AFS Ranks in Top 3 for Trade Promotion Management and Earns 2014 Editors’ Pick for Sales Force Automation and Direct Store Delivery
Phoenix, AZ, January 28, 2014 – AFS Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of integrated software solutions to the Food, Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, has once again been selected by readers of Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) magazine as a “2014 Readers’ Choice Leader” and best-in-class technology solution provider. AFS Technologies earned high marks across multiple categories as well as the “2014 Editors’ Pick” for its mobile Sales Force Automation (SFA) and Direct Store Delivery (DSD) solutions provided by Visicom, an AFS subsidiary.
In the annual CGT Readers’ Choice Survey, AFS Technologies catapulted as one of the top three providers in the Trade Promotion Management (TPM) category for its AFS TradePro™ Retail planning and forecasting application for CPG manufacturers. AFS continues to gain momentum in the Mobility segment with Retail Execution and DSD. The survey indicated that system integrators, such as AFS, using software tools like “Gateway™, are likely to dominate as CPG companies start fully leveraging the potential of mobile technology. Recognition in TPM, SFA, DSD and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is an indication that AFS is continuing to grow as a software provider in CPG vertical.
Each year, the editorial staff at CGT spotlights technology solution and service providers poised to make a substantial impact on the Consumer Goods industry. AFS now has customers in 30 countries with support in all continents. Increasing its global footprint and providing “best of breed” solutions are core objectives for AFS.
“This year’s survey rankings once again confirm the continued commitment and innovation AFS provides to the food and beverage industry,” says Alliston Ackerman, editor of CGT. “The Company consistently distinguishes itself by offering end-to-end supply chain solutions to manage business needs more effectively and efficiently.”
“AFS is honored to have been recognized once again by the readers of Consumer Goods Technology for our innovative solutions and continued dedication to servicing the unique requirements of the CPG industry” noted Kurien Jacob, CEO of AFS Technologies.
The annual CGT survey draws on feedback from more than 185 senior-level executives and decision-makers from Consumer Goods companies of all sizes to rank service and solution providers across 12 categories, including Mobility, Trade Promotion Management and Customer Relationship Management. Now in its 14th year, the CGT Readers’ Choice reflects the vast landscape of technology investment opportunities available in order to assist decision makers in their quest to find the best service providers in today’s changing market.
About AFS Technologies Inc.
AFS Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of business enterprise and on-demand software solutions. The company serves over 1,500 customers across the Americas and in 40 countries with a portfolio of solutions for the consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, logistics and financial segments. AFS technology solutions are designed to help companies reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase sales and margins, streamline internal processes, facilitate data synchronization, and assist in regulatory compliance. All AFS solutions utilize service-oriented architecture (SOA) built with Microsoft .NET framework technology. With a focus on modular design, the solutions allow customers in manufacturing, sales agencies, distribution, and complex software companies the flexibility to upgrade specific elements of the software without affecting the rest of the system. To match the needs of our diverse customer base, products are available on both a license and true SaaS model basis. For additional information, please visit www.afsi.com or call (602) 522-8282.
About Consumer Goods Technology
Owned by Edgell Communications, Inc., Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) is a leading resource for CG executives looking to improve business performance. CGT reaches an audience of more than 58,000 Consumer Goods executives and covers all major segments of the consumer goods sector, including Food, Beverage, Packaged Goods, Apparel and Footwear. For more information on CGT, visit www.consumergoods.com.