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  What can it do for you?
    Accuracy
    Save Time
    Value
  Flexibility and Technology
    Flexibility
    Proven Technology
  How it works
    It all starts with the Label
    Easy to Use
    Easy to Customize
    Easy to Integrate
    It all ends with the Reports!

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    Cycle Counting
    Physical Inventory

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    What is Cycle Counting
    Cost Justification
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    How do I do a Physical?
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Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting Software

Software

What can it do for you?

Software
•  Do accurate Physical Inventory & Cycle Counts
•  Reduce or eliminate stock-outs
•  Optimize inventory levels
•  Save time by using the latest technology
•  Save money by doing more with less personnel
•  Adapt to your unique business methods
•  Get started quickly - as little as 30 minutes
•  Begin printing bar code labels immediately
Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software will help you conduct your Physical Inventory and Cycle Counts faster and more accurately than ever before. This affordable software will provide you convenience, ease of use, and flexibility. Time is saved with easy installation, accuracy, and the ability to instantly access count information. Money is saved with the elimination of paper forms, tags, and key-entry activities. Flexibility comes from the choice of a wide variety of hand held devices to fit any budget or work environment. This cost effective tool puts the power in your hands to correct internal inventory issues and create unique company specific solutions.

Accuracy

Accurate inventory counts contribute to improved customer service and purchasing. Customer service personnel and salespeople serve customers more efficiently when they are confident that stock quantities are accurate. However, if quantities are unknown, they will put potential customers on hold to go out to the warehouse and confirm that products really exist before attempting to sell them, leading to customer discontent. Purchasing benefits from accurate inventory information by being better equipped to make economic ordering decisions and employing effective replenishment techniques to minimize stock-out situations. Traditional paper and pencil inventory counting methods require the use of purchased tags or forms, team counting of each location, hand written documents, key entering of collected forms, and lengthy shutdowns. With Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software, all forms, tags, key entry procedures, and hand written information are eliminated, while the number of counters is reduced. By eliminating hand written documents and key entry by clerical staff you vastly improve accuracy.

Save Time

Time is money, and the benefits realized from using Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software will save a tremendous amount of time. In fact, most customers cost justify their purchase with the first use.

These time savings are accomplished by:

Elimination of:
- Key entry procedures
- Hand written documents
- The interpretation of
written information

Reduction of:
- Counters required
- The number of audit
counts required

Value

Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software is a quintessential example of true value. One of our Fortune 500 customers was able to realize a 75% reduction in the number of man-hours necessary to perform the count. Another customer was able to significantly reduce overtime costs associated with performing the count while reducing the plant shutdown time by one full day. These customer experiences along with many others are demonstrating how automated physical inventory and cycle counts are saving resources as well as providing true value.

Flexibility and Technology

Flexibility

Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software can be used with a wide variety of bar code equipment. You are, therefore, able to select the equipment most suitable to your work environment and tasks.
Intermec 700 Intermec 2420 Intermec 2410 Symbol 2800
Intermec Easy Coder 7421 Intermec 3400 Zebra s600 Options include stationary terminals, wedge readers, batch hand helds, RF hand helds, and a wide array of bar code printers from some of the most well known manufacturers in the business.

Proven Technology

All elements of Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software make use of the latest industry standard development tools from some of the most well respected names in the industry. By incorporating the familiar graphical interface from Microsoft, system operations are consistent and easy to use. This allows you to leverage your investment in existing computer-based tools without the expense of learning new operator interfaces. Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software is designed to use Microsoft or Oracle databases guaranteeing you get the most reliable, flexible and efficient data storage systems available. Your staff is then empowered to manipulate or interface collected information easily with existing data systems. Powerful, rugged, and easy to use devices from Intermec and Symbol give you the reliability and durability you require for the most demanding shop floor environments. These manufacturers offer a vast array of hand held equipment that feature large displays and full keyboards enabling instant functionality "out of the box".

