BRdata Software Solutions

Melville,  NY 
United States
  • Booth: 801


Enterprise Retail Solutions from Wholesaler to Consumer!

BRdata is a leading provider of end-to-end enterprise software solutions for the grocery retail and wholesale industry.  Applications include master item management, hosting, inventory, ordering (CAO/CGO), price optimization, DSD/DEX receiving, ad planning/deal tracking, merchandising, fresh item management, and warehouse management system (WMS).  BRdata Cloud services include dashboards, basket analysis, financials, item movement, customer loyalty, digital coupons, loss prevention, production planning, and meat grind-log tracking.  BRdata Collect is an easy, affordable, online shopping/e-commerce solution.  BRdata Connect is a white-label consumer app to reach customers, before, during, and after they shop.  BRdata supports over 6,500 installations through 2,500 customers, and over 100,000 app users.  8 out of the top 10 and 11 out of the top 14 independent grocery wholesalers either use, resell, or endorse BRdata solutions.

Brands: BRdata Back Office Suite is the leading edge data management tool for Grocery Chains. BRdata Cloud Ecosystem includes Reporting, Loyalty, E-Commerce, Order Entry, Vendor Management and much more.


 Press Releases

  • Offering a wide variety of prepared foods and specialty items, Vallarta Supermarkets’ 50 stores are not just grocery stores but destinations for families living in and visiting the Los Angeles area. While the in-store experience offers unbeatable convenience to families on the go and young professionals, the prepared food model also presents unique operational challenges.

    Vallarta’s management team needed better line of sight and more effective tracking for sales of prepared and perishable items with a short shelf-life. The supermarket chain had been working with BRdata since 2002 so Cesar Rodriguez, Vallarta’s manager of corporate data support, knew he could rely on the enterprise software solutions provider to help.

    “We’re so proud of the evolution of Vallarta Supermarkets, and we needed new tools to help us operate efficiently as our stores expanded to offer more and more new products,” said Cesar.

    Through its use of BRdata Cloud, the Vallarta team is able to:

    • Access real-time analytics of sales and purchases. Vallarta compares the data against projected sales and adjusts accordingly based on those insights.
    • Provide actionable sales data to managers on their smartphones. Managers have access to previous day sales and item movement from anywhere at any time.
    • Track perpetual inventory for perishables so that managers have visibility into sales and can use that data for more enlightened ordering in the produce and perishable departments.
    • Data mine the Microsoft SQL database for 3rd party applications. Vallarta conducts ongoing data mining to inform a central database so that fully integrated data can be used to make business decisions.

    Cesar continued, “BRdata Cloud gives us the information we need to make informed decisions not just in one store, but across all 50. Without this tool we would be guessing at data that’s critical to our sales and business strategy. Our partnership with BRdata allows us to continue to grow with the peace of mind that we have the support of a cutting-edge solutions provider to meet our changing needs.”

    “We are excited to partner with Vallarta on their digital transformation, using our cloud analytics specifically designed for the retail grocery industry,” said John Abbene, president, BRdata. “Now that they can effortlessly access their purchasing, sales, and inventory datasets, our next cloud endeavor is to transform Vallarta’s ordering platform, utilizing Android mobile devices. We look forward to continually renewing their technology, by deploying enhancements to BRdata Cloud every two weeks.”

     

  • BRdata Cloud Vendor Portal serves as the backbone of the solution

    Melville, N.Y., July 24, 2018 – BRdata Cloud recently debuted two new offerings focused on increasing efficiencies between retailers, wholesalers and vendors: Scan Promotion Tracking and Cloud Vendor Portal. Through Scan Promotion Tracking, BRdata Cloud processes stores’ transaction log data to track the number of times promotional items were purchased. Then, at the end of the promotion, BRdata Cloud generates invoices for the vendors and brokers, in addition to providing the necessary data feeds for validation. Affiliated Foods Inc., based in Amarillo, Texas, is implementing BRdata Cloud to track scan-based promotions throughout its 428-store co-operative.

    “Collecting POS scan data across our network of independent retailers has been an ongoing challenge for over a decade. The lack of integration cost our members time and opportunities to participate in certain vendor programs,” said Andy Halencak, director of information technology, Affiliated Foods. “Now, instead of inefficiently and inaccurately piecing together information from different stores, we can count on good, clean data daily from BRdata Cloud to strengthen relationships with our vendors, add value to our members, and pass savings and convenience on to customers.”

