An ERP (sales) system doesn’t serve a warehouse at the WMS system level. A WMS concentrates on logistics at the warehouse (deliveries, picking, issuing, shifting goods, logistical units) while simultaneously collaborating with the ERP (exchange of information about stock levels, status of orders/ deliveries realised in the warehouse, numbers of waybills).
ERP programmes inform WMS EasyStorage what should be sent and to whom. It is also good practice to synchronise deliveries - what will come, when and from whom.
The WMS, meanwhile, returns ongoing stock levels of particular indexes, and information about the completion status of external and internal issues and goods received by the warehouse.
No. Our market advantage is the attractive cost of implementing and maintaining the programme. Right from the outset, we designed the system to work in the cloud. Our customer is not obliged to buy servers, server software licences (operating systems, data bases) or maintain that infrastructure.
The most popular designation of locations is a division into warehouses, shelves (rows) - usually marked with a letter - then columns and finally levels. E.g. the designation M1-A-02-00 will mean warehouse 1, row A, column 2, place on the floor. Locations are marked physically with letters and a barcode, by printing plastic tags (a very durable solution) or printing this data on cards or labels (less durable, must be replaced periodically).
The simplest solution is to provide a spreadsheet file with an inventory and the defined locations. The exact implementation process is agreed at the process analysis stage at your company.
The monthly fee guarantees the license for the software along with updates and full maintenance (SLA agreement). Our aim is to make work easier in the warehouse, which is why we concentrate on providing the software along with maintenance, so that nothing can surprise our customers. Each new functionality is immediately available for our customers (one of the advantages of cloud software), and we deal with any concerns or problems connected with the system right away.
The system is based on Azure infrastructure (Microsoft). Our customers’ data security is an absolute priority, so as well as the Azure protections, every connection with EasyStorage is encrypted.
No. An advantage of using the WMS is the flexible response to the turnover of goods in the warehouse. Indexes can be mixed in one location, on one pallet. One index can be located in several zones, which enables more effective use of the available space and more productive realisation of the order. Implementing the WMS will help to make optimal use of space without the need to buy or rent additional warehouse space.
A dynamic warehouse is one that reacts to the turnover of stock.. A dynamic warehouse has no problems with seasonality or with large quantities of an item. The system helps find the optimal solution for storing goods, and will always indicate where a given range is to be found.
Tasks can be divided up by the manager (e.g. according to sales orders). Tasks can be assigned based on type (e.g. a forklift operator only gets tasks from high locations) or the zones where employees work (particularly useful in warehouses which cover large areas on different floors).
No. Any number of warehouses, zones, locations and even owners (of companies served by the warehouse) can be defined in our WMS EasyStorage.
This is one of its basic functions. Stocktaking instructions can be generated automatically or ordered by the manager. The operator scans the location and index at a mobile terminal and enters the quantity. Stock levels are updated in a single moment.
WMS EasyStorage improves all warehouse processes, such as receipt of orders, distribution of goods from delivery to a location, order completion, order checking, quality blocks, reservations, dispatch, integration with couriers, shifting goods between locations or between warehouses, etc.)
One of the stages in implementing the WMS EasyStorage System is to write/install a connector between the sales system and WMS EasyStorage. This means that manual entry of orders, deliveries or stock level updates is not required.
No. However, not scanning products during picking, for example, could potentially cause mistakes. In such a case all we recommend is additional checking of the order before dispatch, which is of course supported by EasyStorage.
When fully integrated with the ERP (sales system), during receipt the WMS EasyStorage system confirms completeness of the delivery and product quality, proposes distribution of the goods to a free or partly free location and updates the stock levels in the ERP system - the goods are immediately availability for sale.
Every case should, of course, be preceded by a thorough analysis. However, where there is a large range and high turnover in the warehouse, use of the WMS is fully justified. Mainly in order to fill up the shelves/locations available for customers, to ensure complete accessibility of the goods for final purchasers.
Yes. However, as a WMS producer we recommend you buy a dedicated sales system and integrate it with our system. Your company’s warehouse then becomes much more productive.
Android is a newer, faster system and, most importantly, it is supported by many manufacturers. Microsoft has announced the complete discontinuation of support for the Windows CE and Windows Embedded Handheld systems in 2020. For these reasons we strongly recommend choosing scanners based on the Android system.
When you buy the appropriate readers (with a SIM card slot), there is no need to install WiFi at the warehouse. The readers with our software do not need to be connected to the company’s local network, all it takes is a data SIM card and our system can be used, saving tens of thousands.
The app is currently available in Polish and English. We can add new languages at the customer’s request.