Retail Execution

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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AFS Technologies Voted in the 2017 Top Providers List in the Annual Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) Readers’ Choice.

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AFS is recognized for Customer Relationship Management, Trade Promotion Management, Retail Execution and Mobility. Phoenix, AZ– January 28, 2017 – AFS Technologies, (AFS) the global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, has been voted into several categories of the “Best in Class” Top List of Providers in the Annual Consumer Goods Technology (CGT)

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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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AFS Retail Execution Overview

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Learn how AFS Retail Execution can help you operate more effectively, deliver better in-store activities and gain market insights. Watch this video and see how easy it is to use this robust mobile solution to support many daily activities for the: Merchandiser Field Sales Representative Field Sales Operation Manager Sales Director Complete the form below

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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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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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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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Positioning Your Sales Team to Win at the Shelf

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For manufacturers today, significant effort must be focused on “winning at the shelf.” Research—and retail sales numbers—prove that purchase decisions are influenced at the shelf more than ever before. Manufacturers are stepping up to take greater responsibility for the optimal presentation of their own products in retail outlets. This is seen as being vital to

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AFS Technologies® Extends Digital Image Recognition Functionality to Support the Perfect Store in its Latest Retail Execution Release

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Newest version focuses on high efficiency, accuracy and improved user experience   Phoenix, AZ – March 31, 2016 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, today announced the release of its upgraded AFS™ Retail Execution. The latest upgrade features several key enhancements to increase the efficiency, accuracy

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OnDemand Webinar: Machine Learning and Retail Execution

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With all the data available these days, the decision making process at all levels has become a cumbersome task. Only few people in each organization understand the relevance of the information gathered and are able to define the strategy to follow to be successful at the shelf. With Machine Learning, the process of analyzing great

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Beyond the Hype – The Real Role of Mobility in Consumer Goods

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A key aspect of mobility is to enable companies to process information as close to real-time as technology permits in order to support and facilitate rapid decision-making. Most companies know which information needs to be exchanged across associates, but only a few have a clear mobile strategy that is able to leverage a real-time architecture

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AFS Technologies Voted in the Top Providers List in the Annual Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) Readers’ Choice.

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AFS is recognized for Customer Relationship Management, Trade Promotion Management, Retail Execution and Mobility. Phoenix, AZ– January 28, 2016 – AFS Technologies, (AFS) the global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, has been voted into several categories of the “Best in Class” Top List of Providers in the Annual Consumer Goods Technology (CGT)

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OnDemand Webinar: Digital Image Recognition & Retail Activity Optimization: Achieving the Perfect Store Accurately and Consistently

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To survive in the current competitive consumer goods landscape, sales organizations are focusing their efforts on visiting the right retailers and executing the right activities, such as data capturing and trade compliance, in as little time as possible. AFS Technologies will show you how by using digital image recognition and retail activity optimization, you can

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OnDemand Webinar: What Is Retail Activity Optimization?

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In this webinar hosted by CPGmatters in partnership with AFS Technologies, CEO – Joe Bellini talks about Retail Activity Optimization, which basically is the optimization of standard retail execution processes done every day – from call planning to the activities performed in stores.   AFS WEBCAST Transcript: Retail Activity Optimization Welcome to another CPG Webcast, a service

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OnDemand Webinar: Helping Your Field Force Achieve the Perfect Store (Accelerating RAO)

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This AFS Webinar Series edition features industry leaders and subject matter experts in the Retail Execution industry. In “Helping Your Field Force Achieve the Perfect Store – Accelerating Retail Activity” AFS Technologies CEO, Joe Bellini discusses why Retail Activity Optimization (RAO) is such an important discipline to drive productivity at retail. Watch the On-Demand webinar

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Perfect Store Results Within 5 Minutes

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Myth: Sales force automation (SFA) is the primary goal of implementing retail execution (RE) software.   Rebuttal: The primary goal of implementing Retail Execution is to achieve the Perfect Store. Retail Execution processes drive the actions a sales force executes each day in the field from call-planning to in-store activities and shelf optimization. When RE

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A Day in the Life of a Mobile Field Rep – Ensuring Sales Productivity.

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In the consumer products industry, the shift to mobility is having a profound effect—particularly among the field teams responsible for managing customer relationships and growing sales. Mobile applications are easy to use, and they can be easily integrated with other operational systems. They provide direct and fast access to information that can help the field

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The Myth of Retail Execution

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MYTH: Retail execution is all about customized sales force automation and it’s a matter of picking the right mobile technology that will provide a uniform approach to all your needs, from translating your trade marketing plans to monitoring promotions into in-store activities.   REALITY: When it comes to retail execution software solutions… one size does

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Defining Retail Execution

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During the CGT Sales and Marketing Summit 2015 that took place in New York City on June 1-3,  AFS’ Chris O’Connell presented the findings of a survey we conducted with Consumer Goods & Technology, called The Scope of Retail Execution. The purpose of the survey was to better understand how CGT readers are defining retail

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Mobility Can Save the Sale

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Every consumer goods manufacturer loves a hot selling product—so do retailers and consumers, for they make it a reality. But a disruption in its availability can have an impact on missing a loyal customer, a sale or both. Mobility helps empower field sales reps to ensure this never happens. The job ‘retail execution’ plays in

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Helping your field force achieve the Perfect Store

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There is no doubt that a vigorously planned and executed Perfect Store plan can lead to retail activity acceleration. But “Perfect Store” is these days a very widely used term by different companies and industries. While everybody has a strategy which contains Perfect Store elements, there might still be elements which can improve it. Having tens

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