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Expert advice on trade spend topics.


Blacksmith Applications Acquires GoSimple

The combined company, which manages more than $4.5 billion in annual promotional spend, will provide solutions that serve small and large CPG companies.


2017 | Year in Review

2017 can be summed up as our most progressive year yet, with strong year-over-year growth and increased value for our customers.


The 7 Most Popular Blacksmith Blogs | 2017

As the countdown to 2018 begins, we took a look back at what content was most helpful and relevant to you. This blog review features our most-read trade spend posts of 2017.


How to Leverage Auto Pay to Reduce Unauthorized Deductions

Auto pay supports the processing and reimbursement of corporate shelter, buying group rebates and local distributor rate-based offers.


12 Things We Learned from Trade Spend Experts

Trade spend subject matter experts lead discussion groups at Smoke Jumpers XVI, then share their top trade spend best practices and takeaways.


What’s Next for FORGE?

During the 2017 FORGE User Conference, Blacksmith Applications presented four functionality enhancements to FORGE trade promotion software.