GoCanvas Mobile Apps Automate Merchandising Service Leader Retail Service Partners
Regional retail services provider has implemented GoCanvas self-serve mobile software in order to improve productivity and increase service levels for their clients
Shillington, PA and Herndon, VA — September 7th, 2010: Retail Service Partners (RSP) announced today they had completed the implementation of their new mobile software solution, based on the Canvas platform, to their team of mobile merchandisers.
By mobilizing their workers, RSP provides their clients with real-time reports on which products are in distribution, how their products are being merchandised on store shelves as well as submit paperless orders for their clients products. Clients of RSP now have extended information on how their competition is pricing their products and how those products are presented in merchandised locations.
Equipped with ruggedized hand held devices manufactured by Motorola and their own mobile solution build quickly and easily on the GoCanvas platform, RSP was able to do away with their paper audits with a solution that can scan product on shelves, pull up detailed product information, take photos of store shelves and capture how products are presented at various store locations. Changes to the application can be made real time, and by RSP. The data is then made available to RSP’s partners through a number of methods which can be customized based on their partner’s needs.
Implementing their own mobile solution on GoCanvas was a part of Retail Service Partners strategic plans to provide a flexible, real time data collection system that allowed for timely changes in the fast paced and ever-changing environment that is today’s retail marketplace. Unlike other solutions that were available in the market, GoCanvas provides Retail Service Partners with the unique capability to build and modify their own mobile applications and do so without the need of a software developer. Once built, the application automatically supports a wide variety of devices including the Windows Mobile devices RSP deployed.
“The GoCanvas system meets our needs of incorporating handheld technology into our order process, allowing flexibility to achieve timely changes to audit questions, maintain accessibility to an historical bank of data, and enable the export of audit data into a format to generate the reports we need. It was easy to use, flexible and fit our budget like no other solution we looked at.” stated Phil McCarrell, Director of Retail Services for Retail Service Partners.
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GoCanvas makes it easy to publish data collection apps on wireless smartphones and other mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, bar code scanning devices and netbooks. GoCanvas reduces paper consumption, redundant data entry, and excess processes for businesses and mobile professionals. The GoCanvas software service enables mobile professionals to collect information using their mobile devices, analyze that data on the GoCanvas website and share information across their business community. GoCanvas also offers the first mobile business application store of its kind allowing business users to find mobile applications that work on a wide variety of mobile devices, with every application being customizable by GoCanvas users. Founded in October 2008, GoCanvas Solutions, Inc., is headquartered in Herndon, Va. Learn more at www.GoCanvas.com.
The GoCanvas Application Store features a catalog of retail and merchandising applications, all of which can be customized quickly and easily.
About Retail Service Partners
RSP is a regional Retail merchandising service provider offering contract project management throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions (Virginia to Maine) in multiple trade channels including Convenience, Grocery, Drug, Mass Market and Club stores. Through experienced full-time managers, strong industry relationships, extensive field training, and efficient business practices, RSP will partner with package good manufacturers and retailers to increase sales.
RSP uses state of the art hand-held and web based reporting to assure data integrity and to provide for accurate product/service coverage assessment. Retail Service Partners has headquarters in Shillington, PA Natick, MA and Albany, NY. Learn more at www.retailservicepartners.com