BluePlanner TPM is the Right Fit for Electrolit USA

Electrolit USA Selects BluePlanner TPM Dating back to 1950, Electrolit is a hydration beverage manufactured by Grupo Piso, a leading pharmaceutical company in Latin America.  Bolstered by success in Mexico, the brand was launched in the United States in 2014 and has been growing ever since.  With that growth came the need to evolve capabilities […]

Setting Customer Goals with TPM 

Managing Growth Your mission used to be getting on the shelf and driving trial.  While shopper love for your product is still paramount, things get a little more complicated when your brand takes off and distribution grows.  In fast moving Consumer Goods, when distribution grows so does trade spending – income to your customers, but […]

Kraft-Heinz Japan rolls out BluePlanner for Revenue Management

The Kraft Heinz Company is the fifth largest food and beverage company in the world, operating in over 40 countries, generating over $26bn in net sales in 2020. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, KHC provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants, or on the […]

Miyoko’s Creamery Selects BluePlanner TPM

Northern California-based Miyoko’s Creamery has selected BluePlanner Trade Promotion Management (TPM) from UpClear for sales and promotion planning and management of trade spending and deductions.  Established in 2014, Miyoko’s specializes in dairy-free products including butter and a wide variety of cheeses, produced with cashews, oats and chickpea flour.  Consistent with other emerging brands, the Miyoko’s […]

TPM Helps Determine the Trade Accrual

What is the Trade “Accrual?”  The generally accepted accounting principle (GAAP) of “periodicity” states that “entries should be distributed across the appropriate periods of time.” In the Consumer Goods industry this gets tricky because transactions take place at many different times. The “appropriate period of time” is often different than the transaction date. The goal is […]

5 Things to Do When You Need TPM 

Getting Ready for TPM We’ve never heard a company say they would go back to Excel and email after experiencing the benefits of a Trade Promotion Management system (TPM).  TPM adds control to the management of trade spending.  It gives you instant access to customer and product sales, spending, and profitability.  It improves the management […]

UpClear Takes Five Enterprise Planning Best-in-Class Distinctions from Promotion Optimization Institute 

UpClear has been awarded five “Best-in-Class” distinctions by the Promotion Optimization Institute (POI) in their 2022 Enterprise Planning (EPx) Vendor Panorama:  TPx Users Experience Headquarters Analytics & Insights Internal Collaboration TPx for Tier 2/3 and Tier 1 International Geographies RGM for Tier 2/3 and Tier 1 International Geographies  The Promotion Optimization Institute brings together manufacturers, retailers, solution providers, analysts, […]

How Vita Coco Uses BluePlanner TPM for  Direct Store Delivery 

Who knew Coconut Water could be this complex?  Vita Coco has grown very rapidly. At the start of 2019 they began investing systems to help manage their business processes at scale. One area of focus was getting better visibility on sales and trade promotion spending in the complex route to market, Direct Store Delivery (DSD). […]