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Wireless and Batch with SIMMS 2014

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With Windows Mobile and SIMMS 2014, you’ll have a finger on the pulse of your business and every profit and loss will be readily available for assessment and improvements could be implemented on-the-fly.

  • Data and transaction entries have never been easier or quicker than your data collector and SIMMS 2014. Process a once-a-day batch of all your transfers, sales and receipts, or take advantage of the full instantaneous wireless capability, entering things only once and having the records and stock immediately show on the real-time screen.
  • Move freely about your franchise and conduct business, from ordering stock to receiving it, from physical counts to the entire range of sales processes – all on the data collector screen.
  • Use the hardware of your choice, provided it runs Windows Mobile and you’re moments away from being up-and-running.
  • Your staff in the warehouse as well as those in sales, receiving and shipping can manage bar codes, manufacturer’s lots and serial numbers on-the-spot and generate comparisons, inventory counts and instantaneous reports. Gathering data, validating it, and analyzing it is done as you need it.

Managing your inventory can be done in superior fashion through an affordable and precise method: Wireless Data Collection. With SIMMS 2014, Windows Mobile technology drives the top-ranked inventory monitoring and management system.

Contact KCSI today by e-mail here for more information on how remote data collection and SIMMS 2014 will help your business and your inventory achieve its very best. Visit our website for a visit to the most comprehensive inventory and accounting package on the market today: SIMMS 2014.

Data Protection

Within any company, existing departments all at some time need to have access to inventory information. In contrast, there is some information that never need be seen by any but those within a particular department or section, and you need to be able to protect this data.

With SIMMS 2012 Inventory Management software, you can set up a criteria of access for particular people to access their needed data, while at the same time limiting the type of access that others may have to information above or beyond their pay grade. Complete Access, Read-Only Access, Create Only Access or No Access are available to control windows, reports and entire features within SIMMS. Business comptrollers have swift and easy control of every user’s work within the system.

Contact KCSI today to learn more about how SIMMS enables administrators protect the processes and information in their businesses.

SIMMS 2013’s Visual Import Manager

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SIMMS 2013 Inventory software comes with a comprehensive process to import your vital stock item data, your customers and vendors as well as all existing transactions – using the Visual Import Manager.

Companies that in the past may have put up with running stand-alone applications and performed software sleight-of-hand to obtain integrated reporting from their tools are now demanding that these products work together. To facilitate this process, an industry standard known as Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC) was developed. “Open architecture” is the catchphrase for business application software and databases these days. SIMMS’ Visual Import Manager has been designed to implement seamless integration between SIMMS data and Microsoft Access or Excel.

Save your imports as templates in order to re-use the mappings and settings another time, a very useful feature if you have to import the same data source many times thus saving you time and simplifying the process.

The SIMMS Visual Import Manager can import from Microsoft Access without the need for an intermediary data file (such as ASCII delimited or Microsoft Excel). If you regularly perform imports from a custom or vertical software package, you’ll find you can use Visual Import Manager to make the integration virtually seamless. Featuring intelligent field mapping, ODBC compliancy, and a simple user screen that permits speed, accuracy and allows creation of reusable templates, the Visual Import Manager provides muscular import resources and comprehensive functionality.

You can import:

• Customer information

• Data from Microsoft Access, Comma Separated Value (CSV) and Text (txt) files

• Inventory items

• Location codes

• Stock information

• Transactions

• Vendor information

Importation of data with SIMMS 2013’s Visual Import Manager is both simple and complete. If you use SIMMS 2013, the Visual Import Manager is what you need to tie all your business software into one comprehensive application.

Data Conversion Services

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We can import data from an existing database or text file. We can assist you in generating an import file from most systems or do the entire conversion process for you. Consult with your KCSI sales representative or our SIMMS Authorized Resellers to find out how long it will take and the cost involved in converting your data.

