DATASCOPE WMS FOUNDATION SYSTEMS
The foundation module of DATASCOPE WMS incorporates all aspects of the fundamental system setup and configuration options. Here we link SYSPRO users into DATASCOPE WMS and create separate user groups with specific access and permissions within DATASCOPE to give each operator code its access rights whilst maintaining the SYSPRO security applied to the operator. Printer configurations are setup with defaults by warehouse, printer station and transaction/system action. Specific reports can be defined per transaction along with the option to prompt the user to select a printer. This allows for a highly configurable printing standard to ensure effective label or document printing in the warehouse or factory floor.
A set of administration tools is included to maintain key data elements within the various processes of the business.
Each DATASCOPE WMS installation ships with a standard Notification System that allows users to communicate with each other within the software. This includes users on PC’s, tablets or mobile scanners. Notifications can be set as informational or as actionable tasks. If a user receives an actionable task the software tracks the progress of this action and gives feedback to the original requestor once complete.
DATASCOPE WMS is highly configurable for many very different operational environments. For instance, the same version controlled software that is run in a complex factory producing food or a distributions center shipping cosmetics. is installed at every site and settings are configured to make the software operate according to the site’s needs.
The software currently holds over 1000 system and warehouse level settings.
One of the key differentiators of DATASCOPE WMS is its advanced integration level to the SYSPRO ERP product. The solution has been built specifically for SYSPRO users and does not run on its own or with any other ERP solution. Due to this DATASCOPE has been able to leverage the relationship with SYSPRO to get the most out of both systems. This is a major benefit when comparing DATASCOPE WMS to other warehousing systems. Firstly, implementation time is dramatically reduced as there is no need to develop complex integration software. Secondly, we use standard SYSPRO terminology in our software as well as integrate with many detailed SYSPRO functions that other warehousing systems would almost never achieve.
The software includes a range of SYSPRO Maintenance screens and SYSPRO Query screens. These screens are SYSPRO screens embedded into the DATASCOPE WMS menu structure. They are positioned on a ribbon bar and therefore can be accessed at any time while working in the DATASCOPE WMS software.
When selecting these screens DATASCOPE fires a login command to SYSPRO which then opens the SYSPRO window within DATASCOPE . At this time the user is logged into core SYSPRO and is using a SYSPRO runtime license. However, as soon as the user is complete in that screen and closes it DATASCOPE automatically logs this user out of SYSPRO.
Due to the detailed screen within DATASCOPE it is feature very seldom required, however it is nice have the feature available.
SYSPRO Custom Menu
This menu also opens SYSPRO programs but it allows a user to a range of any other SYSPRO programs that he or she would like access to from the DATASCOPE WMS login. Often users link this to SYSPRO report writer module or to a specific SYSPRO report that they would like access to while logged into DATASCOPE WMS.
The Support Tab
This menu also opens SYSPRO programs but it allows a user to a range of any other SYSPRO programs that he or she would like access to from the DATASCOPE WMS login. Often users link this to SYSPRO report writer module or to a specific SYSPRO report that they would like access to while logged into DATASCOPE WMS
In the DATASCOPE WMS ribbon bar you will find a support tab where one can access some support related tools. One of the options here is a simple link to the DATASCOPE support logging system where a user can log a support called.
The Support Tool Box is an advanced tool for investigating all e.net xml exchanges between DATASCOPE WMS and SYSPRO. Here one can filter down through large volumes of transactions to find specific errors or transaction failures.
Further, all of log tables for DATASCOPE WMS are located in this tool. Once can filter our logs on many transactions.
A range of diagnostics tools are available in the core software. Here we hold tools to check Server response times, Transaction deadlocks, SYSPRO e.net response times and webservice logs. These diagnostics are specifically developed to monitor the key integration points between SYSPRO and DATASCOPE WMS. For instance, a very slow response time from the SYSPRO e.Net services can cause a slow down on the warehouse floor.
BUILT FOR SYSPRO
The integration layer between DATASCOPE WMS and SYSPRO is impressive. All transactions posted to SYSPRO are done so on a live basis through the standard SYSPRO business objects. The error trapping of these transactions has been specifically optimized to understand and manage SYSPRO e.net responses. Features built into SYSPRO are exploited to the maximum to ensure that our clients get the full potential of the two systems in the operations.
As all users in DATASCOPE WMS are operator’s setup inside SYSPRO we automatically apply SYSPRO’s security rights. This means that we do not have situations where a user processes a SYSPRO transaction which he or she does not have security right to do. Also, the live transaction posting between the two systems stops the transaction before the user has even moved the goods.
SYSPRO Specific Controls
There are literally thousands of features that are built into the DATASCOPE software that ensure the interfacing to SYSPRO is optimal. The list of these is way too long to add here but just some of the are listed below:
- If a product is lot traceable DATASCOPE WMS will automatically manage this
- If a customer is placed on hold DATASCOPE will manage this
- If a product is selected as inspection required the DATASCOPE software will respond accordingly
- If a customer’s order is loaded in alternate UOM the DATASCOPE software can automatically pick in that UOM
- If a product is linked to a bill of material and is a kit issue item the DATASCOPE WMS manages the kit issue process
- All SYSPRO sales order statuses are understood and managed by the DATASCOPE software, along with Sales Order kits reservation, picking and packing.
- When SYSPRO is off line during month end processing, the DATASCOPE software recognizes this and applies the required transaction restrictions
- If a product is placed on hold in SYSPRO the DATASCOPE software will manage this
- When SYSPRO releases an updated version of their software DATASCOPE releases an updated version to operate with this software shortly thereafter
- If a transaction fails in SYSPRO, DATASCOPE WMS will fail this transaction and no database updates will occur. This allows the user to re-attempt the transaction without any duplication.
These items represent a very small portion of SYSPRO specific controls. These would all present some level of complexity when interfacing with a generic WMS solution.