SAGE Accpac has launched Sage Accpac WMS (Warehouse Management System) 5.0, a major new upgrade with improved integration and administration, that will enable small and mid-sized warehouse operations to more effectively compete with their larger competitors by providing them with powerful, cost-effective distribution tools to more efficiently ‘pick, pack and ship.’
Integrated with the award-winning Sage Accpac ERP and Sage Pro ERP business management systems, Sage Accpac WMS 5.0 is a modular warehouse management solution for small and mid-sized businesses, offering them the freedom to choose optional components to add to each of three available editions for a truly customised supply chain management solution.
Sage Accpac WMS 5.0 offers greater efficiency and accuracy to businesses, through increased pick rates, decreased errors, higher compliancy, and accurate forecasting of warehouse resources and demands.
The system integrates with various RF (radio frequency) hardware, shipping systems and warehouse automation equipment, thus providing a paperless, wireless, web-deployable solution that serves as the hub of a warehouse’s supply chain.
Available in three editions, 100, 200, and 500, Sage Accpac WMS 5.0 also includes a two-user license.
Clients can easily scale up to a higher edition, add more users, or supplement their edition with optional modules.
The standard 100 Edition bundle of Sage Accpac WMS 5.0 is designed for low volume warehouses, with features such as UPS shipping, RF functionality and web dispatch and order management.
The 200 Edition is a larger bundle suitable for a medium-sized wholesaler with higher order volumes and a more complex warehouse layout. It includes all modules in the 100 Edition, plus adds features such as EOL (end of line) and shipping, lots/serials/expiry, kitting, and multi carrier shipping, among others.
The 500 Edition is a solution designed for customers handling large volumes, with multiple sites and/or complex warehouse setups that may need extensive customisation capabilities.
The 500 Edition program includes all of the modules in the 100 and 200 Editions, plus features such as Return Materials Authorisation (RMA), packaging and multi company.
For those modules that aren’t standard/included with each Edition, they can be added ‘a la carte’ at the client’s choosing. Additional optional modules for all three Editions include Demand Forecasting I and II, and RFID (Demand Forecasting II requires Demand Forecasting I).
Sage Accpac WMS 5.0 also provides a significant upgrade to its Web Services API, which allows warehouses to create sophisticated integrations with both web-deployed and LAN-based business management applications they count on for daily operations.
For example, all reports created using the Web Dispatch Management Console are published as XML (extensible markup language), providing content in a standardised web publishing format. These XML-configured reports can be produced on-demand, and orders and reports can be quickly exported to MS Excel by simply clicking on an icon in the user interface.
Administration tools in version 5.0 have also been enhanced for increased performance and easier, faster troubleshooting, including new and improved reporting and security functions.