Aldata Introduces Mobile Shelf Management for Android and iOS
New Offering brings lower cost, cloud based, and real time performance to field sales and retail store operations; store and brand associates enjoy benefits of modern mobile platforms
Aldata, a global leader in retail and distribution improvement software, today announced Aldata Mobile Shelf Management, a new addition to Aldata’s well-established Space Management product range. Mobile Shelf Management 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 licence, 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 Management 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.