His aim is to make Haldiram a household name and a global leader in the Indian snack food industry, offering high-quality & affordable foods and beverages to all its consumers.
Sanjay was proud to carry on the legacy of a well-known and well-loved brand like Haldiram’s but to further fulfill his vision he knew he had to first:
While Haldiram was already an established industry leader, Sanjay’s company was still running on traditional sales models. Daily operational hurdles in his sales flow and deficient reviews due to lack of real-time data made him frustrated and worried about implementing the right expansion strategies.
Sanjay knew that manual filing of DSR’s was a major pain point, but his bigger worry was that even though he was willing to invest in sales automation, he wasn’t sure if the solution would get adopted by his sales team.
The reason was that almost 84% of his salesforce consisted of Distributor Salesmen, who were not under Haldiram’s direct control. To ensure adoption, he would need the support of all his distributors which was not an easy task.
What also troubled Sanjay was the lack of visibility on how his best-selling product line, Halke Fulke, was doing across regions.
Our team of sales automation specialists sat with their sales team to understand and identify Haldiram’s challenges and deliverables.
The FA team conducted data sanity checks before defining the retail outlet universe using the FA Field App, and also conducted extensive user trainings in many remote locations to handhold the sales team towards higher product adoption.
Sanjay could see the overall discipline & visibility on Distributor Salesman improve drastically with features like Geo-Fencing.
The on-field team now had a clear understanding of the outlets and beat to be covered each day. They could capture Retailer Stock and book orders, communicate schemes and promotions to the retailers and use surveys to capture market intelligence or competitor activities.
The FA Analytics app helped their mid-managers achieve automated Daily Summaries, get more visibility on their field activities, and use flexible reports to make calculated decisions with real-time data.
As the distributor network had to be integrated with SFA, the integration between both systems was a must-have, hence FA also unified their data flow by seamlessly integrating the SFA app with their existing DMS.