Making Your Food Service Distribution Business More Mobile

Dave Foreman

With the present push for as many members of the workforce as possible to work from home, school and business closings, and more amid concerns over COVID-19 and attempts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, are you looking for ways that your food service distribution business can be more mobile-friendly moving forward? 

While you may be focused on keeping as close to business-as-usual right now in the midst of these highly unusual circumstances, when things get back to normal, it may be time to look for a new normal.

The food service distribution business will always require some hands-on humans present and engaged in operations, there are ways to make your business more modern and mobile friendly so that more of your team members can work efficiently while remote.

A modern, mobile-enabled workforce is essential for operating nimbly in ever-changing times like we find ourselves in today. However, in order to truly run your food service distribution business with a mobile workforce, you need a modern technology platform as a foundation.

Prime FoodService Software is a complete, modern solution on which you can run your entire food distribution organization. It was built in the Acumatica cloud ERP framework, providing a single view of all of your critical business data so that you can manage sales margins, improve workflow throughout the company, and buy and proactively sell the right products.

Typically, we focus on talking about mobile functionality in terms of employees in the field leveraging Prime FoodService’s route optimization and mobile delivery management capabilities on their devices. However, it’s important to remember that the benefits of mobility extend to every user of the system (and with pricing based on data usage, not user counts, we hope that as many people in the organization are using the system as possible to get the best possible benefit).

Since Prime FoodService is built in the Acumatica cloud, it is 100% browser based, which means it can be accessed anywhere, anytime, on any web-enabled device. There is also an app with complete system functionality delivered through a more mobile-friendly experience.

This means, that any employee will have a permissions-based, secure, real-time view of the entire business from wherever their life or business takes them. Whether it’s faster order entry for on-site sales reps, more optimized delivery for drivers, or the ability to work-from-home without missing a beat when needed, Prime FoodService Software delivers. 

This is true for Palmer Foodservice, who is using Prime to efficiently run their food distribution business through this challenging time. 

“I am currently fully capable from my home office computer. The visibility and reporting at my fingertips are a lifesaver. I am homeschooling (the kids’ schools are closed for three weeks, maybe more) and running a multi-million dollar company from home. I never thought I would get here until Acumatica and [Prime FoodService] came into the picture.” – Liza Palmer Gipson, VP Sales and Marketing, Palmer Foodservice

To see more benefits of Prime FoodService Software and its mobile enabled efficiency, watch our recent webinar on demand.

Originally published March 13, 2020. Updated on March 25, 2020.