WHY AFS RE/DSD?
Multichannel organizations tend to think that they need to implement different technology solutions to serve their “traditional” and “modern” trade operations as most of the commercial applications available in the space are oriented to fulfill “user roles” opposed to “business processes” that need to be built and changed constantly over time. The ideal approach is to “select and enable” those features that will constitute the day-to-day operations of your field sales teams even if they don’t fall into the traditional “role” of a DSD driver, Merchandiser, Sales Executive or any other company role.
AFS Technologies provides a state-of-the-art, purpose-built solution to resolve this problem. With AFS RE/DSD you can serve all your channels through a single point of execution and administration, sharing common master data and a single integration source with the ability to deploy differentiated guided selling/merchandising activities at your convenience, optimizing your execution in a way that works both in your regular territories and your delivery routes.
WHAT SETS AFS RE/DSD APART FROM THE COMPETITION?
Beyond the richness of our features and functions, with bring excellent value in the tools’ ease-of-use, it sets us apart. Plus, the implementation of our solution is simple, seamless and fast. Our people are differentiators. We come from this industry, We fully understand how businesses work around the world, bringing decades of experience implementing and working with manufacturers and solutions, this gives us the advantage you need in a technology partner for the journey to excel in your Retail Execution and Delivery operations.
We don’t view ourselves as a software vendor, we are a technology partner moving you to a successful and profitable workflow. Solutions have to be designed to resolve real life problems, have to cost end-to-end much less than the problem being resolved, and have to adapt to the business processes of the customers and down to the end user.
We work with the world’s top companies and the co-investment dollarsspent on developing the tool are to all users mutual benefit.
THE AFS VALUE PROPOSITION
See. Understand. Execute. Three basic actions that happen every day at the stores, but rarely at the same time. The AFS RE/DSD guiding principle is to enable users to perform those three actions immediately and while they matter the most: at the instant they are in the stores:
- See: Identify opportunity areas, exceptions or disruptions in your supply chain or your product availability at the store. Mark whatever is performing well and notice opportunities to increase revenue.
- Understand: Compare the results of your observations with defined strategic Performance Indicators. Visualize the level of compliance vs. the Picture of the Perfect Store. Get immediate alerts on items that require attention.
- Execute: Perform your in-store operations: Sales, Deliveries, Merchandising, Account Management, based on decisions driven by data. Implement the strategic plans of the company to drive the best revenue for the available space.
Get Proven Results With AFS RE/DSD
Coverage increases, promotional compliance, reduction of out of stocks, timely and accurate deliveries, workforce efficiency increases, and much more!
RETAIL EXECUTION WHITE PAPER
A Wide Variety of Solutions
AFS RE/DSD is much more than a single software product: Is a comprehensive set of solutions to complement your application landscape, integrating into it seamlessly, using cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art processes that ensure fast, painless implementations, high productivity and ROI and data availability from the first minute.
COMPETITIVE EDGE FOR CONSUMER GOODS MANUFACTURERS
Along with the typical trials of ensuring optimized product availability, visibility, and distribution in retailer stores, Consumer Packaged Goods companies now face new challenges caused by the digital disruption of the retail industry. On one hand, pure players completely redefine the way to approach shoppers as well as the experience behind acquiring fast moving goods with online shopping. On the other hand, CG manufacturers must continuously fight to increase profitability and revenue per available space in the stores.
Today Consumer-Packaged Goods companies work with an array of different tools to ensure best-in-class retail execution and meet their company objectives. But, juggling with various tools can sometimes hurt sales operations’ effectiveness. An integrated Retail Execution/Image Recognition solution can bring CG manufacturers’ Retail Activity Optimization strategy to the next level and facilitate their sales reps’ activities.
Interested in learning more about the value of a joint RE/IR solution? AFS and Planorama have joined forces by creating a joint white paper to help you understand why this type of application is a must-have in the retail industry. Fill in their quick contact form & get your free white paper right away.