5-Stars Software Award for SIMMS Inventory Software

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Soft32download.com‘s Software Evolution Team has awarded SIMMS Inventory Management software its “5 Stars Award” (5 stars out of 5), designating it as a high quality inventory software product.

Soft32download was impressed with cleanliness and ease of use of the software.

After testing SIMMS, which means the software is a Premium Software. Rich in features and robust in character, SIMMS makes the competition take notice due to its comprehensive mastery of both inventory and accounting requirements of all businesses, both large and small. With a quick ROI gained because of its reasonable costing levels, SIMMS makes every company’s processes better, and is backed by a support/training staff that is second to none.

To try out SIMMS 2013 yourself, please visit www.simmssoftware.com, or email sales@kcsi.ca for more information.

SIMMS 2013 and Windows Mobile

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At the end of each year, and more frequently as your business expands, you initiate a physical stock count of your department branch, warehouses, office or storeroom. Of course if you utilize distributors, each of your sales partners does the same, often calling in your staff to help with this overwhelming, never-ending, tedious task. Quite often, preparing to complete an inventory item physical count can be a challenge, and as a remedy many companies have spent tens of thousands of dollars on hardware, software and often additional programming to enable them the ability to scan barcodes containing their items UPC or other stock-keeping unit codes to synch the numbers with the inventory management and/or accounting system.

The SIMMS Windows Mobile Program is an optional module sold and designed to work seamlessly with the already powerful SIMMS Inventory Management Software, this module is a remote data collecting software solution that addresses the need to connect quickly with customer and vendor data, track your fixed assets, stockroom inventory, complete physical count adjustments, receive items and issue items all remotely and effortlessly without hurting your pocketbook.

The Windows Mobile Program works on Windows Mobile-based devices and it helps you save time and eliminate human error in tallying product totals, and completing transactions remotely free from the boundaries of your computer enabling you with the flexibility of walking through your warehouse and processing inventory physical counts on-the-fly transmitting the data directly into SIMMS Inventory Management software either in batch mode uploads or live via wireless LAN/WAN. And unlike straight barcode scanners, Windows mobile devices with barcode attachments (if required) cost quite a bit less than competing solutions.

With the SIMMS Windows Mobile Program on your windows mobile device you can easily complete your invoices, receipts of goods, inventory transfers, physical count adjustments, you can even create items on-the-fly when using the device in live wireless mode. Employees simply scan codes on the orders and all of the information is passed to SIMMS Software right away if wireless live mode is enabled otherwise if batch mode is your preference all data on the Windows Mobile device is synchronized with the SIMMS system in just minutes. There is no need to process inventory, receipts of goods, item transfers and invoices chained to your desk, you are now free to roam your office, warehouse or branches completing these tasks easily and remotely. With SIMMS 2013, you retain the flexibility to choose your hardware and your budget.

For more information about SIMMS 2013 Windows Mobile Program,  visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca.

 

Reporting of Accounting in SIMMS 2013

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SIMMS 2013 provides a comprehensive selection of reports that you can customize for their content and layout, so your business can get the information it needs.

Your accounting details can be viewed in an all-inclusive or hand-picked format that both provide information that can be analyzed both historically or at a per-customer basis. You can organize your information in summary form or on a per-transaction basis to provide the data in one place that you need most.

The financial data that can make quicker and better-informed decisions, enabling you to establish the report content that is germane to each department in your business. Further, you can trace the integration of information to bring focus to your various departmental structures, such as kitting (BOM), WIPs, General Inventory,  Receivables, Payables, General Ledger, Sales Orders and Purchase Orders (both processed and pending), and many others.

Ultimately, SIMMS 2013 lets you delineate the data that is important to you and your company as well as providing built-in tools to analyze your financial history and current revenue and expense flow.

To learn more about how SIMMS 2013 can aid in the improvement of your fiscal concerns, visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca today.

Accounting Forms in SIMMS 2013

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Knowing your accurate account balances is invaluable to all staff in the purchasing, inventory and accounting departments of your business. SIMMS 2013 Inventory Management software gives you the ability to confirm the payments, by cheque or credit, to the numerous vendors and manufacturers with which your company conducts commerce. Account balances are kept current and thorough with ease and can be checked either on-screen or on printed reports from within the program. And since all reports can be exported into numerous other formats, anyone from any branch or section can be provided the specific information they require. Contact KCSI today to learn more.

Warehousing Software Features

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Manufacturing, warehousing, logistics and accounting are all needs of any business that is seeking inventory management software. The minimal numbers of features in any software solution must include

– Access to a complete financing package

– Continuity in production

– Convenience of stock within each location

– Dynamic tracking of item attributes (i.e. manufacturer date, owner, style, color, size, etc.)

– Easy handling of materials

– Facilitates sale of goods

– Inbound and outbound logistics

– Internal logistics

– Inventory management

– Inventory Tracking

– Lot control

– Production centers clearly defined and optimized for performance

– Protection and preservation of goods

– Quality assurance

– Reduced risk of loss

– Regular and smooth flow of goods

– Task Management and Automation

– Tracking, tracing, and identification of items

– Useful and practical for small businessmen

 

This combination of features all occur in SIMMS 2013 Inventory management software. Visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca for more information on how SIMMS is the perfect choice for your inventory and accounting control.

