One of the major ways that foodservice distributors vary from their more traditional counterparts is also one of the most immediate: volatile pricing. Foodservice distributors are dealing with incredibly slim margins that are dictated by market pricing. Because of that, their costs are rapidly changing – both in ways that can be predicted and ways that cannot. This cost pricing ultimately drives sales pricing, which any seasoned veteran will tell you can easily change on a weekly or even a daily basis.
Foodservice distributors also have a number of requirements that their traditional counterparts don’t have to deal with. They require a superior level of traceability, for example, to both prevent and resolve product recalls. A rapid market also creates a need for speed – they need the ability to quickly enter orders from any device they’re working with, they must be able to collect cash on site at the time of delivery and, above all else, they need to do whatever they can to guarantee the fastest possible turnaround times from order to delivery for superior customer satisfaction.
Until now, it was rare to find a solution that didn’t force foodservice distributors to play by the rules that more traditional companies get to enjoy – rules that, on the best of days, hold these companies back.
Thankfully, there is now a better way.
Enter: Prime FoodService Software
At its core, Prime FoodService Software is more than just another ERP solution. It was built from the ground up to embrace what makes foodservice distributors unique, allowing them to streamline inventory, quickly create orders and improve customer communications in a robust and holistic way.
Thanks to Prime, foodservice distributors can manage their entire business from a single, easy-to-use dashboard. They now have access to one view that lets them manage sales margins, improve workflow throughout the company, buy (and proactively) sell the right products given their needs in the moment, and so much more.
By having a solution that is built specifically for the needs of food distributors rather than forcing them to operate within a “one size fits all” box that doesn’t exist, Prime ultimately brings with it the most important benefit of all: dramatic improvements to the order-to-customer-to-cash cycle, all while creating new opportunities for operational efficiencies and functionality improvements at the exact same time.