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How to track the performance of a store manager
01.10.2019 How to track the performance of a store manager

Monitoring the executive discipline of subordinates is an important task for any manager. Everyone solves it differently. MD Audit offers another way of doing things that has a number of advantages over others. 

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We integrate with your systems
17.09.2019 We integrate with your systems

Previously, any MD Audit integration with corporate systems required complex individual improvements. Soon everything will change. 

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Meet the MD Audit 2.21. Part 2
10.09.2019 Meet the MD Audit 2.21. Part 2

We continue to talk about innovations in the new version of MD Audit. Additional task management and audit planning options for store Directors are already available to all users. 

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Meet the MD Audit 2.21. Part 1
03.09.2019 Meet the MD Audit 2.21. Part 1

We are pleased to announce that as part of release 2.21, we have finalized and implemented a list of new features in the system. Additional task management and audit planning options for store Directors are already available to all users.

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Simplify work and minimize errors
20.08.2019 Simplify work and minimize errors

It is not a secret that even in the active working rhythm of a sales network manager there are still monotonous routine operations that take up precious hours to solve global problems. MD Audit has one less problem like this.

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Get rid of the routine with the
06.08.2019 Get rid of the routine with the "Checks generation" function

Standards audits with MD Audit are only effective when they are regular and systemic. However, in the time-pressure mode, a manager can sometimes forget about assigning store inspection tasks to subordinates or make a mistake when planning hastily. Both of these problems are easy to solve.

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How to create a talent pool
23.07.2019 How to create a talent pool

The best managers are growing inside the company, so many organizations are working hard to build a talent pool and train and develop employees who are potentially ready to take up managerial positions. MD Audit will help to make this difficult task easier.

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How to create constructive internal competition
16.07.2019 How to create constructive internal competition

There are a number of ways to encourage retailers to achieve better results, such as by creating a competitive environment between them. The main thing is that these actions do not lead to demotivation of store managers.

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Why ready-made checklists do not work
09.07.2019 Why ready-made checklists do not work

You can find a checklist on the Internet for almost any business purpose. It can seem easy: take it and use it. However, in most cases, such checklist samples are useless.

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How MD Audit can increase your revenue
02.07.2019 How MD Audit can increase your revenue

We are often asked if MD Audit can affect the company's financial results. Of course, it can be done in the most positive way, if the system is properly managed.

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MODIS case on cooperation with security companies
25.06.2019 MODIS case on cooperation with security companies

Stores use PSC services to reduce losses, but security services are not always of good quality. MODIS trade network has found a way out of this situation.

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System for setting SMART tasks
18.06.2019 System for setting SMART tasks

There are many electronic systems available for setting up tasks but not all of them are SMART compliant. You can keep the SMART concept in mind when setting tasks, or you can use MD Audit and set SMART tasks automatically.

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MD Audit at Russian Retail Week 2019
10.06.2019 MD Audit at Russian Retail Week 2019

Last week a grand event took place — Russian Retail Week 2019. MD Audit also participated in this important event for the entire retail community.

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Why a store may not measure performance against KPIs
06.06.2019 Why a store may not measure performance against KPIs

If a store does not measure performance against KPIs, it can be the manager's fault, as well as the circumstances beyond his control. We'll figure out how to separate one from the other.

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How to increase partnerships efficiency
31.05.2019 How to increase partnerships efficiency

Businesses can rarely exist without partnerships. Regular monitoring of joint work will make it more effective, and there is one important thing to consider.

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Why audits don't work?
28.05.2019 Why audits don't work?

If a manager is dissatisfied with the work of a retail network, he/she may resorts to having company audits performed hoping to correct the situation. However, even the most thorough audits won't yield results if you forget about two important factors.

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How to assess the corporate culture efficiency
21.05.2019 How to assess the corporate culture efficiency

Internal regulations, and arranging corporate meetings and team building events are usually developed for this purpose. But how do you know if all these actions are in vain?

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How to organize the working day of the store managers
14.05.2019 How to organize the working day of the store managers

It's not easy to organize your day at work. But it is even more difficult to organize the working day of your subordinates, for example, the store managers of the retail network. You can solve this challenge using MD Audit.

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Looking for development areas in the head-office
07.05.2019 Looking for development areas in the head-office

Do you think that the problems of the retail network are always due to the poor performance of store managers? That's not true, and if you read our article, you'll change your mind.