Properties of a Good Supply Chain

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A comprehensive software program for inventory must incorporate the features needed by companies that employ a supply-chain system that include management capabilities for global orders, warehouses and transportation. Your software must grant you enough features to guarantee control of planning, monitoring and analysis of the supply-chain. Some necessary features are:

Planning

– You need to be able to manage the wide variances possible because of seasonality and new products so the decisions and scheduling is automated across various types of dependency

– Your Replenishment Module needs to optimize inventory across a possibly-wide network of trading partners and locations

– Interface is necessary with possible trans-shipment hubs or warehouses will allow re-routing and efficient cross-docking of supplies to the necessary destinations

– Versatility to handle scenarios where short supply scenarios occur and the chance to prioritize stock allocation throughout your web across multiple stores or varied groups of customers

Monitoring

– Provides a  comprehensive tracking and tracing of shipments and logistical units to leverage Advance Shipping Notice (ASN) data for efficient receiving and cross-docking processes, with proof-of-delivery records

– Creates an access point for the monitoring the execution of the supply chain, including the in-progress production(s) occurring in warehousing and shipping, and support for proactive detection of potential problems like capacity overages or point delays

– Supports a standardized method of managing alerts and events and, with the steps of the different processes and records exceptions to them. Alerts within the system should be generated and then distributed to designated people for action

Analysis

– Lays out the steps in the path toward all of the company’s goals and lets you assess effectiveness levels of all areas of the operation

– Is easily installed and used while allowing for complete information access and easily-verifiable measurements

– Provides access to consistent and accurate information for precise assessments

– Analytical users must be able to understand the process on their own and learn quickly and easily

Tracking of Manufacturing Lots

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Finished products are assigned to the serial numbers and/or manufacturer lots and when shipped to the customer the serial number and manufacturer lot utilized are saved to history to provide serial and manufacturer lot traceability against the original customer order.

Whether in a manufacturing company or while performing simple assemblies in-house for sale to your customers, you need to also be able to track your own products. With SIMMS 2013, you can assign domestic or user serial numbers to your items.

In addition, when creating WIPs or BOMs, you can assign unique Production Lot numbers to each of the kits. This way both components and kits can be tracked once they are made all the way through their respective sale and afterward (in the case of those to which you have assigned warranties).

If tracking your item manufacturer lots are important to you then SIMMS Inventory Management software is the correct solution for you. You cannot afford to not know where your lots are . Contact KCSI at 604-504-4215 or by e-mail at sales@kcsi.ca so we can help you take the first steps towards the solution you have been seeking.

Assessing Your Inventory’s ROI

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When you order inventory, there is always a period when it is unknown how long it will take to make a profit on the item. Planning, no matter how good it is or how accurate the numbers are upon which we base our decisions, is really just speculation. The sooner we can know that we have over-invested in stock, the sooner we can add plans to prioritize the ROI on the items. You need to know what markers you need to achieve. It is always better to suffer a loss early because it gives you more time to achieve the turnover.

You can further help your stock ROI by applying the following principles:

Optimize Your Customers’ Experience by having stock on-hand at the right time and at the right place helps increase sales by reducing missed deliveries and other shipping errors.

Optimize Your Labor by reducing physical inventories, increasing productivity, and increasing product throughput of your storage areas.

Optimize Your Space by organizing stock storage areas and locations within your warehouse. You will save on space and make each square meter of space generate its maximum revenue.

Optimize Your Equipment’s Life by the efficient routing of activity throughout the warehouse and reducing wear and tear on items suck as pallet jacks and forklifts by having them travel as little as possible, setting up drop points for zones, and optimizing your order picking processes.

You should always draw your line in the sand for ROI sooner rather than later. Initially, your ROI should be targeted for no longer than three months from purchase. For ROI realization on virtual things (such as investments in inventory software) you can realistically only place your ROI at the twelve-month range, owing to your natural expectation that you will only be experiencing complete benefits from its use once it has become a familiar and formal habit.

Scheduled Improvements for Inventory

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The best practices for effective stock management are those that are proactive in terms of time, and there are some improvements that can be done at weekly, monthly and annually periods to maximize gains you can make in each:

Weekly

– Do a physically walk-through of your inventory, reviewing all of the units.

– Inspect your oldest units in stock in concert with your sales department, guaranteeing their proper display perfectly and ready-to-ship status, as well as knowing that all sales personnel are up-to-speed on the items’ details and specifications.

Monthly

– Examine the scoreboard of your sales department, tracking any deviations from its  original plan. If you are short of your forecasted goals, make a decision whether you want to begin trades of the items or alter any future orders.

– Sort through the feedback you have received from customers who have bought the items, and make adjustments to your forecasted sales quantities if necessary.

Annually

– Establish a stock trading and purchase plan as an integral part of your projected overall sales. Compare brands, models and respective months for their orders, purchases and deliveries.

– Plan your special promotions schedule in advance and apply a budget to your sales and purchases.

– Implement a employee/vendor/customer feedback process, using both informal (the sales department’s conversations with customers) and formal (written surveys) methods. Target one area as the likelihood of future orders, and note which stock items have the best and worst reputations.

While stock management requirements can be a complex web that combines early planning, speculation and detailed research, many of the above practices will help you achieve the ultimate goal, regardless of the system you employ: the best and most accurate information at your fingertips when you need it.

For more ideas about inventory management, visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca today.