EmpowerITInformation Concepts developed an application to collect point-of-sales scanner data from regional retail chains, aggregate this data, and provide it back to the chains at a summary level suitable for management analysis and review. The system collects scanner data for an entire chain nightly, aggregates the data by store and region at a category and subcategory level, and compares it to the chains past sales, promotional schedule, and sales plan. Aggregated data and drill-downs defined by the retail customer are available for review over the Web the next day.