    The BRdata Cloud Vendor Portal will be implemented in the second phase of Affiliated Foods’ system upgrades. Through this new solution, grocery retailers and wholesalers can add seamless communications to their Master Data Management (MDM) systems by allowing vendors and brokers to upload item, cost and promotional information to the Vendor Portal. The solution works well for vendors because single uploads can support hundreds of stores depending on the region. While these systems will integrate seamlessly into existing BRdata databases, using BRdata back office solutions is not a requirement to utilize the Cloud Vendor Portal.

    “For Affiliated Foods and other retailers and wholesalers, a cloud-based vendor portal empowers these business partners with the aggregated data to make strategic decisions,” said John Abbene, president, BRdata. “Through these platforms, all parties involved in grocery operations can potentially reduce costs and increase efficiencies.”

    About BRdata

    BRdata is a leading provider of end-to-end enterprise software solutions for the grocery retail and wholesale industry. Applications include master item management, hosting, inventory, ordering (CAO/CGO), price optimization, DSD/DEX receiving, ad planning/deal tracking, merchandising, fresh item management, and warehouse management system (WMS). BRdata Cloud services include dashboards, basket analysis, financials, item movement, customer loyalty, digital coupons, loss prevention, production planning, and meat grind-log tracking. BRdata E-Commerce is an easy, affordable, online shopping/e-commerce solution. BRdata Connect is a white-label consumer app to reach customers, before, during, and after they shop. BRdata supports over 6,500 installations through 2,500 customers, and over 100,000 app users. 8 out of the top 10 and 11 out of the top 14 independent grocery wholesalers either use, resell, or endorse BRdata solutions.

  • The natural foods retailer uses BRdata Cloud to access and analyze

    real-time data across its three store locations

    Melville, N.Y., April 24, 2019 – Thirty-eight years ago, Mustard Seed Market began as a unique grocery experience, selling only foods that adhered to its strict ingredient standards. The Ohio-based store was a pioneer in the natural foods retail space and has since expanded to include markets, cafés and catering in three stores. Facing the challenge of gaining insights from data spread across its locations, in 2017 Mustard Seed Market began using BRdata Cloud, a mobile-accessible, state-of -the-art reporting solution from enterprise software company BRdata.

    Prior to making the switch to BRdata Cloud, Mustard Seed Market managers had to print out sales reports, scan them and run movement in a separate BRdata software. With three stores each getting custom information, the process of formatting and emailing reports was eating away hours of valuable time every week. With BRdata Cloud, Mustard Seed Market was able to minimize – and in some cases completely eliminate – hard copies of reports. The retailer also reduced its number of company-wide emails as users can access sales and movement reports from BRdata Cloud as needed and schedule email reports as is convenient.  

    “The time and labor savings of BRdata Cloud is just the start. We’re no longer tied to our desks when looking at reports as the solution allows us access to more robust data from anywhere,” said Josh Estafen, director of IT & category management, Mustard Seed Market. “What’s more is that through BRdata Cloud data analytics we’re able to more strategically plan promotions, supporting items that are purchased together or targeting departments that need a boost.”

    Affinity reports available through BRdata Cloud offer actionable insights so Mustard Seed Market can make informed business decisions based on the data. The solution also features a loss prevention section with transaction information that aids in customer service, particularly in cases of cross-store inquiries. And through the dashboard feature, Mustard Seed Market managers are able to see the big picture at a glance and drill into data as needed from any web-enabled device.

    “We’re always looking for ways to ease the pain points and time thieves that our retail clients are dealing with and working to better understand how our solutions can drive their business success,” said John Abbene, president, BRdata. “Even after we implemented BRdata Cloud with Mustard Seed Market, we’ve evolved the solution to meet their specific needs, responding to their feedback with relevant updates that strengthen our partnership.”

    Visit http://brdata.com/cloud-2/ to learn more about BRdata Cloud.

    About BRdata

    BRdata is a leading provider of end-to-end enterprise software solutions for the grocery retail and wholesale industry. Applications include master item management, hosting, inventory, ordering (CAO/CGO), price optimization, DSD/DEX receiving, ad planning/deal tracking, merchandising, fresh item management, and warehouse management system (WMS). BRdata Cloud services include dashboards, basket analysis, financials, item movement, customer loyalty, digital coupons, loss prevention, production planning, and meat grind-log tracking. BRdata Collect is an easy, affordable, online shopping/e-commerce solution. BRdata Connect is a white-label consumer app to reach customers, before, during, and after they shop. BRdata supports over 6,500 installations through 2,500 customers, and over 100,000 app users. 8 out of the top 10 and 11 out of the top 14 independent grocery wholesalers either use, resell, or endorse BRdata solutions.

