Our Warehouse Management Solution is a real time, online browser based solution which is agnostic and runs on all devices such as rugged PDA's, tablets and PC's. With integration to MYOB EXO our WMS has a Pick Pack Manager which allows Warehouse Operations Managers to have a formal release process.
Warehouse Operations Managers are responsible for overseeing the supply chain management processes and coordinating warehouse staff. It is incredibly important to ensure the sales orders which need picking are being picked, the correct shipping methods are being selected, and stock is being replenished. To ensure all this you need a warehouse management solution which is real time.
With the pick pack manager, the warehouse operations manager can define the search by looking at due date, customers and zones. All of these filters help narrow the search to the specific sales orders.
Our Pick Pack Manager allows the Operations Manager to release by document or by specific lines. This can ensure that that if there are specific sales orders which need to be released, or specific lines of a sales order they can be released and a PickID will be created. Our WMS for MYOB EXO also allows the Operations Manager to release DA Transfers from MYOB EXO Distribution Advantage.
When you release sales orders or DA transfers using the Pick Pack Manager it creates PickID's. These PickID's are what the pickers on the floor using rugged devices or tablet devices see. The pickid contains the products to pick and the quantities also guiding the warehouse picker on the shortest route around the warehouse.
With the pick pack manager it ensures there is an operational work flow. You can see the sales orders waiting to be released, the sales orders which are waiting to be retrieved or are in process of being picked, and then the sales orders which have been completed and returned back to MYOB EXO.
Take a look at our latest video showing how to use the Pick Pack Manager with our Warehouse Management Solution for MYOB EXO to release waves and see the complete control in the supply chain process.
The festive season is a great time to celebrate and connect with your nearest and dearest. We would like to thank our customers and suppliers for staying connected to us over the last 12 months.
Wishing you all the best in the holiday season and a prosperous New Year. The RIC Group office will be closed from 5pm 22nd of December 2017 to 9am on Monday 8th of January 2018. During this time, we will have a skeleton team covering support for urgent queries. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to log the support ticket.
It's been a phenomenal year of growth here at The RIC Group and we thank you for being part of the journey.
A pay-as-you-go model reduces investments in large capital expenditures. In addition, you can reduce the operating expense (OpEx) costs involved with the management and maintenance of data. This frees up budget, allowing you to quickly act on innovative initiatives that can’t be easily pursued when managing CapEx.
There is a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator here on the AWS website:
The TCO calculator will allow you to estimate the cost savings when using cloud hosting such as AWS.
A core reason organizations adopt a cloud IT infrastructure is to save money. The traditional approach of analyzing Total Cost of Ownership no longer applies when you move to the cloud. Cloud services provide the opportunity for you to use only what you need and pay only for what you use. We refer to this new paradigm as the Total Cost of Operation.
Eliminate Upfront Sunk Costs Organizations considering a transition to the cloud are often driven by their need to become more agile and innovative. The traditional capital expenditure (CapEx) funding model makes it difficult to quickly test new ideas. The AWS Cloud model gives you the agility to quickly spin up new instances on AWS, and the ability to try out new services without investing in large upfront, sunk costs (costs that have already been incurred and can’t be recovered). If you are using the cloud you can return CapEx to the general fund and invest in activities that better serve your constituents.
There is no doubt that the warehousing requirements for manufacturing, transportation and wholesale market segments are all changing rapidly. Factors for driving change are lower transportation costs, faster delivery times, omnichannel issues and talent shortages.
The exponential growth of omnichannel shopping and ever-burgeoning demand for faster merchandise deliveries is redefining the supply chain's distribution of consumer products goods. As retailers look to merge their brick-and-mortar and online operations to cut costs and boost efficiency, warehouse management systems must keep pace.
This wave of next generation, technology-enhanced warehouses is bringing unprecedented levels of real-time visibility into organisations' assets, people and transactions across a myriad of industries, from discrete manufacturers in automotive, electronics and machinery to food and beverage processing companies, to the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, to name just a few.
