Full inventory visibility with Advanced Business Manager
ABM's Warehousing module provides logical control and organisation of stock, allowing users to create a hierarchal structure in each warehouse with multiple aisles, levels, etc. and a waiting area for goods not yet put away. The module uses "bins" to organise and group stock depending on the user's grouping method, location, level or stage.
Visual representation of the warehouse structure allows users to easily organise and find stock through point-click operation and fast search facilities.
Multi-layered stock structure
The hierarchal structure allows the user to drill down through as many sub-headings as desired to organise stock as needed. Multiple products can then be stored per “bin” and multiple “bins” can be used per product with serial and lot numbers assigned to products.
Unique stock handling
Effectively handle consignment and bonded goods, as well as place weight or capacity limits and reservations on “bins” as required.
Transfers and stock movements
After initially receiving stock, transfers from one location to another within the warehouse or to another warehouse is easily made within the system. Organise stock to adapt to your changing environments or stock requests.
Real Time Inventory Scanning
ASPluris and Advanced Business Manager
Using either handheld scanners or Vehicle Mounted Unit (VMU) to transact in ABM real time is a breeze, just point and scan and the inventory is validated and updated.
ASPluris supports ABM Pick and Pack, Deliveries, Receive and Put Away, Stocktakes, stock transfers and much more.
Jobs, Project Management and Timesheets
Track Job expenses, materials, labour, subcontractors and profitability
Time management isn’t a new concept, but good time management is about developing techniques for handling the tasks that need to be done. Whilst job costing in the accounting system includes timesheet entry, ABM’s Time Management System (TMS) offers a much higher level of management, control and fast data entry against jobs using flexible and efficient entry methods.
No matter what type of consultancy or service a company offers, TMS can help increase productivity and ease the billing process. It is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses in industries requiring the use of job and time sheets for their services.
A standard timesheet records actual labour time against a job. However, TMS includes specifying of stage, phase, and rate of the task being performed, allowing a more comprehensive approach to the use of timesheets. Enable staff members to create, view, add, edit timesheets with speed and ease on a day-to-day basis and link jobs to managers for a cost and component overview.
Financial system integration
TMS seamlessly integrates with ABM’s core accounting system to control the financial aspects of the time management process. Reports can be based on accurate data, and clients can be billed with speed and ease. This integration means there is no double-entry of time information, with a range of labour rates setup before charging structures are applied and automatically calculated on jobs.
Customise and Automate
There are a number of customisable options available which provide control over how the timesheets manage different situations. The values of a normal working day can be specified to allow posting of automated timesheets, such as public holidays and leave. Labour costs and charges (labour rates) can be set up by staff member, by job or by both. And many more options...
Staff and Security
Security profiles are used to assign access to specific functions and job groups for staff members, creating a permissions structure for employees. The “staff settings” allows authorised users to set up and maintain details about staff members such as their normal working week, number of days available and access to jobs.
The job viewer is used to show pertinent job details and history, and allows a job manager to view transactions according to type and date. Summary and drill down of costs and fees are available, and viewing of transactions by type and date. Write on and offs can be managed for jobs, including “neutralise” functions to clear work in progress.
Disbursements, write-ons and write-offs
Disbursements (e.g. mileage, airfares, meals etc) can be processed in a similar manner to timesheet entries and includes a disbursement list to assist with consistency of data entry. Disbursements may also be posted by administrative staff, with the transactions list available through the disbursement viewer.
There are no limits to the number of companies or office branches able to be managed by TMS. The setup allows complete control and separation over the individual operations and enables interaction between each unit or company.
Let your staff update Jobs, timesheets, materials and expenses from their mobile phones live into Advanced Business Manager.