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Retail Merchandise Self-Audit

Perform your own retail merchandise post-audit.

Support internal recovery audit, claims management and inventory turns-to-payment terms reporting with firststrike® Retail Audit

apexanalytix offers retail companies like yours solutions that empower your internal team and enhance your internal recovery efforts with self-audit technology. Support your savings and profitability initiatives with powerful reporting and analytics modules, and provide valuable insights into procure-to-pay processes for ongoing improvement.

firststrike reporting modules for retail allow you to:

  • Analyze your inventory turns and payment terms to ensure that you are paying suppliers in accordance with inventory movement.
  • Identify cash discounts taken and missed and get visibility into days payment/invoice outstanding reporting to support working capital objectives.
  • Aggregate and report on data by merchandise category, product line, region, vendor, merchant, and a virtually unlimited number of filters to identify potential issues and opportunities in savings.

firststrike Retail gives retailers the power to capture dollars in promotional allowances, price protection, rebates, cash discounts, duplicate payments and other transactions. It goes well beyond just identifying missed deals or overpayments and provides you with a complete claims management system, from identification through capture. With tools to centralize your claims, buyer files, and supporting buyer/vendor emails, firststrike is aimed to meet your needs, both today and well into the future.

By looking at both your structured and unstructured data, firststrike delivers dramatic benefits by helping you capture errors as close to the transaction as possible. You’ll see increased efficiency and improved productivity of your internal recovery audit processes, as well as lower payments to third-party auditors.

You’ll always have insight into root causes through better reporting and analysis, and your improved internal controls will help you more easily meet compliance requirements in all countries in which you do business. And undoubtedly, you will add measurable improvement to corporate cash flow and profitability.

apexanalytix also offers comprehensive, technology-enabled retail audit services to support your operations.

Groundbreaking capabilities

  • Benefit from a strategic partnership that uses advanced retail audit technology and robotics, as well as value-added solutions for protecting profits and optimizing working capital in your financial supply chain.
  • Improve the productivity and effectiveness of your internal audit team.
  • Achieve a single, transparent view into data from multiple procurement and payment platforms, regardless of the format.
  • Analyze the root cause of recurring errors and tighten internal controls.
  • Monitor operational performance for continuous improvement.
  • Automatically build claims packages and manage workflow online.


Best-in-class companies are increasing their organizational value and contributions to the budget by arming their team with firststrike to capture more internally per auditor. Shouldn’t you?

With firststrike, the choice is yours

In addition to Fraud Detect, we offer other modules with the procure-to-pay controls and analytics you need to support your operations.

AP Controls: Continuously detect and prevent payment errors your ERP platforms won’t catch and conduct your own internal audit. Learn More.

Reporting and Analytics: Quickly transform large and unwieldy data stores into actionable information. Learn More.

Fraud Detect: Prevent fraud, uncover employee collusion and determine whether you are doing business with risky suppliers. Learn More.

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