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Work orders with simms

The SIMMS Work Order Module allows you to issue work orders, tracking both schedules and costs within the manufacturing process. Monitor costs, works-in-progress and variances within your particular process while committing both manpower and equipment in their most efficient ways. Comprehensive reports keep you on top of the activities involved, letting you know how much stock will be required for current and future assemblies.

Gain the advantage for your engineering/assembling business needs with the SIMMS Work Order Module.

ITEM VALUATION IN SIMMS

SIMMS Inventory Management software’s Item Valuation features permit users to implement within the system the valuation method that best suits their company’s needs. A choice of six leading-edge valuation methods makes SIMMS the most comprehensive package on the market today. Whether your business is in the service industry, providing products or goods, or wanting to be a greater competitor in your local or national economy, valuation is an important decision to help you keep on top of your market.

Overall FIFO (First-in, First-Out), Local FIFO, LIFO (Last-In, First-Out), Average, Weighted Average and Standard Valuation provide different advantages, depending on the needs of your company. The first principal of inventory management is to stock only the goods that you have a demand for. The second principal is convert stock items back into cash as soon as possible. SIMMS can help you achieve those two important goals.

In today’s economy, inventory turnover is of utmost importance. While dealing with rising prices for raw materials and a demand for a wide array of goods required by your customers, the wise choice is to plan for tax savings and the avoidance of debt — companies need to invest money only in stock that is selling, and not base their payments for stock on future sales: they win by owning the items in their warehouse outright, and organizing themselves to most efficiently move the stock out the door. Maximizing your cash flow and minimizing your tax burden and debt load should be the goal, and SIMMS Item Valuation features allow you to employ the best method to help you succeed.

Help Has Never Been Easier Than In SIMMS 2012

SIMMS Inventory and Accounting has always been one of the easiest programs to use. In its current form, it becomes also one of the easiest applications to learn. Version 2012‘s  SIMMS Help Online (SHO) takes help searching and indexing to an all new level.

A spill-down menu has been enhanced and revised so that every program feature is never more than a few mouse clicks away from being available. The multitude of SIMMS’ integral modules are easy to find and access, with more detailed information and how-to materials get the user the steps or explanation they need and back, just as quick, to the task at hand.

Check it out here.

 

 

Getting Started With SIMMS 2012, part 2

Last time, I covered the first three parts of a plan to acquire much needed software for your inventory and accounting needs. First, accurate assessment and listing of those requirements, a demonstration of the potential software that focuses on those needs, and selection of software with more consideration on those who will be using the software than on the IT considerations.

Today I’ll give steps four through six in the process of selecting the software that you need.

4. The Avoidance Altogether of IT Concerns

Often, the business people choose the software based only on their own criteria, leaving the IT gang to get the software up and running. The technology that the software uses is very important to the IT department’s ability to run the company’s system, and that the IT department can continue to observe the security and structural standards already in place. So if your company’s “system” is suddenly forced to make significant changes in order to install and run the software, there’s a problem. SIMMS 2012 uses SQL Server, an established and reliable and secure package in itself, which can adapt to any security demands of any system, thus lessening the work that the IT department needs to make. Less time means that SIMMS 2012 is up-and-running faster using existing conditions.

5. Planning Must Allow for Possible Future Uses, Not Just Current Uses

If you want the software to handle just your inventory management for now, many software packages may suit those needs. But if operations or accounting may some day also wish to implement the software for their departments, can the software handle such segmented implementation? SIMMS 2012 makes the use of its modular systems easy to start whenever you want to use them.

6. Making the Decision to Buy the Software

The choice and use of a software system I very important, and at some point that decision must be made. You must be able to see the benefits now and in the future. Advice from others and their guidance can make the decision easier. SIMMS 2012 and its users at its manufacturers, KCSI, can make it a simple choice. Clients and testimonials can be contacted for their advice and experience with SIMMS 2012. And in the case of SIMMS 2012, it is constantly evolving to incorporate more of its client’s needs. Other software only does this rarely, if at all.

Contact KCSI and book a demonstration of SIMMS 2012 so you can see that all six steps of your software selection process can be handled in a streamlined sequence of steps to match your needs with SIMMS 2012’s comprehensive features.