At the start of the actual implementation process, data conversion requirements are examined in much more detail in order to develop a data conversion plan and better estimate the hours of effort required. Roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and a detailed data conversion plan is developed. Data conversions are generally completed in two steps: a test conversion of a sample of existing data and a final conversion of live data at the time the new system is going to be used live in production. Data conversion results are verified by customer and KCSI consultants for accuracy and completeness.

When it comes to our data conversion services we work tirelessly not just to make sure that they are of the highest quality, but also that they are easily accessible, always available, and that the entire working process is simple and hassle free so you can always come to us and take advantage of our data conversion services without having to worry about other things.

The SIMMS 2013 Business Solution

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SIMMS 2013 Inventory Management Software empowers you to turn data into valuable information for your company’s decision makers with ease and precision.  SIMMS has an ever-growing range of reports that are completely customizable and flexible for the requirements of your business.

Here are some ways that SIMMS 2013 Inventory Management Software can help you in the areas of analytics and reporting:

Achieve Detailed Visibility
Gain a detailed view into your accounting transactions and employ deep analysis with capabilities to organize data hierarchically for multi-level reporting.

Become the Master of Your Accounting Processes
Define the data that is imperative to your business and analyze financial data by whichever criteria you need.

Improve decision-making
Focus on the financial data you need to make better business decisions by including or restricting report content that is relevant to your organization’s reporting needs.

Powerful Integration
Find and analyze all your transactions with precision across your entire organization with seamless integration available in KCSI Business Solutions–SIMMS® General Ledger, Inventory, Kitting, Payables, Purchase Order Processing, Receivables, Sales Order Processing and other options.

Transform your KCSI Business Solution and SIMMS data into presentation-quality information so you can make better business decisions, with compelling views of business data created easier and faster than ever before.

For more information, visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca today!

SIMMS 2013 and Sales Data

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As SIMMS is adopted for use, sales analysis information will become readily accessible tools, improving decision-making and profit analysis. The conduct of sales transactions, filling of backorders, and transfers of stock to where it is required enables SIMMS users to make improvements to sales campaign and inventory management criteria.

Requests for quotes (RFQs) and order placements are quick since necessary information either already exists in the system or is provided on-the-spot. Shipping information, costs, available inventory, prices specific to the customer, status of ordered items, and quantity pricing is all at hand on a single screen. SIMMS’ sales information is there where it is needed so that important decisions and processes can be implemented to maintain efficient service and accuracy for the benefit of both your business and your customers.

Sales order and quote histories are available, keeping information readily available for sales staff during calls and communications with customers. Exact stock details make sales history a useful tool to allow customer satisfaction to remain a primary goal. Consequently, warehousing personnel can easily process shipments, track their contents and provide all answers to all questions that may arise.

Sales performance can be compared across countries, competitors, therapies and products—all segmented by distribution channel. Follow trends. Keep track and see what’s happening on a longitudinal scale. Again, pricing intelligence and tracking and analyzing your data in an ongoing way allows you to have both the facts and the feel for what’s happening, which will make better prepared to deal with what’s coming.

To learn how SIMMS can help you stay on top of what your sales pattern is saying, visit www.simmssoftware.com or email sales@kcsi.ca today.

Analytics with SIMMS 2013

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The wealth of information you have within your company systems needs to make its way into the hands of the right personnel. SIMMS 2103 provides the easy translation of your data into meaningful, practical information. Using a broad range of flexible analytics, budgeting and reporting options, you can consolidate everything from complex analysis to the simplest reports into data to gain a true advantage over your competition.

Gain Deeper Visibility

Achieve a detailed view into your accounting transactions and enable deep analysis with capabilities to organize data hierarchically for multi-level reporting. Take control of your accounting processes

Integrate Seamlessly

Find and analyze transactions with precision across your entire organization with seamless integration available in KCSI’s Business Solutions: SIMMS’ General Ledger, Receivables, Payables, Inventory, Sales Order Processing, Purchase Order Processing, Kitting and other options.

