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SMARTER BUSINESS FOR A WORLD GOING MOBILE

Making sense of business

www.ashtech.co.za


ASHTECH’S Vision & Mission

GOING FORWARD

The mobile office is fast becoming the centre-point of service delivery and real-time verification in the retail and manufacturing industries. In South Africa, ASHTECH is at the leading edge of this revolution. Our software programs are all designed to effortless incorporate this increasingly sophisticated innovation, to allow our customers to cost-effectively participate in every aspect of this process of mobilization.

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VISION & MISSION

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

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OUR VALUES

8 INTERVIEW 10

OUR SOLUTIONS

12 iIntegrate 18 iComply 24

OUR SERVICES

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OUR TECHNOLOGY

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OUR APPROACH

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What sets ASHTECH apart?

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INTO THE FUTURE


COMPANY OVERVIEW

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ASHTECH is remarkable in that the company develops, manages and continuously innovate original, real-time software solutions that focus on the unique needs of the retail, franchisor manufacturing and the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries.

Even though ASHTECH is a

ASHTECH’s solutions are

relatively young company, its

designed to provide sales force

founder, Sedick Isaacs, has been

teams with the necessarily

involved in the software industry

information to smoothly execute

virtually his entire working life.

planned strategies - in the stores

Their areas of specialization

and specifically on the shelf

include customised development,

interface. It also provides senior

e-commerce, integration and

management with the real-time

data warehousing. More recently

tools to monitor and respond to

they turned their attention to the

market trends.

compliance issues that affect the manufacturing and retailing segments.

Mobile Intelligence refined, a new dimension to profitability

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Making the most of mobility, as it evolves.

Our solutions provide platforms

On a human level technology

to construct and publish service

has to make sense, without

inspections for field workers, to

any complications. This is the

be continuously captured and

centre that needs to hold, and

accessed on mobile devices. It

it’s a key factor that we carefully

also notifies workers in the field

incorporate in all our design

of follow-up actions and provides

solutions.

management with analytic trends to implement alternate plans. Corporate efficiency depends on the software systems that drive the detailed minute-to-minute, day-to-day processes, assuring ongoing compliancy. Ultimately it also has to be operationally simple, while its information needs to be effortlessly available to relevant decision makers.

When mobility was still in its awkward infancy, ASHTECH was one of its first serious promoters in South Africa. They anticipated the changes, benefits and advantages that were to come. 5


OUR VALUES

Focused Intentions

Continuous renewal of purpose

Unrelenting Efforts Never-say-die attitude

Honourable Principles No one does it alone

Continuously concentrating on how our solutions can add value to our customers.

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With all its products ASHTECH strives to introduce people-friendly technology and systems. Where it matters it needs to always be real and meaningful – a reliable and profoundly trusted tool. Sedick Isaacs

Founder and Director


Speaking to Sedick Isaacs of ASHTECH

What achievements are you looking for? I want ASHTECH to establish itself as a leader in compliance software, offering all-embracing and mobile sales force automation, based on our own innovations.

Who is your inspiration? My father, no doubt about it.

You’ve been described as a committed optimist. Yes, I am, and I got that from my dad. His favourite sayings were “Never give up and always be ready”. Also, “As long as you see a light, no matter how faint, there’s hope”.

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What sets ASHTECH apart from its competitors? We really get into the essence and culture of companies and then translate their strategic objectives into innovative solutions. Making sense is a natural consequence.

Would you describe the SA software industry as dynamic and ground-breaking? At ASHTECH we prefer to concentrate on what we do best – solving actual problems in an original and hands-on way. Sadly, Corporate IT buyers often lack the courage to promote local solutions.

How do you make “sense of business”? To be able to add value to a business, real value, you need to understand how that business practically operates – to make in-depth sense of the dominant facts.

How did you get started? Programming suits my nature. I discovered that businesses want solutions more efficient and costeffective. But you also need to know how to effortlessly implement your solutions.

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SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FOR A MORE CHALLENGING WORLD.

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PUTTING YOU IN CONTROL OF THE SHELF.

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Sales Force Automation


Sales Force Automation

TYPICAL CHALLENGES Inefficient paper based execution of store activities Missing / misplaced sales orders Limited visibility of product off take Limited visibility of promotional compliance Not able to track returns efficiently Limited control over price claims Slow response to market trends

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PUTTING YOU IN CONTROL OF THE SHELF.

