Solutions to Manage and Optimize Trade Investment and Sales Planning

59% of trade promotions don’t break even. We offer trade management, sales planning,
promotion optimization, and advanced analytics SaaS solutions for CPG clientele of all sizes.

The Blacksmith Cloud Ecosystem:

Planning, trade and analytics SaaS solutions.

Great Companies Choose Blacksmith Applications

Trade Investment & Sales Planning Products

Transform your organization’s bottom line with trade transparency.
  • Foodservice TPM
  • Retail TPM
  • TPO

Foodservice TPM

  • Manage contracts and approval workflows.
  • Settle claims and match deductions.
  • Reduce errors and expose invalid payments.
  • Understand when, where and how you’re spending trade dollars with TPM analytics solutions.



Retail TPM

  • Gain visibility to overall net revenue.
  • Manage deductions, settlements & accruals.
  • Centralize planning, budgeting & trade execution.
  • One trade management application meets the needs of your entire organization.




  • 3-5% return on annual trade spending.
  • Data cleansing & harmonization capabilities.
  • Accurate baselines and post-event analysis.
  • Predictive event, customer planning and optimization.
  • Closed loop ecosystem with TPM for a complete TPx solution.



Get out of Excel. Get into Blacksmith solutions.

How are you elevating your trade investment? Convert valuable data into accurate
insights and optimized results with our planning, trade and analytics SaaS solutions.

Understand Your TPO Choices

Examine the benefits of trade promotion optimization and identify the key factors to consider in order to choose the right solution for your organization’s needs.

Unilever's Path to Enhance Profitability

Find out why Adam LeDonne, Managing Director of North America for Unilever Food Solutions, believes Blacksmith Applications is positioning his team for win-win negotiations.

Choose Your Own Adventure

If you need basic or advanced insights, we’ve got you covered. Check out our resource center and blog to learn about trade investment and sales planning topics. There’s something for everyone.

Blacksmith Brands


FORGE is the premier enterprise TPM solution for CPG channels including retail and foodservice. Run complex, layered customer promotions and programs from one, sophisticated platform.

FORGE is the flagship product under the Blacksmith banner and an industry-leading TPM with a legacy in foodservice and a future in retail planning and analytics.

>> Watch 2-minute retail functionality demo

>> Watch 2-minute foodservice functionality demo

GoSimple TPM

GoSimple is a complete yet easy-to-use TPM product for small and medium enterprises requiring feature-rich functionality from which to plan programs, promotions and trade events across channels.

GoSimple was acquired by Blacksmith Applications in 2018 and together we doubled the client base in just one year. Let us show you how GoSimple can help alleviate your Excel exhaustion.

>> Watch 2-minute GoSimple Web Demo

T-Pro Optimum TPO

Blacksmith acquired AI-powered TPO solution, T-Pro Optimum in 2019 and along with it a talented management team with decades of client-side experience.

T-Pro’s progressive client base is using the application’s powerful predictive constraint-based planning to quantify and improve return on trade investments.

T-Pro Optimum has been recognized as a best-in-class solution by POI and a customer-preferred application in CGT’s annual survey for several years running.

>> Watch 3-minute T-Pro Optimum TPO Web Demo

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