Automatic Pick Slip Print from Order Entry and/or Back Order
The standard BPCS functionality for releasing pick slips is a tediously
manual two-stage process. This enhancement automatically allocates
stock and prints pick slips as soon as you 'F6-Accept the order
from Order Entry (ORD500). You do not even have to exit the Order
can define the 'number of days before due date' at which you want
the automatic printing to occur. Obviously you don't want pick slips
to print for forward orders due in a few weeks time. Back order
release will take care of that. It will print them automatically
as the due dates moves into the 'picking threshold'
order goes on credit hold, the pick slip will obviously not be printed.
When the order is release using Credit Hold Release, the pick slip
can automatically be printed.
slips are also automatically released and printed by Batch Allocation.
Use your favourite job scheduler, or your 'End of Day' routine to
ensure that there are pick slips waiting for your warehouse staff
when they arrive in the morning.
Stock allocation from within Order Entry
Ensure that commitment you have just made to your customer, by allocating
stock automatically during Order Entry. That way, it won't be re-distributed
by a pick slip release leaving you with egg on your face!
Order Acknowledgments to your Salesperson
Using your standard e-mail system, Order Entry can now send an order
acknowledgment to the salesperson, when you accept (F6) an order.
Also can optionally e-mail any changes to planned delivery dates.
e-mail or print your Customer Order Acknowledgments
Distributing Customer Order Acknowledgments has never been easier
or cheaper. Saves on paper handling, envelope stuffing, postage,
pre-printed forms, etc.
mark the customer with their preferred remittance delivery option
- fax, e-mail or hard-copy.
For each order, the system will follow your instructions and send
the acknowledgment to the customer using the customer's preferred
option (uses your existing e-mail system, but requires some or all
of the Create! range of products).
Purchase Order Format Validation
Sick of the customer not paying because there isn't one of their
valid purchase order numbers quoted? Now you can define the expected
format of the customer's purchase order by customer. Formats are
validated in Customer Order Entry, Shop Floor Control and in Post-ship
Ship-to Delivery Address Handling
The standard ship-to window has been replaced with the more complete
'Ship-to Look-up' program.
are multiple ship-to addresses, automatically display the 'Ship-to
Look-up' program, so that the user can select one.
generate freight charge lines
Automatically create a 'Freight' special charge line on new orders,
where a freight charge hasn't already been charged. The decision
to add a freight line, and what charge code is to be used, can be
controlled by Customer, Order Type and/or minimum order value.
a simple solution, which can normally only achieved with the (very
complex) Promotions and Deals module in standard BPCS.
create Order Notes
When the order is accepted (F6), the system automatically adds a
line thanking the customer for their order, and user-, date- and
time-stamping the order. Order Notes can be set to print on pick
slips or invoices, if required.
Commission Entry from Order Entry
A custom sales commission and 'sales quota points' system is fully
integrated with Order Entry, and all the way through into Accounts
Payable for payment, if required.
Slip Print Improvements
Standard BPCS puts an order in to picking even though no stock was
allocated. This enhancement ensures that a pick slip is not printed
if there was no stock available. Why waste the warehouse's time
looking for stock that we know is not there, and confirming that
it wasn't found.
a 'Warehouse Pick Slip Sequence Number', to ensure that no pick
slips are lost. Standard BPCS uses one Pick Slip/Consolidation Number
sequence for the system. However, if there are multiple warehouses,
this means that there is no proper sequence control capability.
This fixes that.
a second 'Pick Slip Print printer (output queue) so that urgent
orders can be directed to a different printer, for urgent attention.
Also, if required, hook this into a pager, so that a warning page
is also sent to the duty warehouse staff (requires Powerpage).
Ship Confirmation Improvements
Standard BPCS sets the 'quantity in picking' to the balance remaining
to ship, rather than the quantity allocated. This means that the
'Pick Ship Confirm' does not default the correct quantity into pick
ship confirm. This enhancement fixes that. The default 'quantity
to confirm' is the now the quantity allocated, i.e. what was printed
on the pick slip.
the Pick Slip/Consolidation number onto the Inventory Transaction
History record, to make it available in Material Status Inquiry
a new 'Carrier' and 'Consignment Note Number' to be entered when
confirming. Put them onto the Inventory Transaction History record,
to make them available in Material Status Inquiry (INV300).
a different transaction type for DRP orders, rather than a billing
('B') transaction. This allows them to have a different General
Ledger effect to be define for that transaction, and stops them
from being posted as a 'Billing' transaction (which they are not).
the Inventory Cost to the Billing transaction, so that Billing uses
the same transaction cost as was used by Inventory. This solves
the standard BPCS problem where Inventory updates General Ledger
at one cost, but billing re-calculates the cost when it does its
billing. Quite often the result is two different costs.
Automatically display the 'Drop Ship' window if the customer and
item are both flagged as 'Drop Ship'.
step through to the 'Drop Ship Release' program from Order Entry
when the Order is accepted (F6).
print/fax/e-mail the resultant 'Drop Ship' purchase orders to the
supplier using the vendor's preferred option (uses your existing
e-mail system, but requires some or all of the Create! range