As of 30th of September 2019 MYOB will no longer be providing features, patches, compliance updates or product support for AccountRight classic platform.
Please find further information on the MYOB website here.
Also it is important to note that MYOB ended support of ODBC from September 2018. Our add on called Barcodes4 all integrated with MYOB AccountRight classic via the ODBC.
In business you must keep creating new, better versions and follow your vision.
At The RIC Group in the earlier years our business motto was 'for software that works the first time'. We definitely achieved that and we were probably the one of the first ISV's to build what are known as minimalist apps. The apps we built for MYOB Premier customers were Labels4, POS4, Stocktake4, Sales4 and Picking4. The apps were really easy to use and allowed so many businesses to incorporate barcodes into their business which still so many businesses want to do today.
One of our most popular products was called Labels4. This was such a small app but helped clients who were using MYOB Premier print barcode labels ad hoc or from purchase orders or sales orders. We sold 100's of copies around Australia and New Zealand who required barcode labels for their stock items. The product rarely required any support and still is being used by most of the customers today.
With business we did replace the mothership which was the Barcodes4 suite of products and have created our better version which is a full cloud Warehouse Management Solution. Our latest WMS is generation 4.0 and it is browser based, cloud and subscription priced. It has all the functions of printing barcode labels, allowing customers to accurately receipt and putaway goods, pick and pack, stocktake, bin transfers, proof of delivery and route management.
One of our biggest achievements with our latest WMS is we created a complete RestAPI. So many of our customers have grown are are using different ERP's. With this our business needed to evolve as well and with our API it allows us to integrate with many different ERP packages.
Our WMS has become a best of breed solution and competes globally.
Contact us at email@example.com for further information.
One of the most common warehouse mistakes I see is businesses holding onto paper work. A lot of smaller businesses consider themselves a pick and pack business with no need for technology. There is no doubt it seems simpler at first, however, when looking at the overall picture it is a sure way to slow down the processes from sales order to pick and pack to invoice. It forces warehouse staff to bring in paperwork from the warehouse, and office staff to take the paper work outside to the warehouse. Materials handling is increased, then there is interpreting issues and also lost paperwork. It can seem like a huge effort to switch to a digital WMS but there isn't a need for the WMS to be complicated. There is an upfront cost but the return on investment is pretty rapid and it ensures the business has a standardised process when new or casual staff start.
The other mistake I see is businesses not optimising picking paths. Efficient picking paths can only really be determined once a WMS is in place and the business can start measuring active bin locations. Looking at what the most active bins can mean the warehouse may need to be laid out a little differently to ensure the shortest pick path. It is all about optimising not just the pick path, but also the putaway path, the replenishment path and more.
Just from these two points a business can have a relatively quick return on investment when implementing the right WMS. Speak to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if our WMS can fit your business needs.
The SAP Innovation Summit locations for 2019 are Bangkok, Nice and Orlando. This year will supercharge the SAP Partner Ecosystem to execute small to midsize business growth and success.
The SMB Innovation Summit will first be held at Bangkok and The RIC Group is a sponsor. We are really looking forward to connecting with partners and showing the latest features of our Warehouse Management Solution for SAP Business One and SAP ByDesign.
The date for the SMB Innovation Summit in Bangkok are March 12th to March 14th. Here is the URL for further information: https://smbsummit2019.com/
Paul Ellis for The RIC Group
The RIC Group Application Certified By Acumatica
The RIC Group application is recognized as an “Acumatica-Certified Application” by the Cloud ERP company
Melbourne, Victoria — 15/01/19 -- The RIC Group - The smart WMS, today announced that its software has been recognized as an Acumatica-Certified Application (ACA).
Acumatica is a comprehensive, browser-based Cloud ERP solution optimized for ease of use, adaptability, mobility, speed, and security. The ACA title highlights outstanding development partners whose applications have met the highest standards set for Acumatica integration and functionality.
“Customers who want to stay competitive need flexible, responsive technology to execute their long-term business strategies,” said Christian Lindberg, Vice President of Partner Solutions at Acumatica. “Our ACA label is built to help customers find applications capable of delivering that. We’re proud to recognize The RIC Group's WMS as an Acumatica-Certified Application. It masterfully utilizes the Acumatica platform to meet customers’ growing business demands.”
To become an Acumatica-Certified Application, The RIC Group has demonstrated commitment to quality by passing the Acumatica software test and aligning to future Acumatica roadmap releases.
