We start by defining standards. What are standards? This is a list of products that should be in the store. In AMPER, we have the ability to define many standards and assign them to stores/chains of stores. Based on the standard, at a later stage, the system will be able to suggest what is missing in a given store. This is based on the photos taken / shelf analysis and combining it with the standard that applies in the store. In short, it looks like this:
- the sales department signs a contract with Shop A for the presence of goods A, B and C
- we add a standard in which we specify that a given store should have product A, B and C
- our merch periodically arrives at the point and takes photos of the store shelves where our products should be located
- AMPER analyzes photos – detects products in the photos taken
- based on the analysis of shelf photos and the defined standard, a suggested order is generated, which will be shown to the sales representative during the next visit
Step one, we add a standard
We define the name and description
We define contractors assigned to the standard
We establish a list of products as standard
Once the standards are defined, the representative can start performing actions. In addition to shelf analysis through photos, a number of other tools are available, such as:
- quantitative reporting of the presence of goods in the store
Let’s move on to analyzing the photos of the shelf. The representative has the ability to add photos to each visit through the photo manager. This is a quick and simple operation.
We choose a photo
After the representative visits and sends the photos to the server, the photos are analyzed for the presence of products. If a product is found on the shelf, it is marked.
As a result of the marking, a product presence report is created. Based on this report and the previously introduced standard, AMPER prepares an order suggested for a given point (the difference between the products that should be, i.e. the standard, and what was found in the photos).