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Extend the scope of using MD Audit
30.04.2019 Extend the scope of using MD Audit

MD Audit was designed for use within the company to monitor compliance with corporate standards. However, that doesn't mean the system can only be used this way. MD Audit's capabilities are much wider.

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One word changes everything
23.04.2019 One word changes everything

While it can be difficult to introduce a new product because personnel have not bought into an innovation, this behavior can be changed. It can be enough to formulate and articular your goals in the right words. Framing the reasons driving the need for change is critical.

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How MD Audit builds internal communications
16.04.2019 How MD Audit builds internal communications

In any company there are issues in communication between employees. This task can be solved by organizing regular operational audits.

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Staff motivation management with MD Audit
09.04.2019 Staff motivation management with MD Audit

The usual form of personnel motivation management involves control and punishment. Practice shows that this approach does not always produce the desired results. Using MD Audit can help to correct this situation.

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Seeing once is better
05.04.2019 Seeing once is better

Text explanations of checklist questions may be sp cumbersome and incomprehensiblethat audits are delayed and results may be unreliable. MD Audit easily eliminates such complexity.

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Who will win the war for the client?
19.03.2019 Who will win the war for the client?

Igor Shekhterman, CEO of X5 Retail Group, in a recent interview with Vedomosti news said that now in retail there is a war for the client and that he knows how to become the winner. In fact, the solution is obvious — to work a lot and implement innovations that matter. However, we have something to add to the words of this leading retailer. We know one tool that will help any business to improve its performance.

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Objective assessment using checklists
18.03.2019 Objective assessment using checklists

MD Audit is a system for monitoring and evaluating the quality of compliance with operating process standards. We have already written about its effectiveness in any business areas. However, since the test is carried out by a person, even with the use of an advanced IT-system, the objectivity of the result is invariably influenced by the human factor. It is unlikely that it will be completely eliminated, but it is possible to reduce the risk of results distortion to a minimum.

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Use checklists efficiently
11.03.2019 Use checklists efficiently

The checklist has been around for a long time and you are probably using one of its modifications. Currently, there are various methods for creating the structure and content of a checklist and the concept of an effective audit. This helps to avoid the information overload that often happens during an operational review. Sooner or later, thequestion will arise: "How well and efficiently am I using this tool in my work?" To confirm or disprove your guesses, read our new article.

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It's time for operational audit
06.03.2019 It's time for operational audit

Do you know when there is a need for an operational audit? What are the signs that the company has growth points to work on? If not, this article is for you. Maybe it's time for your company to have an operational audit.

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MD Audit in Alfa-Bank
27.02.2019 MD Audit in Alfa-Bank

Our system is used in a variety of business areas: in retail, HoReCa, restaurants and even banks. Learn about the experience of using the system in Alfa-Bank, Russia's largest private banking institution. 

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Six steps to successful implementation of MD Audit
20.02.2019 Six steps to successful implementation of MD Audit

The challenge for any innovation is to bring practical benefits to business, and we aim to help you get to results faster . Each company goes through its own time cycle to achieve its first results, however, there are those that can take the lead faster than others. The secret is using the right innovation algorithm. If you want to start benefiting from MD Audit as rapidly as possible, this article is for you.

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How to create standards of professional conduct
15.02.2019 How to create standards of professional conduct

A strong service culture is the key to customer loyalty, but it does not occur by itself. Let's talk about how to create and maintain it.

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Using MD Audit system in the lingerie market
15.02.2019 Using MD Audit system in the lingerie market

We publish a case study of using MD Audit in Fashion retail — within RozTeh LLC, a leading Russian manufacturer of women's underwear, swimwear and homewear.

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Overview of the restaurant market in Moscow
14.02.2019 Overview of the restaurant market in Moscow

We publish an article by our partners, Geomatrix company. Geomatrix team collected and analyzed data on the dynamics of restaurant chains development in Moscow (the analysis was based on information provided by the Open Data portal of the Moscow City Government).

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How to motivate contractors or the secret of pure clean kitchens in Burger King
04.02.2019 How to motivate contractors or the secret of pure clean kitchens in Burger King

Practical experience applying MD Audit for checking the contractors and comments implementation.

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Application of MD Audit system at the production plant
27.12.2018 Application of MD Audit system at the production plant

In our new article we will tell you about the introduction of checklists at industrial enterprises. How, to whom and why MD Audit can be useful in this industry.

