• A complete guide to the distributor management system (DMS) and its benefits for businesses | MaxMobility

A complete guide to the distributor management system (DMS) and its benefits for businesses | MaxMobility

Posted By Max Mobility
On 29-Mar-2023
  • Distributor Management System

Imagine you own a bakery that sells a variety of bread and pastries. One day, you realize that you're running low on your most popular ingredient, butter, and you call your supplier to order more. Unfortunately, your supplier informs you that they're currently out of butter and won't be able to restock for a few days. Without butter, you won't be able to produce your signature croissants or cakes, and you risk losing customers and revenue.

This is where a distributor management system (DMS) can help. By using a DMS, you can better manage your inventory levels and anticipate when you'll need to order more butter in advance. You can also quickly find alternative suppliers in case of shortages, ensuring that you always have the necessary ingredients handy to keep your business running smoothly. With a DMS, you can avoid the risk of running out of key components and keep your customers happy with their favorite baked goods.

What is a Distributor Management System (DMS)?

A Distributor Management System (DMS) is a comprehensive software solution that enables companies to effectively manage their product movement through multi-tier distribution channels. This system streamlines various business processes, such as inventory management, logistics, purchase, and sales order management, supply management, and van sales for executing distribution operations. GoSales is one such feature-packed distribution management system developed by MaxMobility that helps FMCG companies optimize and organize their product distribution, resulting in increased efficiency, reduced costs, and improved customer satisfaction.

Why is DMS Important?

The importance of a Distributor Management System (DMS) can be illustrated through the example of a spice brand that faced losses due to inadequate distribution management. A standard DMS would have allowed the brand to manage inventory levels and anticipate shortages, ensuring that they always have the necessary stock to meet customer demands.

Having a DMS is essential for any business, especially FMCG, pharma, and retail to efficiently manage its distribution channels, optimize supply chain management, and reduce the risk of stock-outs. With a DMS, businesses can streamline their operations, from the initial storage process to the final delivery to end consumers.

Optimizing DMS can be a competitive advantage, helping businesses stay ahead of their competitors by improving efficiency and reliability. In summary, a well-designed DMS is a vital aspect of any company looking to maintain a successful distribution network and meet the needs of its customers in a timely and efficient manner.

Benefits of DMS for Business:

By integrating GoSales into your mobile or office system, you simplify complete end-to-end sales and distribution management at your fingertips.

Easy access to customers and retailers:

Imagine you own a bakery that sells various types of bread to customers. With a proper DMS (Distributor Management System) in place, you can guarantee that you will always have enough stock of bread to meet customer demands. This ensures that your customers will never have to leave empty-handed, and you will not lose out on potential sales.

Secondary sales visibility:

Keeping a tab on secondary sales enables companies to track sales data beyond initial sales such as repeat sales, referrals, customer behavior, and dynamic shopping trends to make informed sales strategies. By using Gosales, you can seamlessly track customer interaction and preferences, and also help in addressing areas of improvement in the sales and distribution ecosystem.

Real-time visibility of all data:

Real-time visibility of all data is a crucial benefit of DMS for businesses. With a DMS in place, businesses can access up-to-date information on inventory levels, sales performance, and other key metrics in real time. This helps businesses to make informed decisions and adjust their strategies quickly to meet the changing demands of the market. By having real-time visibility of all data, businesses can also identify potential issues and take corrective actions before they become major problems. This enables businesses to improve their overall efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction.

Better Inventory Management:

Real-time access to sales and stock information through DMS makes inventory management seamless and efficient. It also enables businesses to make better decisions regarding the demand and supply of their products in the market. Stock management: With GoSales from your phone, you have complete control of product movement from distributor to retailer. You instantly get notified through GoSales SFA app of the current stock status, order, shipping, and billing without any errors. GoSales also helps you in evaluating stock levels according to the expiry date so you can stock fresh batches to keep your brand reputation intact.

Lower financial cost:

DMS offers greater efficiency and reliability, reducing the need for time and manpower. This leads to increased productivity and reduced waste, along with easier cost management, resulting in lower financial costs for businesses.

Real-time location tracking

With GoSales, you can track your field sales in real-time and the location of the vehicles so that the transfer of goods across various distribution channels is accurate. Real-time location tracking helps companies to plan production and schedule shipping accordingly.

Tips to choose the best Distribution Management system:

Device compatibility: System integration is a real issue with distribution management systems. GoSales by MaxMobility is a multi-device compatible software that can be seamlessly used across a mobile, personal laptop, and office computers to keep tabs on your field force and product journey to end customers. Usability: The software should be highly customizable as GoSales as the same software can be used as a sales force automation app, distributor management app, and retailer management app. GoSales is the only sales force automation in the league that can be integrated with ERP.

Easy deployment: GoSales is easy and quick to integrate in just a few minutes offering enhanced user experience.

Final Words:

In conclusion, the distributor management system is a vital aspect of any business that wants to optimize and streamline its distribution operations. It provides a range of benefits such as real-time visibility of data, easy access to customers and retailers, and reduced financial costs. MaxMobility is a leading provider of DMS solutions that help businesses improve their distribution operations and stay ahead of the competition. With our innovative technology and experienced team, we ensure that businesses can easily manage their distribution channels, resulting in increased efficiency and profitability.

Choose MaxMobility for a comprehensive and reliable DMS solution that can transform your business operations. With an experience of over 15+ years, serving over 250+ customers and offering 1200+ apps and other digital solutions, we have come a long way to become an unrivaled name in the business. Our revolutionary digital applications are ready to run, with an affordable setup, and are easy to use at many locations. Feel free to contact us or, email us at sales@maxmobility.in, or, call on +(0)33 2324 5925.

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