Improve Your Decision-Making

Focus on the financial data you need to make better business decisions by including or restricting report content that is relevant to your organization’s reporting needs.

Transform Your KCSI Business Solution Data

SIMMS data can be transformed into presentation-quality information so you can make better business decisions, with compelling views of business data created easier and faster than ever before.

Data Availability

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Providing data to your various departments and their managers can be a challenge if it is not compiled with the appropriate degrees of priority. You need your software to give you accurate and current information so that your stock and accounting sections work hand in hand to order the stock you will have no problem selling and be able to deliver it swiftly and smoothly to your customers.

It takes little effort to lose a customer. Just stop providing them with what they need when they need it. It takes concerted effort to build a customer, but if you have the right information — including the knowledge of advance requirements — which falls to your established communications base. Pulling data from one program into another and then compiling it before putting it into the hands of someone who has neither program is time consuming, wasteful and unnecessary.

With SIMMS Inventory Management System, you can compile all relevant data into a single report and then send that report to whomever needs to receive it — easily, swiftly and efficiently, in one step, not many. Your company’s dedication to your customers stems from the same devoted need for accurate data. One cannot exist without the other, and your need for a comprehensive self-contained accounting and inventory management system in place what all people of all departments can access.

Contact KCSI today to learn how SIMMS can make your data delivery as easy as a conversation.

The Importance of Sales Information

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As SIMMS is adopted for use, sales information will become readily accessible tools, improving decision-making and profit analysis. Requests for quotes (RFQ) and order placements are quick since necessary information either already exists in the system or is provided on-the-spot. Shipping information, costs, available inventory, prices specific to the customer, status of ordered items, and quantity pricing is all at hand on a single screen.

The conduct of sales transactions, filling of backorders, and transfers of stock to where it is required enables SIMMS users to make improvements to sales campaign and inventory management criteria. SIMMS Sales Information is there where it is needed so that important decisions and processes can be implemented to maintain efficient service and accuracy for the benefit of both your business and your customers.

Sales order and quote histories are available, keeping information readily available for sales staff during calls and communications with customers. Exact stock details make sales history a useful tool to allow customer satisfaction to remain a primary goal. Consequently, warehousing personnel can easily process shipments, track their contents and provide all answers to all questions that may arise.

For more information on SIMMS Inventory Management software, visit www.simmssoftware.com.

Support for Your Clients

One of the best ways to provide support for your client base is to build upon the knowledge you have about who usually calls. Most often it’s the little things that your support representative provides that make all the difference. The personal things that are remembered about the fellow from the shipping department, the woman from the accounting office or “Charlie” in shipping. Perhaps you recall a birthday or they may have mentioned their children, or their favorite ball team. Such comments make them enjoy the process of calling, which in itself is something that many of them hesitate to do because they fear the issue is based on something they think they may have done wrong.

You must dismiss this concept from your mind and attitude as you talk — discuss it in terms that create the feeling that the two of you are on a quest to find the solution to a mystery. Every suggestion you make should be expressed as if it is an answer that probably isn’t correct, but it’s worth a try. Your tone should be that it’s an outside chance of being right; and if the idea happens to be correct then you mention that “nobody would have ever thought of it”. The result is that the caller is convinced that they didn’t forget something and that the solution was about something that was some sort of aberration. By retaining this approach, your customers will call more eagerly in future, which is an atmosphere that you must encourage.

In addition to the warmth of your greeting, your questions about how they are, and your professionalism, clients also need to know that there is an echelon of support in place; First Level will smoothly cede to Second Level, and so forth. The manner and procedures of support are something that all companies must set up in-house and demand from their entire support department. With this policy in place, the style must be the same: friendly, open and eager to help. The clients’ experience with your support department must be consistent in attitude and tone from bottom to top. Every level “supports” the next level — just as you support your clients.