Blacksmith TPM

Trade promotion management for the CPG industry

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Blacksmith TPM Overview

What is Blacksmith TPM?

Blacksmith TPM is a cloud-based trade promotion management solution for businesses within the CPG (consumer packaged goods) industry. The platform offers features including promotions planning, approval workflows, deductions management, contract management, analytics, and more.

With Blacksmith TPM businesses can manage and plan their trade promotions spending, plan promotions on a calendar, and track performance and ROI (return on investment) for promotions. It offers tools for organizing and managing contracts, claims, deductions, allowances, and more and offers additional enterprise features including pro-forma P&L, deduction auto-matching, and formula commodity pricing.

Blacksmith TPM integrates with a range of third party ERP (enterprise resource planning) solutions including QuickBooks and SAP in order to facilitate automatic synchronization of TPM data and seamless implementation. The platform also offers customization in the form of configurable workflows and custom approval settings.

Blacksmith TPM Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
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Value for money

Pricing is based on functionality used, complexity of implementation and other factors. Please contact Blacksmith Applications for more information.


Blacksmith TPM Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India
Supported Languages
English

Media

Blacksmith TPM dashboard
Blacksmith TPM scorecard mangement
Blacksmith TPM P&L approval
Blacksmith TPM ad-hoc reporting
Blacksmith TPM screenshot: Blacksmith TPM dashboard Blacksmith TPM screenshot: Blacksmith TPM scorecard mangement Blacksmith TPM screenshot: Blacksmith TPM P&L approval Blacksmith TPM screenshot: Blacksmith TPM ad-hoc reporting

Blacksmith TPM Reviews

Blacksmith TPM Reviews

Overall rating
4,3
/
5
Excellent
16

Very good
11

Average
6

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4,5
82% recommended this app
Julie M.

Our Trade Settlement Team is in Blacksmith Forge & Analytics tools every working business day.


Scott M.

Forge Helps Make the Complicated World Of Foodservice Programs and Billbacks Easier

Forge has been a great help to our organization. It has helps us get our arms around a very difficult to manage piece of the Foodservice business.


Yassmin U.

Forge & Forge Analytics Review

The overall experience for the first year was not what was expected. The features and functionalities would be great if it worked, however, the data was incorrect and it took over 9 months to find out that a refresh wasn't happening between Forge and Forge Analytics. The initial customer service experience was also poor and not helpful. Recently we received better customer service when we were provided with a different group of individuals to help us. There is no ownership on customer service on validating that the data between the systems are running appropriately. We constantly have to catch the issues and report them.


Lupe R.

Great software

My overall experience with GoSimple is very good you have everything you need in one system easy to use and track and see claims and run reports. I also like that you can see all categories on Home page so you know what category is priority and let's you know when contracts are expiring


Timothy N.

Ease of Use

Accounting has been very efficient.


Julie M.

Our Trade Settlement Team is in Blacksmith Forge & Analytics tools every working business day.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/02/21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

- The Blacksmith team are experts in Food Service industry,
- In the forefront of the direction of Food Service Trade.
- Forge System is very intuitive and can be customized to meet our business needs, and provides ability to evolve along with Food Service Industry.
- We are currently reviewing upgrading to the newest version in 2018.
- Continuously adding system efficiencies into system or process to account complexities that we are faced with
- Network of Blacksmith customers
- Bi Annual Blacksmith meetings

Rating breakdown

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Scott M.
Industry: Food Production
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Forge Helps Make the Complicated World Of Foodservice Programs and Billbacks Easier

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/05
Review Source: Capterra

Forge has been a great help to our organization. It has helps us get our arms around a very difficult to manage piece of the Foodservice business.

Pros

The Forge system is very user friendly. The system allows all organizations within a company to understand the effect that the distributor and operator programs have on profitability. Forge allows companies to keep all of their programs in one place so the data and information is accessible to sales, management, finance and reconciliation/settlements departments

Cons

The Forge software can be overwhelming to new users. But once the users get a chance to work with the system for a while, they will become very adept at using it.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Yassmin U.
Industry: Consumer Goods
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Forge & Forge Analytics Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/08/16
Review Source: Capterra

The overall experience for the first year was not what was expected. The features and functionalities would be great if it worked, however, the data was incorrect and it took over 9 months to find out that a refresh wasn't happening between Forge and Forge Analytics. The initial customer service experience was also poor and not helpful. Recently we received better customer service when we were provided with a different group of individuals to help us. There is no ownership on customer service on validating that the data between the systems are running appropriately. We constantly have to catch the issues and report them.

Pros

The quicker processing of the deductions and billbacks feature in Forge. The detailed billback reports in Forge Analytics are also great because of how much data you can include in the report.

Cons

The concept of the system is actually a great concept. The functionality though needs improvement. Forge and Forge Analytics needs to be consistent in refreshing between systems. The contract management piece in Forge is a great feature, however, it provides too much flexibility for sales to enter contracts and easily revise or duplicate them which in turn causes errors on the Forge Analytics report.

Response from Blacksmith Applications

Yassmin, we appreciate your feedback. As an early adopter of FORGE Analytics, we take your input very seriously as we activate continuous improvement to our support and data models. We'll have someone reach out to discuss system choices that can address the sales team permissions you commented on. Thank you for being a valued customer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Lupe R.
Industry: Food Production
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Great software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/09
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with GoSimple is very good you have everything you need in one system easy to use and track and see claims and run reports. I also like that you can see all categories on Home page so you know what category is priority and let's you know when contracts are expiring

Pros

What I like the most of this software is that you can keep track on claims and deductions so companies won't double dip such as rebates and etc. It's also nice that you can run reports and have the option to imported it in excel. It's been very useful for our company and also saving a lot of money on the long run

Cons

What I like the least about the software is that I wish the check numbers would show in more places like in the pending category other than that I do like it very much it's pretty much straight forward and very easy to use

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Timothy N.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Ease of Use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/22
Review Source: Capterra

Accounting has been very efficient.

Pros

Easy to navigate, search and complete details.

Cons

Some fields are a bit confusing and more time consuming than others.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,3/10
Based on 33 user ratings
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Blacksmith TPM Pricing

Blacksmith TPM Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is based on functionality used, complexity of implementation and other factors. Please contact Blacksmith Applications for more information.

Pricing is based on functionality used, complexity of implementation and other factors. Please contact Blacksmith Applications for more information.

Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 33 user ratings
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Blacksmith TPM Features

Blacksmith TPM Features

API
Accounting Integration
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Audit Trail
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Expense Tracking
Financial Analysis
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Multi-Currency
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,2/5
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Blacksmith TPM FAQs

Blacksmith TPM FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Blacksmith TPM.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Blacksmith TPM offer?

Blacksmith TPM offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Pricing is based on functionality used, complexity of implementation and other factors. Please contact Blacksmith Applications for more information.

Q. What are the main features of Blacksmith TPM?

We do not have any information about Blacksmith TPM features

Q. Who are the typical users of Blacksmith TPM?

Blacksmith TPM has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Blacksmith TPM support?

Blacksmith TPM supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Blacksmith TPM offer?

Blacksmith TPM has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does Blacksmith TPM support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Blacksmith TPM supports

Q. What other apps does Blacksmith TPM integrate with?

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

Q. What level of support does Blacksmith TPM offer?

Blacksmith TPM offers the following support options:

Online Support