SIMMS Inventory Management Software employs a multi-faceted and comprehensive Units of Measure feature. Individual items may have multiple units of measure created and assigned to them. Each receipt of items can employ default purchase units of measure while different units of measure can be employed for the items’ sales transactions.
The multiple units applied to each item can be established at the moment of the item’s creation within the system, and are based upon the premise of ratios — a conversion factor — such as 12 eaches in a box, 5 boxes in a case, 6 cases in a crate, 4 crates in a pallette, and so on. Once such ratio relationships have been established, the item may be purchased or sold in any of them.
For each other item you stock, specific and unique units can be assigned. For example, one item may come in boxes of 24 eaches, so a unit titled box24 should be created; another item using boxes of 12 eaches can have a box12 unit of measure applied to it. Default units of measure can be assigned to each item for special sales, normal sale, normal purchase and/or standard usage (the most common unit used for the item), but the user retains the ability at any time to employ any set default units. This rich but robust functionality makes SIMMS’ Units of Measure feature the simplest and most versatile one in today’s marketplace.