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Achievements in Science

1714        Englishman Henry Mill receives the first patent for a type-writer.

1793        Claude Chappe invents the first long-distance telegraph line.

1814        Joseph Nicephore Niepce achieves the first photographic image.

1821        Charles Wheatstone reproduces sound in a primitive sound box the first microphone.

1831        Joseph Henry invents the first electric telegraph.

1835        Samuel Morse invents the Morse code.

1843        Samuel Morse invents the first long distance electric telegraph line. Alexander Bain patents the first fax machine.

1861        The US starts the Pony Express for mail delivery. Coleman Sellers invents the Kinematoscope–a machine that flashed a series of still photographs onto a screen.

1876        Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph, an office copying machine. Alexander Graham Bell patents the electric telephone.

1876        Melvyl Dewey invents the Dewey Decimal System for ordering library books.

KCSI and SIMMS 2017: Food Businesses


Restaurant owners and operators have many concerns in their businesses. With SIMMS Inventory Management software, all possible details can be monitored and personnel can be informed in real time. From spices, condiments and food supplies to employee shifting, wages and benefits, KCSI’s SIMMS 2017 masters the tracking of all such concerns so that your food/service business can focus on customer satisfaction and increased sales.

If you want your best qualities to be enhanced and your present shortcomings overcome, contact KCSI today to learn how.

SIMMS 2017 and VMIs


For your Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) system to succeed, concerns of both your sales force and your distributors need to be resolved.

Here’s a list of the principal ways that such issues can be addressed:

  • Employ a complete working model of your proposed VMI model in an off-line instance before actually putting one in place at your company;
  • Implement a start-up program with vendor-owned warehouses to prove that your system works, and then do the same later with a distributor-owned warehouse, once the distributor’s questions and concerns have been shown to be minor.
  • Institute your sales team as marketers for the VMI model and initiate bonuses for them for each new client they bring in.
  • Make the process palatable to manufacturers by including their promotions in your establishment/transition period.
  • Use someone as a broker for the initial meetings you have with distributors, members of your sales team and vendors. Take their objective advice to heart and make sure the decisions address concerns of yours and those in your supply chain.

VMIs can only succeed if your supply chain contributes to a mutual benefit of your business and theirs. As an increasing number of companies gravitate into the VMI model, more information on how it works the best becomes available.

SIMMS 2017 is an evolving accounting and inventory package that embraces the VMI model. We at KCSI look forward to helping you achieve your VMI goals, with SIMMS as your primary package. Give SIMMS a free trial now here:


SIMMS’ Point of Sale


SIMMS POS (Point of Sale) software takes cash register automation to a whole new level.

Due to breakthrough functionality, SIMMS’ POS makes it easy to setup, manage and process sales transactions for your retail outlet. You can spend more time to focusing on enhancing your customers’ shopping experience.

You can track customer purchases and habits, administration, charge account management and shelf printing included in one seamless integrated solution. Imagine powerful accounting capabilities, enhanced inventory control space management all being offered in one system.

You can also:

  • Secure cash transactions
  • Install, manage and operate with ease
  • Improve sales productivity
  • Grow your business as your company grows
  • Gain the tools necessary to increase sales and gain greater profits
  • Automate your business quickly and easily
  • Make the task of taking daily inventory of stock simple
  • Expand customer and vendor management with ease

SIMMS’ POS is a full featured point of sale software solution that seamlessly integrates with the rest of the SIMMS modular package to combine functionality and information for more effective cash management. Information is displayed in a familiar Windows graphical format that is known for its incredible flexibility and simplicity.

Providing a true small-to-large market retail business system, it is designed from the ground up to be a complete retail business management solution. Created for both today’s and tomorrow’s retail environment, it offers you the cutting edge technology and the instant integration that will lead your business into the future.

Achieve the growth you need to succeed in the future with SIMMS’ POS.

Custom Software for Your Needs


KCSI helps you define your ideal customized software solution by:

  • Adjustment of the workload on your business team
  • Best choice for audit trail implementation
  • Constant communication and reassessment
  • Improvement of your workflow’s best and worst features
  • Replacement of manual processes (wherever possible)
  • Workflow automation, consolidation and streamlining

KCSI uses a team-based, customer-centric approach to build the most efficient and accurate solutions for your unique needs. The ultimate goal is always a profit-improving, productivity-increasing, easy-to-use software solution.

Contact KCSI today to learn today how customized software will get you closer to the solutions to your challenges than most of the off-the-shelf packages can. Visit 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.

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Reduce Overstocking with SIMMS


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: