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SIMMS 2012 — Improved Functionality

SIMMS 2012 Inventory Control Software can be leased on a flexible schedule so you can have your inventory management under control in a short period of time without a huge outlay of cash.  You can start improvements of your bottom line and cater your company’s efficiency within a week of installing SIMMS.  Not only that there are also attractive leasing options for any hardware you need to run your business profitably and smoothly.

Owing to upgrades and an ongoing schedule of improvements, SIMMS releases its best version each time a new version debuts. Recommendations and requests from clients sees SIMMS get better each version for its users, unlike all other inventory and accounting softwares that may never add a needed feature, or that makes you wait two or three years to see it become included. You don’t have that kind of time — too much can pass you by while you wait for some disinterested manufacturer to only maybe include the features you desperately need.

Roll-ins come quickly and reliably with SIMMS, the world’s most comprehensive and optimized Inventory Control Software. In addition, with SIMMS you achieve a very high return on investment.  SIMMS is inexpensive and customizable and will help you run your business in a more organized and efficient manner.

Contact KCSI today at sales@kcsi.ca or visit www.simmssoftware.com for more information.


Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management encompasses all key activities within the supply chain, including the sourcing, provision, and housing of raw materials; the warehousing and distribution of finished products, and the management and scheduling of works-in-progress (WIPs).

Many companies try to make more important the flexibility of their organization while concurrently try to eliminate the carrying of large blocks of stock on-site. Outsourcing of the storage of stock and its shipment to customers is often much more inexpensive and more accurate. The design is to reducing management control of daily logistics operations while also increasing the number of organizations involved in satisfying customer demand. As more companies have chosen to manage stock in this fashion, supply chain management as a particular discipline began. At its best, supply chain management improves inventory visibility and the speed and efficiency of inventory movement with the ultimate goal of improving trust and collaboration amongst supply chain partners.

Companies can maximize and streamline the planning, control and execution of these all the important steps of supply chain management is easily handled by SIMMS 2012’s ability to handle locations and sub-locations and their ability to be assigned to as many different vendors as you want. Contact KCSI today to find out more.

Stock Identification and Tracking

To be thorough and accurate is the aim of every good inventory program. SIMMS 2012 has the features you need to know exactly what stock you have on-hand, what stock you have on order and what stock you will need for every schedule or project in your system. SIMMS allows you to view self-defined locations from shelves to crates to bins to pallets to cupboards and rooms and warehouses, and every sub-location you need.

Advanced and customized reports can provide information on locations containing zero counts for items, items with current negative stock counts, just items with serial numbers, just items with manufacturer’s lot numbers and/or items with approaching expiration dates. From tracking a particular item you can glean its full history from the date it was received into the system, if it was returned for repair or replacement, as well as every detail of its issue to a customer.

When you need to know any particular tracking detail of an item, you can find it in SIMMS. Whatever you’ve assigned to that item is quickly and easily located. Whenever an item is transferred from one location to another, there is an easy record to be found of it. Every change to an item’s stock count — due to both its sale or its manual stock count adjustment history — is available by a few clicks of your mouse.

For more information on how SIMMS help you easily and dramatically manage your every stock concern, visit www.simmssoftware.com or contact us at sales@kcsi.ca.

SIMMS 2012 – Cleaner & Easier

SIMMS 2012 Inventory Management Software provides control of data pertaining to the receipt of goods, movement of goods within or between locations, the sale, removal or other disposition of goods as well as the precise valuation and status of goods remaining in inventory at any given point in time.

SIMMS 2012 Inventory Management Software provides your company with a major competitive advantage over competitors who are unable to access the same strategic information.

SIMMS Inventory Control Software has been designed to accommodate the needs of both large and small businesses. SIMMS Inventory Control Software gives everyone in the company total control and access, depending on the permissions assigned to the user, wherever they are – in a warehouse, in an office, behind a cash register, working from home, working from a remote location half way around the world, in a service truck, in front of a customer, at the loading/receiving dock, or in transit from one location to another.

SIMMS 2012 does more than simply automate your inventory control process; it also provides robust materials management. SIMMS clients enjoy functionality unmatched by any other provider in the market.

SIMMS 2012’s Visual Import Manager

SIMMS 2012 has enlarged and expanded the capabilities of its reliable workhorse, the Visual Import Manager. Data you have compiled outside of SIMMS can now pulled flawlessly into the SIMMS database, saving you a lot of time establishing your item list in the system. Taxable items can be imported quickly and easily into SIMMS with the feature available to mark them as taxable before the import process even begins.

Starting with the new choice for a preferred date format to suit the date format of your source document, KCSI has enhanced the importation of purchase order format/templates, and augmenting the sales order importation with manufacturer’s lot preferences where the oldest lots can be selected by their oldest expiry dates. Sales orders also have their due dates auto-imported so that you instantly know where you stand for shipping and receiving as soon as you view current sales transactions after their import into SIMMS. Payment terms for items and vendors can also be auto-selected – and can be updated for best requirements, giving you ever more current data for every item in your source document.

Related to item details, apparel items can now be imported perfectly with all their specific sizes and styles. Categories for items can now contain, as is often used in industry, apostrophes – both for possessive item names as well as for subdivisions of the categories themselves. Stock specifics such as serial numbers are quickly and easily imported into SIMMS, thus providing even more accuracy immediately after the item import.

With new muscles to flex, SIMMS 2012’s Visual Import Manager is faster and more accurate than ever, bringing your stock data into SIMMS in record quick fashion.

Click here to read more, contact KCSI at sales@kcsi.ca or book a demonstration here.

E-Commerce Opens the Path to Increased Sales

Many businesses need to modernize to keep up with their projected goals for the future. One area that can create higher and steadier profits is to be able to deal directly with customers in the online marketplace. A webstore with a shopping cart can open your firm up to more than the success you have anticipated.

