The internet seems to be flooded with a plethora of apps and software developed for sales reps, catalog management and Point-of-sale processes. We know better because we just did a lot of work in this area, taking a look at a lot of different apps built for the iPad to work as a great PoS system.
Salesforce.com has emerged as the strongest player in the field with competitive pricing and a bucket load of features. No doubt, they're superior to a lot of other softwares and apps but there are also other solutions that – in the long run – can turn out to be very effective.
SupeRep is one such app + product built for the iPad that makes catalogs, order processing, inventory management pretty and simple. Besides, it's a true-blood ‘sales rep app' – most reps who've used the app on the iPad say it's an amazing, simplified and beautiful app to use.
For any sales rep app which also packs a punch with inventory, cataloging and order processing (not to forget the post-sales: analysis, data reports, pie charts and bar graphs), there are three things that we're looking for:
2. Front-end (for both the customer and the client)
3. Pricing with the corresponding benefits
On a scale of 1 to 5, SupeRep hit max in every category and I'm not saying this out of heresy.
Setting Up Is Easy
The biggest challenge for any seller in using an app and a product is the adoption. Whether you are migrating from one particular sales rep app to another or if you're setting up things for the first time, the inherent complexity of the whole thing makes people cringe.
SupeRep answers this by making things simple. Sure, other companies promise the same but you can't change how much the whole thing is inherently complex. On that comparison, SupeRep has a lesser level of complexity with things. That makes setting up SupeRep pretty easy. And welcoming.
Front-end Is Gorgeously Simple
By front-end, the interface I'm talking about is not just what you show to your customers. It's the interface you are shown when you manage the back-end, the sales, the orders, the reports etc. On both counts, SupeRep has done an incredible job.
As one seller points out, the interface has the same ethic that Apple's products have: a sense of sheer simplicity that makes using the whole thing intuitive.
SupeRep's interface is designed to be aesthetic, inviting and beautiful. It's hard to hit the nail in balancing these but SupeRep's done it.
Unlimited SKUs, Storage, Accounts
I compared the prices of SupeRep with Salesforce and a couple of other similar products. I'll not mince words: SupeRep is costlier and there are no tiers. There's one tier with optional add-ons in a “take it or leave it” fashion (well, it's not as strong as I make it sound. These guys are super friendly!).
And then you look at what's being offered and here comes the surprise: no confusion. You get unlimited storage, SKUs, accounts etc. Basically, all the different tiers and pricing structures are gotten rid of. Simplicity wins. SupeRep, in one efficient stroke, makes things clear. You pay for what you get and you get the best at SupeRep.
From what we've seen, heard and felt, SupeRep is probably the best platform for you and your sales reps to get started on. It's a complete solution and you wouldn't need another cataloging and order processing app.