Cabela’s Utilizes Acorn Systems’ Performance Analyzer

Outdoor gear retailer uses profitability management tool to drive true net SKU profitability analytics


 Houston—May 2, 2012—Profitability and cost management solutions provider Acorn Systems equipped Cabela’s Inc. with its Acorn’s Performance Analyzer to drive true net SKU profitability analytics for the outdoor gear provider. 

“The continued growth of Cabela’s in multiple channels such as store, catalog and e-commerce has driven a greater need to understand true profitability to enable strategic decisions related to pricing, category management and overall business performance,” said Brian Linneman, Chief Merchandising Officer, Cabela’s. “Acorn’s Performance Analyzer will enable us to achieve greater SKU profitability insights to drive improved decisions as we balance financial results with product offerings for our customers.”

Acorn’s technology and methodology will build off Cabela’s own systems to create new and actionable intelligence. By providing fresh insight into the true net profit of a business in a detailed and multi-dimensional way, Acorn’s solutions leverage a company’s existing IT infrastructure to draw data directly from existing operational and financial systems including ERP, WMS, labor management and the enterprise data warehouse.

“From its humble beginnings in 1961, Cabela’s has always been an innovative leader, recognized for customer service, quality, innovative products, and competitive prices,” said Leland Putterman, Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Systems. “To continue to deliver this optimized mix, Cabela’s needs better insight into the net profit contribution of SKUs and how this relates to business decisions. We’re excited to help Cabela’s successfully execute on one of their top strategic initiatives and to contribute to their on-going leadership as the World’s Foremost Outfitter.”

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