The Ensemble distribution modules form the cornerstone of an effective manufacturing, wholesale or importing solution. Together these modules provide timely and accurate information on product demand, availability, location, movement and valuation – essential tools for a successful, well-organized company. And enhanced business to business supply chain efficiency means improved customer service, satisfaction, and loyalty.
The following modules are standard with the Ensemble Distribution Solution:
Inventory Management -The most flexible matrix inventory feature in the industry reduces data entry requirements and increases stock visibility of apparel merchandise through effective organization and management of styles, colors, sizes, prepacks, case packs, UPC numbers and NRF codes under a single Item Number. The Inventory Management module tracks data pertaining to the receipt of goods, the movement of goods within or between locations, the sale, removal or disposition of goods and the precise valuation and status of goods remaining in inventory at any point in time. Properly used, the Inventory Management module can help formulate new or improved purchasing and sales policies and pricing methods resulting in enhanced customer satisfaction. Comprehensive reporting capabilities keep you on top of stock status, availability, pricing, sales history, reordering, valuations and more.
Sales Order Processing -When you enter a customer sales order you need lots of information at your fingertips. With the Sales Order module you’ll have the customer’s ship-to address, ship-for (store) address, department, factor, item availability and alternate item numbers. You’ll have access to pictures of the item, its colors, color card and size chart. Additionally, you’ll know item pricing, quantity pricing, customer pricing, customer credit limits and more. Our unique “spreadsheet” order entry interface is intuitive and fast, allowing your data entry operators to be more efficient and accurate. Comprehensive drill-downs provide the information you need to maximize customer service during order entry including time-phased stock availability, pricing, alternate items, alternate warehouses and customer sales history.
Purchase Order Processing - The Purchase Order module streamlines and organizes the entire procurement process for both finished goods and raw materials. Purchase orders can be automatically generated when on-hand quantities fall below specified minimum levels. You can process partial receipts, update your inventory records when goods are received and monitor cost variances between goods received and goods invoiced. Landed Cost calculation and flexible user-defined fields facilitate inbound shipment tracking enhancing your ability to provide accurate customer service information.
The following modules are optional with the Ensemble Distribution Solution:
Return Merchandise Authorization - Process credits, replacements, substitutes and repairs with ease – even cross-ship replacements to build customer satisfaction. Automatically generate all appropriate transactions including credit memos, replacement orders, purchase orders, and vendor returns – a true end-to-end solution that saves hours of data entry and manual document management.
Credit Card Processing - Facilitate credit card transactions and stay compliant with Visa and MasterCard ECI regulations by integrating electronic credit card transaction processing. Powered by PCCharge Payment Server - an open architecture system with a robust engine that is an ideal solution for automated payment processing. Support for dial-up modems or secure Internet connections ia TCP/IP and SSL.
Paperless Office for Forms with Electronic Delivery - This solution features electronic document archival and delivery of the most popular Ensemble forms including Sales Orders, Invoices, Statements and Purchase Orders. Your people can view exact copies of these forms by date, source, user ID and file name. Electronic delivery allows you to automatically send a copy to your customer and save a copy electronically — all in one step. You can select the preferred delivery method for your documents including print and mail, e-mail or fax. Forms sent via fax or email can be sent to multiple recipients. This solution is designed to help you improve business-to-business communications with customers and vendors and to save money by reducing the cost of paper, forms, handling and postage.
Paperless Office for Journals, Registers and Period-End Processing - Journals, registers and period-end reports can contain hundreds of pages but usually only a subset gets examined. With this solution you can convert these documents to PDF format, eliminate paper waste and save money. Plus, you can still print out hardcopies and only specify the pages that you want. Storing your journals, registers and reports as PDF files lets you search and archive much easier - saving you time and space. All documents are viewable from one location with the ability to determine if they have been updated. What’s more, you can quickly send any of these large documents by e-mail to your auditors or remote associates.