BarControl will help to effectively help manage inventory that needs to be controlled, utilizing supply chain management software, asset tracking software, or inventory control software.
BarControl’s premiere Inventory Control and Warehouse Management system is the BarControl Enterprise Manager, a feature rich, web-enabled, true internet enterprise application, designed to help organizations manage products and assets they feel need to be inventoried. Examples include warehouse inventory, expensive tools or fixtures that need to be regulated, valuable equipment and assets, along with tracking calibration and maintenance.
Complete inbound, warehouse, and outbound processing provides a complete supply chain software solution for your warehouse management needs.
The BarControl Package including Supporting Software –
The BarControl Enterprise Manager software solution, is a feature rich Warehouse Management / Supply Chain Management Software package that crosses into Asset Management and Maintenance/Calibration as well, to provide a complete enterprise management software solution. BarControl Eneterprise Manager is a modular package designed from the ground up for easy configuration to meet unique client requirements, as well as, meet future needs of existing clients as their operations expand.
Comprised of a suite of software packages. Along with our BarControl Enterprise Manager, BarControl also supplies either DB2 or Oracle as the database solution, Apache and Apache’s Tomcat Hosting platform, Crystal Reports by SAP, and BarControl’s RF Host application. By partnering with other software industry leaders for our supporting applications, BarControl Enterprise Manager is a top-notch and time proven software solution.
BarControl Enterprise Manager – is loaded on the server complete with the modules required and custom configured to meet the needs of each specific client site. A true “thin client” web-based package, no software is required on workstations other than a compatible version of Internet Explorer.
IBM DB2 / Oracle – Included with each installation is either IBM’s DB2 database or Oracle’s database licensed to meet the needs and size of the installation. Client sites that already have DB2 or Oracle may use the database already installed and included in their current licensing and back-up scheme.
Hosting – BarControl Enterprise Manager is a true internet ready application. Loaded onto the optional IBM server often supplied with our package are the Apache, and Tomcat by Apache, software packages. These maintain the http connectivity, perform the Java servlet functions, and generate the html pages for the workstations.
RF Host – The entire RF “wireless” network that is installed along with Barcontrol Enterprise Manager runs in a private and secure network with connectivity only to the IBM application server. The RF Host application acts as the gateway between the RF network and the server, as well as, the translator for the data transmissions.
Crystal Reports – Crystal Reports Business Objects by SAP is the industry leader in report generation. Seamlessly incorporated into the package, the Crystal reporting engine delivers the report results to the workstations. Administrators have the ability to modify existing, or create new reports and add them to the BarControl installation.
Hardware and Services –
BarControl is not just about our proven software package. BarControl provides the consulting, installation, and training services required for a quick and successful start-up. Also, whether the installation calls for RF hardware, fixed data collection devices, or bar code labeling hardware; BarControl provides all the hardware required. Add BarControl’s technical support, consulting and service after the install, and you have a complete solution for now and years down the road.
Bar Code Hardware – BarControl installations are complete with all the bar code related hardware required to maximize utilization and efficiency of the software installation. From simple batch bar code readers, through industry standard RF units, forklift mounted RF, fixed position scanners on conveyors, to even automated label printer / applicators, BarControl supplies the hardware to meet client site requirements.
Site Specific Configuration – Every BarControl installation is custom configured to meet the specific needs of the client site. From collecting and tracking just the identifiers needed, to transaction error checking at the right points, to RF prompts in the correct order to match the product flow on the warehouse / production floor. Each install is unique.
Installation and Training – Installation typically starts with placing the pre-configured application server on the network, add the RF components and bar code labelers, followed by testing the entire system in-place. This is followed by training in the functionality of the BarControl Enterprise Manager application, along with minor system maintenance functions and RF utilities.
Technical Support – From minor questions to major issues, BarControl’s Tech Support Department is there to assist in all BarControl related issues. Working on-line to the server, from changed reporting requirements to procedural changes that affect RF flow – questions are answered.
Platform Choices –
Client Server Option – In most cases, the BarControl package can include standalone server configured to meet the specific needs of the client site. Shipped configured with all software packages required, tested, and complete with the manufacturer’s in-house warranty service for a period of three years. Clients may opt to supply a server or virtual server meeting the BarControl minimum requirements determined for the site.
Cloud Computing Option – In many cases, clients opt to use the BarControl Enterprise Mananager package through Cloud Computing or SaaS, Software as a Service. Clients receive the use of the same custom configured package, but through a remote server easily accessible from multiple locations. Each Cloud Computing installation is still configured to meet the specific needs of the client site with the use of all software packages required.
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