Category Archives: Product: How-To

FreshVu2Go: The Secure Choice

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SIMMS Inventory Management software remains the best Cloud-based software of its kind in the world today. One of the many features that give it that distinction is its built-in security for your data. It is secure not only because the data remains safe from those outside your secure login, but also because your date remains accessible to only those authorized to see it within your company. While other software requires intensive amounts of time from your IT Support Department, the management of SIMMS can easily be established by power users within departments of your choice. Backups can be scheduled and conducted automatically by SIMMS Admins themselves, saving both time and money for your IT expenses.

Whatever the level of support you need, we at SIMMS provide you with what you need. SIMMS is easy to learn, easy to use and easy to upgrade and improve. Few of the maintenance tasks require any technical expertise at all, and we work with you in real time if some problem does occur. Our promise to you is that we will always be dedicated to speed, cost effectiveness, and high quality – all while maintaining the highest standards of security.

We stand in front of SIMMS software so that you can stand behind it.

For a free trial of SIMMS 2018, click here: http://simmssoftware.com/inventory-software/Download-Trial.aspx

Custom Software from KCSI

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At KCSI we combine our expensive range of technical expertise with a concerted dedication to our customers’ satisfaction. Our software development services supplement in-house resources to bring you the features you need, using the latest technology within a standardized infrastructure to create interaction, multimedia, and room for improvement.

We produce precise, clean, economical software, easy to use and maintain, that strives for precision, consistency and quality.

Visit www.kcsi.ca to see the extent of our creations, and email sales@kcsi.ca for information on how your company can benefit from software customized to your exact needs.

Making the Right Choices

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Inventory consumption, items that sell least or sell most, items that depreciate as they sit unsold on the warehouse shelves, or pieces that seem to require more repairs or replacements than do others — all these concerns can lead to much-needed changes imparted by managers and department heads. Complete information is the answer to the challenge for those whose jobs require swift and easy adjustments to make profits maximized and overhead costs limited. Making decisions remains both complete and easy with SIMMS Inventory software.

When systems compile information from a database, they merely grab values that are needed for time-worn formulas. With SIMMS, built-in reports can be customized to link to information that may not be included in those standard formulas. These customized views often produce the best and most useful data. SIMMS also enables you to choose your own preferred versions of the standard screens you use most, and familiarity with them adds to the speed and accuracy you can establish and maintain with the software.

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

Mastering Backorders with SIMMS

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Enormous numbers of backorders at one time can be processed by using the Fulfillment Manager or a simple few backordered items by employing SIMMS’ Backorder Manager. Once you begin using it, you will always be aware of what your customers are waiting for as well as what the current stock status is, while you gain the ability to fulfill your customer backorders.

With SIMMS, you can:

– Create Backorder Fill Reports to let you see what orders can be filled using your current stock

– Easily review your fulfillment requirements and take action for hundreds and thousands of orders at once when you use the feature-rich Fulfillment Manager

– Employ the Fulfillment Manager to review your sales demand and smoothly fill huge numbers of sales orders at one time, generate purchase orders to fill shortages, and transfer items in from alternate locations to fulfill the requirements.

– Generate Purchase Orders for your backorders at any time, and receive their contents all at once or in partial allotments

– Print Backorder Status reports to let you know where your stock falls short and which orders are yet to be fulfilled.

The solution to your backorder challenges are at your fingertips with SIMMS Inventory/Accounting software. For a free trial of SIMMS, click here: http://simmssoftware.com/inventory-software/Download-Trial.aspx

 

Time Management Tips

1) Realize that time management is a myth.

No matter how organized we are, there are always only 24 hours in a day. Time doesn’t change. All we can actually manage is ourselves and what we do with the time that we have.

2) Find out where you’re wasting time.

Many of us are prey to time-wasters that steal time we could be using much more productively. What are your time bandits? Do you spend too much time ‘Net surfing, reading email, Facebook posting, texting, or making personal calls?

 

In a survey by salary.com 89 percent of respondents admitted to wasting time every day at work:

31 percent waste roughly 30 minutes daily

31 percent waste roughly one hour daily

16 percent waste roughly two hours daily

6 percent waste roughly three hours daily

2 percent waste roughly four hours daily

2 percent waste five or more hours daily

3) Create time management goals.

Remember, the focus of time management is actually changing your behaviors, not changing time. A good place to start is by eliminating your personal time-wasters. For one week, for example, set a goal that you’re not going to take personal phone calls or respond to non-work related text messages while you’re working.

4) Implement a time management plan.

Think of this as an extension of the third tip. The objective is to change your behaviors over time to achieve whatever general goal you’ve set for yourself, such as increasing your productivity or decreasing your stress. So you need to not only set your specific goals, but track them over time to see whether or not you’re accomplishing them.

5) Use time management tools.

Whether it’s a Day-Timer or a software program, the first step to physically managing your time is to know where it’s going now and planning how you’re going to spend your time in the future. A software program such as Outlook, for instance, lets you schedule events easily and can be set to remind you of events in advance, making your time management easier.

6) Prioritize ruthlessly.

You should start each day with a session prioritizing the tasks for that day and setting your performance benchmark. If you have 20 tasks for a given day, how many of them do you truly need to accomplish?

7) Learn to delegate and/or outsource.

In my experience, delegation is one of the hardest things to learn how to do for many business owners, but no matter how small your business is, there’s no need for you to be a one-person show — you need to let other people carry some of the load.

8) Establish routines and stick to them as much as possible.

While crises will arise, you’ll be much more productive if you can follow routines most of the time.

9) Get in the habit of setting time limits for tasks.

For instance, reading and answering email can consume your whole day if you let it. Instead, set a limit of one hour a day for this task and stick to it.

10) Be sure your systems are organized.

Are you wasting a lot of time looking for files on your computer? Take the time to organize a file management system. Is your filing system slowing you down? Redo it, so it’s organized to the point that you can quickly lay your hands on what you need.

11) Don’t waste time waiting.

From client meetings to dentist appointments, it’s impossible to avoid waiting for someone or something. But you don’t need to just sit there and twiddle your thumbs. Technology makes it easy to work wherever you are; your tablet or smartphone will help you stay connected. You can be reading a report, checking a spreadsheet, or planning your next marketing campaign.

Your Time Belongs to You

You can be in control and accomplish what you want to accomplish — once you’ve come to grips with the time management myth and taken control of your time.

 

SIMMS 2016 & Manufacturers Lots

SIMMS 2016 Inventory Management software permits a default setting for how your instance of the program will use manufacturer’s lots. From the Global Settings screen, users may select from three methods of lot selection: By Entry Order, By Expiration Date, or By Manual Selection.

If your system holds stock that has been in storage for a long period of time, then the By Entry Order method is for you. Thus if you get an order for 50 widgets from a customer, received fifty of them a month ago, and another fifty last week, SIMMS will select the widgets on the sales order/invoice that entered the system first — establishing a FIFO (first-in, first-out) system of selection.

If your system contains stock items with expiration dates, then the By Expiration Date method is for you. SIMMS will automatically choose the number of items you need from among those with the earliest expiration dates first.

The By Manual Selection method is available for users who want to manually select the items they need at the time, based upon no particular criteria.

Contact KCSI today to learn more about how SIMMS 2016 can help you automatically select items with manufacturer’s lots and expiration dates.