Protect Your Margins

Blacksmith's end-to-end trade solution automates formula pricing specifically configured to meet suppliers' needs for margin protection and timely communication.

Designed for You

Our TPM and TPO applications enable sophisticated workflows and analytical capabilities to plan and evaluate trade programs and events across channels.

  • Manage pricing fluctuation
  • Digital commodity data feeds
  • Quickly analyze promotional scenarios
  • Configure pricing formulas specific to your customers
  • Verify and validate deduction payments
  • Compounded or independent formula calculations

Blacksmith Applications Protein Customers

Tyson Foods: Strategic Trade Approach


Ask these 3 questions when considering a trade spend software solution:

Question 1

How does the application handle volatile pricing?


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Question 2

How much room for error is there in the application’s margin calculation?


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Question 3

Has the application been proven by others in the protein industry?


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Blacksmith Applications 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

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

Protein Customer Stories

Since switching to FORGE TPM, Pilgrim’s has reduced unauthorized deductions and recaptured price deviations. FORGE enables Pilgrim’s to leverage a complete foodservice solution without costly and time-consuming customization.

FORGE takes the risk out of foodservice trade programs for Kraft. With real-time volume and financials by business and sales area, the trade team at Kraft has a true 360-view of business. Auto pay and recapture functionality is specifically beneficial.

More Resources for You

Blended Rate Functionality Demo

FORGE V8 introduces automated blended and effective rate calculations. Watch Karen Cullom’s demo to learn more.

Video Testimonial: Conagra Brands

Great companies use FORGE. Conagra Brands has been a customer since 2002. See what they say about FORGE and Blacksmith’s exceptional service.