AFS Technologies Successfully Implements ERP for Food Distributors and Order Management Solutions to Expand Texan Foodservice Distributor’s Efficiency and Effectiveness
PHOENIX – October 7, 2016 – AFS Technologies, a leading global provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies, announced the successful go-live of its AFS ERP and AFS Order Management System (OMS) for Laptop and Web with Scarmardo Foodservice, a foodservice distributor, part of the UniPro Foodservice, Inc. and focused on the Bryan/College Station, Texas, area.
AFS ERP system is designed for the food and beverage industry to manage critical business processes. AFS OMS complements the ERP system and streamlines the order management processes into one consistent set of forms and data—which are easily accessible by order-takers, sales representatives and customers.
As an existing customer of AFS, Scarmardo was satisfied with the service they experienced, but they needed to modernize their existing software to leverage the capabilities and benefits a newer technology can offer.
Implementing a new ERP system is not easy, as it is the backbone of the company. In order for Scarmardo to manage its day-to-day activities, an implementation plan was developed to ensure smooth operations within the existing ERP system while defining and building the new version. This is challenging when only a handful of people are able to work on the project. Once a path was defined, AFS and Scarmardo worked together to implement both the ERP and OMS quickly–and the system went live within six months.
“I learned that implementing a back office solution can be a labor of love that requires effort from many people within the company. I was really proud of the employees at Scarmardo in their commitment to this initiative,” said Dory Scarmardo, President of Scarmardo Foodservice. “We also appreciated the guidance and best practices that AFS had to offer us. The combination helped to make the project go smoothly and quickly.”
Within a month of going live, Scarmardo began to see benefits from the new AFS OMS, such as achieving consistent profitable orders and also increasing the sales team’s efficiency with automated tasks such as tracking commissions and altering the price or margin based on the weekly rate.
“Now our sales teams can focus on actual selling and prospecting, rather than administrative tasks that yielded no value,” said Greg Scarmardo, Senior VP of Sales, Scarmardo Foodservice. “We are starting to see efficient results already due to the new system.”
About AFS Technologies
AFS Technologies (AFS) is the leading provider of software solutions purpose-built for consumer goods companies. We are committed to generating improved outcomes at the point of purchase coupled with generating efficiencies in trade spend, retail execution and supply chain. With experience developed over its 30-year history, AFS serves more than 1,000 customers of all sizes in more than 50 countries around the world. The AFS products are innovative, configurable solutions that are proven to optimize your potential with automated processes, improved productivity and rapid time to value.
To learn more about AFS, visit www.afsi.com.
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