Planogramming in the Cloud!

Our Experience

Northwoods Software has been developing and advancing planogramming technology since 1999. Below are a few of our larger custom development projects. Our goal has always been to delight the customer by delivering cost effective solutions that meet the customer's unique requirements.

2012 - Merchandising Solutions for Stanley Black & Decker

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Merchandising Solutions was implemented for the Stanley Black & Decker Power Tools Accessories Group. Managers and salespeople use it to design power tools accessories displays for their customers' hardware stores, farm stores, and home centers.

This product is based on the original Stanley Planogrammer software and is thus installed on each salesperson's computer. The key advantages are that it runs very fast, does not require an internet connection, and is very easy to use.

The application is programmed in Microsoft Visual C#.

2011 - Hillman Planogrammer

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Hillman Planogrammer was implemented for The Hillman Group. Managers and salespeople use it to design displays for their customers’ hardware stores, farm stores, and home centers.

This was our first highly interactive web-based product. The key advantages are that there is always only one up-to-date version that everyone uses, it is very easy to use, and the use of Microsoft Silverlight technology which runs locally on the users’ computers means that users can design with thousands of individual hardware items and edit them locally.

We consider this design to be the current state of the art and the “best of both worlds” because it uses central storage, yet offloads editing to the individual users’ computers.

The application is programmed in Microsoft C# and Microsoft Silverlight.

2010 - Hampton Catman

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Hampton Planogrammer was implemented for Hampton International. The product is used by ACE store owners, ACE regional managers, and Hampton display designers.

This project was our first to employ Category Management calculations to produce an automatic recommendation unique for each customer.

This was our first product to be hosted on a website. The key advantages are that there is always only one version that everyone uses, and it is very easy to use.

The application is programmed in Microsoft C# and ASP.net

2008 - Stanley Planogrammer

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Stanley Planogrammer was implemented for Stanley/National Manufacturing. Salespeople use it to design displays for their hardware store customers using both Stanley hardware products and National products.

The software is installed on each salesperson’s computer. The key advantages are that it runs very fast, does not require an internet connection, and is very easy to use.

The application is programmed in Microsoft Visual C#.

2000 - PC Planogrammer

PC Planogrammer was our first project and was implemented for National Manufacturing. Salespeople use it to design displays for their hardware store customers.

The software is installed on each salesperson’s computer. The key advantages are that it runs very fast, does not require an internet connection, and is very easy to use.

The application is programmed in Microsoft Visual C++. Several updates have been produced as the company released new products.