Category Archives: Increased Revenue

Make time with SIMMS 2017

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Technology has granted us all more time by creating shortcuts for us to manage our tasks and schedules in a more timely manner.

SIMMS Inventory Management software streamlines many of our necessary stock activities and time-management responsibilities into one package. You can prioritize tasks so that the most pressing issues are cleared from the deck first. You can set reorder points for items that are unique to each location in which they are stored. You can check on supply lead times to know which vendors have never let you down. You can manage your locations first within SIMMS before you commit to the redistribution of the stock in reality.

Contact KCSI today to learn more about how SIMMS can help you take mastery of your time concerns and make every accounting and inventory detail accurate and easy.

SIMMS 2017…the Top Choice

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SIMMS 2017 is the #1 cloud-based inventory solution for small business owners in the world today.

Benefits

  • Coordinate billing and ordering smoothly
  • Exemplary customer support
  • Run your business in the cloud
  • Straightforward and simple to use

Features

  • Accept online payments with 13 payment gateways
  • Create, send and manage your inventory online
  • Stay informed with one-click reporting
  • Track time and expenses

Give SIMMS 2017 a free trial today here:
http://simmssoftware.com/inventory-software/Download-Trial.aspx

 

The Advantages of Choosing KCSI Software

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The advantages of choosing KCSI Software are numerous. Here are just some of them:

  • Current .NET technology – KCSI employs Microsoft’s most recent .NET capabilities, adding software flexibility and long-lasting compatibility.
  • Current Database Technologies – KCSI always employs the most current SQL Server technology, enhancing its data security, greater scalability and higher stability as a software solution.
  • Design by business owners like yourself– KCSI software is designed for business owners by business owners.
  • Instant Market Leadership – For more than two decades, KCSI has served numerous organizations in many different businesses.
  • Quick Return On InvestmentKCSI software brings a high and rapid return on investment by improving your revenues, inventory control and business efficiency, all the while keeping your inventory management costs low.
  • Rapid Enhancement Roll-Ups – With KCSI, any free SIMMS enhancement request will be added to the upcoming releases, or, if you need a modification now, we can tailor the software to your needs with very little extra cost, giving you immediate results.
  • Short Installation – KCSI needs only a tiny implementation cycle –from two days to a week. This is a major reason KCSI software is popular in developing nations.
  • Simple Report Customization and Export Functionality- KCSI helps you to export and customize all reports within the program in addition to add your own reports to fit whatever unique needs you may have. Using Crystal Reports, you can make and/or modify new/existing reports.
  • Speedy Growth and Improvement – KCSI software goes through rapid change, enhancements, adjustments and growth to suit your demands.
  • Versatile Financing Options – KCSI provides attractive leasing options to give the flexibility you need in acquiring not only the SIMMS software solution but that desired hardware to run your business more efficiently.

To learn more, visit www.kcsi.ca today.

 

Avoid Over-Investing with SIMMS 2017

SIMMS 2017 Inventory Management software accurately tracks all items in inventory and maintains a lean supply chain. It sports a fully-functional CRM to help manage your relationships with your clients, while featuring a full suite of financial features (such as the general ledger) that helps to track revenue, spending, accounts payables and accounts receivables.

SIMMS 2017 can help users see their current condition in stark terms and real numbers. Unbridled amounts of money spent on intangibles can lead to a business descending into failure. An adage long used as a quick indication of fiscal health still rings true: “If your output exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall”.

With rich analytical tools that provide all the indicators you need to make sound, progressive decisions, SIMMS 2017 is available for a free trial at any time.

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

 

Reduce Overstocking with SIMMS

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SIMMS 2017 can help users reverse the trend of stocking their shelves with too much inventory. By facilitating more manageable stock counts, your overhead is reduced and your profits are increased. Stock counts should increase only to prepare for anticipated orders, a habit that leads to a more immediate return on your company’s investment. An enlarged warehouse staff becomes unnecessary when immediate movement of stock becomes an ongoing stream managed by an organized team of personnel. Eventually, orders get handled more quickly and the process is streamlined.

