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Features and Modules


The XPace feature list describes the functions and their application benefits in space management. The range of functions available depends on the module package installed:

  • XPace Basic includes the functions for shelf planning and the interfaces to database systems.
  • XPace Professional adds space optimization features to these functions.
  • XPace Enterprise complements this functionality with server-side deployment mechanisms.

Upgrading to a higher module package is possible at any time.

Features and Modules

The table gives an overview of the most relevant function groups with their respective purposes and benefits and their assignment to the XPace module packages. We would be happy to explain the complete range of functions to you in a personal meeting – please contact us.

Legend: B = Basic, P = Professional, E = Enterprise

2D and 3D planogramsA planogram is the graphical documentation of shelf planning. A 2D planogram serves as a planning overview, a 3D planogram presents the spatial arrangement of all fixtures and products.XXX
Images, labeling, numbering, dimensioningShelf planning is documented with planograms. Photorealistic product displays show the visual appearance of the shelf; labels identify the products and output additional information; the numbering connects the article positions with positions in a report; the dimensioning documents the overall dimensions and the installation positions of product carriers.XXX
Planogram assistants, planogram templates, assignment to customer and storeThe assistants support the creation of a new planogram and its assignment to customer, store and assortment. With planogram templates, frequently used basic constellations, shelf walls and display configurations can easily be reused for new shelf projects.XXX
Versioning and version managementShelf planning evolves over time, planograms are regularly adapted to new requirements and customer expectations. Several versions of the planogram may be created. Version management maintains an overview of the versions of a planogram.XX
Meta dataControlled management of metadata. Mandatory fields, specifications.XXX
ReleasesRelease control and status control of planograms. Release triggers.XX
Actual recording and planogram comparisonAn actual recording is the recording of a shelf occupancy on a real shelf structure or on a sample structure with the aim of analyzing and optimizing the shelf. Planograms and versions show developments and improvements in comparison. Changes to shelf occupancy can be used as change reports for shelf conversions.XX
Placement via barcode scanningThe actual recording of a shelf based on an existing, real shelf structure is carried out very efficiently with a barcode scanner. The scanned articles are immediately positioned on the current product carrier in the program. XXX
Automatic product placement and arrangementFor efficient shelf planning, articles are assigned standardized items and block sizes. Articles are automatically lined up on product carriers and positioned in the right places, they are automatically aligned correctly. Changes to the article selection and positioning automatically correct the order of all articles. XXX
Manual product placementIn individual cases, articles can be set manually to the desired positions. Special arrangements can be produced without the need for automation. Special cases and individual wishes can be implemented in shelf planning.XXX
Rule-based product placementShelf planning should optimally position products according to logistical, financial, geometrical, optical and psychological aspects, taking into account space and time. The underlying selection procedures and filter criteria are formulated as rules and used for product placement.XX
QueriesQuery the product database with XQL/XQuery.XX
Ranking and placement proposalsIn addition to an existing product placement, additional articles that meaningfully extend the placement are proposed on the basis of an evaluation procedure and placed immediately if desired.XX
Search and replaceIn medium and large planograms, articles should often be searched for, including all multiple placements. Precise or fuzzy search criteria can be used to find articles in planograms. Articles can be quickly replaced by other articles to create a new placement state adapted to current requirements.XXX
Language variants for planograms and productsPlanograms for international target markets must generate country-specific and language-specific article texts and editions.XXX
Multilingual GUI (DE, EN)XPace can be used in German-speaking and international environments. The user interface (windows, menus, dialogs, etc.) is available in German and English and is prepared for further translations.XXX
Multilingual help texts (DE, EN)The integrated help texts are available in German and English and support the users. The help texts are prepared for further translations.XXX
Data transfer from Excel, CSV text, XML, databases and ERP systemsMaster data and transaction data of the articles can be transferred from different data sources. Standard interfaces are supported.XXX
Import of assortments and listingsAssortment and listing data can be transferred and used as a basis for shelf planning.XX
Create new productsIndividual products can be created directly in the software. Product images are immediately assigned.XXX
Simple and complex product shapesItems can be created and imported as boxes and boxes, as blisters and cans or in any 3D form. Simple planning and highly complex shapes and arrangements are equally possible.XXX
Standard product carriersAll typical shelf shapes and product carrier elements for standard shelves are supplied. XPace can be used immediately for the usual shelf planning.XXX
Individual product carriersSpecial shapes for product carriers and displays can be created and imported. Even very special holders, supports, product presentation systems and shelf shapes can be mapped and integrated geometrically and in their positioning behaviour.XXX
Fixture editorOwn editor for creating and designing individual product carriers. Control of behavior. Placement rooms, anchors and snap-in points.XXX
