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Mobile Workforce Management

How Business Merchandising Audits Can Lead To Improved Strategies

TAGGED: Merchandising

Conducting regular business merchandising audits is essential for any business competing in the retail arena. These types of audits are crucial for ensuring that your product is being properly displayed and is well-stocked at a given retail location. If field reps are able to perform thorough field merchandising audits and deliver them to management in the most efficient way possible, businesses can stay a cut above the competition and modify their marketing programs as needed.  

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Remote Employees 101: How to Manage Your Remote Team

TAGGED: Mobile Workforce Management

The movie, Office Space, is about a man who dislikes sitting at his desk everyday. When it came out in 1999, Peter Gibbons, the protagonist worked here:

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Field Data Insight: Distribution of Activities by Activity Type in Different Industries

TAGGED: Insights

Last week, we looked into regional differences in the distribution of activities conducted by field reps around the world. This week, we will explore the differences in activity distribution between 5 different industries - CPG food & beverage, CPG outside of food like clothing/furniture, field services, medical/pharma, and other industries including property management and field sales & marketing. Forms of activities include of filling out mobile forms, taking orders, audits or inspections, recording client notes and taking photos.

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OSHA Roof Safety: Protecting Workers (Infographic)

TAGGED: Industry News

Roofing is dangerous work. Injuries on the job can create staffing shortages and other HR headaches for roofing subcontractors. Lucikly, the U.S. Department of Labor's Operational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides guidance on how to avoid safety disasters on construction sties, particularly those relating to falls. Check out the infographic below for more details on OSHA roof safety.

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Repsly's Retail Audit Checklist (Infographic)

TAGGED: Field Activity Management

Your business has a great product, and after much hard work, you've been able to get it on retail shelves. While it's important to have a presence in the retail market, it's critical to monitor how your product is performing at various retail outlets in order to sustain success.  To help ensure profitability of your product, we've compiled a complete Retail Audit Checklist which includes a comprehensive list of the data that field representatives should be gathering when making visits to retail locations. 

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5 Tips to Increase Retail Sales

TAGGED: Sales

Most of us have probably heard a statement prefaced with, "In this economy..." If you're in retail, that probably holds doubly true. True, retail sales have been increasing in increments, but that's progress that isn't being widely felt across the board.

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Employee Engagement for Business Growth

TAGGED: Mobile Workforce Management

Remote Employee Engagement for business growth
Trending: growth over cost-cutting. According to a study published by the Harvard Business Review, in recent years, top executives have been focusing efforts on growing their companies rather than minimizing costs. This newfound aim has inevitably come with a shift in priorities. Today employee engagement ranks third in the top priorities of business leaders behind excellent customer service and efficient communications, according to the Harvard Business Review’s survey of over 550 business leaders.

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Field Data Insight: Regional Distribution of Activities by Activity Type

TAGGED: Insights

This month, we have been exploring different types of activities conducted by field reps using the Repsly Mobile CRM app. Activities are consisted of filling out mobile forms, taking orders, audits or inspections, recording client notes and taking photos.

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The Outsourcing Debate: Insourcing vs Outsourcing Field Merchandiser Services

TAGGED: Field Activity Management

To outsource or not to outsource, that is the question. For companies looking to cut costs, outsourcing can be attractive because third parties can often provide service for a cheaper price. However, when deciding whether or not to outsource an important component of your business like merchandising, you should consider all the factors involved, not just cost. In this article we’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing and insourcing, as well as a combination of both.

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GPS Mobile Data Collection Software: Why “Where” Matters.

Every manager wants to get the best from their team, but sometimes the monthly or weekly reports just don’t add up. If every employee made every customer visit they said they did, then why are numbers so low? Why are some field reps able to visit 20 customers in a day, while others only visit 4? The answer may be that your territory management needs some tweaking, or it may be that your organization is lacking in accountability. Regardless of what the cause of the problem is, there exists a solution. With the sharp rise of mobile device usage in the workplace, employers have plenty of solutions literally at their fingertips with mobile data collection software.

How exactly can mobile data collection software help you, your organization, and your employees excel? By outfitting your representatives in the field with the proper devices (smartphones and tablets), you can see not only where they are operating throughout the day, but track their activities at each location and compile them in a central database. This is an excellent opportunity for managers to foster a culture of accountability and communication throughout the organization. Employees benefit because they are more easily recognized for their work, have evidence in their favor if customer complaints arise, and with time and mileage tracking software, can avoid punching in and out every day or keeping track of gas usage.

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