Supply chain networks are poised to undergo an extreme makeover over the next few years. Indeed, the retail, wholesale, transportation and logistics sectors are transitioning to "best-of-breed" warehouse management systems that take automatisation to new heights - from equipping workers with mobile devices that increase the speed and accuracy of order picking to the rollout of radio frequency identification technology (RFID) for real-time inventory visibility.
The RIC Group's WMS has moved to a browser based platform equipping companies to handle the deluge of goods moving through the product-delivery pipeline. Our browser based WMS has allowed our customers to bring their own device (BYOD) to the supply chain and see in real-time what exact movements are being made in their warehouse or warehouses with a real-time audit feature.
As customers prepare to increase the volume of items shipped in the coming years, they rank outfitting staff with new technology, as well as increasing the use of barcode scanning, tablets and the Internet of Things, as their top initiatives and lead investments for an optimised supply chain.
Warehouse management systems in today's environment need to offer the flexibility on operating on rugged devices and also tablet devices. It is very important to be able to offer customers the ability to operate on the different devices with access to real-time information.
Warehouse management systems now need to include feature of load optimisation. New mobile and data capture load optimisation technology solutions to maximise efficiency and agility in packing, staging, loading and shipping.These pack and load solutions offer real-time analytics designed to boost worker productivity and reduce transportation costs.
Moving to best-of-breed, real time warehouse management systems is to move to the smart warehouse.
Please contact our team at email@example.com to learn more about our full featured Warehouse Management Solution.
Our Warehouse Management solution for SAP Business One SBO4 is now browser based. This is gives our customers using SAP Business One HANA and SQL a real-time WMS and the ability to handle sophisticated warehousing needs.
It has features of allowing customers to leverage advanced fulfillment logic, wave management, real-time replenishment and optimization of picking strategies such as label picking.
The biggest benefit of being a real-time browser based WMS, is now our customers can have multiple pickers pick the same sales order or have multiple users receive the goods. After completing the goods receipt on the WMS, it has the feature of put away. This feature allows our WMS to have certain logic built in, such as telling the user to go to pick face bin first for replenishment.
During the transfers feature, users can place multiple items FROM the same or different bin locations onto their pallet or forklift and then transfer these items to the right TO bin location.
Stocktaking allows our customers to capture stock counts and have these posted back into SAP Business One Inventory Count table.
The RIC Group brings unmatched focus on the innovation that is most valuable and impactful for our customers, including a single, holistic technology architecture.
Our platform enables TCO through consistency. The ability for administrative security and to see the live audits of what is happening in the warehouse or warehouses at that current time allows for economies of scale. The use of standard technologies, development tools and languages also ensures needed technical skills are readily available in the marketplace.
Take a look at our sophisticated bin transfers feature in the below YouTube video.
Feel free to send any emails to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
September 19th recognises the great contribution family businesses make to the Australian economy, community and culture.
The RIC Group is a proud family business and here are some points of importance of family businesses to Australia:
Family businesses play an important role, as they employ more than 50 per cent of the Australian workforce.
Some of Australia's most iconic family business brands are Scenic World, Akubra Hats, Haigh's Choclates, Maggie Bear, Coopers Brewery, Packer Leather, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and many more.
Business Intelligence (BI) is a powerful cloud-based business analytics service which interfaces with your Acumatica and unlocks insights to drive more informed decisions for your company. Through the use of live dashboards and interactive reports, BI gives you the ability to view your most crucial business data instantly and monitor the progress of your sales, inventory or employees on the go.
Our BI integrted with your Acumatica database offers you all the data of your ERP at your fingertips - anywhere, anytime. BI is a cloud-based software which can be accessed through the BI App (available for iOS and Android platforms) or online through your preferred web browser.
Your real-time dashboard gives you the ability to find all the important data at one glance and instantly know when your business requires your attention. This allows you to solve problems as they occur and seize opportunities as they arise.
Every company hunts for new efficient ways to increase productivity. The BI eliminates the need to build time consuming reports and replaces them with interactive reports allowing you to visually drill down into the available graphs and charts and find the proportion that belongs to a specific customer, item, location and much more.
