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DotActiv TeamJun 21, 2019 2:46:36 PM4 min read

5 Reasons To Use Activ8 In Your Retail Business


Activ8, DotActiv’s team management software, provides businesses with an efficient system to evaluate team performance. Not only does Activ8 measure your team’s performance, it also encourages better self-management across multiple store locations and offices. Using Activ8 will set your business apart from your competitors because you’ll be investing in a culture of accountability and transparency.

There are a number of reasons to consider when deciding to use Activ8 in your business. In this article, we will be focusing on five noteworthy reasons to use Activ8 in your retail business.

Icons-01 (2)1. Manage your team’s workload

I like to think of Activ8 as my own personal work diary. Every day when I get to work, I can view the tasks that are due for that day. I know how long it will take me to complete the task, who I should ask if I have any questions and I have all the necessary resources to complete the task that has been assigned to me.

Furthermore, my line manager knows exactly what my workload is like for that specific day. If something extra needs to get done, my line manager can check if I have the capacity to complete the additional task. If my capacity is at a maximum, someone else in my team can be allocated the task.

Activ8 provides you with a dashboard indicating the capacity of each member of your team. You should keep an eye on your team’s capacity because you don’t want your team to be overloaded. Overloading your team will cause frustration and will negatively affect employee morale. Additionally, the quality of the project may suffer.

On the other hand, you will also be aware of those members of your team that aren’t managing their time well. In this case, you can look at increasing their workload.

Icons-02 (2)2. Keep track of tasks

As we have already mentioned in a previous blog piece, Activ8 has you covered with the planning of tasks. You can read more about the key features of effective task tracking software. Why is keeping track of your tasks important? For starters, it enables better management of time and resources.

Using Activ8, your team will know exactly when tasks are due and can manage their time accordingly. As a manager, you can also ensure the right amount of people have been allocated to the task. This will allow operations to run smoothly and in turn, will lead to happy customers.

If you have a team of 8 people, it can become very difficult to keep track of each person. Activ8 can help you manage all your team members easily and effectively. Furthermore, you can keep track of your team’s task regardless of their geographical location.

Icons-03 (2)3. Easily log leave or an expense claim

Logging leave or an expense claim on Activ8 is a simple process and involves completing a few key fields. Once an individual has logged their leave or expense claim, it will need to be approved by their line manager. Being able to manage these HR-related matters provides team members and managers with a number of benefits.

Firstly, your team will know exactly what their leave balance is and how much leave they are allowed to take. This ensures complete clarity when it comes to your team’s leave balance.

Secondly, as a manager, you will know exactly when your team members are on leave so that you can plan accordingly.

Finally, all employees across your business will know when someone is out of the office. This prevents mis-communication and enforces complete transparency.

Icons-044. Maintain an up-to-date staff address book

Even if you’re a small retailer with a few staff members, having access to a staff address book will provide you with benefits. How? Firstly, you may need to quickly find an email address or a phone number of a staff member. Logging onto Activ8 and finding the contact information you need will save you time and energy.

Of course, larger retailers that have more employees will benefit significantly from the convenience of having everyone’s contact information in one central place.

Moreover, you’re able to see exactly who each employee reports to. This is useful when you need to know the capacity of an individual if you’re wanting them to jump on board with a particular project.

Icons-055. Implement your planograms at store level

Activ8 also provides you with all the tools necessary to implement your planograms at store level. You simply need to select the planogram that you would like to implement, add any additional comments and then complete the implementation as seen in the GIF below.

Implementing Planograms

Keeping track of which planograms have been implemented at which stores is a very useful tool to use in your retail business. Your team will need to report back to you indicating if they experienced any issues when implementing the planograms. This allows for an efficient implementation process.

On Activ8, your team are able to see exactly what the final planogram needs to look like in the form of a planogram and shelf report. This report can be saved as a PDF document and used in-store.


Activ8 is team management software for retail and it’s a powerful enabler for driving company culture. If you’re interested in pursuing a culture of transparency, accountability and high levels of work ethic then Activ8 is for you, book a meeting with a DotActiv expert today and we can run you through it's full capability.


DotActiv Team

The DotActiv team comprises category management experts lending their retail experience and knowledge to create well-researched and in-depth articles.