Too often companies can fall into the bad habit of investing too much capital in their stock, and thus feel the crunch at month-end in their revenues.

To learn how SIMMS 2017 can make your inventory processes more efficient and more cost effective, give SIMMS 2017 a free trial here: http://simmssoftware.com/inventory-software/Download-Trial.aspx

KCSI’s Custom Software Practice

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KCSI has expertise in the design, development and implementation of custom solutions.

We work with our clients to pinpoint and diagnose the limitations of your current software scenario. We look at whether your current tools can provide what you need. This analysis helps in the critical evaluation, which then leads to a decision to continue with or modify the existing system, or to create a completely new system.

For custom IT solutions, we help identify and define what your new system will need. By the end of this sophisticated step we’ll have a complete understanding and can institute a system design that will suit your needs. In short, we decide on application component identification, calculation details, database design and components; process and functions, and then finally, your security requirements.

Following development and design, elaborate system testing is conducted. Lastly, we conduct detailed reporting to the client and thorough disclosure of our progress. KCSI has successfully completed this cycle numerous times. It’s both time and fiscally effective and efficient.

Give KCSI a look today to get the process started @ www.kcsi.ca.

ECommerce with SIMMS StoreFront

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With SIMMS, you can interface to the most advanced ASP.NET shopping cart software on the planet.

SIMMS StoreFront offers secure, feature-rich e-commerce shopping cart solutions for multi-channel online sales, featuring integration with leading Accounting, Point of Sale, and Fulfillment systems like SIMMS Software. And we offer the professional services to help setup, customize, operate, and market your online store. Whether you’re a small merchant just getting started or a high-volume seller looking to streamline and upgrade your online operations, SIMMS StoreFront has an e-commerce solution to meet your needs.

SIMMS Inventory Management ERP system integration enables a seamless link between online shopping carts and offline processes. SIMMS StoreFront e-commerce platform solution integrating our new SIMMS StoreFront shopping cart platform with SIMMS Inventory Management and Accounting Software as well as CRMUnleashed systems. These new offerings enable online merchants to integrate many of their important offline systems with their online operations, streamlining the processes and reducing the costs associated with growing their online sales channels.

Analysts have recently noted that in order to be successful online, retailers must replace existing disconnected shopping cart software with new e-commerce platforms that integrate seamlessly with other critical back office systems. By offering integrations that allow merchants to synchronize their online and offline processes, including order details, inventory, product and customer information, SIMMS StoreFront is leading the market in addressing this demand.

Give SIMMS 2016 a free try today here: http://simmssoftware.com/inventory-software/Download-Trial.aspx

7 Tips to Become More Productive

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No matter how hard we wish to deny it or change it, life is short. And each of us has so many things we want to do. Yet, there never seems to be enough time.

In fact, there is more time than most of us realize; we just waste so much of it. Here are seven tips I have observed to make more of your time. Use these for business. Use these for daily life. Or use these for any specific project you want to accomplish.

Start with a plan

The chances of ending up where you want to increase dramatically when you have a plan. A plan is simply a start point, an end point and a list of steps to take to get from start to end.

Write it down. A plan in your head is fine, but it’s like mist drifting through the air. When you write the plan down, it takes on a solid state. You are more likely to follow it. That’s why to-do lists are effective.

That does not mean the plan can’t change. Sometimes, there is a good reason to change plans:

  • you get a brainstorm
  • your situation changes
  • you find out that one of your assumptions is wrong

But altering your plan for a good reason is not the same thing as letting it change due to drift.

Prioritize

You might have 50 things to do today. You might end up doing 35 of them. But will you do the 35 most important things? Or, at the end of the day, will you have still have a few important things to do?