    About Mustard Seed Market

    Founded in 1981 in Akron, Ohio by Margaret and Phillip Nabors, we are a family owned and operated business. We are pioneers in this work that began over 30 years ago with our strict ingredient standards—no artificial colors, flavorings or harmful chemical preservatives, no saccharin or aspartame, no irradiated foods, meats raised without the use of growth hormones and never fed animal by-products—and we continue our leadership today. Our Mission is: All of us at Mustard Seed Market & Café want you, your family and friends to eat well, always keep learning, embrace community and lead healthy and happy lives.


 Products

  • BRdata Cloud Ecosystem
    Grocery retailers can now access reports from anywhere on any device. Whether you’re a single store or a chain, as long as you have a browser, you’ll be able to run web based date-driven analysis reports via BRdata Cloud....

  • Access BRdata from anywhere on any device

    Grocery retailers can now access reports from anywhere on any device. Whether you’re a single store or a chain, as long as you have a browser, you’ll be able to run web based date-driven analysis reports via BRdata Cloud. This technology is open to existing BRdata users or even retailers that are not currently running BRdata applications.

    •Browser based business analytics tool with 60+ reports!
    •Hosted on Microsoft Azure SQL & Web Servers (Option for own SQL Server)
    •Data sent automatically from BRdata to Cloud databases
    •Robust iOS & Android App for near-real-time analytics from anywhere
    •Cloud Recovery team proactively retrieves missed data
    •scheduled data integrity alerts and checks for each client
    •Backbone to E-commerce, Mobile Apps, Vendor Portal, Ordering, etc.

  • BRdata Enterprise Suite
    The BRdata Enterprise Suite provides a total integrated business solution to retailers, wholesalers, or grocery chains....

  • BRdata’s Enterprise Suite offers a complete back-office solution for wholesalers, retailers and grocery store chains. Manage all store chains from your centralized headquarters using BRdata Host. Your powerful and flexible in-store solution is BRdata Store; track sales movement, maintain item, price and cost information, print shelf labels, create orders and use RF handhelds directly from aisles.

    Other features include a powerful price optimization tool, inventory management, loyalty system, an advanced merchandiser planning tool, retail sales management, scale link, direct store delivery, store data exchange for electronic vendor invoice receiving, and compare processes to keep data in sync by finding inconsistencies among BRdata Host, BRdata Store, and POS.

    A powerful, flexible, feature-rich host support system

    • Retrieve sales movement from all stores
    • Control price and cost from a central database
    • Effective item and category management
    • Support for most POS and back office systems
    • Multiple zones by store, department or vendor
    • Date-driven sales with unlimited future prices
    • Host to store compare utility
    • Centralized inventory, purchases and receiving
    • SQL database
  • Vendor Portal
    The BRdata Vendor portal is a highly flexible data management tool which allows retailers and wholesalers to create a customized data entry portal for vendors, brokers, or their internal teams to bulk load, enter, and audit data....

  • The BRdata Vendor portal is a highly flexible data management tool which allows retailers and wholesalers to create a customized data entry portal for vendors, brokers, or their internal teams to bulk load, enter, and audit data. 

    In this platform you can set rules for data integrity, such as acceptable values and nullability, which gives you the power to enforce data completeness and accuracy before it flows into your downstream systems, saving you on labor costs associated with incorrect data and with data entry. 

    The Vendor Portal supports entry and approval workflow for new items, item updates, cost changes, and deals/allowances.   Future additions to this platform include: the BRdata price optimization, ad planning, and vendor billing modules, along with the inclusion of advanced retailer and vendor analytics (projected sales based on target price and point of sale scan history).

    •Vendor Benefits
    •Upload data to multiple retailers in one place
    •Ensure that data gets to retailers
    •Save in labor
    •Retailer Benefits
    •Save in labor
    •Greater visibility of cost changes, new items, and allowances
    •Single point of review for multiple vendors
    •Enforce item data consistency
    •Upload of Item Information, Costs, and Allowances
    •Separate Vendor and Retailer screens governed by user login
    •Vendor onboarded once across platform
    •Retailers review information for all their vendors in one spot
    •Retailer controls which vendors can upload information and for which store groups
    •Ability to Update Certain Fields
    •Integrated with BRdata Cloud
    •Vendor and Retailer actions audited
  • Computer Assisted & Computer Generated Ordering
    Take the guessing out of ordering!
    Smart Ordering Solution via BRdata Cloud, with direct vendor feeds, and computer generated ordering, to forecast, project and automate product demand!...

  • Cloud Based Ordering application:

    •Displays item info as well order total details.
    •Ability to choose a ship dep for invoice purposes.
    •Last order date and quantity are displayed.

