Micro-Webinar Series (#1 of 4): Get Your Trade Spend Under Control

NHN Micro-Webinar Series 1 of 4 Get Your Trade Spend Under Control

New Hope Network Micro-Webinar #1 of 4

Get Your Trade Spend Under Control

With the complexities of deductions, navigating your company’s trade spend can be a troublesome process, quickly spiraling out of control and costing your company more than it should. Although, with the right tools, trade spending can be seamless, ultimately benefiting companies and creating a successful path to the future.

Watch this webinar to hear Adesso’s President & CEO, Fred Schroeder, and New Hope Network’s Executive Director of Content, Jessica Rubino, discuss how natural products CPG brands can wrangle their trade spending, ultimately boosting their bottom line.

In this 27-minute on-demand webinar, they discuss what goes into trade spending, key challenges natural products companies face, realistic examples, and how to overcome common obstacles and begin to leverage trade spending strategically for business growth.

Jessica RubinoModerator:

Jessica Rubino
Executive Director, Content
New Hope Network

Fred SchroederSpeaker:

Fred Schroeder
President & CEO
Adesso Solutions

A Guide to Making Your Brand’s Worst Enemy its Greatest Ally

Every CPG's Secret Weapon: Trade Promotion Strategy

How would you answer these questions? Do I know exactly what I’m spending on trade? What am I getting for my trade dollars? Is my trade budget helping me grow my business?  

“Manufacturers can tell you exactly how much they’re spending on salaries. They can tell you how much the contract packer is charging them to put their organic meat sauce in jars. They can tell you each lid for those jars costs 18.2 cents per case,” says, Fred Schroeder, President & CEO at Adesso. “But when it comes down to how much they’re spending on trade promotion? They have no idea. But they should.”

We invite you to request this eGuide, developed by New Hope Network to find out how natural products brands are wrangling trade spending, saving time and money and creating profit-fueling strategy.

How to Master the Art of Trade Spending to Grow a Healthy Business

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How to Master the Art of Trade Spending to Grow a Healthy Business

Every manufacturer in the natural and organic space is in business because they see the opportunity and want to tap into the fast-growing healthy living movement. Also, in this climate as more and more consumers turn to natural and organic products to support wellness.

 Managing trade spending can be complex without proper expertise, processes, systems and training. So, it’s critical to have the right information and resources at your fingertips. During this webinar, we tap key industry experts to share insights into how to develop a strategic trade spending plan that will set your company up for short- and long-term success. Watch New Hope Network’s on demand webinar, ‘How to Master the Art of Trade Spending to Grow a Healthy Business’.

Address Distributor Deduction Backup…in a Day…with Boardwalk!

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Are you tired of sorting through pages and pages of distributor deduction backup?

Well, you’re not alone!

We’ve therefore added new functionality, our Boardwalk solution, that replaces the manual process with an incredibly simply process that cuts your admin time by +93%!
Download the flyer for more details, or contact us to have a quick conversation!

Educational Natural-Specialty Trade Spending Webinar

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We Invite You to Join us for a Natural-Specialty Trade Spending Webinar

Trade spending in the Natural-Specialty segment is highly complex. Most emerging manufacturers lack the time to both manage this expense, and then leverage the opportunity to grow their businesses through a sound trade spending strategy – based on achieving your KPIs. Today, most manufacturers are using Excel, however, there is a simpler, more effective and cost-efficient approach. It not only manages this significant expense, but enables strategic growth, consistent with your overall company objectives, to drive the rapid and profitable growth you need to scale.

Would You Like to Learn to Leverage Trade for Strategic Growth?

During this Natural-Specialty Trade Spending webinar, we will share some of the successful practices and approaches our clients have used to grow their business, reduce trade spending on a ‘rate per case’ basis, and achieve repayment for unauthorized deductions/chargebacks. We will also share information we have gathered on trade spending in the Natural-Specialty segment in general and some categorization of trade that clients leverage to manage their business.

Webinar Overview

  • Review the current situation around trade spending today.
  • You’re spending more than you think – understand it, and learn what you’re getting for the investment.
  • Compare ‘working’ vs. ‘non-working’ trade.
  • Discuss how to improve your trade effectiveness in a progressive, structured fashion.
  • Provide real examples of companies addressing trade effectiveness and growing their business.

Cost: Complimentary!

We hope you can make it, and look forward to the opportunity to speak with you soon!

Contact Us for upcoming sessions!

Adesso’s Redefined Trade Planning & Deduction Management Enable Unprecedented Time-Savings

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Rolling Meadows, IL. September 21, 2021 – We are beyond excited to announce the recent successes enabled by the Flamingo TPM redefined trade planning and deduction management solutions, which are enabling unprecedented time-savings for Adesso’s client community.

