TPM

IFMA President’s Conference Recap

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I spent a good portion of last week in Phoenix AZ, attending the sessions offered at the IFMA President’s Conference. I listened intently to industry experts as they all provided an independent piece of the puzzle that is the future of foodservice. With little competition to be mentioned, data headlined the conference and is projected

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Why is Trade Spending Such A Pain?

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A trade spending P&L value equal to 15% of gross revenue is pretty common in highly competitive, commodity categories.  How have we gotten here?  Why is it such a painful topic to address?  There are many business factors that influence this (e.g. product performance, consumer preference, assortment, eCommerce, economy, environment).  I am going to focus

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CPG Trade Spending: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

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…Or so the proverb tells us.  But with so many challenges with trade spending and so many mature solutions in the CPG trade planning and trade spending space, why do so many companies not make the switch from reactive treatment to preventative measures?  AFS Technologies serves many consumer goods companies and users with it’s TPM

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AFS TPM Retail Solution Receives a Best-In-Class Field Analytics/Insight Distinction from the Promotion Optimization Institute

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Phoenix, Ariz. November 1st, 2017 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies was recognized for “Best-in-Class Field Analytics/Insight” in the TPx Vendor Panorama 2017, published by the analyst firm Promotion Optimization Institute (POI). In the TPx Vendor Panorama 2017, AFS TPM Retail received “Above Average” ratings for

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AFS TPM Foodservice Automates the Complexity of Growth Programs

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Your investment in distributor growth incentives needs to be supported by a solution that allows you the flexibility to offer tiered pricing to your distributor customers. Many manufacturers see the value of this price model but find it difficult to validate and support which often creates payment delays that upset their relationship with their distributor

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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 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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After a two year vetting process, Beech-Nut agree with the industry analysts and finds AFS TPM to be the best choice for its new trade planning system

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  AFS Services Team Shines with a smooth and timely implementation Phoenix, AZ – Feb 9, 2017 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, is proud to announce that the Beech-Nut, nutrition company has chosen AFS as the solution provider for its new trade management solution. The

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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: 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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AFS TECHNOLOGIES EXPANDS TPM SOLUTION THROUGH AN INTEGRATED ANALYTIC ALLIANCE WITH NIELSEN

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AFS Integrates Nielsen’s Trade Promotion Optimization Solution within its Trade Promotion Management System Phoenix, AZ, April 5, 2016—AFS Technologies, the leading provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, today announced the expansion of their TPM solution through an integrated analytic alliance with Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN).  This alliance blends data from two leading analytic

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Traditional Medicinals Relies on AFS Technologies for Comprehensive Trade Promotions Management

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Fully-integrated software solution empowers key stakeholders with real-time visibility into trade spend activity across value chain, including indirect channels Phoenix, AZ – January 14, 2016 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, today announced Traditional Medicinals, a pioneer in the wellness tea category, has successfully implemented AFS

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5 Foodservice Insights For Your Trade Promotion Management

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Trade promotion spending is one of the most complex activities a foodservice organization will pursue. Our customers invest in AFS Trade Promotion Management Foodservice (AFS TPM Foodservice) because it is purpose-built to better manage their trade investment with hundreds of distributors, buying groups and operators to settle claims and deductions, keeping their business on track.

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Converting to New AFS TradePro™ TPM Solution in Stages Provides Rapid Results and Speedy Implementation for Snack Manufacturer

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Phoenix, AZ May 21, 2014 — AFS Technologies, the leading provider of business enterprise and on-demand software solutions for Food, Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods industries, has helped thousands of companies replace Excel® in favor of its integrated Trade Promotion Management (TPM) technology—but perhaps never as rapidly as with snack manufacturer Popcorn, Indiana. In a

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Gartner, Inc. “Vendor Panorama for Trade Promotion Management in Consumer Goods”

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Phoenix, AZ April 28, 2014 — In the new report, Vendor Panorama Trade Promotion Management (TPM) in Consumer Goods, 2014*, Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, evaluates the current TPM marketplace and offers an in-depth analysis of the leading vendors in the space, including AFS Technologies. The report is designed

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AFS Technologies Strengthens its TradePro™ Foodservice Offering with Robust Reporting Features and Complete User Interface Facelift

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Phoenix, AZ April 14, 2014 — AFS Technologies, the only provider of full service business enterprise and on-demand software solutions for the foodservice industry, announces a new version of its AFS TradePro™ Foodservice platform. The integrated solution simplifies and automates the complex layers of Foodservice trade investments providing manufacturers with visibility into claims, contracts, settlements

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Signature Brands Selects Trade Promotion Management Tool from AFS Technologies

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Phoenix, AZ, February 27, 2014 – Signature Brands, a manufacturer and marketer of dessert decorating products, will adopt the TradePro™ Retail Enterprise Trade Promotion Management (TPM) solution from AFS Technologies, Inc.  Based in Ocala, Florida, Signature Brands “makes every day special” for their consumers with their extensive line of Betty Crocker® and Cake Mate® dessert

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