Selling products for fashion generates a large number of related products.
Here’s an example –
K3 Piri Piri polo shirt
Sizes: small, medium, large
Colours: red, orange, white
Styles: short and long sleeve
That gives us 3 x 3 x 2 = 18 combinations – just for this shirt!
Standard AX allows us to create a single product using three dimensions – which is great. The challenge comes when you try to buy or sell these combinations. This is a typical problem for a system that is more used to handling flat product ordering.
K3 Retail had a solution for this in Dynamics AX 2009 that has been extended in our AX 2012 product and now allows someone to :-
- Create one or more deliveries for a product…
- Across channels
- Across style / colour / size
- Edit all the data using a Excel-like matrix
- Spread the quantity across all the applicable variants using an allocation ratio
It’s taken some effort to get this far – but I really think this will make the ordering process significantly easier to use.