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AFS Technologies Adds Executive Supporting TPM for the Retail Industry Expanding its World Class Talent Base to Help its Consumer Goods Manufacturers Improve the Return on Their Trade Spending Investment

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Phoenix, Ariz – July 20, 2017 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, is proud to announce that Kurt Kaiser has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development for the Trade Promotion Management (TPM) solution group. Kaiser joins AFS from Nielsen where he served in

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OnDemand Webinars: Efficiently Plan, Execute and Analyze Trade Spend – for Post Event Analysis with AFS & T-Pro

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T-Pro Solutions and AFS Technologies, organizations that provide industry leading software applications designed to more efficiently plan, execute and analyze trade spend, for Post Event Analysis. Join hosts, Shelley Fow, Solution Engineer, AFS Technologies and Jon Vasatka, T-Pro Solutions EVP Customer Success, as they share how to answer some of the critical business questions all

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AFS Technologies ranked Best-in-Class for Merchandising and Guided Selling by Promotion Optimization Institute in their 2017 Vendor Panorama for Retail Execution and Monitoring in Consumer Goods

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Phoenix, Ariz – July 19, 2017 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, is proud to announce its Retail Execution solutions have been ranked Best-in-Class for both the Guided Selling and Merchandising categories by the Promotion Optimization Institute (POI) in their just released Vendor Panorama for Retail

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AFS Fast Minute: The Pitfalls of Tribal Knowledge

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This is an AFS Fast Minute When we talk with warehouse operators, we hear a lot of pain around what we like to call Tribal Knowledge. This arcane practice is usually snippets of unwritten information that is generally unknown to most of the workforce. Tribal Knowledge is allowing a few key warehouse employees to set

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See How AFS and Microsoft Can Help You Achieve Digitally Transformed Retail Execution

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From embracing analytics to empowering field sales with better tools and information, Consumer Goods companies are using solutions from AFS built on the Microsoft platform to increase their capabilities in the marketplace and realize revenue potential. See how AFS and Microsoft can enable your organization to achieve digitally transformed retail execution and operate more effectively

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Your Invitation to Dinner with AFS Technologies at the IFDA Smart Conference

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Attending IFDA’s Smart Conference, July 16–18, in Chicago? The agenda has a core focus on leveraging marketing techniques/solutions throughout your sales and B2C channels, this will drive a lot of discussions and you will ask; How does this fit into our own business’ ecosystem? If you would like to extend those event conversations, AFS is

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Experience the User Conference OnDemand

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  Experience the AFS User Conference OnDemand, Join the event that hundreds of consumer goods companies attended to get insights into the leading supply chain solutions from trade and retail planning for manufacturers to supply chain execution for distributors. Click Here.

American Beverage Corporation and Harvest Hill are LIVE on AFS TPM v3.

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AFS Services Team Shines With Efficient and Timely Implementations. Phoenix, Ariz – June 19, 2017 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, is proud to announce the implementation of two new customers on its trade-planning software AFS Trade Promotion Management (TPM V3). Both American Beverage Corporation and

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T-Pro and AFS – Post Event Analysis Webinar Invitation

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T-Pro Solutions and AFS Technologies, organizations that provide industry leading software applications designed to more efficiently plan, execute and analyze trade spend, will be co-hosting a webinar on Tuesday July 18th from 2-3PM EST on the topic of Post Event Analysis. Registration is complimentary to industry representatives and time will be allocated at the end

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How Do You Deal With Year-End Accruals?

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With the close of each fiscal year comes the setting aside or the “accruing” of funds to account for prior year trade commitments that have not yet been transacted to the general ledger. Earlier this year, AFS Technologies reached out survey CPG Manufacturers about how prepared they feel to support their year-end accrual reporting. We

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Post User Conference Corporate Message

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The Annual AFS Technologies User Conference wrapped up late Friday in Phoenix Arizona and it has been noted by our customers and CEO, Joe Bellini, as a success. The message was loud and clear, AFS Technologies is a committed technology partner who continues to reinvest in the area of their business that drives the most

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AFS Opens Latin American Office in Mexico City

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AFS Technologies, as part of its global expansion footprint, has opened an office in Mexico City to serve the Latin American market with its purpose-built software solutions. AFS Technologies Mexico & Latin America Paseo de la Reforma 350-11 Col. Juárez, Del. Cuauhtémoc Mexico City 06600 Phone: +52 (55) 9171-1557  