Intermec 700 Intermec 2420 Intermec 2410 Symbol 2800 Portable Handhelds Intermec Easy Coder 7421 Intermec 3400 Zebra s600 Label Printers Database Integration Application Integration

How it Works

It all starts with the Label

Bar Code label printing is available right out of the box. You can begin identifying all of your locations and items immediately. Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software offers you over 20 different pre-defined bar code label formats. If you need a label not listed, call us and we will develop the format you need. The familiar Windows environment and convenient on-screen display makes label printing fast and easy allowing you to begin printing labels within minutes! Printer drivers to support a wide variety of bar code printers from Intermec or Zebra are included. If you are using another type of printer, call us and we will assist you in obtaining the correct driver for your printer.

Easy to Use

Counters are presented with straight forward, easy to understand prompting sequences that lead them through the counting activity. Immediate validation of all entries ensures accuracy and completeness. And, if a counter does make a mistake, an error message is instantly displayed guiding them through making the necessary correction. The problem must be corrected before the counter can proceed with any further entries.
The result is accurate count information the first time, without costly exception handling.

Easy to Customize

Although Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software comes with all of the procedures necessary to get started, the software is designed to give you the ability to customize methods to fit your unique counting needs. Each transaction in the system can be configured to include prompting sequences, data validations, help screens, and error control. Once modifications are made, the system will automatically re-generate the procedure to include all your changes. You can change or add transactions without custom programming charges. The unique capabilities offered by Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software will allow you to make the software fit your environment. Start with the standard predefined templates and tailor them to work exactly the way you want. When upgrades are provided you gain the benefit of the new features without fear of changing your customized version.

Easy to Integrate

Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software was designed and built to easily integrate to external sources from the ground up. Communication with existing databases, legacy systems, and network environments can be accomplished with intuitive easy to use interface tools. Information exchange between your host business system and the counting personnel provides real-time accurate information to your host. You can integrate to one or more host environments simultaneously, such as your host business system and an application that may reside on the local network. Virtually any host platform is supported.

It all ends with the Reports!

Acrobat (PDF) document Report Samples  

Physical Inventory
  • Audit Variance
  • Comparison By Item (Count to Expected)
  • Comparison By Item (Current to Prior)
  • Comparison By Location (Count to Expected)
  • Comparison By Location (Current to Prior
  • Comparison Extended Cost (Count to Expected)
    • Absolute Cost Difference
    • Absolute Count Difference
    • Cost Difference
    • Count Difference
  • Count by User
  • Inventory by Category with Serial#'s
  • Inventory by Expiration Date
  • Inventory by Item
  • Inventory by Item Extended Cost
  • Inventory by Location
  • Inventory by Location Extended Cost
  • Location Exception
Cycle Counting
  • Comparison Extended Cost
    • Absolute Cost Difference
    • Absolute Count Difference
    • Cost Difference
    • Count Difference
  • Comparison Extended Cost With Locations
    • Absolute Cost Difference
    • Absolute Count Difference
    • Cost Difference
    • Count Difference
  • Comparison Extended Cost With Serial#'s
    • Absolute Cost Difference
    • Absolute Count Difference
    • Cost Difference
    • Count Difference
  • Count Status
  • Count Variance
  • Count Variance With Order and Tranfer Qty's
  • Count Variance With Serial#'s
  • Inventory by Item
  • Inventory by Item Extended Cost
  • Posting History
  • Posting Tolerance
  • Rank Order (ABC Classification)
  • Re-Count List
  • Serial #'s Cycle Counted Out

Single Source Solution

Current Directions has been assisting companies automate their shop floor data collection activities for over 25 years. This wealth of experience was put to use to develop Scan2Track Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting software resulting in software with unparalleled flexibility, power, and simplicity. Current Directions offers a comprehensive range of services to guide you through all aspects of your application needs. These services include design, software, hardware, customization, integration, installation assistance, training, and post sale support. We build systems and develop long-term relationships with our customers through our relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction. Contact us today so that we can begin working with you to improve your business.



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