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Enhancement of SIMMS 2012

When making your investigations into which stock management system you want for your business, one of the deciding factors should be “how often will it change?”. In the same vein, the question “will it continue to be without ‘this’ feature or ‘that’ one forever, no matter how often I message the manufacturer?”

SIMMS 2012 Inventory Management software provides the advantage over other packages in that it is designed, amended, augmented, improved, expanded and altered on a regular basis (at least three times per year) — and always has been.

Flexibility and willingness to change is not common with other software. Most of it you buy “as is” (or ‘out of the box’ as is commonly referred). Such limitations that you find in the software may possibly be changed or improved someday, but your own protestations and requests are most often ignored. The software manufacturers have got your money now and they most often don’t care about you getting any bells or whistles beyond what they offer in their stock package.

With SIMMS 2012 (and every other version produced) enhancement requests are free and will be added to¬†upcoming releases of the software. For free. If you, however, need a modification immediately, KCSI can tailor the software to your specific requirements with very little extra cost, thus providing you with immediate results. Visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca for more information about how SIMMS is interested in becoming even more of an inventory solution that will grow with you and your company’s needs.

Customizable Software is the Future of Inventory Management

One thing we can all count on in life, and especially in business, is change. We may not like it but it is inevitable, and the more versatile the tools we use, the more prepared we are to adapt to the changes without breaking stride.

Let’s just choose one area that might effect how we do business: a new governmental regulation. We now need to track some new string of data with every item or every transaction — a new process can have us scrambling in no time. We suddenly need our inventory software to adapt to this new standard.

How many software packages we’ve bought off-the-shelf will suddenly be capable of this new requirement? Not many. What we need is software to be adaptible to our inventory needs — one that anticipates change as well as being customizable in the short term. Out-of-the-box inventory solutions may roll in features for the new regulation in their next version, which might be some two years down the road. But what about our needs now? Customizable software, born from a direct personal relationship with its manufacturer, will be the only reliable solution to sudden changes.

Ask yourself if you have chosen the package that is readily adaptible to your needs, and whether its manufacturer rolls in updates and changes on a regular basis. Surely, this must be your first criteria when deciding what software package you should buy.