“We’re honored to receive this kind of recognition from the Acumatica developers themselves,” said Paul Ellis, Director at The RIC Group. “This is a testament to the strength of our application and the depth of our integration with the Acumatica platform. With our suite of enhancements and Acumatica’s solid foundation, I believe the sky’s the limit for us.”
About The RIC Group
The RIC Group, based in Melbourne, Australia, is solving supply chain problems across the globe with a tailored approach to allow for an agile deployment for our WMS. We use a loosley coupled architecture with our WMS with RestAPI to support the multicloud world. Learn more by visiting www.thericgroup.com.au
Acumatica provides cloud-based business management software that enables small and mid-size companies to accelerate their businesses. Built on cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, on a robust and flexible platform. For more information, visit www.acumatica.com.
Stauff Corporation was established in 1976, and has since grown significantly in both size and scope of products and services to become one of Australia's principal suppliers to the Fluid Power and related markets. Stauff have locations all over Australia and the world.
The team at Stauff investigated WMS solutions for SAP Business One and after viewing The RIC Group's WMS at several locations it became the obvious choice. It has organic integration with SAP Business One ensuring that all transactions can be located easily and that SAP Business One was always the single source of truth.
The RIC Group's WMS has provided the warehouse team at Stauff with simple operation, warehouse efficiency gains and improved stock accuracy overall. Joe the IT Manager says, ' The interactions with The RIC Group are easy and efficient, with very good response times and resolutions'.
We understand that to have a successful product you must have a successful team behind you. So we are always striving to deliver great support and outcomes to our customers.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like information on our Warehouse Management Solution for SAP Business One.
The survey from Zebra called Warehousing 2020 shows that succeeding in the new supply chain paradigm calls for shortening merchandise delivery time and slashing transportation costs. These are the core reasons to move to the smart warehouse.
There is huge growth of e-commerce in the retail sector and warehouses must adapt to the flood of online orders. These initiatives reflect the move to best-of-breed Warehouse Management Systems and also Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) which will replace legacy operations.
One of the biggest reasons to upgrade to a best-of-breed WMS is for real-time data and enabling staff to fill orders more efficiently.
The RIC Group's WMS is now in a cloud based environment running on the browser and can be hosted on environments such as AWS. We also offer SaaS models to eliminate the cost of on-premise equipment and personnel.
It completely removes the need for any paper to be in the warehouse and users can use rugged handhelds or tablet devices. By implementing a WMS it also helps with reducing training time. This helps reduce costs for businesses.
The Warehousing 2020 study was completed by Zebra and you can find further information at www.zebra.com/warehouse
Please see here the DXC Technology case study on Nature One Dairy. They use SAP Business One and The RIC Group's Warehouse Management Solution.
We have released XBO4 our proof of delivery solution for Android and it is starting to make inroads around the world. Built on the cross platform development infrastructure Xamarin XBO4 provides a comprehensive proof of delivery platform for interfacing to ERP's such as SAP Business One, MYOB Advanced, Acumatica, MYOB EXO, Sage 300 and also MYOB AccountRight Live.
New features have been released into our proof of delivery solution such as GPS tracking. This is all interfaced with our Browser Based WMS screen which allows the management team to see where their drivers are while on the road. From here there is the ability to produce a delivery run and then also a manifest for the drivers. All signatures and photos can be viewed through our Warehouse Management Solution interface.
The proof of delivery solution can also track which cartons have been scanned at the customer for delivery. So the labels your team produces at the time of picking the products for the customer are then scanned at delivery for the customer. This ensures there is complete SSCC logistical tracking for our customers.
For further information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Access Uganda is a not-for-profit organisation based in Kampala, Uganda specialises in the provision of supply chain management services for pharmaceutical products and health commodities in Africa.
Medical Access Uganda implemented SAP Business One and engaged with The RIC Group to implement a new technology solution for improved signature capture, scanning capabilities and proof of delivery.
The RIC Group's proof of delivery solution was implemented coupled with Zebra MC 67 devices which could run on the 3G networks. Medical Access Uganda has now seen significant benefits which include real time deliveries at site and preventing commodity loss.
Dennis the IT Manager at Medical Access Uganda states The RIC Group's technical support team is prompt and the support team is very knowledgeable about the SAP Business One integration points of Proof of Delivery and WMS.
As phase two of the project Medical Access Uganda are now implementing The RIC Group's Warehouse Management Solution for SAP Business One to achieve more productivity gains with technology solutions.