The SIMMS Work Order Module allows you to issue work orders, tracking both schedules and costs within the manufacturing process. Monitor costs, works-in-progress and variances within your particular process while committing both manpower and equipment in their most efficient ways. Comprehensive reports keep you on top of the activities involved, letting you know how much stock will be required for current and future assemblies.
SIMMS Inventory Management software’s Item Valuation features permit users to implement within the system the valuation method that best suits their company’s needs. A choice of six leading-edge valuation methods makes SIMMS the most comprehensive package on the market today. Whether your business is in the service industry, providing products or goods, or wanting to be a greater competitor in your local or national economy, valuation is an important decision to help you keep on top of your market.
Overall FIFO (First-in, First-Out), Local FIFO, LIFO (Last-In, First-Out), Average, Weighted Average and Standard Valuation provide different advantages, depending on the needs of your company. The first principal of inventory management is to stock only the goods that you have a demand for. The second principal is convert stock items back into cash as soon as possible. SIMMS can help you achieve those two important goals.
In today’s economy, inventory turnover is of utmost importance. While dealing with rising prices for raw materials and a demand for a wide array of goods required by your customers, the wise choice is to plan for tax savings and the avoidance of debt — companies need to invest money only in stock that is selling, and not base their payments for stock on future sales: they win by owning the items in their warehouse outright, and organizing themselves to most efficiently move the stock out the door. Maximizing your cash flow and minimizing your tax burden and debt load should be the goal, and SIMMS Item Valuation features allow you to employ the best method to help you succeed.
“The online system works extremely well as both a purchasing and inventory system. We have just commenced to implement the bar coding module to manage our inventory. The system is excellent for what we do. As it is also a web based system, it allows approvals and requests for materials to be carried out remotely thus saving time, effort and resources.” – Tom Heitmann, Supply Chain Manager, Northern Network Alliance
“We needed a program that would be flexible enough to suit our individual needs and that could grow with us. The SIMMS software is a powerful inventory management program that has even been enhanced to meet our specific requirements. I am really happy with our choice and look forward to a long term relationship with KCSI and their staff.” – Kris Shipley, Finance and Purchasing, Magic Mobility
“I’ve been using SIMMS Inventory Software for just over a year and find it very user friendly. I’m extremely pleased with the software and especially the Kitting (BOM) Module, as we were experiencing problems keeping track of builds and unit costs prior to acquiring SIMMS. Tasks that used to take up much of my time are now streamlined with SIMMS.” – Dianne Shaw, Emscan Corporation
“In 2000 we were in need of a programmer for a partially completed project and KCSI completed the job for us. Since then we have used them for our ongoing software development needs. The work is always finished to our satisfaction. KCSI staff is good at understanding our requirements and putting that into action.” – Doug Wollard, Delta Community Living Society
“We were in search of an ERP system can both handle or inventory needs and provide us with an integrated accounting package for all day to day transactions. We are very happy with SIMMS Inventory Software as well as the support from the team at KCSI. With the help of the Inventory Software we have been able to accurately track our inventory, easily do physical counts and cycle counts, manage our inventory locations, and keep sales and purchase history for customers and vendors.” – Ian Hendel, General Manager, Joli Distribution
“The support we receive from the technical staff at KCSI is outstanding. There are continued updates and improvements being made to the software, many based upon the feedback provided to them by their customers. Even with all these benefits, the product is surprisingly affordable. Our entire staff agrees that this was an easy transition from our old system, and very easy to learn. We never plan to purchase another brand of inventory software again.” – Cindy Lind, Service Administrator, CNC
“KCSI has been an excellent partner for our business. We have been using SIMMS Inventory Software for more than 8 years and have been very satisfied with the results. It is an excellent tool to work with as KCSI have provided outstanding support and service for our customers.” – David E. Handal, General Manager, Agencia de Handal
Users of SIMMS Inventory Management software can reconcile credit card, cash, and checking information, manage bank accounts and deposits and transferal of funds smoothly and easily with SIMMS’ Banking features. Accounting requirements can be a challenge to those who are not trained accountants, but SIMMS makes those structured and necessary steps easy to create, edit and manage using intuitive and easy-to-understand screens.
While other software packages require users to master complex accounting procedures and manually implement them, SIMMS has been created using the input of accountants, whose suggestions and focus on the most important information have contributed to the easy and practical steps included in the initial setup of SIMMS. This way, none of the most important settings are missed and none of the data requested during the setup is left as something confusing to the user. Addition of secondary data takes place during the secondary steps of setup, enabling SIMMS users to realize which information is the most important.
Whether it is in the management of the user’s various accounts, or the tracking of balances due and payment history from customers or to vendors, their details are easily entered or amended within the program. This seamless combination of top-level stock management and leading-edge accounting practices make SIMMS’ Banking features THE choice for small to medium sizes businesses everywhere.
SIMMS Inventory Management software provides a dynamic feature for controlling the numerous aspects of the process of Vendor Costing. Businesses often receive the same items from various vendors based upon their availability and best costs. With SIMMS, each item can be set with particular aliases (vendor-specific names or numbers) and separate costs for each vendor; this enables the user to choose at any time the vendor he/she wants following quick phone calls to the various vendors to ascertain if the item is in stock.
Users can combine multiple items needed from one particular vendor onto one particular purchase order, thus providing the fluidity of purchasing most companies require. The aliases allow for the accurate selection of items with their vendor-specific details, assuring that the items you need are clearly listed for your suppliers. Users can easily access references to the vendors used and edits needed can be performed quickly and easily.
As costs change and/or items pass from usage to be replaced by different or newer pieces, old costs and items can be amended or replaced smoothly, and lists of the new items can be produced in various report forms so your sales department can keep up with the pieces your company now offers. When combined with the seamless link between SIMMS’ inventory information and industry-standard accounting features, the addition or removal of stock pieces within the system give you count control and accurate financial information so you know where the bottom line is at all times. SIMMS’ Vendor Costing feature is just one more tool that will help you keep ahead of your competition.
SIMMS Inventory Management software features a useful tool for users needing the optimum speed to process either a receipt of goods or an invoice: Quick Transactions. Users, when they first implement the SIMMS system, can create in the system their most-used vendor and most-used customer. If these two are the firm with which the company conducts the most business, and are the first vendor and customer, respectively, that are created in SIMMS then the Quick Receipt and Quick Issue tool can be employed.
Found under the Modules>Custom menu, a rapid purchase can be processed easily under Quick Receipt. Unlike on the normal receipt of goods screen where a vendor must be selected and other vendor-related details need be entered or selected, the Quick Receipt window does not require these since, as the primary vendor, those details are already in the system. Simply open the window, choose the item(s) and its quantity and select the location into which the item(s) that is being used, then save the receipt. Similarly on the sales side, the Quick Issue window permits a rapid sale to the primary customer in the SIMMS system; the items, and the location from which they are pulled, are requested and then the transaction is saved.
In business, the need for speed and accuracy is tangible as workflow and vendor/customer satisfaction is a necessary concern, SIMMS can enable the separation of priorities, and keep the flow moving. By keeping transactions that have to be done quickly and easily as simple as possible, SIMMS users can put the minimum of time into using the system and focus their time on more pressing matters. More complex transactional requirements are also easily implemented so that time spent using SIMMS is a rapid and complete as possible. For the most rapid processes, however, SIMMS’ Quick Transactions feature are yet another tool available to users of the program, which leads the market by inclusion of features that best suit the needs of business both large and small.