We offer a modular solution for retailers and restaurants, who are reselling beer, wine & spirits,large and small, and the distributors who serve them.
Our solution includes catalog & pricebook maintenance, payment remittance, error reconciliation, performance reporting, and predictive analytics. Over 1,500 distributors and thousands of retail and restaurant outlets in 48 states choose iControl to pay their bills, keep them compliant, and help them get maximum return on the alcohol category.
For retailers who purchase goods on consignment - goods that are paid for only after the register sale occurs - and the distributors who accept SBT terms, iControl provides a comprehensive solution that ensures accurate product and pricebook setup and maintenance, streamlined exchange of information, timely payments, and performance reporting & analytics. An innovator in the SBT space since its inception in the early 2000's, iControl is the leading provider of SBT software solutions in the United States.
PayApp by iControl provides Distributors with a convenient and secure way to move away from cash or checks and move to touchless payment acceptance. Distributors can send mobile requests for payments and collect payments digitally, including visual images of checks and money orders, ACH transfers from various banks, credit cards payments, and vCard payments.
When it comes to DSD, few retailers are able to keep track of perpetual inventory. In the Covid-19 era and beyond, where more consumers are migrating online and fulfilling orders accurately and completely is at a premium, this can no longer be tolerated. DSD goods are in 97% of consumer baskets, and retailers who fail to solve the DSD perpetual inventory challenge can expect to fall short of meeting customer expectations. iControl can help.
Few retailers have the data normalization capabilities necessary to actively manage their Direct-Store-Delivered merchandise. Most DSD distributors lack timely access to POS. iControl enables trading partners to share timely, normalized and enriched data in order to make better decisions.
Studies show that DSD invoice error rates typically run 18-22%, creating thousands of invoices with discrepancies for retailers and distributors to reconcile and resolve each week. iControl's U.S. patented reconciliation solution automates and simplifies this process, taking countless hours and hassle out of the process while delivering more accurate results.
In July 2020, iControl introduced OPBev, which stands for On-Premise Beverage. OPBev is the first ever nationally syndicated tracker of daily, on-premise POS sales for beverage alcohol from tens of thousands of on-premise outlets.