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As a further step in the process of integration into the Spanish software market, and in order to strengthen the commitment to provide quality solutions, Virtusway has closed an agreement with Sage International. The software provider has registered an important evolution in its ERP, such is the case of Sage 200cloud, which is positioned as a leader in the local market. In addition, Sage 50cloud and X3 Enterprise Management complete its product portfolio, ranging from micro-enterprises to large multinationals.

When choosing ERP, you don't just have to consider what you need today. It's important to anticipate how you'll adapt to what you'll need tomorrow, and that's why Virtusway presents Sage solutions to its customers.

Sage 200cloud is not only an enterprise management program, it is a complete business control and management proposal adaptable to your current needs, but with a view to future growth. Its flexibility makes Sage 200c the ideal management software for medium and small businesses, whatever the sector in which they work.

Sage 200cloud will allow you to grow in an efficient, flexible and integrated way, so that you can control your business in a more practical, easy and agile way. It has a wide variety of automated tasks that help you save time and costs, always in accordance with regulations and laws. In addition, thanks to Sage 200cloud you will improve your decision making because you will be able to make them in real time and based on the analysis of certain data. Thanks to its multiple contracting proposals and the subscription-based payment method, it allows an adequate and controlled management of the investment, avoiding large initial disbursements. Pay only for what you need, with the confidence of knowing that if you need more functionalities, you can add them whenever you like.

In addition to the traditional ERP modules, such as Accounting and Finance, Purchasing, Sales, Warehousing and Manufacturing, and a series of advanced management modules in Customer Management, Customer Service and Marketing, Project Management, Contracts, TPV, Labor and Human Resources Management, Document Management, Treasury and Business Intelligence, Sage 200cloud gives you access to high productivity functionalities with collaboration tools via APIs such as the connection, download and automatic integration of bank notes, the electronic store or E-commerce, Sage 200cloud Laboral, etc...

Sage 200cloud also helps you improve the control and visibility of your business thanks to a modern, intuitive and well-integrated interface. You can navigate without menus and know where you are at all times.

Sage 200cloud is always aligned with advances in technology and application environments. That's why it's 100% compatible with the latest versions of MS Windows, MS Office and MS SQL Server.

In what degree of technological maturity is your company?

It is common these days to hear the words logistics and technology in the same sentence. The second is intervening so much in the business that there are almost no companies that can avoid it, but there are still some.

The following article aims to clarify and establish a positioning parameter for companies that feel they should advance in the technification of their logistics operations, but do not know where to start.

There are 4 stages according to the integration of technologies in each one:

  1. Intuitive
  2. Computerized
  3. Integrated
  4. Avant-garde

Level 1. Intuitive:

As the name implies, companies at this level do not have computer systems that allow them to make rational decisions. They are managed by the experience of their directors and by subjective perceptions of the situation. The information is stored in spreadsheets and does not reflect the reality of the business, is a mere record that is sometimes completed only by tax obligations.

Distribution of chaotic warehouses, without documentation or planning. Archaic equipment. No connectivity with other areas of the company.

Level 2. Computerized:

At this level we will find management software (ERP), inventory control software and distributed applications to meet the needs of each area. The drawback at this level is the communication and information flow between the different sectors of the company.

The available infrastructure consists of some simple shelves which allows to organize a little better the warehouse, but it does not assure the optimal use of all the spaces and resources. Systems can be found that notify the lack or non-existence of products to the corresponding area. Barcodes are used to identify products individually.

Second level companies lose business opportunities due to their lack of efficiency and depend on partners or third parties to carry out some operations.

Level 3. Integrated:

At this level are many companies that have already perceived the need to technify their warehouse in order not to lose competitiveness. There is an EMS (WMS) that allows optimizing the use of resources (time and space) in a dynamic way, that is, providing a quick response to business needs and including all actors in the supply chain.

The infrastructure is much more advanced than in the previous ones, we can see voice picking systems, pick to light, robotic picking carousel, RFID technology.

The third level is characterized by the quality of the information, the KPIs are defined according to the business objectives and are used for decision making.

The degree of customer satisfaction is very high, accelerating the ROI. This means that the work done to improve the logistics operations of the company is perceived by the customer as an added value, which translates directly into conversion and loyalty of the customer.

Level 4. Avant-garde.

Level with a great volume of work. Availability of the latest technologies. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to plan and optimize operations. Assistance to manual operations with Augmented Reality, highly robotized installations, demand simulations and assistance in strategic planning with Business Intelligence and Big Data.

At this level are the forerunners of breakthroughs that move towards the lower levels. It is also the most competitive level, where permanence and profits depend on the speed of adaptation to changes.

Fourth level companies determine the rules of the game and impose increasingly demanding challenges on their competitors.

The first step to propose an improvement is to know where the starting point is, so we urge you to evaluate your company and then identify the way forward.

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The Catalan city awaits the arrival of one of the most important logistical events of international level, the 2019 edition begins next June 26 with a full agenda of assemblies, congresses and exhibitions.

SIL Barcelona, the leading trade fair in logistics, transport, intralogistics and supply chain in southern Europe, organised by El Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, aims to consolidate itself as the main annual trade fair in southern Europe and the Mediterranean in which the entire supply chain is represented (transport, logistics, distribution, intralogistics, warehousing and new technologies) and which brings the entire chain together for 3 days in a single event, becoming an international business bridge between Europe, Latin America and the Mediterranean.

Among the most outstanding events we can mention:

  • Meeting and assembly of the Association of Free Trade Zones of the Americas:

    The Association of Free Zones of the Americas (AZFA) is a non-profit organization that in its regional context promotes and defends the Free Zone regime through integrations, research and cooperation with the public and private sectors of all Latin American countries. Currently, it is constituted as the most important regional guild of Free Trade Zones and represents its affiliates in 23 countries on 2 continents, bringing together more than 600 Free Trade Zones with more than 10,000 companies installed in them.

  • 3rd Edition e-Delivery Barcelona Expo & Congress:

    The aim of the event is to be the new approach to the online channel that seeks to respond to the eDelivery strategy of companies and put in contact suppliers and retailers and e-tailers from Spain, Europe and the Mediterranean. 

  • Congress of Freight Forwarders and Logistics Operators of Latin America:

    ALACAT is the Federation of National Associations of Freight Forwarders and International Logistics Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean. Founded on June 12, 1982.

  • 3rd International Congress of Authorized Economic, Customs and Logistics Operators:

    The purpose of the 2019 International Congress of Authorized Economic Operators: OAS in Global Supply Chains is to support all participants interested in OAS standards, the international association of OAS member organizations and their affiliates to participate with opinion leaders on AEO's role in commercial management, e-commerce, security and integrity, as well as to promote compliance with an appropriate practice.

    5th World Congress of Free Trade Zones

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  • Space optimization

    The inadequate planning and organization of the warehouse results in multiple problems. It is common for companies to grow and start using free spaces without taking enough time to planning first. Special sized items are incorporated, with specific storage requirements, and the need for warehouse mapping becomes increasingly apparent.

  • Easy access to stored products

    Speed up picking, meet order preparation times, these variables depend on precise knowledge of the SKUs' location. Tools such as voice picking or pick to light can optimize those processes, but it must be clear that previously, it is necessary to identify the location of each item and record it correctly in the database.

  • Minimum possible stock (Just in time)

    Implementing systems that help predict our stock movements will prevent us from confronting serious logistical problems: own or customer shortages, lack of personnel, excessive workload, etc.

    Having a warehouse management system will allow minimizing costs in storage area without losing supply capacity. Similarly, changes in demand can be easily followed by the logistics operator, providing an agile response to the final customer.

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