The solution delivered is a handy reporting tool for merchandisers responsible for correct layout of the Company’s goods, and effective management instrument for supervisors coordinating the merchandisers’ work. It comprises two interdependent parts: an Android-based application and a server side (a website). Using the mobile application, a merchandiser takes a picture of goods’ layout on store shelves, supplies it with the requited information (date, merchandiser’s name, store), and sends it to the server via GPRS. Supervisors, in their turn, are able to view and analyze the data after logging in to the website.
The pictures are not saved in the merchandiser’s mobile device but uploaded directly to the server. It significantly simplifies and speeds up the process of sending and prevents possible cheating connected with upload of outdated pictures. While sending the system also automatically defines the user’s location and sends the accompanying data to the server.
Our team also implemented a clear and friendly UI, enabling merchandisers to start using the functionality at once without any training. The solution is not overfilled with unnecessary complicated features and intricate design elements, so it has no loading problems that could interrupt the workflow.