KCSI and Custom Software

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Integration is the goal for all businesses seeking to use technology as an ever-increasing tool for business success. KCSI’s custom integration help your separate applications share data with each other with complete compatibility.

Some integration we have mastered:

– Customer contacts with property management system (PMS)

– Customer relationship management (CRM) with websites

– E-commerce platforms with accounting software

– E-mail applications with CRM

If you’re after web applications, they can always be customized to suit the specifics you’re seeking to fill. KCSI defines the precise functionalities currently missing from your company’s software and your business goals. Following completion, KCSI remains by your side to host, maintain and support the software.

Contact KCSI today for more information on how integration can be achieved with your business: sales@kcsi.ca

Drop-Shipping with SIMMS

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Antiquated systems rarely still hold water in today’s market of international distribution and paper-thin overhead models. Sailing vessels evolved into power-driven craft able to meet tighter schedules without having to rely on the whim of favorable winds.

Similarly, businesses with huge warehouses and large shipping staffs from the days of the Buy-Hold-Ship style have evolved to the medium-capacity and small-staffed Sell-Source-Ship style. Warehouse space is transitive because many businesses are able to drop-ship materials right from manufacturers to their customers, thereby eliminating the need for expensive storage bills and sky-high payroll responsibilities.

Contact KCSI today to learn more about how you can quickly and easily manage inventory in transit between your suppliers and your customers — join the new wave of inventory management and avoid going down with the old ship.

KCSI is now HIRING!

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KCSI is now hiring!

We currently are offering one position with the KCSI Team:

Software Beta-Tester and Presenter

To learn more, visit the following URL:

http://www.simmssoftware.com/inventory-software/KCSI-is-Hiring.aspx

You can send your resume and cover letter by clicking here

We look forward to hearing from an interested individual with a goal of excellence and a plan to succeed!

SIMMS: The Hosted Solution

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Many businesses have switched to Hosted Inventory Systems (cloud computing). Hosting provides access to what otherwise would be expensive software and even more expensive hardware expenses required to host the software locally.

The advantages of SIMMS Hosted are:

Data Security
IT systems need to be maintained and updated constantly. If this is not done, your data security can suffer. Software to manage your security is costly and requires expensive upgrades of its own.

SIMMS Online uses Citrix because of its inherent and trustworthy security and its maximization of bandwidth (making your connection more stable). When you connect to our servers, your data is perfectly secure.

Flexibility
If a sudden up-turn in your business occurs, you will probably need new hardware, additional (and more dedicated) internet connections and possibly a cast of IT professionals to implement and manage it all for you. Besides the costs, expansion will consume another valuable commodity: time.

With SIMMS Online all you have to do is increase your user count. You can add new users instantly.

Reduction of IT Costs
Hardware, server software and networking will continue to be tedious and complicated as new protocols and processes become standardized every year. As businesses grow they all hit a juncture where their IT infrastructure costs begin to soar.

With the Hosted option, if a server blows up then it is our problem. We take care of backups, service packs and upgrades, thus eliminating your need for in-house IT personnel.

Saving Money
Hosted services allow small and mid-size companies to have access to an IT infrastructure that they normally could not afford. Hardware, bandwidth and networking are hidden costs that all mount up.

Our Hosted services give you access to high caliber hardware and software that is usually out of the price range for smaller companies. As your users access our hosted system there is no need to purchase an expensive server and server software. You can use your existing hardware as workstations and your existing internet connections to connect.

Versatility of Platform
While SIMMS runs on Windows with Citrix, your MAC computers work perfectly to connect to our Hosted service. As SIMMS continues to evolve, it will incorporate more capability of connection with other machines using more platforms.

The Hosted version of SIMMS can benefit you for the reasons listed above and many more. Visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca for more information.