    There are various alerts which are very useful for a order writer:

    •Confirm item scanned alert.
    •Duplicate item alert with option to change the quantity, leave as is , or delete the item.
    •Item ordered within last 48hrs alert. This helps the order writer especially on scenarios where a blind order is being placed and will let him know that a item was ordered in last order.
    •Large Quantity ordered alert, to avoid fat fingering mistakes.
    •Order successfully synced or not to the BRdata cloud alert.

    The Computer Generated Ordering module is used to automatically generate purchase orders based on movement history and current inventory on-hand values. There are rules that can be configured to determine the reorder amount. The process can be automated so that purchase orders are automatically created without user intervention.

  • BRdata Loyalty
    Reward your loyal customers with targeted deals while tracking their purchases.
    Maintain a centralized database and points system. All powered by BRdata Cloud.
    ...

  • Key Differentiators:

    Significant Offline Capabilities: Discounts, promotions, and offers work in offline mode, including cross transactional promotions, point accumulation, and in-lane enrollment. When offline customers only lose the ability to redeem credits and digital coupons.

    Brand Flexibility: Creation of banded mobile applications is streamlined and capabilities are flexible to the retailer and across the platform.

    Cost Savings: Very competitive pricing especially when bundled with other BRdata Cloud modules.

    Tightly Integrated Cloud Ecosystem: On this system BRdata Cloud is the central source for customers, their points and credits, promotion creation / management, promotion redemption, and analytics.

    Reporting Capabilities: The BRdata Cloud suite of reports, namely the customer reports, all work with this system and give the wholesaler and retailer the ability to gather meaningful customer metrics for their banner or cross banners.

    Labor Savings: Overall customer loyalty management has been designed with the wholesaler in mind.

    In-Lane Experience: Minimized communication from the lane leads to less latency in transactions with enhanced cashier notifications and a seamless loyalty experience if the store is offline.

    Primary Features:

    In-Lane

    A. Comprehensive Customer Credit Management

    i. Full auditing

    ii. Automated conversion of points to credits with flexibly frequency and credit expiration date length

    iii. FIFO logic to use credits that are expiring first iv. Automated credit expiration and auditing

    B. Points Programs: (details below)

    C. Offline Capabilities: (details below)

    D. In-Lane Enrollment: Ability to add customers via phone number or customer ID along with the ability to add customers while offline

    E. Offer Progress: Management off cross transaction offers via feeds to RORC back-office thus progress can be earned and rewards can be redeemed offline

    F. Injection to Receipt: Points earned, points balance, and customer credits earned and customer credits balance added to receipts

    G. Terms and Conditions: When a customer has not agreed to terms and conditions the cashier is notified to tell the customer and the customer cannot redeem credits.

    Mobile Apps: Customizable branded consumer application which integrate with ecomm for interactive Ads, allow for customer enrollment, and are flexible for customization and further offer gamification when integrated with BRdata loyalty

    Central Discount, Premium, and Offer Management: Ability to create discounts and offers for all stores quickly. Can copy existing promotions to create new ones and quickly alter date ranges of products for different AD dates, safeguard for limiting one item per premium store ad day combo, ability to edit or remove products from promotions.

    Bonus Points: Robust point program management that allows for bonus points at the store, category, department or item level along with new customer bonuses.

    Reporting: Near-real-time reporting is available by loading transactions to the cloud within five minutes of them finalizing. Robust item movement, customer purchase history, top customer, customer segmentation, basket analysis, promotion effectiveness, loss prevention, financial, and automated loyalty redemption reporting with the addition of a store analytics mobile application.

    Customer Segments: Can create customer segments to assign to targeted loyalty offers. Segments can be created manually, via rules, or by customer enrollment. Can also create non-hidden segments that customers can choose to enroll or unenroll in.

    Mailchimp Integration: Central, automated and manual syncing of customer segments to Mailchimp for sending of Mailchimp campaigns while enforcing unsubscribes.

    Loyalty API: An API that allows for third parties to integrate into our loyalty system to get customer information, points balances, promotions and rewards, and enroll customers.

    Fuel Loyalty Program Integration: Automated integration with various Fuel loyalty providers for a seamless experience for participants in either or both loyalty programs.

    Customer Management: Central customer management and reporting with quick views into transaction history, points audit history, credit audit history, point and credit management, Email subscription management, password reset, ability to add progress on any active offer, and replace card functionality.

    Digital Coupons: Ability to clip digital coupons from app, website, kiosk, etc. and use them instantly in the lane.

    Loyalty Settings: Ability to feed down loyalty settings to each lane such as customer loyalty greeting, coupon PLU, points accumulation rate, points value, and more.