SIMMS 2012’s new web-based E-store application, StoreFront, is linked directly into your SIMMS 2012 information base, thus making your E-store truly live, with completed sales appearing in SIMMS as sales orders for pending sales. New customers instantly are created in SIMMS when they create their accounts in the E-store. Automatic credit limits can be implemented to allow in-store credit to be applied and/or credit card sales to take place (SIMMS currently interfaces with the Synapse Gateway payment system, and will add more payment systems very soon).

In short:

  • E-Store Managers can administrate through use of an easy control panel on web site
  • E-Store products are unlimited in number, and can be added into SIMMS and will appear in the E-store upon refreshes of the pages.
  • The page count for the E-store is also unlimited.
  • The entire E-store is complete and self-contained, with shopping cart, customer and content management all being quickly processed and controlled.
  • Shipping services of many standard types are handled easily and accurately.
  • Pricing of items can be reset by manager as needs arise.
  • Automated e-mails enable you to have confirmation of all orders placed and the item sales that have taken place. This enables easy checking of stock counts for accuracy and anticipation of future supplies you will need to re-stock.

The SIMMS 2012 E-commerce Solution makes your business work in the smoothest fashion while having all the behind-the-scenes muscles you’ve come to expect.

Imagine your company functioning more efficiently while at the same time costing you less. Now stop imagining and choose SIMMS 2012 E-commerce to make both things happen.

SIMMS 2012 Reveals Newest Inventory Features: Mobile Stock Management

SIMMS Mobile, new and improved, has been incorporated into KCSI’s flagship application: SIMMS 2012. Mobile inventory tracking and ordering has never been easier. Purchase orders, receipts of goods, stock counting and adjustments, sales orders, invoices, item transfers, and synchronization with your main inventory database all turn your mobile device into a magic wand.

SIMMS Mobile answers these ultra-modern demands by providing more practical windows for your ease and use in real-time, without the delays in viewing items in virtual locations to managing your stock items right before your eyes.

Each trip to the warehouse, delivery vehicle, and vendor/customer down the road as real and practical as possible. Your tomorrow-sized concerns become concerns no more, thanks to versatility and depth of design. Employing Microsoft’s SQL Server Compact 3.5, you gain the advantage of newer, crisper windows that are easily read and instantly useful to the operator of the wireless unit.

Contact KCSI to find out how your needs can be placed in your hands to command instantly with SIMMS Mobile.

Getting Started with SIMMS 2012

Once you have accepted that it’s time to buy a software package to help you run and grow your company, you will be replacing the manual records kept for your inventory and your accounting. I’ll cover three points today about what you should avoid, and how SIMMS 2012 makes this process simple.

1. Your Needs

Once you have taken some time to develop a list of exact requirements of your business you also need to know what other departments in your company need to produce the complete list of requirements. Look for each feature that you absolutely cannot do without. In the case of SIMMS, view the inventory and accounting features here. Always keep your list nearby and refer to it as you search.

2. Demonstration

When you have narrowed your choices down to a shortlist, look to see which software packages offer demonstrations to show you what you want to see. SIMMS offers demonstrations with live presenters who can show you all the features if that’s what you want or target the presentation to specific features from your list. Whether it is inventory tracking, accounting, purchasing, sales or many other needs, SIMMS can show you just what you’re looking for.

3. Treat the Process of Buying as a Project for Your Entire Business

Computers are not just everywhere in the world these days, they are everywhere in your company. Most desks have at least a laptop on them in today’s marketplace, and whether your SIMMS use is by management, the steno pool, the receptionist, sales personnel, the operations sector or the clerical brigade, the input and ready use of the program is versatile enough to provide what you and your staff are looking for.

I’ll comment tomorrow on the final three concerns you should investigate in selecting an amalgamated package that can handle inventory, accounting and much more.

Check out SIMMS 2012. You’ll find it frees you to do your job but is practical enough to always be at your elbow with the control and information you need.

Using Aliases in SIMMS

Often your customers have a name or number for items that they require for them to do what they do. Equally, your own vendors have an in-house reference for stock pieces that they sell to you. In both cases, these names and references are often different than the ones you use. SIMMS Inventory Management software takes these into consideration by allowing you to assign aliases — in unlimited amounts — to the items you stock and designate these aliases to specific vendors and/or customers.

Therefore, when your order arrives at a vendor, they see not only your names and numbers, but they also can see their own, which leads to greater accuracy from their shipping department.

Likewise, your shipments to your customers arrive with invoices and packing slips bearing item references instantly familiar to their receiving departments. Contact KCSI today to learn more about the use of aliases to contribute to greater accuracy and satisfaction at all steps of your stock management.

Increasing Inventory Turnover

Based on your business plan, your company is likely to have limited funds available to purchase inventory. To produce the cash necessary to pay your bills and return a profit, you must sell the material you’ve bought. Your inventory turnover rate indicates the rate at which you are processing stock through your warehouse.

If your business has a 20 to 30% gross margin, your goal should be an overall average turnover rate of six per year. If your margin is lower than 30%, you’ll need a higher rate than six turnovers. If your margin is above 30%, you can afford to turn your inventory five times or fewer.

Your inventory system needs to calculate inventory turnover individually for every product line in every warehouse. This way, you can identify situations in which your inventory is not giving an adequate return on your investment. To improve inventory turnover, reduce the quantity you have been buying from the supplier. Inventory turns improve when you buy items in smaller quantities more often.

The standard turnover rate of six turns per year does not mean that every item will turn six times. The amount of popular, steady-selling items should turn more often (up to 12 times per year). Slow moving items may turn only once, or not at all.

Combined with other measurements such as customer service level and return on investment, inventory turnover can indicate an accurate gauge of your success.