Aldata, a global leader in retail and distribution improvement software, today announced Aldata Mobile Shelf Execution, a new addition to Aldata's well-established Space Management product range. Mobile Shelf Execution improves the management of merchandising in store by putting real time information in the hands of CPG field and retail operations personnel. It ensures that the right products are available to customers at the right time, in the right quantity and in the right location.
Retailers can use Aldata's approach to ensure planogram (POG) compliance by employees stocking shelves and manufacturers can leverage it to scan and upload SKUs, create reports and share information with others. Initial release capabilities include POG implementation, POG capturing, POG compliance and reporting.
Aldata hosts each client's information in a Cloud-based data store. Product-level information, including planograms and images, is uploaded to the Cloud, and the application is configured to link the data to in-store smart devices on-demand. Users can then access relevant information on a permission basis to implement or capture planograms, for compliance checking or reporting. As a result, both CPG manufacturers and retailers realize the following benefits:
Affordable smart devices access/capture information wherever and whenever it's needed, then upload it to the Cloud for immediate review and analysis within the user's organization.
A smaller data footprint is maintained on the device by hosting product images and data that is not needed for a specific task in the Cloud.
Data on demand via mobile networks and WIFI ensures flexible, pre-load capabilities so workers can perform their duties in the store, on the road, or at their office or home.
Low-cost commercial model combines software license, set-up and data hosting/management in one monthly subscription payment.
"Everyone appreciates the immediacy and convenience of accessing information via their smart device," said Allan Davies, Aldata's Chief Marketing Officer. "Aldata Mobile Shelf Execution enables both field and store personnel to be faster, more accurate, and more flexible in the way they work, making their job easier and improving their organizations' performance."
The solution is currently available for use on Android smart phones with iPhone and tablet devices following shortly.
Aldata is a global leader in retail and distribution optimization. Our software and service solutions help retailers, distributors and manufacturers dramatically improve their business performance. We optimize categories, space, supply, logistics, and consumer engagement to increase our customers' revenue and margins, reduce time, cost and waste, and enhance on-shelf availability, service, and retention. Founded in 1988, Aldata has an unparalleled track record of delivering successful projects for the world's largest retail and consumer brands, national wholesale and distribution organizations, and regional store chains. More at: www.aldata.com