As a manager of a logistics company, you know your sales representatives are often working 50-60 hours a week, and your software needs to make their jobs easier. When you rely on outdated hardware, software, or manual tracking there are dozens of points where you can introduce human error into your operations. This is why many successful snack distributors have started working with DSD route accounting software. Here are the DSD software features that will help you overcome direct store delivery challenges.
Overcoming Snack Food Distribution Challenges
You want to get the freshest goods possible to your customers, and DSD route accounting software can help make sure you are managing orders and inventory in addition to delivering in a timely manner. As a manager, you know that customer service is critical, and accountability is paramount. MobileConductor Express provides a solution and architecture to manage both.
If your company has multiple delivery routes and drivers, you know that human error can compound at an astounding rate. When you use DSD software to manage route planning, truck-load logistics, and return/credit information, you can minimize human error. A DSD solution can also prevent back-office data entry errors when you use API integrations to transmit order data seamlessly through software integrations.
Merchant credits and buybacks for products due out on code can be a challenge to manage manually or with an outdated system. Modern DSD route accounting software should include features to help document, track, and manage buybacks and credit information to help reduce shrinkage.
When your drivers have to document invoicing and credits with a slow system, it eats into their time on the road, impacting your profits. Handwritten or hand-entered invoicing also accounts for a large source of invoicing errors that take multiple steps to correct, typically caught by the customer first, which delays payment and impacts the customer experience.
The Best DSD Route Accounting Software Features
When you work with modern, optimized DSD route accounting software, you can count on features designed and customized specifically for your needs. MobileConductor Express, for example, has invoice-generating features that mean every invoice is correct. Between pre-populated inventory information, detailed purchase records, and automated invoicing, your drivers will have all the tools they need to manage sales, generate documentation, and update your back office in real time.
MobileConductor Express invoicing capabilities are consistent. You can create a PDF invoice, complete with company logos, available to email to your customers on the spot. These can be customizations to your customer’s printer, available as full-sheet PDF pages or receipt-sized documents for receipt printers: no more handwritten carbon copies for your back office staff.
In addition, you’ll get paid faster with fewer corrections when you work with DSD route accounting software that harnesses API integrations. Sync the data from your system to your customers’ accounting software automatically, enabling you to get paid days or weeks faster than an older software system or paper-based accounting.
Finally, if your company allows drivers to sell snack foods from the truck, DSD software allows them to account for those sales accurately, update inventory, and provide better customer support. With detailed order records, drivers can look up order details with a few clicks to remind clients what they typically buy and when. Drivers need software that’s fast and intuitive, which is why MobileConductor Express was designed with fast computing for seamless information look up at your fingertips.
MobileConductor Express Is Your DSD Solution
MobileConductor Express allows you to realize ROI and reduce shrinkage through next-level features that your drivers need and want. We back our software with industry-leading support, available when you need us the most. We’re just a call or an email away.
Own a company with 5-10 routes? Our rollout time is fast. We could have all your hardware ready and staff trained in less than three business days to get you back on the road with little to no downtime.
We designed MobileConductor Express for small businesses. QuickBooks and NetSuite customizations, along with other API integrations, so our software works with your existing toolkit to make adoption as quick and easy as possible. Ready for more information? Contact us today.