Any of the analytical graphs and charts from the BI can be shared within your company to ensure that everyone sees the same data and are on the same page.
The RIC Group's WMS offers complete integration with Microsoft BI with several clients using the dashboards to track KPI's such as picks per hour, picks by picker, bin location movements.
At The RIC Group, we provide innovative Warehouse Management Solutions. Our customers need to be able to integrate our solutions easily and effectively. To make this happen, businesses must choose an all-encompassing cloud ERP platform – such as Acumatica – that offers a robust API.
We know that the future of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software is likely to be completely cloud based. Acumatica is a sophisticated cloud ERP and can run entirely in the cloud for customers. This means that the infrastructure of running the ERP software is on another network such as AWS or Azure, resulting in customers having less and less IT infrastructure at their office and warehouse locations. The figures suggest that cloud application projects have been found to deliver 2.1x the relative ROI of on-premises projects. The benefits of the cloud only continue to increase.
Cloud ERP platforms need strong API
Even with all the cloud has to offer, customers still need ERP integrations with specialist external applications such as Warehouse Management Solutions (WMS), eCommerce, CRM, BI Tools, Document Management and many more. Almost every business that chooses to implement an ERP solution also needs to use another application for their business. This is where ERP – such as Acumatica – needs to have a strong ERP API for integration.
The RIC Group is a global Software Solution supplier of Warehouse Management Solutions (WMS) for Acumatica. Our implementations typically involve multiple mobile PDA units used for scanning barcodes and capturing accurate information, which is then transmitted from the warehouse over WiFi back to the ERP system.
This can also involve customers using the PDA units from multiple locations such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and even multiple countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. The RIC Group’s WMS is an application running on the PDA units, which are running a client environment of Android or Windows Mobile; for this to be successful, it is imperative that the ERP system has a very strong API.
Advantages of Acumatica REST and Contract-based APIs
Previously, Acumatica has offered Screen-based API. Now, however, Acumatica offers Contract-based APIs, which are SOAP or REST interfaces. Acumatica has now rolled out REST-based and Contract-based APIs and The RIC Group is taking complete advantage of this. REST and Contract-based APIs operate with business logic objects not bound to the screen and expose Acumatica’s data models.
One of the biggest challenges we previously faced our Acumatica integration was when we integrated our WMS with an OEM version of Acumatica, which required two releases (or more) of our software – one for Acumatica and possibly one for each OEM. The reason behind this was when using the Screen-based API, you must call the UI field names and sometimes in an OEM release – such as MYOB Advanced – the field name changes. Below are a couple of examples from the Sales Order and Purchase Order marketing documents:
SO301000.OrderSummary.GSTTaxableTotal, // GSTTaxableTotal (Advanced)/ VATTaxableTotal (Acumatica)
PO301000.DocumentDetails.QtyOnReceipts, // ReceivedQty (Advanced)/ QtyOnReceipts (Acumatica)
The REST or Contract-based API’s have an intermediate layer between Acumatica UI and the integration project, so that minor changes in the Acumatica code will not break the existing integration. Not only this, but our software needs less lines of code now to complete the same task as the Contact-based API, which is more intuitive.
With the Rest or Contract-based API’s, we simply load the Purchase Order or Sales Order object instead of loading the screen. We can also create our own Contract-based endpoints with Acumatica so the fields can have any name our software wants.
Leverage the full power of the Internet
The most important part here is that our WMS project will be a single source that integrates with all versions of Acumatica. This means it’s the same development project for Acumatica and the OEM’s, which is very important for us as we sell global versions of our software – not just in Australia and New Zealand where our WMS is already the leading solution for MYOB Advanced.
Using the REST or Contract-based API’s means we can truly leverage the power of the Internet with The RIC Group’s cloud WMS to access Acumatica ERP anywhere – on premise or on private and public cloud without needing to worry about cohabiting on the same server.
