Category Archives: Accounting Software

Item Replenishment with SIMMS

SIMMS’ Software Replenishment module helps you manage demand/backordered quantities on sales orders. After a sales order contains backordered items, the items are then listed in the Replenishment Module. This module is designed to process all backorders and items that have reached their reorder points. The Replenishment Module promotes the creation of batch purchase orders that are based on stock reorder values and customers’ demand quantities on transactions.

Serving as an enhancement of the Backorder Manager, you can monitor and manage items’ most pressing order needs in an easy and quick fashion.

In order to be successful, meeting the demands that your clients have is of crucial importance. Overstocking produces lower profit margins, higher storage costs, and aged goods remaining on your shelves; conversely, when clients cannot get items in time you lose sales and possibly the clients as well. SIMMS’ Replenishment module helps you calculate these delicate balances so you always have the stock you need but never have warehouses sitting idle with stock – in short, you achieve proper inventory management — the very goal of the SIMMS Inventory system.


Lead times for vendors and the cost of overhead are factored into the equation, and other items often received from those same vendors allow you to maximize your ordering and re-ordering. The automatic creation of purchase orders, streamlining of reduced cost, and management of employee time allow you to physically manage your inventory so that it always is where it needs to be.

Give SIMMS’ Replenishment features a try today here!

SIMMS’ Apparel Management

In today’s apparel market, retailers and consumers push for lower prices, better quality and quicker delivery. To stay ahead, the apparel industry has responded with technology, innovative systems and information. SIMMS meets these challenges with our leading edge Apparel Inventory Software solutions that will help you compete and grow profitably today and in the future.

The SIMMS Apparel/Embroidery Software is designed to help apparel importers, distributors and manufacturers meet the competitive demands of quick supply demands and limited capital availability.

Our apparel clients include manufacturers, importers and distributors of men’s and ladies’ fashion and sportswear, children’s clothing, leisure wear, lingerie, foundation garments, swim wear, jeans, t-shirts and furriers.

SIMMS has been designed to ensure that your business has timely and accurate information on inventory location, movement and valuation in order to control and safeguard your inventory. From data pertaining to the receipt of goods, the movement of goods within or between locations, the sale, removal or other disposition of goods, and the precise valuation and status of goods remaining in inventory at any time, down to the exact style/size/color, SIMMS will enable you to successfully manage your apparel/embroidery inventory.

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Custom Software from KCSI

KCSI combines technical excellence and business consulting experience to create technology solutions that achieve challenging business goals. Our clients benefit from our ability to bridge the gap between business vision and real-world technology implementation.

Contact our business development team to learn more about our results-driven custom technology solutions.

Our custom application solution expertise spans the following areas:

  • Database Design & Development – Our database design and development team has broad and deep experience with all of the major database technologies: MySQL, SQL Server, Analysis Server, LINQ and ORM. In addition, our team is well-versed in OLAP and cloud storage solutions.
  • Microsoft .Net Development – The Microsoft .NET Platform is the software development framework for Microsoft Windows operating systems, that allows for custom application development for many business functions or proprietary software.
  • Mobile Application Development – Due to a convergence of factors including a multitude of hardware devices, reduction in price and performance improvements, mobile devices are now a viable application platform. We have extensive experience with application development across a wide variety of mobile platforms and in developing Enterprise Mobile Applications for clients. We have developed applications for mobile devices, including the iPhone™, iPad™, BlackBerry®, and Windows Mobile®.
  • Rich Internet Application (RIA) Development – Presenting a rich user experience on the web is virtually a must-have for companies wanting to distinguish themselves from the competition. Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are Web apps that embody most of the characteristics of a desktop application. This means RIAs have a rich user interface and user experience – the consistency of each being controlled across operating systems. RIAs can be complex and difficult to design, develop and deploy and requires a deep understanding of the technology and the Rich Internet application framework being used.
  • Systems Integration & Custom Software Extensions – In our 18 years of experience, we have found that integrating technology systems can be one of the most frustrating technical hurdles facing many organizations. Voids existing between sophisticated applications can mean tremendous productivity loss as well as untold opportunity costs. It is also one of the hardest things to fix – causing many organizations to limp along with systems that don’t talk to each other.

KCSI has years of experience integrating not only our client’s systems, but our own systems as well. Contact our business development team today to learn how we can integrate your organization’s systems for an immediate ROI.

Track Your Gear with SIMMS

Working in conjunction with SIMMS Online, SIMMS’ Tool Crib software allows workers to check out and return tools and equipment using a simple-to-use web-based application and barcode reader.

