Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) represent a highly competitive and saturated market in today’s globalized world. Now more than ever, retailers are getting more demanding with their wholesale distributors and in order to get ahead of the competition, suppliers need a steady and efficient system to manage the whole process. Don’t worry, we have the solution!
A modern Direct Store Delivery (DSD) route accounting & planning solution can help you serve your customers more efficiently. So, what are the specific features you need?
Quick delivery is especially important for FMCG companies that often sell food or perishable goods. To help your delivery staff deliver faster and more efficiently, use a route accounting application to schedule activities and prioritize them based on various business criteria.
Monitor and Track Inventory
A van delivering products is essentially a warehouse on wheels. You must stock it properly and keep an eye on inventory to meet customer demand. A DSD solution provides access to up-to-date inventory information so drivers and sales reps never sell an out-of-stock item onsite.
Mobile Order Taking
Following on from access to stock levels, route staff also need real-time information about products and customers. When your route accounting solution is integrated with a mobile order taking app, route staff can expand their role into selling – quickly seeing product information as well as previous customer sales history and instantaneously placing orders.
Merchandising and in-store activities
Combining ERP software on the same sales platform means your route staff can carry out inventory audit tasks while out in the field. They can perform retail audits, optimize shelf space, and even replenish goods while they’re out delivering.
It’s not just an online catalog that will help you sell more. Integrating your route accounting software with a mobile CRM app will provide route staff with a 360° view of customers including orders, invoices, payments, debt, credit, returns, and more. They can build on existing customer relationships, increase orders, and more.
Even when unable to use the internet, your staff can be rest assured that they will still have access to all the features of the app as if they were online. When connected to the internet, the app will automatically sync to the back office and your ERP will be updated.
Optimize your direct store distribution and maximize truck sales by using the latest technology built for Acumatica
Orbis DSD Route Accounting & Planning extends Acumatica Cloud ERP to provide feature rich functionality for DSD operations. It streamlines complex distribution processes to reduce response times and costs – resulting in increased revenue and customer loyalty that ultimately keeps you one step ahead of the competition. Orbis DSD also integrates with many leading mobile Sales Force Automation applications to provide a full end-to-end DSD solution. Contact us to learn how Orbis DSD can optimize delivery, increase sales, and strengthen customer loyalty.