As an OEM partner with the world leading BI Analytics provider Qlik, ETQ has developed a Nexus Qlik connector with a set of analytics built across sales, purchases, general ledger and payroll. Interested to bring your ERP data to life, and learn about the business story behind the numbers? Then go no further than Nexus Qlik Analytics. You will find the experience truly magical! Get in touch with us today for a demo.
How do you keep track of what a customer has collected from your warehouse or store? What if it’s a partial collection? Do you collect customer signatures on paper? Maybe it’s time to consider sign on glass for goods pickup. Similar to the Nexus Delivery App, the Nexus Pickup App is an mobile App that runs on any IOS or Android device, connected via wifi or mobile network to your Nexus server. It allows your staff to search an order by an order number, invoice number or customer order number. The pickup person can then tick the items that he/she picks up, and provide a digital signature. Once submitted, the signed proof of pickup is pushed to the Nexus Document Centre automatically for future search and retrieval. The signed copy can also be printed on the spot for the customer to keep.
If you deliver goods to your customers, you will know how important it is to keep the truck weights and volumes under control. Ideally you should know in advance exactly how many deliveries you can fit onto that one truck before you start loading, and whether there is a need to allocate some of the goods to other trucks. Nexus ERP Truck Management feature gives you that assurance.
With this feature, you can set up each truck with the maximum allowable loaded weight and volume. Your warehouse manager can then allocate deliveries to individual trucks for a selected delivery date and delivery run or multiple runs. you will be alerted if the maximum capacity of the truck is reached, allowing you to make any necessary adjustments.
If desired, a driver’s manifest can be automatically produced for the selected truck rather than the delivery run. Delivery weight and volume details by date, run and truck are recorded in the system for reporting purposes. Needless to say, those details are vital information when it comes to insurance claims.
With some of our clients growing their business significantly over the years, the need for a dedicated and sophisticated Warehouse Management System (WMS) has increased considerably. An advanced WMS not only efficiently manages stock locations in a warehouse, allows barcode scanning for Sales Orders picking and Purchase Order receipting, but may also include tracking and routing technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and voice recognition, in order to efficiently control the movement of goods.
Nexus ERP is ahead of the pack again with a Warehouse Management System Interface to support our clients in this front. This interface will utilise the existing Nexus EDI Module, providing the following information exchange with the WMS.
Nexus Export to WMS
- Master Table Full Export – allowing the export of the Master tables, with user defined filters applied
- Incremental Master Table export – allowing master table amendments, deletions and addtions of new records to immediately update the host WMS system
- Pick Slip Export
- Cancelled Sales Order Export
- Purchase Order Export
- Cancelled Purchase Order Export
- Stock Levels Export
- Stock Adjustment Export
Nexus Import from WMS
- Sales Order Picking Results
- Stock Adjustment Import
- Stocktake Result Import
- Purchase Order Receipts Import
Download the WMS interface brochure here.
This has been requested by many of our Clients. We are at the R&D stage and are committed to delivering this product in the coming months. In essence, it is an App that runs on Android or Apple devices (tablets or smart phones), to be used by your truck drivers. This App is totally integrated into Nexus ERP, allowing for real time delivery management and signature collection.
The App can be downloaded from Google play store or Apple Store. With this App, your driver can
- retrieve his driver’s manifest for a delivery run and all associated invoices onto his device
- be prompted to do a mandatory vehicle check
- note down additional information, optionally take a picture on location
- GPS location of the delivery automatically recorded
- get the customer to tick off the line items of this delivery; should any items be rejected, provide a comment
- get the customer to sign on glass, collecting the signature on the spot
- submit the signed invoice if there’s adequate internet connection or re-submit it when back in coverage
- submitted signed invoice will be archived in Nexus Document Centre
- if desired, Nexus can automatically email the signed invoice to the customer
- a delivery report to show the result of a delivery run, highlighting any line items that have been rejected
Are you equipped with right set of tools to handle franchise ordering? If you aren’t, you will be missing out on a large chunk of the market or bogged down by the specific process requirements and complexities that a typical franchise contract will impose upon your business.
Nexus ERP is again at the forefront of franchise management. We have a set of tools that can be customised to suit your specific franchise requirements. The tool set include:
- EDI Module for automatic importing of orders and exporting invoices and credit notes
- Contract Management to allow contract pricing to be setup and monitored and mapping of Franchise stock to Nexus stock including Code, Description and Measuring Unit
- Delivery Performance Reporting including estimated and actual delivery times and Chiller and Freezer temperature control for the food business
- Franchise Account Reconciliation and Management
Do you allow next day delivery or even same day delivery for your customers? If so, you would know how critical it is to have enough lead time from the moment your customer places an order, to your picking of the goods and loading the trucks. When the order is taken over the phone, your operators will be able to advise your customer whether same day or next day delivery is possible. However, what about online ordering? Storefront has the answer.
With the new release of Storefront, we have allowed you to set a cut-off time for next day /same day deliveries, so orders placed after the cut-off time will not be given the option for next day /same day delivery. Furthermore, if you have been taking advantage of the Debtor Specific Delivery Runs in Nexus ERP, Storefront will automatically pick up the runs this customer is designated rather than the daily runs. For example, if a Debtor has been set up to be on a Monday and Thursday runs only, and the customer has placed an order via Storefront on Sunday night, as long as it’s before the cut-off time, he will still be able to pick the next Monday delivery; if the order is coming in after the cut-off time, the customer can only pick a delivery date from next Thursday onward.
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We all try our best to look after our customers, but sometimes, we get so caught up in our day to day activities, we may have neglected some without us realising. Or, simply, our competitors just got to them and tried to beat us on price. Wouldn’t it be lovely to detect that when it just starts to happen, and be alerted of the fact that a customer is dropping their orders from us on a particular line? Sales Movement Reports give you exactly that kind of insight. You can run it on a monthly or weekly basis, and detect the biggest sales dropping customers by comparing the current month or week sales against prior months or weeks, or by comparing against your sales in the same period last year, or by comparing with your budgeted sales figures.
Download the brochure here
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We constantly build more reports for our Nexus ERP clients. Our new Financial Report Pack is now available and free to all of our clients who are on NEXUS2012 and current with their maintenance. Four reports included in this pack are
- Balance Sheet report
- Profit & Loss report
- Profit & Loss drilldown report
- Financial Summary report
If you would like to have these report installed for you, please get in touch with us. Please note, labour charge for installation applies.
We know how hard and cumbersome it is to chase payments. That’s why we are introducing the direct debit add-on feature to Nexus ERP. With this add-on, you will be able to set up debtors bank account details, their payment terms, and based on those terms, determine whether your debtors should be debited and the amount to be debited. Nexus then will generate a bank file (ABA file) for the transfer to take place. Once the file is generated, Nexus will handle the receipts, applying the receipts to the outstanding invoices that make up the direct debit amount.
- Payment terms setup
- Transaction retrieval based on due date
- Credit Notes application
- ABA report preview
- Payment receipts application
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