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Christmas Eve checklist
24.12.2018 Christmas Eve checklist

What is Christmas Eve? It is joy, celebration and a little magic; happiness, which is always not enough; a holiday that should be remembered for a long time! Do you want your restaurant or store visitors to feel the Christmas Eve atmosphere? Check yourself on this checklist!

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Checklists for filling stations — a convenient self-monitoring tool for the branch
17.12.2018 Checklists for filling stations — a convenient self-monitoring tool for the branch

We have prepared another article for you, this time about the benefits of using checklist methodology in the gas stations network.

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Record of the web conference
17.12.2018 Record of the web conference "Operational audit as a separate business process"

Couldn't make it to the web conference on operational processes at fashion retail? Watch the record!

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Video interview with the founder of the MD Audit project
10.12.2018 Video interview with the founder of the MD Audit project

Andrey Podgornov, Managing Partner of MD Audit, spoke about the formation and development of the mobile audit system. He became a member of the Detail for Retail program, a special project of the Retailer.ru, retail professionals community.

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Checklist types for Fashion Retail
07.12.2018 Checklist types for Fashion Retail

We have prepared a unique material for you about the types of checklists to check the fashion retail facilities.

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Large and small operational risk management cycles
05.12.2018 Large and small operational risk management cycles

Another article by Alexander Shubin. This time we will talk about operational risks in the retail network.

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What to learn from luxury brands
29.11.2018 What to learn from luxury brands

A large budget gives the maximum space for experiments, and the mass market takes over the most successful concepts. The participants of the Luxury Marketing Forum in New York spoke about new ideas and best marketing practices in the luxury world. The main thesis we present in this article.

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Web conference: Operational audit as an independent business process
23.11.2018 Web conference: Operational audit as an independent business process

MD Audit invites you to a free web conference dedicated to operational processes in fashion retail. On December 7, Irina Ivanova, ex-head of the Modis retail business technology department, will lead the conference.

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Control points in fashion retail
04.10.2018 Control points in fashion retail

Fashion retail differs from other branches of retail as it works at the junction of commerce and art. Moreover, creativity is not only about the choice of goods for sale, but in their presentation, so that a visitor desires to buy on an emotional level.

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What kind of checklists are needed for the retail network and how to create them?
05.09.2018 What kind of checklists are needed for the retail network and how to create them?

Interview with Alexander Shubin, the managing director of myRetailStrategy (PBK Management), the author of the methodology for improving the business model of the retail company  “Business onTrack for Retail” and the book “Business models of retail companies: how to compete with the giants”.

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How to create checklists for the retail network that will work?
15.08.2018 How to create checklists for the retail network that will work?

Regular assessment of the network branches' activity with the help of checklists increases the efficiency of the company's work. The main thing is that such monitoring should be systematic and have maximum coverage: operations, employee responsibilities, etc.

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MD Audit is included in the
08.08.2018 MD Audit is included in the "Mobility in Business" review

CNews included in the review a large material on proprietary solution of Mobile Dimension, the MD Audit system.

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Chat bots against mystery shoppers: what's more effective?
20.06.2018 Chat bots against mystery shoppers: what's more effective?

Agencies providing Mystery Shopping service — checking of retail outlets by mystery shoppers — position it as the most effective tool to improve customer service. However, now it has a direct competitor — a network bot.

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How does the MD Audit deployment process begin?
09.04.2018 How does the MD Audit deployment process begin?

In the second part of this article we will cover the process of deploying MD Audit at the client's site and the system methodology.

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MD Audit — a tool for successful self-development of the retailers
30.03.2018 MD Audit — a tool for successful self-development of the retailers

We publish the first part of Andrey Podgornov's article about the use of checklists in retail network. In this article you will learn why to automate the process of standards monitoring and how to do it as simply as possible.

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Checklists and store control points
22.08.2017 Checklists and store control points

We publish an article by Alexander Shubin, Managing Partner of PBK Management and author of the book “Business Model of a retail company”

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MD Audit solution is included in the Unified Register of Domestic Software
09.08.2017 MD Audit solution is included in the Unified Register of Domestic Software

Mobile quality control and monitoring system of MD Audit standards, developed by Mobile Dimension company, is included in the Unified Register by the expert council of the Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation.

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