Noteworthy Customer Quotes

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AFS has a great customer base and we really enjoy working with our customers to help them grow their business. On this page we are going to populate quotes from our customers so you can see the benefits of the purpose-built work that goes into our best in class solutions.   ““The deduction balance is

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AFS Technologies at the GOLBON Distributors Show

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Golbon presented a great opportunity for its members recently at the Golbon Spring Member Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.  We at AFS Technologies got to engage with them and listen to their stories. The most common problem faced by the members is the task of improving their processes. Whether that meant additional training programs for sales

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OnDemand Webinar: ePoD Managing the Last Mile – Master the Business of Delivery

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Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePoD) from AFS is helping consumer goods companies master the business of delivery. With the development of new Digital Supply Networks that are superseding the traditional supply chain, the importance of the ‘last mile’ for manufacturers and distributors is now more in focus than ever before. Dynamic fulfillment and Intelligent, on

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AFS ePoD 2.0 for Android Allows Users to Master the Business of Delivery

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PHOENIX – April 13, 2017 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, announces the latest release of its electronic proof of delivery (ePoD) application for Android®. AFS ePoD 2.0 for Android enables real-time delivery automation with paperless proof of delivery, ensuring food safety with the certainty that the

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AFS Technologies’ Jonathan Greene Named to the 2017 Food Logistics’ Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

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  Phoenix—March 20th, 2017 — Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Jonathan Greene to its 2017 Food Logistics’ Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award. Jonathan Greene, Vice President of Customer Development – Supply Chain Division, AFS Technologies, Inc., has been a driving force at AFS Technologies,

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AFS DSD 2.0 for Android Offers New Look & Feel While Continuing to Perfect Delivery

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PHOENIX – March 17, 2017 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, announces the latest release of its Direct Store Delivery (DSD) application. AFS DSD 2.0 for Android enables superior results across critical business processes such as route creation/selling and loading/delivery, along with reconciliation of all route

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Is Your Consumer Goods Company Losing Money Due To This Rule?

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The 1-10-100 Rule The rule explains how failure to take notice of one cost escalates the loss in terms of dollars. The 1-10-100 rule concept when applied to controlling the costs associated with software development and deployment, states; that it costs one unit of labor resource dollars to correct an issue at development (prevention); it

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AFS Foodservice Explainer Videos

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AFS Trade Promotion Management Foodservice (TPM Foodservice) is a closed-loop solution, including an easy-to-use contract management tool, full claim validation and settlement services, and data analytics. The robust system identifies claiming errors, ensures accurate payment processing and provides rich insights to drive high-performing sales strategies. The solution enables you to work faster and smarter while

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OnDemand Webinar: Gain the Advantage with Mobile in the Warehouse

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Warehouses are under more pressure than ever from supply chain demands, margin goals and regulations, even more so for Food and Beverage Distributors as perishable products need to move efficiently through and be traceable in the supply chain. Adding mobile functionality into warehouse operations has many valuable benefits. Read the WMS Tablet Application Article on

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Microsoft AppSource | AFS Retail Execution Solution Videos

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AFS Retail Execution, built on Microsoft Cloud technology, helps consumer goods companies operate more efficiently, deliver better-in-store executions, and gain insights for increased shelf share and profitability. The following brief videos illustrate how the solution can be used by Sales Associates, Merchandisers, Supervisors & Sales directors.

Five Attributes That Set Modern Retail Execution Teams Apart

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By Luke Shave, CPG & Retail Global Industry Marketing Lead, Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise Group; James Caudill, VP of Product Marketing & Channels, AFS Technologies on November 3, 2016 Suppose you’re a retail merchandiser who needs to check promotional compliance at five brick-and-mortar stores in your territory. This means prioritizing which stores to visit first,

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OnDemand Webinar: Winning At The Shelf – Microsoft | POI | AFS

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Many consumer goods companies suffer from in-store execution challenges, which inhibit their sales growth and position them as less-than-optimal trading partners by retailers. Many have come to see retail execution as a cost of doing business instead of a competitive weapon that can deliver the desired sales growth. However, new capabilities have emerged across the

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Join the AFS Opt-In Mailing List!

