking examples
  • Automatic Unlinking
  • Manual Unlinking
  • Number of weeks to retire Links
  • Importing Links

PrerequisitesWhat should you know

Either IBM DemandTec Price Optimization Basics or Promotion Optimization Creating Promotions is the prerequisite course to IBM DemandTec Product Linking.

You should:

  • Have some experience using web browsers, the internet and Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Be able to navigate a GUI environment
  • Have experience working with spreadsheets and reports.

As you work through the concepts and tasks, it is assumed that you are familiar with Microsoft Excel; although this will not be a blocking issue to learning.

AudienceWho should attend

This course is for:

  • Pricing Analysts
  • Pricing Managers
  • Category Managers
  • Pricing Executives or Sponsors
  • Manufacturing Representatives or Managers
  • Associated Professionals