To gain the full benefits of the cloud, customers now understand that we reside in a multicloud world to create a single heterogeneous architecture. Customers must make the right choice in every application they implement for their business, which has the ability to integrate to a multicloud world.
For that reason, The RIC Group has not only recently developed its own web services, but we have developed our own API. This architecture also allows us to develop security layers in our software when transmitting data from mobile PDA devices to the customer’s ERP. We understand the importance of data security.
World-class ERP API
Acumatica not only provides a fantastic ERP solution for customers, but also now offers a world-class API interface for third party applications to take full advantage.
Please contact us if you have questions about how The RIC Group and Acumatica can help your business accelerate using the latest in cloud and mobile technology!
The most common thread asked by our customers when implementing our Warehouse Management Solution is to optimise picking processes. It is very important to minimise travel time, which is the most expensive time expended when picking orders. There are several techniques that can help you achieve this.
Wave / Batch picking: This combines multiple orders into one pick process. This allows the picker to pick multiple products at once and consolidate when picking.
Zoning: Pickers are assigned a zone, and pick the products for different sales orders for that related zone.
Label picking: Labels are printed for multiple sales orders for cartons. Once the labels are printed the pickers can then pick the product. The confirmation of the right product involves scanning the carton label (which links back to the order number) followed by scanning the product. The efficiency here is the picker is working on multiple orders in a single pass.
Selecting the most efficient picking process can help your business improve customer service. Streamlining processes not only will help your business pick more sales orders every day, but will also allow you measure KPI's of your warehouse.
I read a fantastic blog on the SAP blog site by Ralph Oliveira. It is all about moving your SAP Business One on-premises solution to cloud. Click here to read the blog by Ralph.
One of the big strengths of SAP Business One is you can deploy it many ways. From hosted on AWS to on-premises on your own server. When deploying an ERP there are times when you need an Add On solution from the ecosystem such as The RIC Group's WMS.
Typical on-premises solutions are what is called tightly-coupled. They are normally interfacing with SAP Business One using the Data Interface (DI) and User Interface (UI) API's. To take some of these solutions to the cloud there are many considerations needed such as resources, security, ports, and can you install other software onto this environment. This becomes very noticeable when you want to install your software on an AWS environment which has many layers of security.
When you are moving to a cloud solution then you need to look at ecosystem for the loosely-coupled approach such as The RIC Group's WMS. Our WMS will allow you to deploy the ERP such as SAP Business One in any environment and our WMS will be able to interface with it using the service layer. This is also true with MYOB Advanced, which runs in the AWS servers in Sydney, and your Add on solution needs to communicate using the REST API. With SAP Business One the service layer is the REST API.
A huge benefit of this approach is providing our customers the ability to deploy new features without changing anything in the ERP such as SAP Business One. When you look into the future and see that there is machine learning, IoT and blockchain, then to secure the future of your business implementing loosely-coupled solutions with your ERP is the right way.
Today's warehouse management now has dramatically improved visibility across the entire supply chain to create a much more efficient warehouse system. Companies using "pull"-based automated warehouse management can hold just the right level of inventory virtually anywhere in the supply chain to smooth out inventory flow, reduce costs, and base decisions on actual demand data, not inaccurate demand forecasts.
With this as well if your warehouse management system uses enterprise mobility then your warehouse operations will be able to achieve higher levels of productivity and profitability. What is enterprise mobility? Enterprise mobility, in simple terms, is a technology direction where employees use mobile devices and cloud services to perform business tasks at any time and anywhere.
One of the biggest benefits enterprise mobility has in the warehouse environment is visibility and trace ability of the supply chain. Enterprise Mobility facilitates real-time data collection and visibility of inventory information, which can largely eliminate inventory errors.
Using a WMS with enterprise mobility is going to give your warehouse workers more immediate access to data and tasks. This is going to reduce execution times and increase their productivity.
With this, you will need to ensure your enterprise mobility devices you implement in the warehouse are robust rugged devices. The rugged devices need to have an IP rating of 65, be splash and dust proof and withstand the daily rigours of being in a warehouse environment.
