The Distribution Management System is a complete information management solution for the distribution industry, including sales to wholesalers and retailers as well as intra-company branch transfers. DMS features multi-company / multi-warehouse integration which includes modules such as Order Processing, Invoicing, Purchasing, Inventory Control (with LIFO, FIFO, and Standard or Average costing methods), Kit Building, Work Orders, Sales Reporting, A/R, A/P, G/L( including full financial reporting) and Shipping. DMS provides a parameterized system with many options for customization. This system utilizes a relational database and can be installed on PC’s for a few users, and Networked PC’s and mini/mainframe systems for hundreds of users so you’ll never outgrow your software investment.
In today’s demanding world, distributors like you know that customers are hard to come by and harder to keep. You must provide competitive pricing and superior service. You are constantly looking for ways to maximize your profits and operating efficiency.
The SCI Distribution Management System (DMS) is an extraordinary and comprehensive system designed to fulfill all of your needs from inventory control and sales reporting to purchasing and general ledger.
DMS Saves Money...
Until now, the cost of designing and maintaining a comprehensive computer system has been prohibitive. You may have settled for less efficient methods of administration like separate systems for each part of your organization. DMS gives you the ability to get precisely the system that you need, affordably.
The SCI Distribution Management System was designed using a very popular database management environment renowned for its cost effectiveness and user-friendliness.
DMS can be used on hundreds of different computer systems from PC’s for just one or two users to very large mainframes for hundreds of users (e.g. IBM, DEC, Hewlett Packard, Data General, virtually all UNIX systems, Microsoft NT/2000 and dozens more!). You can use the computer that best fits your needs today, and if your organization outgrows the computer you selected, you won’t lose your DMS software investment.
DMS was designed with the non-technical user in mind. This makes upkeep on the system easy and inexpensive. Most requests can be filled by your existing employees so there is no need to have a staff of computer people to maintain your system. In fact, most organizations using DMS don’t have any computer staff at all!
The SCI Distribution Management System was originally installed in 1984. Since then it has been put to use in locations around the country. Today, at any given time, hundreds of users are accessing the system. DMS has passed the most rigorous test possible…daily usage!
DMS helps you improve Customer relations
With SCI Distribution Management System, you can maintain extensive information about all of your customers. DMS, for example, will maintain an on-screen 36 month illustration of how many days your customer is paying you in. Also, every invoice is maintained complete with sales detail, payments detail and notes for future reference.
Also, with all of their information at your fingertips, you can answer any question that a customer might have within seconds.
Finally, the simple fact that your operation is more efficient indicates to your customers that you will remain competitive.
Inventory Control With DMS
DMS makes use of many advanced techniques for managing inventory levels, including just-in-time and recommended buying based on inventory age, customer demand and vendor lead times. All costing methods (lifo, fifo, last, average and standard) are supported. DMS provides for up to 999 warehouses and multi-warehouse allocation and order fulfillment. Inventory can be verified with periodic physical counts or with auditor-approved daily cycle counts.
DMS comes complete with a very powerful sales report generator. You can pick an output format and specify the select data to be reported. You can rank and sub-rank and include or exclude sales dollars, units, profits. Additionally, in a multi-year comparison, you can include or exclude change and percent of change.
DMS makes your operation more efficient
The SCI Distribution Management System consists of software modules. You choose just those that are important to your organization. All of our modules are thoroughly integrated to ensure that your information is up-to-the-minute and accurate and that there is no error-prone duplicate data entry. With DMS, all the information and control is right at your fingertips so you can finally use your computer as the tool it should be to help you reach your goals.
Software Co-op, Inc. is one of the premier application software suppliers for the distribution marketplace. Starting with one programmer over 20 years ago at the request of a few local users, SCI has grown to include a full staff of programmers, analysts, technicians and support professionals. Our philosophy has always been to provide reliable and cost effective solutions to our customer’s problems and to maintain a superior customer service standard.