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Store Module, for distribution, sales personnel and trucks

(edited by aressun 06/12/2014 02:23:47)

Topic: Store Module, for distribution, sales personnel and trucks

Situation

Retail, distribution companies normally must reach their clients where there goods are distributed to the public,  they want to know if the truck or salesperson reached the client according to the plan how long it was there ect,

Now we use Geozones or POIs to identify those stores and  points and  use in reports to create who and when was visited. and calculate time spent


but those modules are not versatile enough and lack  basic information that will help our clients (users) sell there products


1. we can not divide the points by category. 

2. we can not devide the points by owner

3. we can not know which sell cocacola and not pepsi

4. what supermarkets i have in the area, so i can make a route

5 which bars i have in the area

6 which are the bars that sell wine and which sell whiskey

so we must create a stronger module that will:

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a store or client module is the interface where our users (accounts) can see there clients and have all their information. it is easy for them now to plan their strategies of how to sell or visit this clients.

this because with a click they can now  know where  the supermarkets are , where are the gas sations , this very similar to what google has. but this for relevant categories for each client and his area….

we must remenber that each client will provide his own data base of stores


those stores or places we should be able to create routes with them (plan)
we should be able to create reports of how they were visit (fact)

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i also think, that this can be much enhanced in wialon... to use it more powerful for organising structures...
Wolf,

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Store Module

should be a separate module like geozones and pois this module must be created in layers where basic information should be arrange for the store

1.Name of store
2. owner Name
3. Store ID or QR
4. adress
5.telephone
6. Position
7.type (supermarket, small store, bar, ….)
8.type of products they sell in different layers
9.Picture
10.expected sales (month) to compare to actual sales
11.Category in color

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Keeping eye on these and waiting till the moment you initially will work out all the points smile

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Hi Jorge,

Thanks for your suggestion! To clarify and consolidate the key goals:

The end-user (retail or distribution company in your case) is looking to:

(1) Plan the routes for field sales people to maximize their productivity. Routes will take into account categories of target businesses (their clients).
(2) Obtain accurate reporting on when and what client was visited, as well as time spent at location, to assess how productive their sales people are
(3) Store and have quick access to the information about their clients. These items: 1.Name of store, 2. owner Name, 3. Store ID or QR, 4. adress, 5.telephone, 6. Position, 7.type (supermarket, small store, bar, ….),  8.type of products they sell in different layers, 9.Picture, 10.expected sales (month) to compare to actual sales, 11.Category in color

Are those three goals accurate?

Thanks,
Sergei.

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you are correct , the enhancement comes on the way the client can import his points of sale and analyze,visualize and manage  them to help him be more productive.

we forgot, A picture must be aded of the store.


thanks

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i think it would be a great app we also could sell!
problem in my eyes with point 1 is that there is already maxoptra (which is very expensive in my eyes and too much focused on routing/logistic)

if we can manage to find a clever way to do this as "universal" as possible (to configure it so flexible that this can be used for many usage scenarios) that would be more cool...
(next two days on business trip in switzerland but than i am also going to think about it)

Wolf.

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OK Jorge, so let's discuss in more details those 3 key goals.

As far as (1) - routing:

How is the group of points to be visited expected to be determined? (I am leaving the route optimization piece out for now). Is the distributor / retail company picks them up manually based on the ones stored and categorized in the system? Or do you expect some type of algorithm that would assemble the list somehow? If the latter, please explain further. Thanks.

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Jorge, Wolf - any futher activity on this?

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arghh, out of the view, out of brain..

i think we can talk at cebit and do some brainstoarming....

Wolf.

Jorge?

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These are great and needed suggestions.

The other items that are needed for this application are

1. the ability to alert if a route is not started by the schedule time but keep the route alive. That is the route will activate when the the allocated truck starts the route. We should be able to place all of these vehicles that missed the start times in a dynamic group. We should be able to produce daily history reports showing the number of missed route start times and when the route actually started so variance can be monitored.

2. The ability to alert if a route is not going to complete on time, that is the rout has the truck arriving at a designated end point at 2pm but at 1:30pm the truck is still a log way from the site. The system can work out, based on the checkpoints, that the truck will not be at the final location at 2pm.

Phoenix Solusi
Mobile Visible Secure
Specialists in data acquisition and analysis for mobile and fixed assets. Integration in to content management systems is a specialty we have.
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(edited by wwbusch aka Buwo 27/03/2015 19:36:20)

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I think we should do really together some brainstorming about this... but seems that everybody is so busy to spent some time in writing down what needs to be developed...(same same here on my side)

Wolf.

(Workshop on next Partner-Meeting)

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at the end we are following gurtam advice and we are creating or own app to work on this,

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yeah and at the end there are 20 different apps for this....

better to talk and tell what WE need... they always listen to us, if we coordinate this. If just one want this or that, it makes no sense to develop it...
we are still not sure, how driving logbook must look like to be good for all partners :-)) so lets keep the wishes together and make an unique wishlist...


Wolf.

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Dear Gurtam,

Particularly from our perspective in Bolivia is an essential function and we must strengthen the following functions, which are complementary and closely interectuen:

1.- Enhancing the functions: Geofences and points, in which it is possible to organize and sort them, either by sector, clients, shops, etc, plus associated descriptive fields to add additional information related to the store, customer or business retail or wholesale.

2.- Finally improve the modulo of routes, similar to Moxoptra, aiming not only plan the route but that is capable of notify and inform the user about the clearance process and its development until it is concluded, estimated delivery times, allocation the nearest vehicle, calculation of the best route, ect .. And that the dispatcher are capable of evaluate the performance of its fleet through reports.

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Hi aayala,

Order management module is in development now, should be ready later this summer.

Sergei.

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Dear Sergei,

You can provide, more information, features and if possible contribute.