The RIC Group's multi-bin is designed to provide advanced features and make warehouse management easy for MYOB EXO users. A WMS is a key part of the supply chain and primarily aims to control the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse and process the associated transactions, including shipping, receiving, put-away and picking.
Our multi-bin for MYOB EXO helps manage the stock within the warehouse or warehouses, and enables seamless link to order processing and logistics management in order to pick, pack and ship products out of the warehouse more efficiently.
The multi-bin has features of bin locations, quantity by bin location, directed picking, primary pick face, bulk bin locations, replenishment, licence plating, KPI reporting, wave batch picking and pack away.
Let me run through some of the setup and features of our multi-bin for MYOB EXO.
With our Multi-Bin for MYOB EXO the first thing the user will need to do is define the bin locations and what sub-level's you would like to define. Our WMS allows up to four sub levels. For example floor, zone, shelf, isle. Setting up your bin locations correctly, helps direct the picker to ensure shortest pick path when picking the sales order. The example of the bin locations is in the picture below of MO-AA-41-1.
The next part to the multi-bin is you can add Zones. For example you may want to setup warehouse zones such as Light, Medium, Heavy. This adds the extra flexibility to allow the picker to pick the heaviest products first and then the lightest products last. Therefore this ensures the warehouse user stacks the pallet correctly when picking.
Once the bin locations are all setup, you can use the warehouse management solution to do a stocktake by bin location to ensure you have accurate quantities by bin.
The next process is using the Pick Pack Manager in the WMS to release sales orders. This can be done by wave as well. The operations manager releases the sales orders for picking and then it will follow each status through the process. Once released the PDA devices can retrieve the sales orders, and pick the correct products for the sales order. Each status will show the operations manager which sales orders are in process of being picked, which sales orders have been parked, which sales orders are getting packed, and which are ready to invoice.
When the sales order has gone through the picking process, the operations manager can then select to invoice the order or orders. This will invoice the selected sales orders in MYOB EXO.
What is important to note is the our multi-bin in MYOB EXO integrates with MYOB EXO in real time. MYOB EXO keeps all the stock on hand figures, however, our multi-bin keeps the quantity by bin figures, as MYOB EXO does not have this feature.
The multi-bin has features of replenishment for primary pick face bins, and also KPI reporting for picker statistics and bin location heat map.
We have our multi-bin WMS implemented at many sites using MYOB EXO and if you would like further information please contact us on email@example.com
With SBO4 PDA a warehouse management solution for MYOB AccountRight, it allows users to track outbound serial numbers or outbound batch numbers on products.
If you are in a business where mandates requires you to maintain accurate records for each unique serial number or batch numbers for sale you can now do this with via The RIC Group's WMS with MYOB AccountRight.
To turn this feature on in the CustomList 3 against the item you can type in S or B. There is also a configuration needed in the back office software. This will trigger the SBO4 PDA software on the PDA device when the user scans the barcode against this item to know that it is serial tracked or batch tracked, and then will enforce the user to scan serial or batch numbers.
When the warehouse user has captured the serial or batch information during the scan picking of sales orders, the information will be sent back to the The RIC Group's WMS. The user will be able to use the Mobile + Centre software to report on the serial or batch numbers which have been captured during the scan pick process.
The second image below displays how Mobile + Centre is used so the user can see that batch number 'fgff' was captured for itemnumber 123 and will also display the itemnumber, sales order and customer this batch number was captured for.
SBO4 PDA is available in SAAS pricing, and uses the REST API to integrate with MYOB AccountRight so all data integrity is kept in MYOB.
The solution is on the MYOB Add On website and The RIC Group has been implementing barcode and data capture solutions for MYOB customers since 2001. We have 100's of MYOB customers in Australia and New Zealand using our Add On solutions to extend the functionality which allows the customer to stay with MYOB AccountRight for the foreseeable future.
