Blacksmith TPO

Trade promotion optimization for CPG retail manufacturers

About Blacksmith TPO

Blacksmith TPO is a trade optimization software that helps businesses in the food service and CPG retail industries build baseline models and automatically perform post event analysis (PEA) to improve promotional strategies. Managers can store organizational data related to point-of-sale (POS) consumption, shipment, pricing, and spending in a centralized database for future reference.

With Blacksmith TPO, enterprises can evaluate competitors’ activities and return on investment (ROI) rates to remodel baselines accordingly. Supervisors can create standard baselines using syndicated data, customer and product-specific baselines, and other projected information. It also lets users conduct post-event analysis using external data source integrations, predictive life coefficients, margin analysis, and consumer event overlays.

Blacksmith TPO enables businesses to create promotional plans using what-if scenarios, life coefficient modeling, annual calendars, and plan versus budget evaluations. The software also helps managers utilize artificial intelligence (AI) technology and machine learning capabilities to streamline annual calendar optimization, constraint-based modeling, price elasticity on demand (PED) coefficients, and more.


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Blacksmith TPO Software - Centralize POS consumption, shipment, spending, pricing & other critical data.
Blacksmith TPO Software - Evaluate your ROI and competitor actions, supported by harmonized data and remodeled baselines.
Blacksmith TPO Software - Reveal promotional plans that will drive maximum profit and volume with predictive planning capabilities.
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Blacksmith TPO Software - Centralize POS consumption, shipment, spending, pricing & other critical data.
Blacksmith TPO Software - Evaluate your ROI and competitor actions, supported by harmonized data and remodeled baselines.
Blacksmith TPO Software - Reveal promotional plans that will drive maximum profit and volume with predictive planning capabilities.

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(10)
Value for Money
3,8/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Emily
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

TPRO Admin

Reviewed on 2020/04/06

Our planning and performance review efficiencies have improved every year thanks to TPRO!

Our planning and performance review efficiencies have improved every year thanks to TPRO!

Pros

My favorite TPRO Feature is the Master Calendar. User Friendly, Presentation Ready, and provides all important information for an account/product in one place.

Cons

I think there is still room for TPRO to optimize in reporting function. Right now the data is all there and easy to pull into Excel - it would be a nice add on to have pre built reports that aggregate data and compare versus prior year.

Laurie
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

An all-inclusive solution

Reviewed on 2019/04/29

Phenomenal. Often times, you sign up for a software program and find the sales team disappears once...

Phenomenal. Often times, you sign up for a software program and find the sales team disappears once execution begins. Not the case with TPRO. The people we dealt with at the beginning are still regularly involved in our system. They are willing to listen to our ideas and have implemented many of our suggestions. We have a proven, positive ROI since implementing TPRO!

Pros

Allows us to plan our total business, regardless of channel. When reviewing options before signing with TPRO, many big-name syndicated data suppliers were unable to help with alternative channels. TPRO can handle it all.

Cons

No "rollup" functionality has been built in. Requires us to export and do our own rollup in Excel.

Tim
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

T-Pro Optimum

Reviewed on 2020/04/06

The team that manages the program are great, they will help you along the way in any way you need,...

The team that manages the program are great, they will help you along the way in any way you need, but you need to have the resources to get the full value of the system. If you do not, it will be an expensive bump chart that you could easily create in Excel with your own POS data.

Pros

The tool as designed is quite impressive. The capability to analyze your promotions and perform What If scenarios and load a full promotional calendar is great.

Cons

My biggest challenge with using this tool was the resources needed to load the POS data on a monthly basis and align the promotions to what was fed into T-PRO from your TPM system. The maintenance of new items and geography changes can be challenging too. If you have the time and resources to put against the program, it is strong, if you do not, it will not be full utilized.

Thomas
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

TPro Easy Usage of System

Reviewed on 2020/04/06

Solid product w/useful outputs that drive profitable sales

Solid product w/useful outputs that drive profitable sales

Pros

Volume and spend functions are easy to pull and understand/modify as needed to attain profitable programs

Cons

Nothing, was an easy to use system that satisfied all my sales needs

david
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  • Industry: Food Production
  • Company size: 5 001–10 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Novice User Feedback

Reviewed on 2020/04/06

I like the potential. The challenge is becoming a power user when not using that often.

I like the potential. The challenge is becoming a power user when not using that often.

Pros

Once you get the hang of it (use it more frequently), it becomes more and more user friendly. (Not where I want to be but should be there with more practice.

There is an enormous amount of data that can be used and parsed for analysis. I like the folder approach to guide you through all this data. The Sales and Volume Planning reports have been useful thus far.

Mostly (In what I have used the software for), it does not take a long time to pull every query (except for the accrual folder; it spins for a while).

Cons

I would like to be able to download data/reports to excel (maybe there is a way, but I have not figured it out).

The first few times you use, it can be pretty intimidating. It takes time to get the hang of it, but the more you use the easier it becomes. More use coupled with more training at different proficiency levels could accelerate user productivity.

I have had "long spins" when I go into the accrual folder. When I launch, and every time I enter a new parameter (my name, Customer, etc.)

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Blacksmith TPO offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1,00
  • Free Trial: Available

While our solutions are simple, they’re also varied. Different organizations have different needs. Once we learn about your requirements, we can provide a price for your optimal trade system. So, let’s start the conversation!

Blacksmith TPO has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Blacksmith TPO supports the following languages:

English

Blacksmith TPO supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Blacksmith TPO has

Blacksmith TPO offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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