Clean, Filled, and Working
Seed is a powerful weapon - if you know how to use it.
DO YOU BATTLE?
Get support where it matters.
Struggling to make the most of Seed?
Rely on our deep understanding of Seed and 65+ years of combined industry knowledge.
Missing important service calls?
Let us catch the service issue -- not your customer. We will alert you to service issues, so you can repair them before your customer even notices there is a problem.
Are you feeling stretched thin?
Bob didn’t show up for his route today. Somebody left the freezer door open overnight. An important RFA is due tomorrow. Your broker is knocking at the front door. Oh, and your biggest account just called upset because their yogurt is out of date. Handle what ONLY YOU are qualified to deal with. We'll take care of Seed.
Who is reading and analyzing your reports?
Nobody? You're not alone. We know how to extract and analyze crucial data and report to you what matters. We will help you fully utilize Seed's powerful reporting capabilities to make educated decisions, leading to more profits.
Is your inventory a mess?
We know how to organize your data. From warehouse accountability to new product entry, from profitable par level settings to a clean product list -- we'll make it work for you.
Do your drivers need training?
Allow us to train your drivers on-site with a visit from route manager and Seed specialist, Shawn Evans. We’ll show your team how to implement our philosophy of “Clean, Filled, and Working.” Your drivers will learn to maximize their efficiencies as Shawn rides along on the front lines and teaches each driver industry best practices. Plus, you’ll gain direct access to Shawn after he visits for continued support.
Should Seed make life easier?
Absolutely! You can finally take “Figure Seed Out” off your to-do list.
How well are you managing your rebate programs?
Hiring us to manage your rebates could potentially pay for our entire service. For companies not fully adhering to rebate programs, you are losing free money!
YOUR SEEDSPECIAL OPS TEAM
“Convenience Brigade consulting service is recognized by
Cantaloupe as a certified Seed Super User with real life Seed platform
experience. Being a Super User, Staci and her team are capable of consulting on
all Seed functionality and operational processes. I recommend Convenience
Brigade for current Seed users that may want to get more from the platform, as
well as operators that need resource assistance implementing the platform for
the first time or have experienced turnover in key areas."
-Terry Hovis, VP of Customer Success | Cantaloupe, Inc.
Maximize the Full Potential of Seed
"Preparedness is the key to success and victory."
- General Douglas MacArthur
HERE'S THE DRILL
You're already paying for the software. Allow us to tackle the technical and
tasks so you can focus on daily operations! Your special task force can arrive in two ways:
This flat rate option includes (but is not limited to) the following: Creating POGS, product and asset list clean up, customer price evaluations profit and loss reports, par analysis and adjustments, waste reduction, driver and staff training (onsite or via webinars), and assisting with Seed Market conversion.
Projects & Support
For a customizable monthly fee, we'll manage anything you need to maximize your profits through Seed. We can handle the tasks that take up your time, which could be better spent taking care of your customers.
- Aging Reports
- Commission Processing
- Daily Fills Reports
- End of Day Reports – Review and Disseminate
- Fresh Food Management
- Machine & Product Merchandising
- Over/Short Cash Accountability Reporting
- Price Exceptions
- Pricing Plans
- Rebate Management
- Route Scheduling
- Seed Delivery
- Service Call Alerts – Identify and Dispatch
- Subsidy Reporting and Billing
MEET YOUR BRIGADE
Staci Thornton Ryan
I know vending like the back of my hand! I grew up in the family vending business and eventually became the branch manager at our company’s Atlanta, GA branch. Since I’ve learned all the aspects of running a vending business from top to bottom, I intricately understand how changes impact your business. Since 2010, I’ve learned how to harness the power of Seed – and discovered how many are not! I graduated from University of Georgia (go Dawgs!) and married into the Army. I live in West Point, NY with my husband and two kids.
I am very familiar with the Seed database after working directly with it for many years. This wasn’t always the case though! I proudly served my country in the U.S. Army with two tours to OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom). My wife and four children moved with me to Atlanta, GA, where I became a vending route driver. I quickly became a route supervisor, where I managed drivers, routes, schedules, and more through the Seed database for 10 years. It is a privilege to translate this technology into an easy resource that anyone can use.
Don Blotner, well known in the vending and foodservice industry, has been in the industry for over 40 years. He spent 18 years working in the family business, learning the trade from bottom to top. Since leaving the family business, he has been an industry resource, providing management and operations insight, as well as analysis and project management for a wide variety of entities. Don has considerable experience in a multitude of arenas, including large-scale acquisitions, operational changes, data platform transitions and has knowledge of many of the major software platforms in our business channel. Notably, he worked for Cantaloupe Systems during the build, rollout and implementation of Seed Office.
We are Staci and Shawn, a Veteran-owned and operated duo. Together, we have 65+ years of industry experience and love sharing our expertise of Seed. We are carefully building our team with military spouses, allowing them to stay consistently employed (which is often difficult, due to constantly relocating). Thank you for supporting military families! You can read more about us below.