Contrary to what a lot of people think MYOB AccountRight does actually have a perpetual Inventory Management system integrated into the product. So, AccountRight can track the Purchases, Goods Receipts, Stock Adjustments, Inventory Counting, Sale Orders, Invoicing life cycle and keep stock levels up to date during these transactions.
AccountRight can handle keeping track of costs for simple manufactured items via autobuild, purchasing and receiving raw materials and/or finished goods via goods receiving. The first thing in implementing better Inventory Management is to let MYOB AccountRight keep perpetual inventory for you.
Let's look at some examples ….
I manufacturer items that include various components in a recipe. How do I set this up in MYOB? …..
In MYOB AccountRight you will need to setup the item as I Sell and I Inventory. No need to set it up as I Buy as it will be manufactured when you do the AutoBuild Items transaction. i.e. when you ‘manufacture the item or actually physically built it’ you tell MYOB AccountRight via an AutoBuild items transaction how many you have built. This transaction in AccountRight will deduct the appropriate recipe amount (or BOM - Bill of Materials) from the components and add the qty built into the finished good item (what you have built). Costs will be apportioned from the costs of the components appropriately. Labour costs can also be incorporated as a component too although the labour product has to be a fictitious ‘I inventory’ product as autobuild components have to be inventory tracked.
The Sale orders of course are against the Finished Good item (final manufactured item) and therefore these are the items that can be ‘picked’ when fulfilling the order which will subsequently be invoiced. The RIC Group’s WMS system helps you automate this process after the items are scan picked. Our WMS will retrieve the sales order from MYOB AccountRight as an electronic picking slip on the PDA device, help the pickers to locate the stock showing a bin location and then the warehouse user will scan the item to ensure they are picking the right item. Once the warehouse user completes the order they click on complete and it will update the sales order to an invoice in MYOB AccountRight.
If your finished goods are effectively built on demand for each order then AccountRight has a feature which will prompt for the autobuild transaction for any finished goods that you do not have stock for. (This does mean though you cannot create the invoice automatically after the picking process if you use The RIC Groups WMS picking product)...
I receive items for sale from outside suppliers what should be the process?
It is best practice to enter future Purchase Orders into MYOB against the actual items being purchased. Then when the items arrive they can be entered as goods receipts with appropriate costs, matching the costs ordered against the supplier invoice to ensure accurate costs are maintained against an item which in turn will give you accurate cost of sales and hence margin reporting will help your inventory management by understanding the contribution of your various item sales to profit.
I want to utilise a scanning system to gain efficiency and accuracy for Receiving, Stocktaking and Stock Picking but am not sure how the barcoding will be used and stored within Account Right .
The RIC Groups WMS product (SBO4) is a well established and proven warehouse management Add on for AccountRight that facilitates Goods Receiving, Stocktaking and Scan Picking via a handheld PDA scanner.
Firstly of course the basis of scanning is that a predefined barcode (which could be the same as your Item Code) is used to identify uniquely each Item you have in the Item Card file.
This barcode is typically stored in one of the custom fields (1, 2 or 3). SBO4 even allows you to use more than one barcode against an item to handle different unit of measures such as when product comes in or is sold in a carton or outer box containing a number of the actual items inside.
Not all suppliers have barcodes on their products so how do i handle this?
The RIC Group has a product called Labels4 NT which works with MYOB Account Right . This product allows you to print labels for incoming Purchase Orders with one label for each item ordered (this can be altered if required). Therefore when products come in for a purchase order but do not have barcodes on them it’s easy to print off barcodes for the PO and stick barcodes on the products. Anything left over or if there are not enough will indicate an over or under supply so you can adjust the receipt accordingly.
Shelf labels are another way to help with the scan picking where you do not want to or cannot put barcode labels on each product. e.g. nuts and bolts etc.
Remember a barcode is just a string of characters or numbers that uniquely represent an item just like the item code itself.
Once you have your items setup as I inventory and I buy (unless they are manufactured via the auto build function) MYOB AccountRight will keep track of the inventory levels, including amounts on order and committed (via sales orders) to enable you to report on inventory sales with correct margins and manage inventory levels more accurately.
