Learn about the Distribution industry business management software solutions provided by CitySoft UK
Sage X3 for mid-sized distribution businesses
The Sage X3 ERP distribution suite provides mid-sized enterprises the ability to manage inventory in one or multiple locations, using radio frequency paperless warehousing technologies. The system supports the use and creation of SSCC, EAN, & GS1 labels and manages lots, batches, serialized inventory, fractional quantities and multiple units of measure. Lots, bins, rows and isles are managed in the Sage X3 warehousing system.
Sage X3 also supports EDI transactions, kitting, consignment stock, RMA’s, and QA & QC management.
The Distribution suite tightly integrates procurement, & sales order management, and production for companies who manufacturer and distribute goods.
The advanced import management option adds container and vessel management capabilities for stock management on the water. The system includes management of shipping containers and bills of lading (BOL’s).
For distribution companies with less sophisticated warehousing needs but who all the same are interested in operating a paperless warehouse, Sage X3 offers an affordable automated data capture (ADC) license. The ADC license removes paper from the warehouse, reduces picking errors and provides data verification across all the inventory processes. In effect the ADC license mimics the paper based stock instructions of Sage X3, and in turn enables warehouse staff to undertake warehouse transactions using a mobile device or by using touch screen terminals. By using the Sage ADC license, receipting, picking, moving and transferring stock between bays, sites and warehouses is simplified.
For distribution firms with more advanced warehousing needs, Sage X3 expands to incorporate Datalinx. This solution with Datalinx advanced warehouse management provides additional ‘best of breed’ warehouse capabilities such as radio frequency warehouse management, container equivalence management, ASN and expected receipt support, blocking and non-conformity management, hazardous materials management, commercial priorities management and location allocation in proximity of picking bays. The system supports various picking models such as zone and wave picking. The Sage X3 ERP system with Datalinx also manages license plates in order to identify a given pallet of products. The pallet handling can have single or multi lot/products on the one pallet.
Sage Inventory Advisor
As an advanced option, Sage Inventory Advisor (SIA), a Sage SaaS Cloud offer, can further optimise your stock holding by analysing your inventory position, by running 28 advanced algorithms across your data as frequently as you require to assist with purchasing, pricing and promotional activities.
Sage Inventory Advisor (SIA) helps companies reduce inventory by up to 35% and increase sales by 10% or more, using its cloud-based inventory management system. Sage Inventory Advisor is a secure, cloud-based subscription service that helps you reduce stock outs, excess inventory, and improve working capital. And it connects directly to your Sage ERP solution.
Software As A Service
SIA is offered as a software as a service (SaaS). It provides companies with constant inventory feedback that aids with continuous stock improvement. Utilising 28 modifiable advanced logistical algorithms SIA helps companies analyse factors such as item velocity, supplier accuracy, stock value and contribution and current stock position against your service and stocking objectives to help purchasing managers better time purchases, and promotions, to meet contractual arrangements and other levers that influence sales and optimised stock levels.