Accellos WMS TMS Point of Sale

Accellos features – (WMS) & (TMS) – Point of Sale

Some our clients are asking about the difference between HighJump and AccellosOne. HighJump provides WMS & TMS solutions for inventory management. AccellosOne is the product line from HighJump. Accellos focuses solutions for logistics service providers. Accellos clients are typically SMB (small medium sized business). HighJump focuses on supply chain applications with an all encompassing platform that allows for customization to fit their clients needs.

Backgound on HighJump’s AccellosOne product line.

AccellosOne product solutions were designed for logistics companies along with SMBs. They found that the SMBs needed more customization in supply chain software. HighJump’s in depth suite of products are used by 3PL’s, SMB distribution, and trucking companies.

Finally, we found that HighJump applications have best-practice based functionality created by experienced functional experts that have been working in supply chain operations.

Product Facts:

  • A unified technology platform
  • AccellosOne Platform is modern architecture with Microsoft technology
  • Simple scalable platform for small businesses with little IT staff
  • AccellosOne platform is a cloud-ready solution which allows HighJump’s product set up as cloud or on-premise
  • HighJump is in 77 countries with 15,000+ customers servicing the supply chain industry.

The 3PL WMS Solution RFP Template

The Warehouse Management System (WMS) RFP Template is designed to empower you to review prospective vendors objectively. HighJump reflects a collective history which encompasses hundreds of customers and thousands of implementation hours. We have taken that history and translated it into a series of common requirements — included here within this template.

This tool includes linked fields, calculated values and input fields.

Guide to the 3PL WMS RFP Template: (An explanation of some of the tabs)

Cover Sheet: A simple form which populates common fields. Use this to easily customize the header of each tab.

About Us: Provides your prospective vendors with a glimpse into your company and your project to provide some context and improve the quality of responses. This tab includes questions about the profile of your organization and will help you frame your needs.

Vendor Details: It is always good to understand the demographic details associated with the company you intend to partner with. Core back office systems and integrated operations platforms are mission critical to your success and (if implemented correctly) can be quite strategic. Your vendor should fit your culture and be positioned to partner with you for the long-term success of your business.

Table Stakes: There are some fundamental functions that any modern WMS platform should be able to perform out of the box and any enterprise-class partner should be able to provide. A few examples: the ability to configure “custom” workflows without a need to hire programmers to develop code, the ability to support mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) to execute workflows, an integrated web portal for your customers, or easy access to decision making data.

General Setup: While there are several tabs that will call out additional setup expectations there are a few general setup considerations which this tool calls into focus. For example, you should expect that your WMS platform is capable of supporting multiple geographies, different company codes, different warehouses, etc. within one instance (a single database “ecosystem”) and STILL allow for unique configuration for each entity … while also allowing for consolidation of data and simplified administration.

IT Foundational: While this statement is obvious, at their core WMS platforms are built on technology … which is a world that is constantly changing. Your system should be flexible, modern, and should minimize the cost of on-going IT administration.

IT Integrations: WMS platforms are certainly not islands unto themselves. You need an environment that easily integrates with your customers (Electronic Data Interchange or EDI), has services which other systems can securely make use of, and has built-in flexibility to allow you to interact with your environment in any way your business requires.

Security: Given the nature of these systems; user setup, security and auditing are essential. Your WMS should allow for unique logins by each and every user (as opposed to shared logins).

Printing: Labels, barcodes, reports and forms are all essential elements associated with everyday workflows. Your WMS should make it easy to customize, print and store labels and documents.

RF and MHE: Your WMS should be able to natively support RF handheld integration and work seamlessly with your material handling equipment.

Billing: A comprehensive view of billing functions that you, as a customer, should expect your WMS to manage and execute.

Billing Scenarios: Sample narratives for standard billing scenarios.

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Accellos WMS TMS Point of Sale, Understanding of Logistics and Inventory Management Software Business Model in today’s world.

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