Coupled with The RIC Groups SBO4 WMS you can even track serial and batch numbers on the way out, truly a cost effective inventory system for the 21st century.
With a sophisticated API for MYOB AccountRight it allows our WMS to have clean and precise integration with MYOB and with the strong REST API it ensures strong data integrity.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Last week MYOB Advanced upgraded to version 6.1 and please note our WMS solution is all working with this fine.
We will always ensure our Warehouse Management Solutions works with the latest update of MYOB Advanced.
Contact us at email@example.com for further information.
It seems that the Federal Budget is largely positive for Australian small business. Out of this year's Budget, they pointed to the extension of one year for the $20,000 instant asset tax write-off. This is great news and to make it accessible to businesses with revenue up to $10 million, is welcome news.
It encourages business growth and is exactly the incentive we need for businesses to keep investing in their IT infrastructure for their business which is critical for them to become more efficient and increase innovation.
We all know that small businesses are at the heart of the Australian economy, and it is great to see the Government continuing its commitment to make it easier to run a business.
The future of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software we know is that it will likely be completely cloud based. SAP Business One is a sophisticated ERP and which can run completely on private or public cloud for customers. This means that the infrastructure of running the ERP software is on another network such as AWS or Azure, and the customer ends up having less and less IT infrastructure at their office and warehouse locations. The figures suggest that Cloud application projects have been found to deliver 2.1x times the relative ROI of on-premises projects. The benefits of Cloud only continue to increase.
However, customers still need integrations with specialist external applications such as Warehouse Management Solutions (WMS), E-Commerce, CRM, BI Tools, Document Management and many more. Almost every business which implements an ERP solution is also needing to use another application for their business. This is where the ERP such as SAP Business One, needs to have a strong API for integration.
At The RIC Group we are a global Software Solution supplier for Warehouse Management Solutions for SAP Business One. Our implementations typically involve multiple mobile PDA units being used for scanning barcodes and capturing accurate information and sending the information back from the warehouse over WIFI back to the ERP system. This also can involve customers using the PDA units from multiple locations such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and even multiple countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Asia and USA. The RIC Group’s WMS is an application running on the PDA units running a client environment of Android or Windows Mobile, and for this to be successful it is imperative that the ERP system such as SAP Business One must have a very strong API.
Previously SAP Business One has offered DI API which is a Com based API/SDK, however now SAP Business One HANA also offers a Service Layer, which is a REST based interface. Now that SAP Business One have rolled out a REST based Service Layer API, The RIC Group is taking complete advantage of this and our WMS is now certified with SAP Business One HANA. The Rest API operates with business logic objects not bound to the screen and exposes SAP Business One’s models and transaction business layer.
Using the Service Layer for SAP Business One HANA means we can truly leverage the power of the Internet with The RIC Group’s cloud WMS to access SAP Business One HANA anywhere, on premise, on private or public cloud without needing to worry about cohabiting on the same server.
To truly take advantage of the Cloud, customers now understand that is a Multi-Cloud World to create a single heterogeneous architecture. Therefore customers must make the right choice in every application they will implement for their business which has the ability to integrate to a Multi-Cloud World. Therefore, over the last while The RIC Group has not only developed its own web services, but have developed our own API. This architecture also allows us to develop security layers in our software when transmitting data from mobile PDA devices to the customer's ERP, as we understand how important it is to keep data secure.
SAP Business One not only provides a fantastic ERP solution for customers, but now offers a world class REST based API interface for third party applications to take full advantage.
Melbourne, Victoria - April 28th, 2017 - The RIC Group today announced that its SBO4 PDA solution has achieved SAP-certified integration with SAP Business One®, version for the SAP HANA® platform. The solution has been proven to interoperate with the SAP Business One application running on SAP HANA, providing customers a real-time warehouse management solution (WMS) to help streamline warehouse management operations.