Make Your Work Environment More Fun

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Why not try some (or all) of these suggestions to juice up the fun at work:

  • Alternate your screensaver
  • Celebrate milestones and successes
  • Create specific interest groups
  • Fung shui your workspace
  • Games, and more games
  • Give prizes for production increases
  • Have a charity day
  • Have a movie day
  • Have a potluck
  • Have a stress ball or something else to play with
  • Have a Welcoming Committee
  • Have team-building events
  • Listen to music
  • Pick your own schedule
  • Send funny articles and cartoons around
  • Supervisor roasting
  • Take fun seriously
  • Teammate roasting
  • Use your breaks to their full advantage
  • Work for yourself, either on the side or full-time

The Superiority of SIMMS Reports

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SIMMS Inventory Management software incorporates the very best features on the market regarding its dozens of built-in and customizable reports. Using the versatile Crystal Reports interface, SIMMS’ reports permit the adjustment of layout, insertion of logos and letterheads, and the display of fields from within the SIMMS database, making reports precisely the way that users need them to be. Choices of fonts, colors, section highlighting, word art and line art make it one of the best choices available.

For the numerous analytical reports, headers, footers, section formats and more can be customized from within a standard version of Crystal Reports to have any company’s reports consistent with their own visual style and graphic image. Insertion of form data, managerial checklists or note areas can easily be incorporated into the design. Users merely export from SIMMS copies of the reports they wish to customize and then select a checkbox to tell SIMMS that they wish to use the exported and customized copies instead. Any reports that do not exist in exported form are ignored and the standardized built-in versions of those reports are used.

From accounting documents like quotes, sales orders and invoices to purchasing documents like purchase orders, transfers and stock item lists, SIMMS’ reports can be formatted to fit various sizes of printable media so that the materials users have can be employed easily. Sales slips from the Point-of-Sale module, item price labels and barcodes can all be formatted and printed to suit the user’s needs. SIMMS’ reports serve the needs of users whose needs are both big and small.

Give SIMMS 2016 a free trial today here:

http://simmssoftware.com/inventory-software/Download-Trial.aspx

 

 

Assessing Safety Stock

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Safety stock is helpful in order to avoid encountering ‘stock outs’ if rates of consumption increase and/or the lead times get extended from the values established for replenishment of your system.

The chief way to establish safety stock is to take into consideration the most common two variations that normally might occur over a period of time in regards to additional quantities of stock:

1) When consumption variation has increased dramatically:

Safety Stock = (maximum rate of consumption – normal rate of consumption) X Lead Time

2) When Lead Time variation has increased dramatically:

Safety Stock = normal rate of consumption X (maximum Lead Time – normal Lead Time)

These formulas should help greatly in adjusting for those times that safety stock becomes necessary.

Why Choose Custom Software?

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Custom software achieves the following goals:

  • Commercial Software
    With a custom solution, you will own the intellectual property rights for resale
  • Competitive Advantage
    Custom software solutions take advantage of what makes your company unique
  • Integration
    A custom solution will integrate with existing systems
  • New Technology
    A custom solution allows you to take advantage of the latest technologies
  • Unique Requirements
    A custom solution will meet 100% of your business’ requirements

Packaged software may contain many features you need, but custom software can find its place in practically any organization. Web applications run on a hosted web server and are delivered through the internet, thus requiring an internet connection, and using resources over the internet, including storage and CPU processing, that can be accessed anywhere no matter what device you are on so long as you have an internet access. Similarly, mobile applications run on tablets or smart phones. Enterprise Application Software (EAS) is custom software solution that is created for the needs of an organization, rather than individual users, with the main goal behind enterprise software being to improve enterprise efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

A custom software solution can be created on any of these platforms, with these common accomplishments:

– Accelerated sales cycles

– Automated business processes

– Captured market share

– Cut costs spent on 3rd party software

At KCSI, we specialize in creating breakthrough custom software applications. Our development method employs you as an integral part of the process, converting your business ideas into a competitive advantage. Contact us today at sales@kcsi.ca.

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