Stratinis to Sponsor 6th Annual Professional Pricing Society – European & Global Conference 2010 – Brussels, November 16 – 17, 2010

Stratinis is delighted to sponsor and exhibit at this year’s Professional Pricing Society Conference.

The Professional Pricing Society has created a valuable platform for debate on international pricing and we are delighted to play an active part and share our experience with this year’s participants.

To view the full agenda of this years event please follow this link: http://media.pricingsociety.com/publications/2010_Brussels_Brochure.pdf

Stratinis CEO to Speak at the Professional Pricing Society’s 6th Annual Conference on European & Global Pricing

Stratinis’ CEO, Mr Finn Hansen, will speak about International Pricing Management Challenges – Learnings from Global Companies Operating in Europe.

There are several dimensions that add to the complexity of pricing management when you operate on a multinational or global level. Differences in organisation, legal structures, pricing and rebate structures from country to country, currencies and even to the level of SKUs and item codes. Therefore, many companies do not have central control of pricing – but times are changing.

Competition is starting to reap the benefits of proper price management. In industries such as industrial goods, pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer goods, we have seen a significant movement to regional and/or global management.
Customers are moving too, and they are looking to the international perspective to get the best pricing possible, regardless of geography.
Attendees will learn:

• The reasons behind the added complexity in international pricing versus pricing in one country only

• Challenges from a number of multinational companies, and how these opportunities for growth were managed

To meet a member of the Stratinis Team, please contact us at sales@stratinis.com

Stratinis to Sponsor 2010 Professional Pricing Society Conference

Stratinis is delighted to announce its participation at this year’s 21th Annual Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference, organised by the Professional Pricing Society.

It will be a great opportunity to meet our American customers and showcase our latest pricing management software solution. The event is a great opportunity to meet friends and colleagues from the pricing world and exchange our respective views about the current trends and new strategic positioning in the industry.

As a leading pricing practice, we are always eager to be at the forefront of pricing innovations and take it as our mission to create and fuel the debate about local and international pricing strategies.

You can access this year’s PPS Conference agenda via the Stratinis website www.stratinis.com/pricingsocietyusa.aspx or via the Professional Pricing Society’s website, www.pricingsociety.com .

Milk Price War

The article by Sarah Arnott in the Independent this morning, highlights once again the importance of price strategy and price management in a competitive industry like the Milk industry.

Despite positive volume performances, players in the industry have underperformed.

Have a look at her article…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/milk-price-war-prompts-robert-wiseman-profit-alert-2081571.html

Retail sales show unexpected drop

Key article of the day by Norma Cohen, Economics Correspondent of the Financial times.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/42617c32-c174-11df-8e03-00144feab49a.html

“Retail sales volumes in August slipped by 0.5 per cent from July, instead of posting another rise as most economists had expected”, says Mr Cohen.

Stratinis has worked on a number of consumer goods companies to reduce the impact of volume decrease by improving the company’s pricing management capabilities, with a positive effect on operating profits.

For more information, please conact us at sales@stratinis.com

Stratinis and Abeam Consulting announce alliance agreement

Stratinis and Abeam are joining forces! Both companies announced this week their alliance agreement, which will allow both companies to better support international companies embarking on strategic international pricing management and profit optimisation projects.

For further information about Abeam, visit their website at www.abeam.com

Welcome to the Global Pricing Blog

This is Stratinis’ new blog about international pricing challenges. We intend to raise various topics about price management, be it challenges in a single country or challenges across borders. Pricing is being discovered by many companies as a powerful profit driver, often overlooked compared to other disciplines such as supply chain or production optimisation.

Stratinis is a leading provider of international price management software to companies operating internationally. With our international heritage we help customers solve many different pricing challenges including price transparency, price intelligence, price optimisation, price list operations, price execution and more.