The SAP® Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that SBO4 PDA version v3.0.361 integrates with SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA using standard integration technologies such as the service layer to support high performance
“We are delighted to announce that our SBO4 PDA has certified integration with SAP Business One running on SAP HANA,” said Paul Ellis, Director at The RIC Group. “The ability of SBO4 PDA to interoperate with SAP Business One powered by SAP HANA will prove highly beneficial to our current and future customers.”
SBO4 PDA is an organic and transparent warehouse management solution for SAP Business One with features of scan pick and pack, goods receiving, stock and bin transfers, stocktaking, run management and proof of delivery. SBO4 PDA is a proven, feature-rich warehouse management solution and now runs on an Android environment using the service layer and oath authentication for integration.
The RIC Group (TRG) is a global software solution supplier for warehouse management solutions for SAP Business One. TRG works closely with partners throughout the world to deliver innovation warehouse management solutions that help customers achieve an immediate return on investment.
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The RIC Group's latest Android release of SBO4 PDA has now been certified with SAP Business One HANA. It is fantastic news as our team at The RIC Group keeps innovating with the latest technology using Xamarin and MVC.
We are one of the very few ISV's that have certified our solution using the latest SAP technology which is the service layer. This gives us one of the biggest advantages for our new Android release which is it is real time WMS for SAP Business One.
SBO4 PDA for SAP Business One HANA is also multilingual. We are also about to release our Spanish version and also our Chinese version. See here our certificate from SAP for our certification.
The RIC Group has global SAP Business One partners who implement SBO4 PDA as it is a proven warehouse management solution with depth of functionality and ensures customers get a near immediate return on investment.
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The RIC Group was a sponsor last week at the SAP Business One SMB Summit 2017 in Fort Lauderdale and also earlier in Macau. We had a lot of great interest and feedback in our innovative WMS with SAP Business One. The SAP Business One partners all gave us positive feedback about how our WMS was extremely organic and transparent with SAP Business One. This is one of the key reasons a lot of our customers select our WMS over the competitors. The fact that all transactions created on the handheld are documents in SAP Business One ensures that management can always have their finger on the pulse with what is happening in the warehouses.
Another key positive that came from the conference is The RIC Group is one of the very few ISV's from around the world which have embraced the service layer for SAP Business One HANA. This means that our clients can truly leverage the power of the internet with The RIC Group's cloud WMS to access SAP Business One anywhere, on premise, and on private or public cloud without needed to worry about cohabiting on the same server.
It also gave us a great opportunity to learn about the road map of SAP Business One and the success and growth SAP has had over 2016. It has been a great pleasure being an SSP with SAP Business One and have really enjoyed their support for The RIC Group's WMS.
The SAP SMB Innovation Summit 2017 will be held at the Broward Country Convention Center. The RIC Group is a sponsor and is at booth 48. Come by our stand to see how our Warehouse Management Solution integrates with SAP Business One HANA using the service layer.
The RIC Group has released new features for our proof of delivery solution for SAP Business One HANA and SQL such as GPS tracking when a signature is captured and also allowing the driver to take notes when dropping the goods off. All of the information is captured in real-time data communication when using SAP Business One HANA platform.
SAP has provided a full featured Rest based Service Layer for SAP Business One HANA. It means we can truly leverage the power of the Internet with The RIC Group's cloud proof of delivery solution to access SAP Business One HANA anywhere, on premise, on private or public cloud without needing to worry about cohabiting on the same server.
The RIC Group's proof of delivery solution for SAP Business One HANA helps customers increase customer service, increase cash flow and reduce costs and reduce delivery disputes and increase safety and compliance.
With all the key data such as delivery information coming from SAP Business One our proof of delivery solution allows customers to ensure all key data remains in SAP Business One.
SBO4 PDA for SAP Business One now has the feature for scan picking for Production Orders. The user uses Pick and Pack Manager in SAP Business One to release the pick list of the production order. From here the SBO4 PDA software running on the PDA devices will retrieve the pick list and allow the warehouse user to scan pick the correct items for the production order. Once completed the items scanned and picked will be sent to SAP Business One as a Issue to Production document. From here the normal processes of Receipt from Production can be completed within SAP Business One.
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