Monthly Archives: July 2016

Driving Strategic Value from the Office of the CFO

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For many consumer goods (CG) manufacturers, the second largest line item on their P&L is trade spend. Finance keeps close tabs on all trade finances—including detailed revenues, trade spending and product information. They provide big picture reporting on account, brand, category, region and spend type to focus activities designed to maximize value for the company.

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AFS Retail Execution Software For Manufacturers Featured in Microsoft AppSource Store

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AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, announced their retail execution solution is one of the first apps to be featured in the new Microsoft AppSource, a new destination for business users to find and try out line-of-business SaaS apps from Microsoft and its partners. “AFS was pleased

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Making Cent$ with Data Overload

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In todays’ highly competitive consumer space, Manufacturers are often disadvantaged to succeed in a “do more with less” environment. The margins are often so narrow that staying within them is a feat for only the worthiest of financial contortionists. So what is the key to staying alive in this dynamically competitive game of cat and

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Myth: Optimization Is Limited To Strategic Or Annual Planning Modeled At The Regional Level Or Across Top Tier Retailers

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Optimization techniques have historically been used by consumer goods manufacturers to analyze terabytes of data to predict the likely outcomes of future trade promotions as part of their strategic and annual planning cycles. These techniques are now evolving to where they can provide close to real-time insights given recent advancements in the field of predictive

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Driving New Opportunities with Direct Store Delivery (DSD)

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Technology developments have the potential to redefine ‘business as usual’. In the right hands, powerful mobile devices, connected to high-speed networks, can drive innovative approaches so Direct Store Delivery (DSD) practices are crisply executed, store-aligned, and consumer-centric. Greater brand presence at the shelf showcases products for shoppers, strengthens category presentation, and accurately reflects strategies set

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OnDemand Webinar: Is Your Business Providing Services To Meet The Needs Of Your Customers?

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Prospecting: Services or Price? Which provided services build dependencies with your customer types? How do you maximize your profitable sales potential? How do you streamline the complexity of order entry? How do you synchronize your orders across your sales channels? Customer Engagement:  How to build dependency with provided services. These and other questions will be

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New App Automates Track and Trace While Maximizing Delivery Driver Productivity

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Companies that deliver on paper are missing the key advantages of real-time communication and automation. With today’s strict standards for track and trace, extending the automated processes beyond the warehouse to the time of delivery is the next logical step. Knowing the right case was delivered to the right stop at the right time is

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AFS Technologies Recognized as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Retail Execution and Monitoring Solutions for the Consumer Goods Industry

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AFS Retail Execution Evaluated for its Activity Optimization, Collaboration and Data Analysis Features and Functionality Phoenix, AZ – July 11, 2016 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, announced the company has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2016 Market Guide for Retail Execution and

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The Strategic CFO: Valuable Insight through Dashboards and Data Analysis

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A recent article in CFO, “Vision Quest: Expectations for CFOs to Add Strategic Value Have Never Been Higher,” emphasized the need for every company to have a strategic CFO. This concept is not new, but the changes in the business environment for the food and beverage industry have only strengthened the case for strategic input

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