The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the training, which is included in the purchase price of a DotActiv license or Activ8. DotActiv Academy will be discussed as well as the one-on-one training sessions and our knowledge base of articles to allow user success.
At DotActiv, our aim is to provide each and every user with the confidence to successfully implement category management using our software. This is achieved through our training products and services.
We also strive to provide each user of Activ8 software with the confidence to successfully use it in their business.
The purchase of a DotActiv Lite, DotActiv Pro or DotActiv Enterprise license gives you immediate full access to DotActiv Academy.
This is our education portal, which provides you with all the theoretical aspects surrounding successful category management as well as the software training necessary to equip you to implement category management best practices using DotActiv’s software.
DotActiv Academy consists of six mastery levels; each focussing on a different aspect of category management.
The course makes use of online videos and course material in the form of downloadable PDF documents. Upon completion of the course, including assessments, you will receive certification. The courses included in DotActiv Academy are as follows:
Software Master Level 1: Data
Data is the fundamental foundation of category management. By the end of this course, learners will have the knowledge required to evaluate and maintain an accurate database in order to design assortments, planograms and floorplans.
Software Master Level 2: Clusters
By the end of this course, learners will be able to characterize category-based clustering and implement the methodology.
Software Master Level 3: Assortment Planning
Shoppers want to find the right product, at the right price, and at the right time. By the end of this course, the learner will be able to implement assortment planning which will ensure the formulation of profitable product ranges.
Software Master Level 4: Planogram Generation
Planogram Generation course first takes you through the theoretical knowledge of creating great planograms. This includes merchandising principles for example. The second practical course teaches you how to use the software to create planograms with ease.
Software Master Level 5: Floor Planning
This course begins with an extensive amount of theoretical learning. This content has been thoroughly researched and will ensure that learners are knowledgeable about data-driven floor planning. The practical part of the course equips learners with the knowledge they need to use the software to create floor plans.
Software Master Level 6: Reporting
By the end of this course, learners will be able to analyze and interpret the vast amount of data which is in the DotActiv database. They will be able to create data cubes, custom data visualisations and dashboards.
One-On-One Training (DotActiv)
After completion of the DotActiv Academy Mastery Levels, one-on-one training sessions can be booked with one of our friendly consultants. These training sessions are normally held via Google Hangouts, Skype or Zoom.
The one-on-one training is focussed on aspects of the software that you feel least confident in.
Apart from the DotActiv Academy and one-on-one training, DotActiv has an extensive base of retail blogs – viewed here – and a knowledge base – named PowerBase – which can further aid you in making the most of your DotActiv software. Both the PowerBase website and retail blogs are available to everyone.
All of these training materials available to you will ensure that you are confident in using DotActiv. If you have any feedback about this article or our approach to training please let us know below.
One-On-One Training (Activ8)
You can schedule up to five live, online one-on-one training sessions between a DotActiv consultant and your training manager.
DotActiv trains your training manager to be fully confident in using Activ8 so they can provide training to the rest of your team. These training sessions usually take place via Google Hangouts, Skype or Zoom.
Apart from the one-on-one training, there are also Activ8-specific articles on the PowerBase to provide you with quick answers.