SIMMS Inventory Software Version 2012 Vol1.6 has been released

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SIMMS Inventory Software Version 2012 Vol1.6 has been released


June 06, 2012

Press Release
SIMMS Inventory Software Version 2012 Vol1.6 has been released

SIMMS Version 2012 Vol 1.6 Release Modifications:

Release Date: June 06, 2012

KCSI today is pleased to announce the release of SIMMS Inventory Software Version 2012 Vol 1.6, a widely anticipated update to its popular Inventory Software Application

SIMMS Software turns your computer into an advanced inventory management and accounting software tool, giving you the ability to setup inventory items, transfer your inventory from location to location, complete sales and purchasing transactions, track serial numbers with manufacturer lot control, expiration date management, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Order Fulfillment and Replenishment, Order Picking, Remote Data collection, Barcode printing and more. 

Kornyk Computer Solutions International, Inc. (KCSI) is located in the Vancouver suburb of Abbotsford in British Columbia, Canada. Since 1996 we have evolved into a global Software solution provider and programming house that develops and integrates business inventory management and accounting applications.

Accounts Payable Enhancements

Case# 6359 -  We have enhanced the batch check printing section of SIMMS, adding a summary on bottom of the grid, we have also added a print grid button along with a transaction currency column to the grid.

Accounts Receivable Enhancements

Case# 6416 – We have enhanced the AR payment screen. Before in AR you had to select a customer then apply payments, but if you didn't know what customer the payment is for? For example, you have a check from a management company with only an order number reference or document number reference you would not be able to find the receivable, so now in AR we have added the ability to also search by Order number (Invoice number), or document number click add and automatically the order is found and customer selected, also the check payment window comes up to save the step of choosing payment type. (note if applying another form of payment just close the check payment window) then enter the payment accordingly.

Apparel Management Enhancements

Case# 6414 – We have enhanced the apparel transaction screen to allow the entry of not only apparel items but none apparel as well. 

Case# 6280 – We have re-designed the apparel matrix functionality in transactions making the apparel module in SIMMS one of the best in the market today. Below we will explain the changes: 

  • To use the new grids you must first c heck “Use detailed apparel matrix grid in transactions”. When checked the system prepares the grid for use in transactions. Otherwise if unchecked the system will work as before.


  • this new option effects the following transactions, Quote, Sales Order, Issue, RMAIN, RMAOUT,  Purchase Order, Receipt of goods, RTVIN, RTVOUT and Transfer.
  • In the transaction screen you scan or select the item then style (note you will have to use the column chooser to add the style field to the grid for the first time) and a new grid will open where you can enter the qty of each color and size you wish to utilize. Note: Where style has no definitions the cell will be grey and user cannot enter qty’s. We have used the color of  light yellow on background where the user has entered qty’s in order to make the grid easier to read.


Note you are also prompted to run Matrix reports for apparel transactions, if you select yes you will get the new apparel report layouts.

Automotive Maintenance Enhancements

Case# 6436 – We have resolved an issue where you couldn't click the Detail button in the Stock Transaction window. 

Barcode Management Enhancements

Case# 6335 – We have made the following enhancements to the 2D barcode printing Screen in SIMMS:

  • We have enhanced the text 1, text 2, text 3 field  to be user defined fields
  • There may be several versions for the 2D barcode, We made the report a template report so that user can select a report to use from multiple versions of the report.
  • We have added a 4'"x6" 2D barcode
  • We have added mfg, text1, text2, text3 in the report, barcode on the bottom left and the other 4 text fields in the middle.

E-store Module (SIMMS E-Commerce)

Case# 6267 – We have developed a new Web based E-store application that taps directly into SIMMS giving you a live estore sales channel, when sales are completed they show up in SIMMS right away as pending sales orders, when new clients register for a new account they show up live in SIMMS as new customers, you can utilize credit limits in order to enable the customer to use in-store credit or process sales via credit card (currently we interface with Synapse Gateway payment processing, with plans to interface to more in the near future.)

General Enhancements

Case# 6385 – We have grandfathered and removed 2 settings from global settings the settings are the "automatically delete" settings options related to  PO/SO and quotes, these settings are legacy and very dangerous.

Case# 6330 – We have added a column in the stock window to display “Actual Stock Available to Sell (On hand – WIP Qty)

Case# 6304 – We have enhanced the following, before when the user enters a partial code/description and selects "Tab" to populate the enhance search window with a list of items with that string, the user couldn't hit "Enter" to retrieve the item, they have to move they're mouse over to "Retrieve" and select it. We have enhanced so the user can hit "Enter" to retrieve the item.

Help Enhancements

Case# xxxx – We have combined all of our manuals into an easy to search web based manual system that can be found at the following web url: http://help.simmssoftware.com

The help link found in the help menu also takes you directly to this new web based help system.


Item Manger Enhancements

Case# 6418 - 

Reorder point related enhancement, we have r

emoved reorder method and kept just one panel with: Reorder point, Order Quantity, Minimum Order Quantity, Maximum On-Hand

Kitting (BOM) Enhancements

Case# 6355 – We have fixed an issue with phantom kitting where: if you add a phantom kit to an invoice and it is not the first item on the invoice the price is not added to the total, If it is the first item on the invoice or the only item on the invoice, the price is added to the total.