Do the most important things first. Make sure they get done. If you don’t, you might “waste” time on less important things and run out of time to do what you most need to do.

The bigger the project, the more important it is to prioritize. As real estate agent Anita Clark puts it:

“If you take time to prioritize up front, you will not waste many hours chasing homes that are really not right for you.”

Then do the things you tend to procrastinate on. We all have those. If you do those early on, you’ll still be motivated to do the things you like at the end of the day.

So when you write it down, group items in such a way that you can tackle them most productively.

Block out time

Do one thing at a time. Sure, we can all multitask when we need to, but we are less efficient and less productive. Saying otherwise is pure bravado.

Focus and concentration on one project at a time will make you more productive. You will end up with more hours in the day.

Marginal gains on everything

Imagine if you could make very small improvements to everything you do. For instance, what if you could reduce your commuting time by five minutes every morning? That would save you 20 hours per year.

Let’s take this one step further. Let’s suppose you use those five minutes each morning to do exercise. That’s 20 hours of exercise. How many calories have you burned?

What would be the huge benefit of changing all the plates and bowls in your house to slightly smaller ones?

What would be the huge benefit of eating lunch while you worked or while you went for a walk?

What would be the benefit of increasing your freelance fee by just 25 cents per hour?

Many small changes can make a big difference in your life.

Move

If you sit all day, don’t expect to be productive. Especially in the afternoon, you are likely to lose energy. Too much and too little exercise have a similar effect on us: they tire us out.

The key is to make sure you move every now and then. Get up from your desk. Stand at your desk sometimes, if you can. Especially try to move when you feel the ebb of energy.

Harness your afternoons

Afternoons are the toughest for many people. It’s siesta time! Energy is low. Find out what you do best when your energy is low, and what you do worst.

For instance, I get easily distracted in afternoons. If I try to multi-task too much, I end up getting lost in social media and reading the Huffington Post. I do much better working on large writing projects in the afternoon.

Save for the afternoon those things that low energy effects the least. Here is the “ideal” daily schedule.

Keep track of your progress.

What you can’t measure, you can’t change. As long as progress is positive, keep going. When it stalls, look for more ways to become productive or revisit the steps above. Make whatever changes you need to keep growing more productive, or to avoid becoming less productive. Make sure you are moving toward your goals.

It’s your life. It’s your time. You can use it or waste it. You can do as much or as little with it as you wish. These seven tips are not the only ways to become more productive, but they should work for you if you apply them to your situation.

Or you could keep wasting time, but waste it more productively.

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Get Organized and Get Busy!

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I have been involved with small and solo businesses for most of my working career, and one thing I have learned is that focusing on survival is a necessity. And just like a bunch of frightened passengers tossed into a lifeboat from a sinking yacht, getting clarity on what each person should be focused on doing in a small business can be very difficult, but it is essential. Someone should be bailing, while another should be fishing, and a third should be on the lookout for boats on the horizon. Everybody looking for boats — and no one bailing — is a recipe for disaster.

This existential aspect of business execution is perhaps the key reason that few individuals survive as soloists. It is difficult to determine what is the most important thing to do next and then to execute on that, even if the task is outside your comfort zone. If the next most critical thing is to find more clients, those that are introverts will shy away. If the next thing is collecting payables, those that find discussing money difficult will defer that phone call. If the next thing is writing a long marketing piece, those that are more sociable will find an excuse to linger with a client rather than face a blank white page.

I have often characterized life as an entrepreneur as being something like jumping headfirst down an empty elevator shaft. A seriously life-threatening undertaking.

And how to pick out those entrepreneurs that are likely to survive? Just wait a short period of time, and you won’t have to guess: survivors survive. They calm their fears, make a short list of the absolutely essential things to do, and then do them.

So, we should face each day as if we are being stalked by saber-toothed tigers, cast away on an Antarctic ice floe, or lost in the Sahara. Make that list — and it should be less than three things! — and then start with number one.

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