Improved Your Banking Process with SIMMS

While other software packages require users to master complex accounting procedures and manually implement them, SIMMS has been created using the input of accountants, whose suggestions and focus on the most important information have contributed to the easy and practical steps included in the initial setup of SIMMS. This way, none of the most important settings are missed and none of the data requested during the setup is left as something confusing to the user. Addition of secondary data takes place during the secondary steps of setup, enabling SIMMS users to realize which information is the most important.

Using SIMMS Inventory Management software, you can reconcile credit card, cash, and checking information, manage bank accounts and deposits and transferal of funds smoothly and easily with SIMMS’ Banking features. Accounting requirements can be a challenge to those who are not trained accountants, but SIMMS makes those structured and necessary steps easy to create, edit and manage using intuitive and easy-to-understand windows.

Whether it is in the management of the user’s various accounts, or the tracking of balances due and payment history from customers or to vendors, their details are easily entered or amended within the program. This seamless combination of top-level stock management and leading-edge accounting practices make SIMMS’ Banking features THE choice for small to medium sized businesses everywhere.

Aggressive Marketing is the Key to Success

The secret in marketing your business is to produce as results based on as wide a distrbutiion as possible. Companies must invest in a campaign of at least three months in order to see any results. The way to achieve success is to improve the banner and marquee value of your product, which is achieved by continual improvements in editorial status and expansions in the readership of your advertising content.

Top business and industry journalists that contribute to your advertising will bring readers and followers to your product, website and market share, all of which helps you to succeed in your goals. If your advertising is renewed quarter after quarter, and becomes more specifically applied to those geographical areas and particular industries to which your product applies, your marquee statgus improves, and soon after so does your revenue.

It must be aggressive, professional and consistent, and its future relies on those features that have produced returns.

One parting concept here: pay only for the market you really want.

SIMMS 8 Sales Features

SIMMS Sales features let you customize each quote you give whilst knowing the all the costing details.

Sales orders can be placed on hold to control their issue. You can directly issue stock at the sales order level if this is a reuirement of your company. You can easily convert existing quotes into new quotes in order to streamline repeat orders (cloning). Sales orders can be issued as complete or for only the partial status, and generate invoices for each stage. You can also add items related to sales orders to purchase orders that already exist in SIMMS. Security settings can be employed to allow sales orders to be approved and authorized prior to the issuing of stock.

Further, you can apply quick payments towards invoices all from a single window. In addition, you can quickly select alternate Ship-To and Bill-To addresses. You can also select and maintain serial number and manufacturer’s lot information for your stock, as well as keeping the rotation of your stock moving by monitoring and controlling the expiration dates and warranties for your items.

All these features are smoothly implemented with the SIMMS’ Sales module and intuitive General Ledger Module.

SIMMS’ Improvements: Main Window

In the expanding business world that implements new technologies and new methods of inventory management are being devised and required.

SIMMS Inventory Management software features a Main Window that incorporates the style of interface that suits any user’s preferences. Users who prefer the traditional dropdown menu and submenu interface can employ it with the ease of familiarity. Those who prefer to use an icon-based interface can drag icons from the left menu to the main window where they will remain sorted in their categories.

Version 8 of SIMMS Inventory Management software keeps its users just that much closer to what they need to do NOW, and makes the process simpler and swifter than the competition, and the Main Window interface is only one of many ways it succeeds.

A Comprehensive Stock Solution Makes All the Difference

With SIMMS Inventory Management software, users are provided with many sorts of analytical data from various reports and numerous displays that provide the material needed to make the most sound business decisions. Often as vendors change, and prices are adjusted either higher or lower, inventory and accounting personnel need to adjust the details of doing business. Perhaps more profits can be made by introducing an entirely new plan, or often a subtle adjustment can make all the difference. Such decisions require the information to be current and accurate.

When systems compile information from a database, they merely grab values that are needed for time-worm formulas. With SIMMS, built-in reports can be customized to link to information that may not be included in those standard formulas. These customized views often produce the best and most useful data.

Stock consumption, items that sell least or sell most, items that depreciate as they sit unsold on the warehouse shelves, pieces that seem to require more repairs or replacements than do others — all these concerns can lead to much-needed changes imparted by managers and department heads. Complete information is the answer to the challenge for those whose jobs require swift and easy adjustments to make profits maximized and overhead costs limited.

Decision making is made simple and complete when using SIMMS Inventory Management software.