Category Archives: Inventory Management

Work ORDERS with SIMMS

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.

Gain the advantage for your engineering/assembling business needs with the SIMMS Work Order Module.

Our Customer Testimonials

“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

The Wisdom of Backup with SIMMS 2018

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SIMMS 2018 Inventory Management system enables users to keep confident control of the security of their data and system.

  • Backing-up SIMMS Installer files should be made each time a service pack or full version is released;
  • Your company files (SIMMS databases) should be backed-up based on the standard backup schedule of your IT Department. If dozens of transactions occur each week then weekly backups are advised and can be performed manually by any administrative user.

Contact us today to learn the simple step to accomplish true security of your SIMMS system. We take great pride in continuing to build the evolving and practical software package you need to help your business grow.

If you’re new to SIMMS, give it a free trial here: http://simmssoftware.com/inventory-software/Download-Trial.aspx

 

Software Customization from KCSI

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At the end of the day, your business software should be your strength and not weakness and it should make things easier for you rather than making them difficult. If you follow the above strategies, you will definitely be able to set your business apart and create a safe niche for yourself in this competitive market. In case you find this whole process quite daunting, you can always get in touch with a software development company to provide you with assistance. In this highly competitive and dynamic world of online marketing, it is very important to be able to evolve with time and for this, you need to have a clear strategy that will help you get an edge over your competitors.

We are KCSI, a software development company in Canada offering a wide range of services like mobile application development, software development, website development, website designing, and online marketing services. For any assistance, feel free to get in touch with us by emailing sales@kcsi.ca or visit www.simmssoftware.com.

Apparel Tags in SIMMS 2018

[This question was submitted by a desperate clothier a while back]
A great many businesses selling apparel want more data on their product tags, whether they sell shoes, t-shirts or in this case, jackets. The modern science of barcoding usually solves this challenge for them by printing off SKU numbers, which allow for multiple bits of information to be combined within the SKU.

For example, MAJAN is a possible section of a SKU number that provides two characters for the manufacturer’s name (MA for Marshall), two characters for the product (JA for jacket) and one character for material (N for nylon). In addition to NRF (National Retail Foundation) codes, manufacturer’s lot information can appear on the tag (such as 01-BK-L, which represents style 1, color black and size large) and many such barcode labels (tags) can be formatted to contain almost any information the seller requires.

One example produced for the person who asked the question is as follows:

Tag for customer's jacket

In it, the customer wanted the item price, size and color information, SKU info and the item description, and that’s precisely what she got, in the layout style she needed. SIMMS Inventory Management software uses Crystal Reports to edit the content and design of the barcodes to fit dozens of industry-standard barcode tags, and customization can go beyond the established list to suit any company’s size and layout needs.

Contact KCSI today to learn more about how the details you want on your price tags can be added with speed and ease if you use SIMMS as your barcoding/price tagging solution.

The Custom Software Advantage

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Using an out-of-the-box software solution is like trying to fit a slot head screwdriver into a Phillips screw. Ready-made software just doesn’t handle the nuances of your business the way that you need. It’s designed to appeal to the mass market and to work for the average business – but your company’s needs are not average, they are very particular and specific, and you need your business software to work from the first moment it is installed.

Custom applications are produced to accommodate the needs of your specific business, your team, and your customers.

Custom built solutions enable you to close the holes in your workflow and bypass them without wasting time and money on software that does not answer a single challenge that you have. Companies encounter bottlenecks in different ways as part of their process. Project Management is taking up too much time and is spread out over too many systems. Paper Processing and Data Entry command far too much time from your work day, and focus is pulled from higher level work.

When you employ off-the-shelf solutions, you may not get the processes you need in the areas you actually need them most. What results from that is the addition of more software to handle the bits the first package cannot do, and that means higher costs before you are even close to being efficient, let alone before you can take your business to the top.

For the software solution you need, contact KCSI for a conversation that can help put your business in the lead. Email here with your questions or needs, and let us help you get started with the custom package to satisfy them.

Reducing Stock Safely with SIMMS 2018

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SIMMS Inventory Management software helps the implementation of reduced stock levels, but such a move requires both pre-planning and specific steps to ensure that neither your suppliers nor your customers wind up bearing the brunt of the strain.

While many advantages exist behind the concept of inventory reduction – not the least of which is the reduction of expenditures involved in maintaining a high stock count – a sudden change to reduced on-Hand quantities can be a risky step. You need to assess accurately the diminishing need for certain items but have the additional empty space filled soon after by items that you do move more often and those that move larger volumes.

Give SIMMS 2018 a free trial here, and learn how SIMMS can help you safely transition to the future while establishing a sound system of stock reduction and replenishment.