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When one Windows Closes, Another Opens

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 11:28
Mobile Devices - What distribution managers should know about Windows Mobile?

What distribution managers should know about Windows Mobile?

For businesses with any delivery operations or direct store deliveries (DSD), the news that the Windows Mobile platform will no longer be supported in the coming years could bring uncertainty about the hassle and expense of replacing your company’s Windows-based mobile devices. Yet, rather than focus on the challenges of the impending upgrade – why not focus instead on the benefits. Here are four good reasons to embrace the change.

Speed Up Your Route Sales People - Part 3

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 10:00
Forward sign - Speed Up Route Sales People

In our 33 plus years of experience in helping DSD businesses run more efficiently, we have seen and assisted all kinds of business models in making their operation run more smooth and efficient. After all, that's the goal of our Solid Route Accounting™ software. In all these businesses though, one thing is constant. The faster a salesperson can move through a customer's site, the more stops they can make in a day. This translates into real dollars for your business that can be seen near immediately.

How to improve your salesperson's efficiency is what this article is all about. What you might find surprising though, is that this will have actually very little to do with your salespersons! What this report will show you is how to make small changes within your Solid Route Accounting™ software to shave seconds, minutes, and by week's end hours off of your salesperson's work, without having to increase their responsibilities.

In fact, what this article is going to show you is how to reduce their responsibilities so they have fewer things to worry about, fewer records to sort through, and fewer errors to correct. The best thing is that a lot of these things will require a very little amount of your time to implement, however, the more of these you can use, the more money will show up in your bank account at the end of the month.

Go Road Sign - Speed up Route Sales

How to improve your salesperson's efficiency is what this article is all about. What you might find surprising though, is that this will have actually very little to do with your salespersons! What this report will show you is how to make small changes within your Solid Route Accounting™ software to shave seconds, minutes, and by week's end hours off of your salesperson's work, without having to increase their responsibilities.

In fact, what this article is going to show you is how to reduce their responsibilities so they have fewer things to worry about, fewer records to sort through, and fewer errors to correct. The best thing is that a lot of these things will require a very little amount of your time to implement, however, the more of these you can use, the more money will show up in your bank account at the end of the month.

Speedometer - Speed Up Route Sales People

In our 33 plus years of experience in helping DSD businesses run more efficiently, we have seen and assisted all kinds of business models in making their operation run more smooth and efficient. After all, that's the goal of our Solid Route Accounting™ software. In all these businesses though, one thing is constant. The faster a salesperson can move through a customer's site, the more stops they can make in a day. This translates into real dollars for your business that can be seen near immediately.

How to improve your salesperson's efficiency is what this article is all about. What you might find surprising though, is that this will have actually very little to do with your salespersons! What this report will show you is how to make small changes within your Solid Route Accounting™ software to shave seconds, minutes, and by week's end hours off of your salesperson's work, without having to increase their responsibilities.

Inventory Management

Keeping track of inventory in a growing retail business is tricky. Along with using a dedicated inventory management system like Solid Route Accounting™, these tips can make it easier. From handling purchases and receipts to using barcodes and stock counts, they'll put you in charge of your inventory — and your business success.

How DSD Software can Change Your Life Forever

Thursday, 01 November 2018 10:00
Increased Profits

Over the last few months, we come to see that distributors are becoming increasingly more focused on adopting route DSD software technology in order to gain an edge in their respective markets. This newly found technological focus centres on replacing mobile computers that run Windows Mobile with Android or iOS or updating to the newest version of their ERP system (QuickBooks, Sage 100, SYSPRO).

Although these changes are marginally better and often necessary, it has become clear that most distributors are thinking about technology as a means to streamline their business. Right now is the best time to start leveraging technology as a way to automate manual tasks, free up employee time, and maximize company profits.

Save up to 90% on Your Bookkeeping Costs

Monday, 01 October 2018 10:00
Reduce Costs

A simple case for changing the course of your business — and your life — with automation.

These days distributors focus on getting products to their customers and try to maximize the number of customers serviced in a day's work. Not to mention to contend with competitors in an ever-increasing competitive environment.

So when it comes to accurately input all that sales data into inventory and accounting systems, life for a distributor gets very complicated very quickly. And the complexity multiplies tenfold not if, but when, human involvement introduces errors. Typically when sales hit a peak or the business scales in some way, either the repetitive manual entry becomes too much for a busy distributor to manage or hiring a bookkeeper becomes too expensive to justify. In fact, the data management has been the undoing of many a burgeoning business.

Improving Efficiency

When it comes to delivery and sales routes, efficiency is a key driver of profitability. The more stops the driver can successfully service in a shift, the higher the revenue that route can generate.

There are many factors that can impede route efficiency, but mobile route accounting solutions, such as Solid Route Accounting™, makes it possible for drivers to more quickly complete each stop while still providing more accurate service to each customer. Solid Route Accounting™ also provide better data and improved visibility into route performance and untapped sales opportunities, too.

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