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TPM Masters Forum Join other ContractPro速 users to discuss the 2008 ContractPro Roadmap followed by an interactive session focused on real-world Trade Promotion Management (TPM) best practices. The TPM Masters Forum is led by Foodservice University as an extension of the Foodservice University Forum webinar series. The event is sponsored by Answers Systems Inc., and features speakers from SYSCO Corporation, U.S. Foodservice, IFMA, IFDA, SAP, Hitachi Consulting, and leading manufacturers and operators.


Answers Systems Inc. - User Conference 2008



Join us for the 2008 Answers Systems User conference. This year’s Conference is divided into two sessions. The February 5 - 6 session will involve Answers Systems’ current clients only. Our focus will be to review ‘07 enhancements and our ‘08 development Roadmap. On February 7 - 8, the Conference will be expanded into an industry event focused on proven trade promotion management solutions. This session, the TPM Masters Forum, is open to industry guests, including some of the more innovative manufacturers, brokers, distributors and operators. Recognizing our industry’s progress in many areas of Trade Promotion Management (TPM) areas, this session will concentrate on significantly “raising the bar” for TPM performance. This TPM workshop will be led by Foodservice University…as an extension of the Answers Systems-sponsored educational TPM Forum Series, broadcast via Webinar over this past year. February 5, 2008, all clients are invited to join us for golf followed by a group dinner that evening. On February 6, after our “clients only” session, please join us at our TPM Masters Forum Welcome Reception at 6:00 p.m. at Innisbrook Resort. On February 7 - 8, 2008, stay and experience a one-and-a-half day conference full of topics and panels led by industry experts in the area of trade promotion management. On both days breakfast and lunch will be provided. You can enjoy one of Innisbrook’s five restaurants for dinner or explore the Tampa Bay area for a unique dining experience with your peers.


FEBRUARY 5, 2008:

Please join us for a “clients only” group dinner at 6:00 PM at Innisbrook Resort.

Breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. each day. Lunch will be provided at each session, too. All sessions start at 8:30 a.m.

ANSWERS SYSTEMS USER CONFERENCE - FEBRUARY 6, 2008 Morning - Review/Discussion of ‘07 Major Enhancements ContractPro® 2007 Enhancements Overview Enhanced reporting/analytics Templates - A giant step in supporting client customization of ContractPro Update on eClaimSM receipt and eProcessing On-Line Check Generation - an audit-proof, online check/draft system Distributor-Specific Letters - Customized to distributors’ requirements (including distributor SKUs) ContractPro International Update

TPM MASTERS FORUM - FEBRUARY 7, 2008 Welcome & Opening Remarks Benefits of Industry Collaboration Chris Fabbri, IFMA; Steve Potter, IFDA; Rick Abraham, FSMA History of Foodservice Trade Promotion - Who Made Th is Mess? Tom Rector, Foodservice University® Back to the Future: A New Era Emerging in Foodservice - Outside In. Potential Outcomes & Implications Bill Mason, The Hale Group Opportunities for TPM Collaboration Moderator: Jim Matorin; Panel Members: SYSCO, IFDA, IFMA, Manufacturer, Operator The Soft Costs of TPM Gary Karp, Technomic 4

The Automation of TPM Critical Steps/Processes Moderator: Jim Klass; Panel Members: SYSCO, Operator, Manufacturer

Afternoon - Review/Discussion of ‘08 Roadmap Push of electronic contracts: from approval process to trading partners Operator Distributor Approval Path: Client Next evolution - Email through approval process Future state - Electronic flow through approval process New Pending Wizard - Clear pended claims in a fraction of the time ContractPro Analytics – real-time pivot capability and new user-level dashboards Feature Prioritization/Roadmap Ratification Features Playground: after the session, test drive the new features you’ve just seen. Reception with Arriving TPM Masters Forum session attendees. Improving TPM ROI - Part I: – Improving Organizational Productivity, Stopping Revenue Loss Pat Meehan, The J. M. Smucker Company

TPM MASTERS FORUM - FEBRUARY 8, 2008 Improving TPM ROI - Part II: Visibility Drives TPM Reinvestment Dennis Noce, Land O’Lakes Benchmarking Your TPM Performance Presented by Chris Wiesen, SAP Aberdeen Foodservice Study Presented by Hitachi Consulting Lunch Closing Remarks

Session Ends at 1:00 p.m.

Breakfast & lunch provided on all three days.


Special Conference Rates at Innisbrook

Enjoy Innisbrook

From Tampa International Airport (TIA): Take the exit to leave the Airport on the right. Follow the signs and take the Clearwater Exit. Take Florida Highway 60 West (Courtney Campbell Causeway) for approximately 13 miles to US Highway 19 North. The resort is approximately 11 miles on the left.

Conference guests can stay on premises at Innisbrook Resort at a special conference rate. Secure your room by calling (800) 456-2000 and indicating your participation in the Answers Systems conference.

Come early or stay the weekend to take advantage of Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club’s • extraordinary Championship golf on four top-ranked courses; • fine dining in our five restaurants; tennis on 11 beautifully • maintained Har-Tru clay courts; • six swimming pools including the multi-million-dollar Loch Ness Monster Pool with waterfalls and water slides; • a fitness center; a children’s recreation center; • • 60 acres of lakes; • plus jogging and cycling opportunities.

For $24.00 you can take the Innisbrook shuttle to and from TIA

Rates •

Standard Guest Room


Executive Suites


One Bedroom Suites


Two Bedroom Suites


All rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, currently 12%. Room rates are based on single or double occupancy. Any additional occupants over the age of 18 years of age are an additional $20.00 per person, per night. These rates will be offered three (3) days prior and three (3) days after the meeting dates.


Come Early, Stay the Weekend at Beautiful Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club. Things to do and places to visit in the Tampa Bay Area:

Island Course

Bamboo’s Patio

Salvador Dalí Museum 1000 Third Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4901 Phone: (727) 823-3767 The Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL 33602 Phone: (813) 273-4000 Centro Ybor - Tampa’s Nightlife Entertainment & Historic District 1600 East 8th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605

One Bedroom Suite

Yacht Starship Dinner Cruise 603 Channelside Dr Tampa, FL 33602 Phone: (813) 223-7999 Caladesi Island State Park Voted #2 - America’s Best Natural Beaches # 1 Causeway Blvd. Dunedin, Florida 34698 Phone: (727) 469-5918

Copperhead Aerial Photo 6

Sunsets at Pier 60 10 Pier 60 Dr. Clearwater, FL 33767 Phone: (727) 461-7732

Conference Registration - Answers Systems’ Client Form

Name: Title: Company: Email: Phone: Mailing Address: City:


Zip Code:

Other Attendees From Your Company: Name:
















First Attendee


#________ Additional Attendees X $250.00 = $ Total $ Payment method:




American Express

Card Number:_________________________________________________________________________ Expiration Date:_______________________________ Cardholder’s Name (printed): _____________________________________________________________ Cardholder’s Signature:__________________________________________________________________ All attendees are invited to attend the 2/6/2008 reception at Innisbrook at 6:00 p.m. Attendees will also be served breakfast and lunch on 2/7/2008 and 2/8/2008. If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please make note of that information here: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please fill out this form and fax it to (813) 775-6302, Attention: Sandi Jewell. You may also call in to register by contacting Answers Systems at (800) 225-6127. Hotel reservations should be made separately. Checks can be mailed, along with this form, to Attn: Sandi Jewell, Answers Systems Inc., PO Box 2008, Oldsmar, FL 34677-7008. 7

User Conference 2008  

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