& Final operates 231 non-membership warehouse stores for
food and foodservice supplies in 6 states and northern
Mexico. Annual sales for 2004 were $1,955.6 million.
Aldata G.O.L.D. Training Needs
& Final is the first U.S. client to purchase Aldata's G.O.L.D.
merchandising application and TOPASE purchasing module.
G.O.L.D. is Europe's most widely used merchandising system.
TEC was engaged to develop business processes and a training
program for Category Managers and merchandising departments
on the G.O.L.D./Topase application.
written for European business operations
documentation delivered in French
field labels delivered in French
of software was to be modified to accommodate the specific
TEC Services and Products Delivered
developed and delivered training programs that included:
assisted Smart & Final in the identification and function
of key merchandising roles and responsibilities for operations
in the new environment.
Train-the-Trainer: Presentation and Training Delivery Skills
program to Category managers who were involved in the project
team and to merchants assisting other employees in the ongoing
use of G.O.L.D./Topase.
& Final went live with the Aldata G.O.L.D./TOPASE system in
July 2005. All Category Managers and merchants were trained
and prepared to switch over to the new system.
programs included: Purchasing Order Management, Item / SKU
Creation, Hierarchy Management, General Navigation, and
Guides, Trainer's Guides and Quick Reference Guides were
delivered and used in training.