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  Our email communications at AFS are always professional and most importantly, valuable information about the consumer goods industry that affect the way you do business now and in the future. We are not your everyday vendor, we are purpose-built. This means you are getting communications from experts on thought leadership, white papers, webinars and

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Season’s Greetings Video Card 2016

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Season’s Greetings and Thank You to All Our Industry Friends and Family. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Have a Great and Happy New Year, See You in 2017  

2017 AFS User Conference – Practical Analytics for Everyday Decision Making

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  AFS is pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 User Conference is now open. AFS would like to personally invite you to participate in our two-day event themed, “Practical Analytics for Everyday Decision Making.” Applications that we use to run our businesses should not only automate and integrate workflow across departments, customers, and

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WMS Tablet Application

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December 4, 2016, Phoenix, Ariz. — For today’s warehouse operation, spending less time in an office and more time on the warehouse floor, with the inventory and trailers being received and shipped, means improved data accuracy and labor efficiencies. Before mobile devices existed, critical data was written down on paper, then keyed in later at

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OnDemand Webinar: Chicken Express, Benefits of Implementing AFS WMS Enterprise

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Change is difficult but necessary for people in business, without change you can’t grow. Building structure around how change is tested and implemented aids efficiencies. Process improvement is meant to be continual. For a Warehouse it is critical that change is done smoothly with the least amount of disruption and the benefits are significant. Chicken

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AFS Implements ERP and Order Management Solution at Foodservice Distributor

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AFS Technologies Successfully Implements ERP and Order Management Solutions to Expand Texan Foodservice Distributor’s Efficiency and Effectiveness PHOENIX – October 7, 2016 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, announced the successful go-live of its AFS™ ERP and AFS™ Order Management System (OMS) for Laptop and Web

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Gehl Foods – Customer Spotlight Case Study

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Driving Business Performance Through Brand and SKU P&L – Dan Lord, IT Manager for Gehl Foods presents the Customer Spotlight at the 2016 AFS User Conference. Gehl Foods successfully implemented AFS TPM Foodservice and AFS G2 Analytics.  

Super King Markets ERP (Case Study Conference Track)

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Super King Markets presented a customer spotlight workshop at the 2016 AFS User Conference entitled, “From the Flintstones to the Jetsons.” Before they came to AFS they described some of their operation processes as “in the stone age” they wanted to get faster and modernize their systems. This entire organizational transformation, how they went from

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Experts Dispel Myths Around TPM

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Optimization is limited to strategic or annual planning modeled at the regional level or across top-tier retailers. “Applying predictive analytics as part of the trade promotion management lifecycle will drive the desired business optimization.” AFS Technologies Joe Bellini, CEO Reality: Optimization techniques have historically been used by consumer goods manufacturers to analyze terabytes of data

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TPM In The Highly Competitive Consumer Goods Marketplace

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In the highly competitive consumer goods marketplace, trade promotion management (TPM) solutions have become a must to optimize and control trade spend. As software partners enhance TPM capabilities, the software runs the risk of becoming too complicated for end-users to adopt.   When implementing a TPM solution, often the VP of Sales makes the configuration

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Myth: Retail Execution Applications Are Synonymous With Sales Force Automation

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Retail execution technologies are moving beyond the automation and audit function of field sales and merchandising to where they now provide functionality that transforms the way consumer goods companies manage retail activities. It’s moved from automating key priorities at the store to optimizing processes and expanding the ability to monitor key indicators such as category

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OnDemand Webinar: Predictive Modeling with SunnyD using Nielsen Data

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At the “2016 POI” TPM Conference, the final session on Friday was packed with Manufacturers looking to get insights into how Sunny Delight Beverages were winning with trade spending and the ability to forecast lift for future streamlined success.   Sunny Delight Beverage, Co. was looking for a way to predict the lift of a

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Trade Promotion Management Leader AFS Technologies Predicts Market Growth in FY17

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AFS Technologies (www.afsi.com), has experienced significant growth in the past two years and predicts continued growth as the company enters fiscal year 2017. Joe Bellini, CEO of AFS Technologies, shared how developing robust end-to-end trade promotion management software solutions, AFS Trade Promotion Management (TPM) Retail and Foodservice, has been a driving force for the company’s

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AFS Predictive Modeling Webinar Preview with Nielsen and SunnyD

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Please register for Predictive Modeling using Nielsen Data with Client Guest Sunny Delight Beverage on Sep 7, 2016 10:00 AM PDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6296567017477049603 Introducing an exciting new concept in trade planning and management, a low risk, cost effective approach to Predictive Analytics incorporating Nielsen Data. Sunny Delight Beverage is currently successfully utilizing this capability. For

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Keeping Up with AFS ERP Financial Reconciliations

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Managing monthly financial account reconciliations can be an arduous task, but with a few fundamentals in place, it can be very manageable. Every company needs to balance its books, but how that is done can either be a smooth disciplined process or a drain on business time and resources. This Powerpoint presentation by AFS will

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