The PowerSuite application was one of 11 products recently nominated for the ARA/AgGateway Technology Award. The winner will be featured during the ARA Annual Conference & Expo in November and will receive $1000 to a charity of choice. The contest runs through October 18.
PowerSuite was created due to an expressed need from field reps and managers of U.S. ag retailers for on-demand access to their customer’s sales information for reports and analysis. Retailers commented, “I have all of this sales and customer information in databases – sales history, crops and acres, rep assignments – but it’s only accessible from our home office. PowerSuite was designed to securely upload all of that information from the dealer’s accounting or customer database then serve it up back to them in a meaningful way. Because it is a cloud-based system, there is no hardware to buy, no software to install, and users can securely access information from any internet connected device, 24/7.
Using data collected from point-of-sale transactions, PowerSuite effectively organizes customer and sales information according to a dealer’s organizational hierarchy. Personalized dashboards show Key Performance Metrics such as growing and shrinking customers and year-over-year sales performance by category once a user logs into the application. For further analysis, users can run a variety of sales reports and drill into their own data in ways that would be very difficult or time consuming to do from their own internal systems. Commonly used analysis and reports can be saved and even scheduled to be e-mailed to the user automatically.
The PowerSuite reporting layer was designed for field and home office use and can be easily overlaid on top of data from any accounting system. If you would like to hear more about XS, Inc.’s PowerSuite at the ARA Conference, please visit their booth (#602 & 604) in the Exhibit Hall.