Reporting & Analytics

Sales Person & Territory Management

Store Auditing

Customer Management

Product & Pricing Management

Compliance Management

Trade Marketing

Call Scheduling

Activity Management

Competitor Intelligence Order Management 16


ANTICIPATED BENEFITS

Sales Force Automation

This solution provides the sales force teams with the necessarily information to execute the strategy - in the store and at the shelf. It also provides senior managements with the tools to monitor and timeously respond to market trends.

Increase sales force productivity Ensure that SOH meets customer demand Ensure promotional compliance across outlets Improve customer service Reduce administration costs Reduce pricing claims Reduce time for decision making Improve information delivery 17


ENSURING STRATEGIC COMPLIANCE.

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Field Inspections


Field Inspections

TYPICAL CHALLENGES Inefficient form management Inadequate form approval process Escalating printing costs Missing / Misplaced audits Inefficient capturing of paper based forms Inconsistent follow-up comments Duplication and erroneous capturing Not able to track follow-ups efficiently Limited visibility of auditor compliance Slow response to market trends

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ENSURING STRATEGIC COMPLIANCE.

Site & Territory Management

Reporting & Analytics

Employee & Team Management

Notification & Alerts

Form Authoring

In-store Follow-up

Approval

Form Scheduling In-store Auditing Form Publishing 22


ANTICIPATED BENEFITS

Field Inspections

Our solution provides a platform to construct and publish service inspections for field workers to capture and access on mobile devices. It notifies workers in the field of follow-up actions and provides management with analytic trends to implement alternate plans.

Central form & data management Improved roll-out of approved forms Increase auditor productivity Ensure brand compliance across outlets Improve customer service Reduce administration costs Reduce time for decision making Improve information delivery Improved employee performance 23


OUR SERVICES

Mobile Application Development

Mobilizing processes for operational efficiencies

Mobile Business Intelligence

Extending enterprise data on mobile devices

Compliance Management Outsourcing Ability to provide management of complete solution

Training

Maximizing productivity on mobile devices

Support & Maintenance Ensuring minimal downtime

Solution Hosting

Assisting you to concentrate on what you do best

Providing information anytime, anywhere it is needed.

Allowing you to focus on the business while we manage the solution.

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Business Intelligence in the palm of your hand

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OUR TECHNOLOGY

Desktop PC

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KEEPING IT REAL WITH SMART TOOLS.

Smart Phone Tablet Mobile PC

Laptop

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Our Approach

FROM START TO BEGINNING, WE OWN EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Research

Innovate

Strategize

Invent

Maintain

Support

Test

Implement

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Infinite possibilities in real time.

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FROM QUESTIONS TO SOLUTIONS TO GROWING YOUR BENEFITS

The work of understanding 30

Empowering knowledge


Translating strategic objectives into innovative solutions.

Growing your benefits 31


What sets ASHTECH apart?

It does not matter how technically sound and seductive the solution may be, it also needs to be easy to use, easy to manage and when needed, easy to change. The issues related to a particular domain, e.g. FMCG, user adoption, change management and understanding, are keys to successful mobile implementations – ensuring that strategic objectives are met. This is where experience really matters, and

ASHTECH owns every step of the way, every single building block. From research to training and deployment, to support and maintenance - even assisting companies with solution management problem where practically needed. Because of what we know,

here ASHTECH has a head-start – more than 6 years plus of focused mobile application development and practical implementation.

we continuously work towards reducing total cost of ownership for our customers.

ASHTECH has implemented data warehousing from the ground up for many major corporates and has been involved in integration projects for many years. This experience, combined with our understanding of processes and data, has put us at a real advantage when having to implement mobile solutions.

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Moreover, with ASHTECH’s quick deployment model, customers can achieve a return of investment in a much shorter period. We ensure that organisations focus on what they do best while we take care of the mobile solution.

That’s a promise


It’s important to look for opportunities where the less courageous hesitates. Leaps into the new can bring untold rewards.

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Into the future

STRIVING TO MAKE EVEN BETTER SENSE

In technology, function follows need. The new primary need is to be mobile, adaptive and effortlessly in control. ASHTECH has the knowhow and insight to dynamically contribute to your progress now and into the future.

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ASHTECH provides you with the building blocks to a new future.

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Suite S01, 2ndFloor, Stonefountain Terrace Klipfontein Road, Rondebosch Tel +27 21 685 6487 Fax +27 088 21 703 6138 Mobile +27 83 326 6676 E-mail Sedick.isaacs@ashtech.co.za

www.ashtech.co.za

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