Data is, in many ways, one of the most valuable assets a business has. A growing number of consumers and businesses are incorporating web and mobile apps into their daily routines, and companies are using data to provide more personalised, tailored experiences to their customers. In addition, companies are analysing customer and operational behaviour to make better decisions.
We all know that the value of APIs to the enterprise is increasing as new ways are discovered to use data. Every industry and every customer touchpoint will find itself interacting with APIs, as developers further implement the orchestration and presentation of valuable data. APIs are transforming modern business, and we are starting to see companies capitalise on the opportunities that they provide.
As more and more APIs come into use, the architecture underpinning them needs to evolve as well - organisations cannot simply attempt to deploy APIs on top of existing monolithic systems and processes and expect overnight transformation.
At The RIC Group we have found that with ERPs with great APIs such as SAP Business One HANA, Acumatica and Sage 300c our Warehouse Management Solution can offer so much more flexibility. It is so much easier to have real time information as queries can call web services immediately, also delivering real time information is a breeze such as using tools like Power BI.
Delivering real time information using APIs gives the warehouse team better control of inventory and better information for decision making.
After implementing many Warehouse Management Solutions for different businesses across multiple industries all over the globe with The RIC Group software, eliminating paper in the warehouse achieves greater results.
You’ve probably heard enough nightmare stories of poorly implemented Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) to scare you away from totally eliminating manual processes, but hanging onto paperwork will only slow down your business processes in the long run.
There are quite a few disadvantages when it comes to hanging onto paper; there is high potential for human error when checking off items on paper purchase orders, paperwork is easily misplaced, handwriting is easily misunderstood or misread, and any information put on a piece of paper eventually needs to be entered into an ERP system in the back end anyway.
So why do warehouses hang on to paper like grim death? If a WMS implementation isn’t connected to important areas of your business then staff will struggle working with the system properly as related systems won’t speak to each other. If the WMS implementation is not seamless, then staff will revert back to paper processes.
So consider ditching the timely process of using paper, and ensure you train staff on the technology that is replacing it, such as e-invoicing, or barcode scanning.
At The RIC Group we have many years of implementing successful WMS projects across multiple ERP's and have become a best of breed solution across the globe. Feel free to email us for further information on firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the last couple of years The RIC Group (TRG) has made a conscious effort to give back to the community and donate some profits to charity. One of our tasks as a team was to come up with a goal that would be achievable and that the team at The RIC Group would be happy to be apart of. From here we needed to decide on which charity.
The TRG team concluded that Backpack Beds for Homeless was the right choice to donate too. So far the goal for TRG has been to purchase one backpack bed per quarter. I am pleased to say that we have been achieving this over the last couple of years, and have now started to exceed our goals we set out two years ago. For this quarter we have donated two Backpack Beds and are pleased to say that with exceeding our goals and we are now pleased to say that our new goal will be to keep donating two Backpack Beds per quarter.
Over 40,000 Aussies sleep on the streets and up to 80% of homeless people are turned away from shelter. Over 21% of Australia's street sleeping homeless have suffered hypothermia, frostbite or trenchfoot.
The team at TRG are extremely happy to be involved and are passionate to help spread the awareness about the homeless crisis here in Australia.
To find further information on the Backpack Beds please visit the website : https://swags.org.au/