We have just released a book!
Quantitative Commerce Optimization with Envision and Priceforge_
Our app Priceforge has been designed to support all kind of commerce centric data calculations and data visualizations. While it started with a focus on pricing, it can do a lot more.
This book is addressed to commerce executives and commerce analysts who want to harness the power of technology to bring their company to the next stage of profitability.
Many if not most of the challenges faced by commerce are best addressed through quantitative numerical analysis. The advanced optimization of prices, stocks, assortments, promotions, campaigns, and customer loyalty are but a few examples of what can be achieved through data analysis and automated or semi-automated decisions. In commerce, there are simply too many products, clients, suppliers, and competitors. Sticking to manual processes is invariably too costly and too slow.
The first part of the book is a manual to get started with Envision, the programming language dedicated to commerce data processing and visualization by Lokad. The second part of the book is purely dedicated to pricing strategies for commerce.