Improve control, visibility, productivity, quality and efficiency throughout the supply chain with Advanced Business Solutions' supply chain software.
In a world where the cost of goods is under increasing downward pressure, high availability of products is critical, competition is increasingly aggressive, orders are smaller and suppliers are increasingly remote, it is more important than ever to manage the costs of the business, increase visibility across the supply chain, better manage demand, supply and inventory and provide a level of customer satisfaction that leads to improved customer retention and acquisition of new customers.
The Advanced Smart Business Suite includes a comprehensive Distribution, Production & Supply Chain Management software solution with extensive reporting integrated with our financial, payroll and HR solutions.
Our customers repeatedly experience reduced operating costs and increased profitability.
The architecture adopted ensures an open, highly flexible and configurable system, able to meet customers specific needs in a timely and cost effective way.
Our software provides comprehensive facilities such as full lot tracking allowing the monitoring of expiration dates, and supplier batch information, together with links to other key information. Our streamlined and flexible sales and purchase order entry systems allows your staff to efficiently take and place orders in a high pressure environment, whilst preserving customer service levels. With a fully integrated web option Advanced can provide you with the complete business management system to help your business grow and succeed.
Using an integrated system from Advanced means you can increase profitability through more efficient inventory control and controlled order processing, allowing you to target your efforts in those areas that will increase customer satisfaction, keep a lid on costs and therefore improve your margins.
Advanced's products give you the ability to provide a better service your customers, work more efficiently with key suppliers, drive down costly inventory, whilst improving delivery performance through use of the comprehensive standard functionality.
Our software for distribution is designed to be rapidly installed and easy to learn, cutting training time and a fast return on investment.
Our success is intimately tied to that of our clients, working as a business partner rather than the traditional customer/supplier model has led to an approach which results in a very close working relationship where both Advanced and our clients staff are working to a common goal, that of achieving the stated benefits and then constantly looking for additional savings.
OpenLogistix is a comprehensive Supply Chain Management software solution from Advanced. It is fully integrated with Advanced's financials, payroll and human resources solutions enabling the provision of a 'Best of Breed' ERP solution. Offering a breadth and depth of functionality that will meet the needs of most organisations whilst at the same time providing the scalability required to ensure an appropriate match to customer needs, the system is designed to support small to large end user populations and transaction volumes. OpenLogistix is a 'state of the art', web enabled business solution that operates on both Windows and UNIX platforms supporting multiple user interfaces.
OpenLogistix is highly configurable and uses a unique design concept of Order Cycles, through the use of workflow methodology, which allows the software to be configured to address the many different types of business processes required to handle order fulfilment. The software supports multi-currency, multi-company, multi-branch, and multi-warehouse processing providing a flexible solution for many different needs.
Advanced's Supply Chain Management solution is functionally rich and windows based with processing rules driven by the order cycle system control routines and a background management support system that allows for a wide range of parameter driven features to support the operation, ensuring a package solution which caters for many different needs without requiring extensive and costly bespoke add-ons. Workflow is an integral part of the core product linking all modules to provide progress reporting on all stages of the production cycle, and a structured methodology guiding users along key stages in Sales, Purchase and Works Order Cycles.
All of the OpenLogistix functionality has been specifically designed to provide the high level of sophistication demanded by users. The solution provides many options for users to configure the product for efficiency and ease of use:
OpenLogistix provides over 200 standard reports across the available modules. These reports can be run immediately to screen or printer, forwarded in an e-mail or scheduled for completion at another time. There are standard parameterised reports ready-to-run in every module as well as multiple format options (such as summary or detailed).
A choice of modules covering Logistics and Manufacturing fully integrated with finance and project costing. OpenLogistix core modules operate stand-alone and integrate with other third party systems. This has consistently provided an advantage for clients who seek to implement a new solution in incremental phases.
OpenLogistix employs a high degree of parameterisation at every level of operation from company through to modules, programs, documents and users. Many parameters are set by the management and remain untouched by users where others can be changed or created at a later point. Document parameters are particularly powerful and allow users to determine the characteristics and operations of every transaction within the system.
Making use of our own integrated development environment, we can satisfy one-off custom requirements by using our integration tool set, OpenLogistix Interface (OLI). We can ensure that all such developments are fully integrated, future-proofed and compatible with the OpenLogistix standard package.
Our system is multi-currency and holds the BASDA EMU Accreditation Standard for multi-currency and triangulation processing. Using full triangulation conversion routines and includes multi-currency enhancements to allow euro support for trading partners.
If a secondary currency has been defined, every finance transaction is automatically converted to that currency and these secondary values are held at transaction and summary levels. No user intervention is required or allowed. Drill-down enquiries will have the option to view the postings in the source currency of the transaction, the primary base currency and the secondary currency.
Our Supply Chain Management solution provides System Archiving to enable selected completed transactions to be removed to a separate data-area. The archiving functionality is available for the transaction types outlined below with transaction specific enquiry screens providing direct access to the data. Once data is archived then it is purged from the standard data-tables.
Transaction types available for Archive include: