Standard PICS components and available add-ons are described below:
PICS (Produce Inventory Control System) Regular – PICS Regular is our flagship software program, of which at least one license is required. PICS effectively handles all the specific day to day needs of companies who work in the produce industry, such as traceability, buying, selling, inventory, accounting, and management. It contains about 200 standard reports, and has optional add on modules (see below). At least 2 regular licenses of PICS must be purchased in order to be able to buy PICS Lite.
PICS Lite – contains the modules necessary to manage inventory, customers and sales orders. It is designed to be used by people who primarily sell to, and manage customers.
PRE (the PICS Report Engine) is an add on report writer that allows users to create and maintain their own reports. It comes with a large selection of standard reports. It can be used to schedule reports (i.e the system can run reports in the middle of the night and email the results to various users). PRE allows for many different types of output, and is highly recommended.
PICS Production – is an add on which allows users to set up and maintain work orders and bills of material. If you do any kind of packaging or re-packaging, this is worth considering. Note that PICS Regular includes a simple “one to one” repack screen.
Brokerage – is an add on which allows users who manage the buy/sell relationship between 2 third parties (Seller and Purchaser) but do not actually take title to the product. So for example, a vendor (the “Seller”) calls you and says they have excess inventory. You call companies you know could use those products (these would be “Purchasers”), and let them know. One of the “Purchasers” buys the products from the Seller and you are paid a fee by either party.
WebPICS – is an add on primarily intended to be used on handheld devices. It works in conjunction with PICS, runs in a “Web Browser” and updates the PICS database in real time. Internet Explorer is our supported web browser of choice, but users have also used WebPICS in FireFox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc. We have modules for sales orders (both selling and shipping), purchase orders (both buying and receiving), warehousing, inventory counting, on-line ordering and 3rd party warehousing.
VPICS – is an add on where the user can perform inventory transactions on touch screens. We have modules for buying and receiving, work orders and selling.
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