Order Fulfillment Manager Enhancements

Case# 6283 – We have enhanced the fulfillment manager the following way: 

  • To allow for easier selection of the lines to be fulfilled the following options are to be added to the fulfillment manager:
  • The ability to filter the lines to a specific Due Date by adding a date selection option to the Filter Options.
  • The ability to select all of the filtered lines for picking by pressing a single button (i.e. Select All For Picking)
  • The ability to select the required lines as above to print the packing slips (i.e. Print Packing Slips for Selected) Once the sheets are printed, the user  can click select all for invoicing and invoice all the orders in order to assure the inventory is removed from stock as they do not invoice their customers.

Replenishment Manager Enhancements

Case# 6418 - We have added a new entry in Global Settings > Purchases tab called "Include reorder point" if checked then the reorder point is added when using the replenishment manager


Reporting Enhancements

Case# 6361 – We have re-written the export report option so PDF is the first option in the list as opposed to RPT because most users wish to export as a PDF, this saves the user from having to select the appropriate export format as PDF is the default.

Case# 6408 – We have enhanced the zero or Negative stock item report so you can select if you wish to generate the report for just negative stock items or 0 stock items.

Case# 6406 – We have fixed an issue where the Inventory activity summary report in some cases is incorrect.

Case# 6373 – We have enhanced the profit and loss report by customer.

Case# 6371 - We have fixed an issue where in some conditions the Daily transaction register report would generate an error.

Case# 6356 – We have enhanced the PL Report adding a column for oder number.

Case# xxx – We have enhanced all the apparel reports found in the report centre under the apparel reporting category. We have also re-designed the apparel transaction reports, when you are processing transactions with apparel items you are asked if you wish to use the new matrix reports if you select yes the new apparel related transaction reporting is used.

Sales Transaction Enhancements

Case# 6428 – We have fixed an issue where in some conditions if you have a sales order saved in draft mode then reopen to complete the edits the sales order number increments by 1.

Case# 6423 – We have fixed an issue where the shipping method entered for a customer wasn't printed on their invoice and does appear on the Shipping tab in the invoice window. We have also fixed an issue where the shipping account number entered for a customer does not appear on the Shipping tab in the invoice window or on the printed invoice.

Case# 6415 - Processing fee % option added to Invoicing : we have added a field to the totals section of invoices (under extra discount) called Processing Fee (%) so if the user wishes to charge a processing fee they can enter the % number in this field the system will calculate the entered % * (Net + taxes + freight) and add the calculated fee to the transaction, this fee shows up as a processing fee in the totals section of the invoice print out just above total in x currency. The grand total increases accordingly.

Case# 6357 – We have added item alias and customer part number to the sales quote form.

Case# 6349 – We have fixed an issue where after saving an Invoice, "override taxes" is enabled and user can access it.

Serial Number Management Enhancements

Case# 6455 - We have fixed an issue where when generating user serial numbers using the serial number generator you would get an error.

Case# 6432 – We have enhanced the serial number manager for better efficiency / performance.

Service & Returns Management Enhancements

Case# 6329 – We have enhanced RMAOUT so now the system asks you if you want to return all of the items on the RMA. If the user selected Yes then all the items on the original RMA would be imported into the RMAOUT

Visual Import Manager Enhancements

Case# 6392 – We have added Sales order Due date as one of the available fields when importing sales orders using the visual import manager

Case# 6389 – We have added Preferred Date format to the visual import manager to indicate what date format you wish to utilize when importing. 

Case#6358 – We have enhanced the visual import manager to save the PO import templates.

Case# 6282 We have enhanced the visual import manager so when importing sales orders the system will use the Global Setting for selecting manufacturer lots so that when the order is created it will automatically select the lot with the earliest expiry date if that is the option you have enabled in global settings.

Case# 6296 – You can now set items as taxable when importing via the Visual import manager.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • To upgrade or install SIMMS 2012, proceed to http://setup.kcsi.ca
  • Make sure you backup your SIMMS database prior to upgrading
  • Make sure to review global settings and user permissions for all users and companies as due to some huge improvements the settings will have to be reset according to your needs.
  • If you use external transaction reports, you may have to re-export and apply your changes due to database changes made to the transaction tables.
  • Consider scheduling a short training session;


SIMMS Version 2012 is easier to use, with the enhancement and addition of many features to make your SIMMS experience quicker, more detailed and more accurate.

We feel that your first experience with the new look and feel should be in a training scenario, which will allow you the time to get comfortable with any changes to SIMMS usage and function that may have changed.

Therefore, we have put together affordable 2, 4 and 2012 hour online training courses designed to bring you up to speed key enhancements made in order to assure your SIMMS 2012 experience is a good one.


Contact sales for more information 604-504-4215 Ext: 100 or sales@kcsi.ca.



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Sheldon Kornyk
CEO
Canada



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