The DSD Back Office Suite

Direct Store Delivery is a vital, beneficial, and profitable part of the retail value chain, but comes with significant operating and administrative challenges. iControl’s software and processes take most of the hassle and pain out of DSD so our customers are Empowered to focus on what matters to them: Their customers.

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Data Synchronization

DSD CATALOG SETUP & MAINTENANCE

Most retailers have an impossible time managing their product catalog for key DSD categories such as alcohol. The high velocity of items cycling in and out of production and distribution, and the large number of vendors delivering the same items, means most retailers have bloated and inaccurate product catalogs that are maintained manually through spreadsheets. iControl's software centralizes the process, normalizing all incoming data and running it against our own master catalog and each retailer's business rules for verification - keeping the catalog pristine

DSD PRICEBOOK MAINTENANCE

Once you have a clean product catalog, the mission is to keep it clean and integrate it seamlessly with a pricebook maintenance tool that is automated, integrated with vendor route accounting systems, and rich with oversight. Our unique and proprietary pricebook solution provides the kind of versatility and peace of mind most retailers dream about. Built with best practices embedded, but capable of applying virtually any business rule you can think of, our pricebook solution will save you thousands of hours a year and keep your pricing right.

DSD PURCHASE ORDER TRANSMISSION

Tired of feeling powerless over what's on shelves serviced by DSD vendors? Believe your store staff or inventory management software can help DSD vendors reduce Out Of Stock (OOS) and maximize sales? We can help you send any DSD vendors purchase orders, regardless of their sophistication and technological capabilities, and track their compliance, giving you greater oversight into your in-stock position.

Error Mitigation & Reconciliation

iControl's reconciliation solution

AUTOMATED RECEIVING TO INVOICE MATCHING

Reduce the number of invoices requiring reconciliation by 50% or more instantly through Auto-balancing:

  • Match item-level details
  • Match alike and not alike data
  • Normalize units of measure

AUTOMATED ERROR RECOGNITION

Solution leverages iControl's master catalog, the retailer's catalog, and iControl's sophisticated vendor data matching algorithms to track:

  • Unit count mismatches
  • Cost errors mismatches
  • Promotion pricing not applied
  • Break case fee charges

STREAMLINES CREDIT REQUEST & TRACKING

Get out of your email and out of playing phone tag. Request and track all credits, issued or pending, through the solution:

  • Simple interface
  • Click and select lines
  • Request credits through portal
  • No need to know vendor contacts

AUTOMATED CREDIT CAPTURING

When credits come in, even if they come on a different invoice and without a corresponding tracking number that a user is able to easily match on her end, the system can do the matching:

  • Automatic Application of credits
  • Management by Exception
  • Keep pending in credits in sight
  • Never lose visibility to credits not issued