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3 Things Your Employees in the Field are Tired of Doing.

Posted by Cam Garrant on Sep 19, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Managing employees in the field can be a tiring task. Juggling the management and monitoring of an entire team of representatives is enough to wear anyone out.

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Topics: Management, Field Team Management

5 Essentials to Food and Beverage Packaging

Posted by Anece Ahn on Sep 18, 2014 11:08:00 AM

First impressions matter. This is particularly true for a product on a shelf. The perceived value packaging communicates determines whether it will be considered for purchase. 

While packaging for any product is tricky, it is more challenging for companies in the food and beverage industry because it is particularly competitive.  To help overcome these challenges, here are five essential considerations for your product packaging.

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Topics: Merchandising

Field Activity Management Software and Supply Chain Management

Posted by Cam Garrant on Sep 17, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Supply chain management is no easy task. Transporting goods from one location to another, tracking inventory levels and ensuring that the operations in place are as efficient as possible are just a few of the duties of a manager concerned with supply chain processes. 

Luckily, managing the flow of goods or materials does not need to be frustrating, as managers now have access to a plethora of cloud-based field activity management software that makes their jobs much easier. 

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Topics: Field Activity Management

Why Real-Time Communication Means Incredible Customer Service

Posted by Cam Garrant on Sep 16, 2014 11:33:00 AM

By now, everyone should understand the value of fantastic customer service.

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Topics: Management, Field Activity Management

The Five Questions To Ask Yourself When Considering a Tech Upgrade

Posted by Cam Garrant on Sep 12, 2014 11:37:00 AM

Large companies with huge amounts of capital may have the luxury of modernizing their workforce alongside technological developments, but such is not always the case for small businesses and entrepreneurs. For CPG organizations and businesses with representatives working in the field, away from a central office, maintaining a competitive level of modernity is becoming increasingly important. So exactly how often should business owners upgrade to a newer technology? While the period will vary depending on the industry and size of the company, there are some general questions that manager and business owners can ask themselves to get an idea of when they should upgrade. Here are five things to consider when the tech upgrade conversation arises.

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Topics: Technology, Field Team Management

Three Reports That Every Manager Should Be Asking Their Employees For.

Posted by Cam Garrant on Sep 11, 2014 11:09:00 AM

For Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs, it can be hard to appease the larger retail chains who require detailed reports and constant inventory management from their suppliers. CPG companies fighting to stay competitive need to look at what reports will be most useful to their retailer partners, and then figure out how to compile that information. Luckily, for CPG organizations, Field Activity Management Software gives field representatives the ability to collect data quickly and effortlessly, all while keeping within the realm of their regular duties. Here are the three reports that every manager should be asking for from their representatives in the field.

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Topics: Management, Merchandising, Field Team Management

Employee Customer Conflict: Why Technology is the Great Mediator

Posted by Cam Garrant on Sep 10, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Dealing with conflict is an unfortunate inevitability for any business, whether large, small, or at the startup phase. Being able to resolve disputes between employees is one of the most important facets of a managerial position—something small business owners are usually very familiar with.

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Topics: Technology, Field Activity Management

Price Scans vs. Purchasing: How to Stop Wasting Resources

Posted by Richard April on Sep 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

For companies operating within the CPG industry, gathering and utilizing market data should be the staple of any long-term strategy. Understanding the consumer and the competition is easier today than ever before as technology has simplified data collection and analytics software has become more affordable and powerful. While the methods of collecting data have evolved, many organizations are still operating the old-fashioned way—paying for their data.

A quick overview of how purchasing data works. Businesses pay thousands of dollars to massive companies who then send a team of employees to the various outlets where the product is located. The team collects information on any number of things—usually focusing on price and promotion. After all the data is collected, it is sent to the organization who commissioned the project, and they ask for the same data for the following week, month, or year.

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Topics: Technology, Management, Merchandising, Field Team Management

New Software for Employees? The Four Steps for a Smooth Transition

Posted by Cam Garrant on Sep 8, 2014 10:38:00 AM

After careful consideration and a potentially large investment, you have finally decided to adopt some new software that will allow you to remain competitive in your industry.

So what’s the problem?

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Topics: Technology, Team Building, Management

Four Industries You Would Never Guess Use Field Management Software

Posted by Richard April on Sep 5, 2014 11:02:00 AM

When it comes to field activity management software, there is sometimes a pre-conceived notion that it is only really useful in those industries where reps in the field are stocking shelves every day or are setting up specific merchandising displays.

If the above notions mirror your own, the following examples may surprise you.

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Topics: Technology, Field Activity Management

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