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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.

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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.

Inventory Management is a Key Process

There are many benefits to every business for managing inventory properly. SIMMS Inventory Control Software makes controlling your inventory easy and can be customized for any type of business of any size. To stay on top of your business, your inventory data must be at your fingertips and be accurate at all times, helping you to reduce costly inventory write-offs. Both distribution centers and retail businesses can benefit from stock management.

Inventory control is useful in ensuring quality control in companies that process transactions involving consumer goods. Without proper inventory control, stock shortages can occur. A good inventory solution will alert you to when it is time to reorder. Manually counting each item in a large order is time intensive, therefore an automated control system helps minimize the chance of mistakes occurring. In addition, theft can be tracked in-house and can further provide important information about profits.

Keeping Holding Costs Low

The holding costs for a item is the cost that comes from storing it. Whether it is in a bin, or a bay, on a shelf or a flat, stock must be moved in some manner by someone. In addition, a warehouse may need lighting, water and perhaps heat to maintian the condition of the materials stored within them.

Possible additions to holding (also known as carrying) costs might be taxes owing as well as the on the inventory, and the cost of having the item sit without anticipated turnover producing revenue that has been factered in. Further, items that become obsolete, or revert in size, as well as stock disappearance because of theft and potential damage from proximity to other items and spoilage either physically or expiration are also factors that can add to increased holding costs.

Stock turnover, of course, helps a great deal in keeping its carrying cost low. Calculating the holding cost can be done at the annual level once the annual order amount is known. Take the cost of holding the item for a year and multiply it by half of the amount that is ordered every time (the average inventory). Controlling the factors of this formula can help you keep your holding costs low.

The ultimate goal is to turnover the item as much as possible as often as possible, but don’t forget to factor your holding costs into your landed costs for the item — it will show a far more accurate representation of your best and worst-selling items.

The Need for Business Intelligence!

Jennifer Schiff’s article “Six Ways Business Intelligence Software Can Help Your Business” is a great starting point for many who want to take advantage of intelligent inventory software. Your inventory management software should automatically process reorder points to signal reorders once stock items fall to a pre-designated on-hand counts.

Combined with other factors, business intelligence can help companies show steadier improvement in their bottom lines.

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