Adesso’s new Annual Planner, which is completely integrated into the Flamingo TPM solution, simplifies and streamlines annual and semi-annual planning, eliminating any need for dual entry of plans, enabling scenario planning, and essentially avoiding the need to input individual deals again! This enables both the CPG manufacturer sales team, along with their sales agency partners, to significantly reduce administrative time and instead allow for deeper analysis into the trade plans and results. An entire trade plan that once took a day or two, is now done in just an hour or two!

On the settlement side, Adesso’s new Boardwalk solution addresses the challenge of organizing and consolidating MCB/deduction backup, and simplifies finding the appropriate deal to match to each deduction within Flamingo TPM. Specifically, distributor backup is sent to a secure FTP site, and deductions are automatically populated. Promotion deductions, which are typically > 75% of the deduction, are targeted based on customer, amount and date, which is a process that becomes more accurate over time with machine learning.

This solution enables clients to immediately:

  • Reduce admin time (most recently cited as over 93%) addressing settlements from the initial short-pay to the closing of the deal.
  • Quickly collect the ‘low hanging fruit’ of repays, and eliminate double-dipped promotions, so they can move to deeper trade analysis and more effective promotions – benefiting both the clients’ business and their retail partners.

“Technology – is and always will – be the cornerstone of what we offer,” said Rich Jones, EVP of Technology at Adesso Solutions. “I have been part of trade and deduction management since Adesso’s inception in 2002, and I have never seen anything like our recent developments with the Annual Planner and the Boardwalk solution. It really is exciting, and we’re grateful for our client-partners whose input was an integral part of this innovation!”

For additional information, we invite you to visit us online at https://AdessoSolutions.com, or contact Karin Souren, Director of Marketing directly at ksouren@adesso-solutions.com or 847-342-1095 x4031.

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Client Settlement Community Estimates Boardwalk Reduces MCBs/Deductions Admin Time by 93%+

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Rolling Meadows, IL. August 9, 2021 – We are proud to announce the initial successes of our Client Settlement Community, formed earlier this year to proactively address the challenges clients face when addressing MCBs/deductions. The community’s objective has been to share, review and improve upon existing processes and best practices in this strategic area in order to continue to improve upon Adesso’s offerings. With this as a foundation, Adesso leverages technology to dramatically reduce admin time for deduction management, specifically with distributors who have innumerable pages of deduction backup. With input from clients and key sales agency partners, major progress has been made, resulting in Adesso’s new Boardwalk Rapid Deduction Matching solution.

Boardwalk addresses the challenge of organizing and consolidating MCB/deduction backup, and simplifies finding the appropriate deal to match to each deduction. Specifically, distributor backup is sent to a secure FTP site, and deductions are automatically populated. Promotion deductions (typically > 75% of the deduction) are targeted based on customer, amount and date, which is a process that becomes more accurate over time with machine learning.

This solution enables clients to immediately:

  • Reduce admin time (cited as over 93%) addressing settlements from the initial short-pay to the closing of the deal.
  • Quickly collect the ‘low hanging fruit’ of repays, and eliminate double-dipped promotions, so they can move to deeper trade analysis and more effective promotions – benefiting both the clients’ business and their retail partners.

“This is breakthrough stuff,” said Tim Pantzlaff, Vice President of Client Effectiveness at Adesso Solutions. “I wish I had this when I was working on the client side in the natural-specialty area, and I am thrilled to work with this terrific community to develop this solution that dramatically reduces the administrative burden of deduction management for our clients!”

“We view our clients as key drivers for input into our solution; and it is truly their solution, as well as how we grow our business,” said Fred Schroeder, President & CEO at Adesso Solutions. “Additionally, we are extremely pleased to be working with our clients’ sales agency partners who have invaluable input and experience in this area.”

To learn more about Boardwalk and Adesso’s complete trade solution for natural-specialty CPG, please contact Karin Souren, Director of Marketing, at ksouren@adesso-solutions.com or call 847.342.1095.

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Boardwalk Re-Imagined Deduction Settlement – Join a Webinar

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Would You Like to Cut Deductions Admin Time by 93%?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could automate the traditionally manual and time-consuming step of bringing trade documents and data, such as contracts and deduction backup documents into the TPM system?

We Have Now Made This Quick & Easy!

So, What Is

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Addresses the challenge of organizing and consolidating MCB/deduction backup, and simplifies finding the appropriate deal.

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Deduction backup documents, from distributors such as UNFI/KeHE, are sent to a secure FTP site, and deductions are populated.

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Promotion deductions (typically > 75% of the deduction) are targeted based on customer, amount and date, which becomes more accurate over time.

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“Technology is the cornerstone at Adesso, and we continue to enhance our solutions based on feedback from our client community. We developed the Boardwalk Re-Imagined Deduction Settlement solution  based on client and not-yet client suggestions, and is a key offering that will impact efficiency and business process among our client community.” Rich Jones, EVP of Technology Adesso Solutions

How It Works...

We Simplify & Automate Your Settlement Process!

