Douglas Cos. Embraces Mobile Sales Technology

CHICAGO – Convenience store distributor Douglas Cos. will implement Ai2's ProSel solution for mobile sales force automation on the iPad. ProSel is designed for an outside sales representative to build orders, access product information and images, organize electronic content and scan UPC bar codes, while helping retailers fill empty spaces on shelves and add missing best-seller items, according to the announcement.

"We're glad Douglas Cos. is joining our customer family, and it's great that they're going to use ProSel to its fullest," said Ai2 CEO Douglas Katich, noting that Douglas plans to roll out ProSel to some of its retail customers as well. This configuration is an option for distributors who license the solution.

ProSel's core functions include order entry, quickly browsing and searching a 75,000-plus item catalog, bar code scanning for accuracy, customer buying history and enterprise content management in the form of a digital briefcase for PDFs, images, videos and other business content, Ai2 said. Its benefits reportedly include reduced printing costs, reduced order entry errors and virtually zero IT maintenance.

Conway, Ark.-based Douglas Cos. was founded in 1973 and services accounts throughout Arkansas and a portion of the surrounding states.

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