AFS Technologies and CHD North America Form Strategic Partnership, Combined with Existing AFS Solutions, Offers Unparalleled Visibility for Manufacturers to All Channels in CPG Supply Chain

Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:45pm EDT

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AFS Technologies and CHD North America Form Strategic Partnership, Combined with Existing AFS Solutions, Offers Unparalleled Visibility for Manufacturers to All Channels in CPG Supply Chain

AFS Technologies, the leading provider of trade management and compliance solutions, announces the strategic partnership with CHD North America, LLC.

This newly formed strategic partnership will allow AFS to provide an unparalleled solution in the near future to the Foodservice channel, in both North America and Europe. “This strategic partnership, along with existing AFS solutions, will help our customers gain insight into sales patterns in the CPG supply chain,” commented Kurien Jacob, AFS CEO. “AFS is focused on connecting manufacturers, brokers, distributors, and operators to improve channel visibility for all related partners.”

This solution is focused specifically to help manufacturers address two major challenges within both finance and sales, including: identification of multi-dip payments and sales void opportunities.

“The combined solution collects and manages disparate data sources from manufacturers, distributors and operators and combines this with the rich metric data from CHD. Additionally, the combination of data and easy-to-use solution provides an incredibly rich and intelligent application, by which sales can begin to segment and target Operator opportunities,” said Cathy Kearns, CHD GM.

Manufacturer’s back office accounting will also benefit, as the solution will identify multi-dip payments, requested payments outside of deal window, and other related compliance issues. “Research and resolution of these issues typically takes dozens of man-hours,” said Tim Vollman, head of partnerships at AFS. “And now users will have the visibility at their fingertips!”

About AFS Technologies Inc.

AFS Technologies Inc. is the leading provider of business enterprise and on-demand software solutions. The company serves over 1,500 customers across the Americas with a portfolio of solutions for the food, beverage, logistics and financial segments. AFS logistics solutions and AFS food and beverage solutions are designed to reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase sales and margins, streamline internal processes, and assist in regulatory compliance. All AFS solutions utilize service-oriented architecture (SOA) built with Microsoft .NET framework technology. With a focus on modular design, the solutions allow customers in manufacturing, sales agencies, distribution, and complex software companies the flexibility to upgrade specific elements of the software without affecting the rest of the system. To match the needs of our diverse customer base, products are available on both a license and true SaaS model basis. For additional information, please visit www.afsi.com or call (602) 522-8282.

About CHD North America

CHD Expert is the worldwide leader in collecting, managing and analyzing data for the Away-from-Home Global Foodservice Market. For more than 10 years CHD Expert has been dedicated to support Foodservice channel members in providing a global vision and an in-depth understanding of the industry (in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific).

Our objective is to support food service providers in their sales and marketing strategies by providing the most comprehensive and accurate foodservice census, housing operator intelligence for more than 4 million operators worldwide. For additional information, please visit www.chd-expert.com or call 1-888-CHD-0154.

AFS Technologies
Melanie Hahn, 602-522-8282

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