You, or your broker partner, simply upload your emailed or downloaded backup from your distributor into a central location within the Flamingo system.

Boardwalk reads your images and finds the best matches for the backup, based on invoice #, check #, and deduction amount; then recommends which promotions to match each deduction, significantly narrowing the scope so all you need to do is approve or update the recommendation to the appropriate deduction and then finalize the settlement.

Would you like to know more?

Join us for a half hour webinar to review Boardwalk — our newest solution that can help you reduce your MCB/deduction settlement time by 93% or more!

Boardwalk Benefits You,
Your Sales Agency Partners
& Your Retailers

Boardwalk BenefitsReduce admin time (most recently cited as over 93%) addressing settlements from the initial short-pay to the closing of the deal. Boardwalk BenefitsQuickly collect the ‘low hanging fruit’ of repays, and eliminating double-dipped promotions so you can move to deeper trade analysis and more effective promotions – benefiting both your business and your retail partners.

Adesso Solutions Launches ‘Boardwalk’ Re-Imagined Deduction Settlement Solution

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Uniquely Addressing the Needs of Natural-Specialty Manufacturers

Rolling Meadows, IL. July 19, 2021 – We are excited to announce the launch of Adesso’s brand new ‘Boardwalk’ solution, which addresses Rapid Deduction Matching and backup downloading, specifically for distributors such as KeHE and UNFI. Over the past few months, we have invested significant development time to enhance our solutions to specifically add functionality that makes Flamingo the only solution that completely meets the unique needs of natural-specialty manufacturers.

Adesso’s Boardwalk Rapid Deduction Matching solution addresses manufacturers’ deduction documents in two key areas to reduce time spent getting the distributor backup data into the system:

  1. Leverages Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to facilitate adding deduction, trade, and other pertinent documentation to populate key fields.
  2. Leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to narrow the scope of the open and pertinent deductions to address and reduce search time.

With the combination of Flamingo TPM and the Boardwalk Rapid Deduction Matching solutions, manufacturers benefit from a best-in-class deductions process and solution for the Natural-Specialty channel that enables them and their sales agency partners to clear deductions more quickly and accurately than any other solution available.

“You will reduce admin time, often by 50%,” said Fred Schroeder, President & CEO at Adesso Solutions. “Boardwalk enables you to rapidly address settlements – from the initial short-pay to the closing of the deal; enabling you to quickly collect the ‘low hanging fruit’ of repays, so your team can move to deeper trade analysis and more effective promotions – benefiting both your business, and your retail partners.”

To learn more about Boardwalk and Adesso’s complete trade solution for natural-specialty CPG, please contact Karin Souren, Director of Marketing, at ksouren@adesso-solutions.com.

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Adesso Invites Clients to Go Beyond the Sea of Trade Information

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Exploring Trade Opportunities at TPE Client Community Fall Conference in Disney

Rolling Meadows, IL. June 21, 2021 – We are extremely excited to announce our upcoming TPE Client Community conference will take place Tuesday, September 7 through Thursday, September 9 at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This conference offers business leaders and executives in sales, finance & trade marketing, targeted field sales users & finance administrators, as well as key sales agents / broker partners the opportunity to discuss industry issues and collective challenges within trade.

“As a more recent client, the conferences I have attended proved extremely informative in understanding the system’s capabilities and best practices,” said Tom Huls, Chief Sales Officer at Chosen Foods. “With the new syndicated data and Annual Planner functionality, this is another key time for this event. I do love how much the Adesso Team seeks feedback. It just does not happen at other 3rd party system providers. This is a must-attend event for Chosen Foods!”

The conference will provide invaluable networking opportunities, along with numerous conference sessions that will include presentations, client-led success sharing, and interactive workshops, with major session topics to include:

  • Detailed review and discussions around the Lighthouse Retailer Analysis & Effectiveness solution, which addresses the sea of trade information, and brings in Integrated Trade & Consumption Analysis, Customer Volume & Financial Analysis, and Warehouse Withdrawals.
  • Trade planning discussions, with in-depth review of the new Annual Planner and opportunities to improve strategic trade planning.
  • Workshops around Natural-Specialty trade strategy development, including topics such as annual trade planning, deduction management processes, broker involvement, and warehouse withdrawals.
  • Exploration of how to leverage the Smart Dashboards analysis and reporting BI tool for deeper analysis and strategic business growth.

“I’ve attended quite a few of Adesso’s client conferences,” said Steve Huisenga, Vice President of Sales at American Pop Corn Company. “And everything from the networking to the discussions around new system functionality and business process improvements has made these events both educational and beneficial for Jolly Time. They listen to our needs and opportunities and take action – these conferences are a key part of that. They are extremely beneficial and address it in a fun, positive environment.”

For additional information, we invite you to visit us online at https://AdessoSolutions.com, or contact Karin Souren, Director of Marketing directly at ksouren@adesso-solutions.com or 847-342-1095 x4031.

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