A Cloud Data Center is less likely to go down than an individual or legacy customer system because it has been built with full redundancy capabilities. It is supported by battery powered back-ups, has its own generator backing up the battery back-ups, and usually has a co-location site where the systems run if all of these back-ups fail. With Royal 4 Cloud WMS, you will not lose the information stored at the central site even if your Internet connection drops. And, if the data center goes down for a brief or extended period of time, users are typically able to continue their work uninterrupted.
An ASP’s core business is to offer their customers applications over the Internet in a private, secure environment. ASP solutions utilize the latest security technology including firewalls and encryption. Our Cloud WMS Security is designed to protect privacy by preventing initial entry into an individual customer’s database and there is continual monitoring as well. In addition, ASPs tend to be early adopters of the latest advances in security technology. Many legacy and “home grown” systems are unable to maintain this same level of security.
Software upgrades are a thing of the past if you choose an ASP-based offering. All software upgrades are performed seamlessly by the ASP as part of the subscription fee. ASP’s perform automatic back-ups centrally in a sophisticated data center. There is no need for any file back-ups to be done locally. For example, if you have purchased an ASP – based Cloud WMS solution, your customer records, inventory levels, pricing structure, etc. will be backed up automatically at predetermined times so that you can always access the most up-to-date information.
ROYAL 4 CLOUD WMS INBOUND FUNCTIONALITY
The use of Radio Frequency Scanners and Barcodes is truly the backbone of all WISE warehouse transactions. Automatic data collection, real-time transactions capture, and flexibly dynamic menus enable WISE users to utilize the WMS’s intelligence at incredible speeds and accuracy. All warehouse functions are performed and updated in real-time. So the moment a task is complete, the next task in the sequence is triggered. If a rush order is sent to the warehouse floor and needs to be processed immediately, WISE can make the adjustment to the open tasks immediately by putting that order first priority over the existing open pick tasks. WISE is also one of the only Warehouse Management Systems available today that runs the same language on the databases, clients, and RF devices. To accomplish this task, WISE seamlessly runs its own programs on the RF devices via terminal emulation. This also means it can support any brand of RF devices commercially available today such as Zebra (Symbol / Telxon), Intermec, Honeywell LXE, Psion Teklogix, or Janam. Currently, WISE supports over 32 standard warehouse RF functions.
ASSEMBLY / KITTING
RFID - (UPC TO EPC)
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), represents the next technology for retailing and distribution. These tags convey encrypted information that uniquely identifies items at the case, pallet, or container level. Often called “Smart Tags”, they are essentially chips with antennas that transmit Electronic Product Codes (EPC’s) instead of the standard printed UPC codes. Potentially these tags can even be embedded into the product itself, becoming an indistinguishable part of product labeling or structure. The tag’s information is transmitted automatically so there is no need to unpack or scan individual bar code labels. The result is improved inventory accuracy, reduced labor costs, and significant operational gains which all translate into increased savings and higher value.
> Total visibility of all inbound orders
> Complete support of ASN’s which can either be sent directly to WISE or via the host system.
> Simple single scan of a bar code, pallet ID, or pallet license plate
> Single receiver can work on multiple incoming orders simultaneously
> Multiple receiving personnel can work on a single order
> Personnel can receive unexpected shipments
> WISE captures all information possible at the moment of the goods receipt including: all lot
numbers, serial numbers, and all dates (create, manufacture, expiration, etc.)
WISE also incorporates consolidation rules, and the product and location’s dimensions (also referred to as cubing). The cubing functionality utilizes the product dimensions, weight and cube information to accurately ensure each location’s viability for putaway. This will also prevent product damage by specifying item-specific, or location-specific maximum load stacking parameters.