Software speeds up WMS software selection process.

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WMS RFI v8.0 features 1,100 detailed questions covering configurability of Task Workflows for inbound receipts and outbound shipments. Freight rate shopping questions have been extended for many scenarios including parcel, LTL, TL, and TL with requirements. Version 8 covers all areas of WMS functionality and includes full question text with time saving scorecard. Scorecard permits side-by-side comparisons and weighted scoring by question.




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NEW Advanced Warehouse Management System RFP



Industrial Data & Information, Inc. announces the release of version 8.0 of the Advanced Version of their Warehouse Management System (WMS) RFI product. It is designed to rapidly speed up the WMS software selection process significantly.

New Version 8 has 1,100 detailed questions! New questions cover configuarability of Task Workflows for inbound receipts and outbound shipments. The ability to "configure" a set of tasks by part number, part condition, and order type is important. In addition, freight rate shopping questions have been extended for many scenario's (parcel, LTL, TL, TL with requirements). Application security questions have been added. Version 8 covers all areas of WMS functionality and includes full question text with a time saving scorecard.

SCORECARD assists in saving days of time by assisting you in building a vendor evaluation ScoreCard FAST! Scorecard permits side-by-side comparisons and weighted scoring by question. Two summaries are also provided to show weighted summary totals.

The Advanced WMS RFI has 1,100 detailed questions on:
- Security - Detailed & Expanded
- Costs
- International Issues
- Supply Chain Event Management
- Databases & Operating Systems
- Receiving, Putaway
- Picking, Packing, Shipping
- Cycle Counting
- Interleaving
- Advanced Warehouse Functionality
- Bin Locator System
- EDI Transactions
- XML Transactions
- Host Interface
- Web Enablement
- Product Allocation Strategies
- Lot Control Issues
- Serial Control Issues
- Error Analysis
- Routing Issues
- Management Reporting
- Dock Appointment
- RF Task Management
- Inbound Task Workflow Configuarability
- Outbound Task Workflow Configurability
- Inventory Allocation Methods
- Picking Strategies
- Functions for Web Enablement
- Stock Ownership
- Storage & Task Charge Computations
- Customer Reporting
- Manufacturing Line
- Work In Process (WIP)
- Return Processing
- Damaged Goods Control
- MSDS & CERT Questions
- Value Added Services

Full Question Text - To assist the selection team, we have provided the Full Question Text. One may print this off easily and have the selection team review questions.

Scorecard - The Advanced WMS RFI includes an Advanced WMS Scorecard, where you can take the answers from the software vendors and drop them into the Scorecard. The Scorecard will save you 2 to 3 days of time. Our scorecard currently holds up to seven side-by-side vendor responses. It provides a side-by-side analysis with weighted scores and two weighted summary analysis.

The Scorecard is an important tool to rapidly evaluate solutions. See Scorecard Brochure (PDF). The scorecard is only available with the Advanced WMS RFI.

Philip Obal, President of Industrial Data & Information, says, "Most warehouse operations are not simple. If you have sophisicated warehousing operations, or are a 3PL that serves a multitude of customers, then obtain the Advanced WMS RFI. Leverage the Advanced WMS RFI early on in the selection process to get a solid 'short list' of solutions. By doing such - one will save significant time & money by avoiding unnessary trips, time, and expense in explaratory learning."

Single copies of the Advanced WMS RFI on computer media are $995 US. The publisher is Industrial Data & Information, Inc. Current customers may upgrade to version 8 for $200 US.

Special advanced bundled package includes (1) copy of Advanced WMS RFI, (3) copies of "What to Look for in Warehouse Management System Software" report, and (1) copy of Warehouse & Logistics Software Directory for $1295 US.

About Industrial Data & Information, Inc. (IDII)
Industrial Data & Information, Inc. is a independent research consulting company that assists companies in selecting and implementing software solutions. IDII is focused on the supply-chain and has expertise in software evaluation, selection, and implementation. IDII also produces tools for software selection projects in WMS, TMS, and ERP. For more information on IDII, visit our web site at www.idii.com or contact IDII at 918-464-2222 or e-mail at info@idii.com.

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