Stock listsParts lists, components, complementary parts for products and product carriers.XXX
Pricing model and discount modelCustomer-specific and country-specific price lists and discounts as well as conditions for special target markets are integrated in the XPace database and evaluated for planning, analysis and optimization of the planograms.XXX
Changes and updates in the planogramPlacement changes and updates can be applied to the currently edited planogram. New requirements, evaluations and customer expectations can be implemented at the level of individual planograms.XXX
Changes and updates across planogramsPlacement changes and updates can be applied to all planograms simultaneously. New requirements, evaluations and customer expectations can be implemented at the level of all planograms or a selection.XX
Exchange, discontinue, listingChanges to shelf planning take place in the form of discontinuations, listings or by individual exchange of articles.XX
Alignment, sorting, filling, coloring, numberingTo ensure that the planogram is a practical and effective documentation of shelf planning, placed articles can be aligned and sorted, they can fill in free space, they can be highlighted in color to represent product groups and other categories and can be numbered for identification.XXX
Evaluations, benchmarks and key figuresTogether with price information and sales figures, a room-related evaluation of shelf planning based on benchmarks and key figures is carried out on the basis of the product placement in a planogram.XX
Inventory model, financial model, space occupancy modelThe different objectives of space management are mapped in XPace using topic-specific models that generate answers to logistical, business and space-related questions. All numerical values and key figures are kept up-to-date during the planning process.XX
Import of performance dataSales figures and turnover figures from data sources such as Excel are imported into the planograms in order to implement practical evaluation and optimisation of shelf planning.XX
Optimisation proposalsBased on an evaluation and performance indicators of the products, an optimization suggestion recommends which articles should be preferably placed in order to increase the ranking of the planogram.XX
Category evaluationsCategories are product groups, assortments, brands, product families, price groups, etc. A planogram is evaluated and illuminated according to these category criteria. Evaluations and lighting document the structure of the shelf in the store.XX
Analyses for inventory management, shelf areas and ROIIAn analysis evaluates a planogram using an optimization criterion and applies evaluation formulas and key figures. The evaluation can be carried out for stock coverage and to avoid out-of-stock situations. Shelf zones (visible zone, stretching zone etc.) and customer direction are taken into account. The area productivity and the area profitability of a planogram can be evaluated. Analysis results are the basis for optimizations and serve as arguments in listing discussions.XX
Highlighting, Color CodingAnalysis results evaluate categories or individual products of a planogram. To locate the affected products in the planogram and also to highlight them in color, the results are applied to the planogram as color coding.XX
Listing comparison and validationThe existing shelf planning of a planogram is compared with a listing. Deviations are displayed. Articles are proposed for deletion or re-placement.XX
Multi-client capabilityMandators can be created, a separate data basis and planogram management can be maintained for each client.XX
Reports in HTML, PDF and ExcelReports are list-like or graphical summaries of planogram content or analysis results. Reports can be generated as web reports in HTML format, for universal further use as PDF or in Excel format.XXX
Standard reportsThe most important standard reports are included. Typical planogram reports are available for immediate access to the current planning data.XXX
Analyse reportsAnalysis results can be output as a report. Excel reports from analyses enable further use of the results in other contexts and applications.XX
Individual reports and exportsReports with their own logo, specific column layout and totals fields individualize the output of planogramming.XX
Enterprise ServerAll planogramming-specific data is stored in an enterprise server and made available for further use. The enterprise server is not hosted externally, but is set up in the user's IT and is completely under the control of the user company.X
Web deployment of planograms, images and product dataPlanograms, reports, images, products and components are provided in a web interface and can be viewed and used via a standard web browser.X
Multidimensional searchPlanograms in the Enterprise Server repository can be evaluated according to multiple criteria, for example, by customer/assortment/period or by quarter/merchandise category/customer group. Dynamic criteria queries are defined as Smart Folders in the web interface and evaluated dynamically on request.X
Distributing and collecting planogramsThe Enterprise Server provides planograms for external use. Externally changed planograms can be uploaded back to the Enterprise server, for example, by the field service. This enables central control of externally used planograms.X
User rights managementThe rights of Enterprise users can be precisely controlled. The provision of planograms is distinguished from their use and the upload of changed planograms. This is also part of the central control system.X
Connection to LDAP and Active DirectoryThe access rights and rights of Enterprise users can be taken over from existing user directories in the local network. Standards are supported.X
Automation and scriptingScripts can be used to automate many processes in planogramming. This makes special procedures and functions possible. The consistency and timeliness of all planning data and the reports dependent on it is ensured. Extensive or complex workflows can be executed at the push of a button.XXX
Online updatesXPace is under constant development. As part of a maintenance contract, the software is automatically updated to the most current version.XXX

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