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A new installation by Sage Accpac and Enablecore's 'MJD Nexus Data Collection Suite' improves product management efficiencies at Omnimed

Keith Fenner, Vice-President of Sales for Africa, Softline Accpac and Sage MMD Africa.

Omnimed is a medical distribution company involved in the distribution of products in the medical, pharmaceutical, wound and aesthetics, surgical, diagnostics and veterinary markets. The vast number of products supplied by Omnimed makes the receipt and capturing of batch-numbered stock with expiry dates a challenging task. Previous labour-intensive manual processes were fraught with errors and took too long.

As a result, the MJD Nexus data collection suite from Enablecore Technologies was selected for automated stock take, purchase order receipts and order entry pick and pack, and batch number and serial number integration. The suite was chosen to save time and eliminate human error.

Over time, Omnimed has diversified to supply an extensive selection of pharmaceutical, hospital and specialist products to doctors and hospitals. Due to its long-standing presence in the market, leading product portfolio and strong customer service, Omnimed is well known in both public and private healthcare sectors. Omnimed focuses on life-saving technologies, as well as products that improve the quality of life.

“During 2011, Omnimed realised that its manual receipt and capture of stock and stock take systems were labour-intensive, inefficient and prone to human error due to the large volumes and numbers involved,” says Omnimed Admin Manager, Estelle Kotze. “We were looking for a scanning solution that would enable a more automated system for our product handling processes,” she explains. “The MJD Nexus scanning solution for automated stock take, purchase order receipts and order entry pick and pack was the perfect fit for our requirements, and we contracted Cats as our implementation partner,” says Kotze.

“The MJD Nexus scanning solution is a purchased solution that has been fully operational at Omnimed since January this year,” says Wilna Blignaut from Cats, a financial software solution provider based in Gauteng. “The MJD Nexus data collection solution consists of barcode software for Sage Accpac accounting software. The application mirrors functions found in Accpac, such as goods received, stock-counts and order picking and packing, and allow these functions to be performed in a paperless environment using Motorola portable handheld terminals with built-in barcode scanners, ensuring that receipts are entered accurately and efficiently. The MJD Nexus wireless data platform mobilises all internal transactions such as receiving, stock-counts, transfers, adjustments, assemblies, returns, shipments, picking, packing as well as external transactions such as remote sales, remote inventory control and third-party inventory management,” explains Blignaut.

“Accpac's ease of customisation, as well as its user-friendly interface and advanced functionality, proved to be a perfect match for Omnimed,” says Keith Fenner, Vice-President of Sales for Africa, Softline Accpac and Sage MMD Africa. “Sage Accpac offers the freedom of choice, ease of integration, high performance and reliability that forward-thinking companies such as Omnimed rely on to increase profitability and seize the competitive advantage,” says Fenner.

“Overall, the new scanning solution has saved Omnimed a great deal of time and eliminated human errors from our product management processes. Our staff can now effectively utilise their time to conduct daily cycle counts by lot number. Enablecore had the perfect solution to fit our requirements, and the implementation by Cats was efficient and successful,” concludes Kotze.

Softline Accpac

Softline Accpac is a provider of business management solutions including financial, distribution, service management, retail, warehouse management, manufacturing and CRM to the mid-range market. Accpac solutions are delivered to 130 countries exclusively through a global network of solution providers, including over 150 throughout Africa. Softline Accpac's product line includes: Accpac ERP, Accpac CRM, Accpac RMS, Service Manager and Accpac Insight. Softline Accpac also distributes Sage SalesLogix, Sage Geode and Sage ERP X3, a full-service enterprise management software system for mid-to-large businesses. With a choice of languages, currencies, enterprises, locations and legislations, Sage ERP X3 offers an efficient, multi-company solution.

Softline

Softline is a leading provider of accounting, payroll, CRM and ERP software solutions to small, medium-sized and large companies. Founded in 1988 by Ivan Epstein, Alan Osrin and Steven Cohen, Softline was established during the formative years of the software industry and listed on the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa in February 1997. Softline expanded to establish a strong position within its area of focus in South Africa and Australia. Focused on the development of accounting, payroll, CRM and ERP software solutions, Softline has a 20-year track record as a market leader. The group has a broad range of products offering users a variety of software solutions to run their businesses efficiently. Softline's leading brands include Softline Accpac, Softline Pastel (Accounting and Payroll) and Softline VIP. The combination of the group's product offerings provides Softline customers with comprehensive, well-branded accounting, payroll, CRM and ERP software solutions. In November 2003, Softline was acquired by the Sage Group, a FTSE 100 company. The software group includes market-leading businesses throughout the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa and Australia, supplying business software to the small, medium-sized and large business community. Softline has a solid track record of profitability and cash generation. The group delivers quality accounting, payroll, CRM and ERP software solutions that improve the efficiencies of businesses around the world.

The Sage Group

The Sage Group is a leading global supplier of business management software and related products and services, principally for small to medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has 6.3 million customers and 13 400 employees worldwide. It operates in over 24 countries covering the UK, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, India and China. For further information, please visit www.sage.com.

 

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