Workers scan their ID Card badge to start the process and then scan the item barcode and/or item serial number of the item(s) they are using. The worker next confirms that the list matches their inventory and proceeds to then chooses whether they are checking out or returning inventory. Each and every time that item is “checked out” or “checked in” the transactions are recorded in your system, time-stamped, attributed to the user allowing you to see who performed the transactions, when and why.

With Tool Crib, you can:

• Enhance chain-of-custody tracking

• Increase visibility of tools and equipment status and location

• Improve productivity and employee efficiency by allowing tool crib attendants to focus on more important tasks

• Read multiple tool tags per transaction resulting in faster transactions

• Reduced tool crib labor costs

Using a comprehensive tool, location, serial number and employee database, coupled with a simple and accurate bar code based transaction system, Tool Crib software tracks the issue and return of assets to employees and contractors, and the transfer of assets between various warehouse, job-site and tool room locations even fleet vehicles. You can easily manage your tool and equipment inventory using scanner and bar code technology, enabling workers to quickly get and return the tools they require with or without a tool crib attendant while still keeping the employee accountable for them.

Give SIMMS’ Tool Crib a free trial today!

Instant Inventory Information

Do you ever wonder where that stack of widgets is? How long did that vendor say it would take to get us those fizzbinns? Is Project Z-180 ever going to be completed? These very important questions always occur when handling your inventory concerns.

With SIMMS Inventory Management software, you can always get these answers quickly and easily. Analytical reports and project management features enable SIMMS users to keep complete control of more than just inventory – it also allows scheduling of projects and can provide data needed for getting ongoing projects finished and out the door.

Contact KCSI today to learn more about getting quick answers to your most important questions.

SIMMS’ Item Categories

When you use SIMMS you can employ the versatile feature of Categorization. In addition to categorizing stock into generic groups, users can take advantage of using sub-categorization to monitor inventory sales and transactions for the benefit of profit margins and/or pinpointing which items are not selling and conclude if any problems are contributing to that condition.

From their creation in your SIMMS inventory system, items begin to acquire historical records of acquisition, usage, repair and turnover. Using this cumulative data can keep users on top of accurate data that reveal the information needed to make fiscal and logical decisions needed to be made. Thus, the decision of items’ categorization should be given much consideration so that this data advantage can be exercised to optimum effectiveness.

Categorizing merchandise with SIMMS is both quick and easy, and when combined with SIMMS’ versatile and comprehensive reporting capabilities, you gain the edge not available in other inventory software packages. Management of your business can be much smoother and robust once categorization becomes one of your first decisions when you acquire SIMMS, optimizing your information and maximizing your profit margin.

Business Management with SIMMS

Very often administrators must coordinate their staff to handle seasonal maladies that affect production teams. A bout of flu can quickly decimate an office, and departmental control can be seriously challenged.

With SIMMS Inventory Management system, users can rotate in and out the workers with ease. Administrators can choose which features and details each user can have, thus increasing security of your information.

Also, Kitting and Project Management are easily handled and shortages in manpower allow for easy addition of short-term workers. In addition, when some employees take vacation time in the fall and their days are booked off, the administration of the change in personnel for the period(s) in question can be handled with ease and accuracy.

Contact KCSI today to discover more about how SIMMS can help your business achieve even greater productivity.

Into the Future with SIMMS

One of the things we all should consider is when someone is about to invest in a new software package, does the company that makes it and sells it actually USE it themselves? Every amendment, improvement and new feature added to SIMMS has been designed and tested by the very people who wanted it to exist. Such reliable navigation is to be expected because accurately tracking your time down to the minute, managing your stock and processing your payments – both incoming and outgoing – were initially crucial activities to our company and, thus, became a part of SIMMS so that they can remain reliable for you.

Approaching three decades after we began the waters are still just fine. And what’s more important, both our company and our clients are still here. We’ve built a sustainable application that continues to grow and improve with each new version.

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Data Integrity with SIMMS

The SIMMS Inventory Management system enables users to keep confident of their data and system.

Firstly, backups of SIMMS Installer files should be made each time a service pack or full version is released. This always guarantees you have the tools available to re-establish your installation in case any update to your operating system or its features.

Secondly, your company files (databases) can be backed up as often as one’s in-house IT Department schedules them. If each week sees dozens of transactions occurring then weekly backups are advised and can be performed manually by any administrative user. If your established backup protocol is either more often or less often than weekly, then you can conduct the backup process any time.

Regular backups guarantee the integrity of your data at all times and make for easy restoration at whatever time you want or need to perform one.

Contact KCSI today to learn the simple steps to accomplish true security of your SIMMS system.