Web-Based Produce Inventory Control System (WebPICS) Software

Overview

woman using tabletOur Web-based Produce Inventory Control System (WebPICS) software allows the core modules of the Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) to be accessed either over the Internet or on an internal Intranet. Users work with our Web-based Produce Inventory Control System (WebPICS) software in web browsers on desktops, laptops or wireless handheld computers and devices. Screens are designed for optimum viewing making the best use of the size of the browser.

Fast, accessible and portable, if you have a need for speed and instant information, then WebPICS is the answer for all your produce industry business  management software needs, including accounting, produce traceability, inventory tracking, sales orders, purchase orders, receiving, warehousing, shopping basket and more!

The WebPICS Advantage:

  • Allows for complete traceability
  • Fast, accessible, real time data
  • Versatile modules

WebPICS modules:

Sales Orders

Improve customer service, reduce data entry errors, and minimize duplication of effort

  • Fast entry of orders (this is a computerized replacement for handwritten sales books)
  • Mouse or stylus assisted data entry
  • Inventory information displayed as each product is selected
  • Seamless printing of orders, invoices, or cash sale slips
  • Pricing is filled by the system with an option to override

Sales Order Shipping

Provides shippers with the capability of fast and easy entry of data into a handheld computer for picking and shipping product - while they work in the warehouse. 

  • Picking can be done by choosing and/or barcode scanning products
  • Allows sales orders to be marked as shipping once picking is complete
  • Documents (sales order/invoice, pick slip, BOL and/or sales order labels) can be printed/re-printed as needed
  • Over-shipping, under-shipping, adding new items can be done on the handheld units

Purchase Orders

Allow buyers to accumulate items onto purchase orders; then place purchase orders with vendors from handheld computers.

  • Allows the buyer to build purchase orders as they visually inspect inventory at their supplier
  • Purchase orders can be set up in advance and received when the product arrives
  • Allows the buyer the freedom to enter purchase orders as they buy as opposed to waiting until they get back to the office.
  • Mouse or stylus assisted data entry

Purchase Order Receiving

Provides receivers with the capability of fast and easy entry of data into a handheld computer for arriving product - at the point of unloading.

  • Receiving can be done without having Purchase Orders in advance (direct)
  • Allows product to be received in the system as it is unloaded
  • Items can be backordered or cancelled
  • New items can be added

Warehousing

Allows staff in a 3rd party warehouse environment to receive, adjust, ship and/or apply charges to product stored for their customers. Also allows customers to access inventory information via the Internet.

  • Allows product to be received in the system as it is unloaded
  • Quality on arrival (receiving form) can be printed
  • New items can be added on the fly
  • Allows product to be shipped in the system as it is being loaded onto delivery trucks
  • Unlimited types of charges can be added to the load at any time
  • Storage charges can be manually added or system generated
  • Allows the owner of the products to monitor their goods via the web

Inventory Counting

Allows inventory to be counted and variances checked in real time, providing a faster and more accurate counting process.

  • Allows inventory quantities to be adjusted while physically counting
  • Eliminates the need for variance checks
  • System updated in real time

Shopping Basket

Allows customers to place orders at their convenience 24 hours a day - 7 days a week enhancing customer service and order efficiency.

  • Eliminate staff time required to enter sales orders into PICS.
  • Allow customers to enter their own orders when ever they want, 24 hours a day.
  • Improve the efficiency, streamline order processing, and reduce errors due to language barriers, transcription or keypunch, misunderstandings in verbal communication.

Nix86 logoWaudWare has partnered with Nix86 to help you meet your customers where they are! Introducing the Nix86 mobile phone app. As a WaudWare customer you have the choice of leveraging a custom-branded mobile phone app and/or the Nix86 common app for all of your customer's online ordering needs. Contact Alex Ross, CRO, Nix86, aross@nix86.com.

System Requirements

WebPICS is installed and run on a Windows 2000, 2003 or 2008 Server.

IIS (Internet Information Server) is required.

Data entry is done in a web browser. WaudWare recommends Internet Explorer version 6 or higher.

The components of PICS which run on wireless devices (WebPICS) are designed to work on any device which has a screen size of 320 x 240 pixels or larger (the larger the better to reduce scrolling). At the present time, the best results have been achieved on devices running Windows Internet Explorer on a Windows Mobile Operating System (version 6.1 preferred). With regard to wireless connectivity (802.11b) and barcode reading, we are currently quite satisfied with hardware from Intermec and Motorola. Please note that there are constant improvements being made in this type of hardware and browsers. Please arrange to have WaudWare test our software on the device(s) you plan to purchase (before you commit to buying them). Also, we strongly recommend you consult with a wireless infrastructure company to make sure you select the best hardware, and software (Operating System and Browser) for your needs.