5 Signs your supply chain management needs an ERP system

SapphireOne ERP Accounting application can help in supply chain management

When looking into whether you should invest in an ERP system for supply chain management, you need to ask the following questions. Are we working at optimal speed and efficiency? Can you reduce waste?  How susceptible is your business to outside risks?  Are you staff working to their full capacity?

If you answered no to any of these then it may be time to install SapphireOne ERP application. Our ERP plays an integral part of managing supply chain management risk by making the entire chain more visible and resilient to changes in market demand.

SapphireOne supply chain management and ERP accounting software

SapphireOne ERP Accounting application allows manufacturing and distribution businesses the ability to gain enterprise wide, supply chain management visibility. The ERP also increases speed, efficiency and overall customer satisfaction.  Our ERP offers real-time data which helps sales act on information faster, manage risks and save money via automated stock control and purchasing. The ERP will seamlessly coordinate and integrate the flow of material, information and financial.

Excessive Supply

With lack of information or the right tools to manage supply, it can be a tricky ensuring you won’t order too much or too little raw materials and inventory. SapphireOne ERP application automates your purchasing which reduces human errors, saving money and warehousing.

Inventory management

SapphireOne ERP inventory management ensures you have enough inventory on hand, in the right location, to accommodate demand. It enables you to integrate with external partners to ensure all parties communicate with each other. Stock tracking and management, sales and purchase order management, multi-channel fulfilment, warehouse management, and stock transfers are synced across the entire supply chain management.

Product delivery

SapphireOne ERP application has excellent distribution and logistics software functionalities. Optimise your logistics management with our delivery scheduling and manifest functionalities.  Multi-location Inventory, advanced shipping, bin management, real-time dashboards are just some of the features offered.

Stock flow

In managing stock, you need real-time access to stock levels, cost and tracking information. SapphireOne ERP Accounting application has multi-warehousing functionality. Easily view where a stocked item is being held.  Estimate how long it will take to deliver this item in store or to your customer. Tracking and control are made easy with our POS system via serial or batch numbers.

Labour costs

Optimising your inventory processes with SapphireOne ERP application will reduce manual labour. Time is saved in replenishing stock, processing shipments and deliveries to your customers. Having an automated system saves money, reduces the risk of human error and allows you to focus on delivering quality customer service.

For more information regarding improvements and features within the latest release of SapphireOne ERP Business Accounting Application please contact our office on (02) 8362 4500 or request a demo.

Single Touch Payroll successfully lodged since 1st July 2018

Single Touch Payroll successfully lodged since 1 July 2018
Four of our SapphireOne testimonial clients, Newkem Australia, Monier Prime Rooftiles, Frutex Australia and Moyle Bendale Timber have processed payruns this week and successfully lodged their first Single Touch Payroll (STP) event for the current financial year. Numerous other clients have also successfully lodged their first STP event with the Australian Taxation Office within the first week of its operation.

The Australian Tax Office has made it mandatory for any business operating with a staff capacity of 20 or more employees to implement a working Single Touch Payroll solution on or before July 1, 2018. SapphireOne was certified for this Single Touch Payroll on 1 May 2018.

To assess whether you need to implement Single Touch Payroll on July 1, 2018 you were required to do a count of your Payroll / HR employees as of 1 April 2018.

If this count is 20 or more, then you are a ‘substantial employer’ and will have to report through STP. If it is 19 or less, then reporting through Single Touch Payroll will be optional until 1 July 2019. After that, it becomes mandatory for every employer to report through STP which is of course subject to changes in the legislation.

As part of the Single Touch Payroll process, the ATO matches the information sent through the portal against the corresponding employer/ employee profiles. As a result, businesses will no longer be required to complete payment summaries at the end of the financial year as it will have already been done and available to employees through myGov.

The following are some important aspects for employers to know regarding the Single Touch Payroll process:

  • A regular pay cycle (pay event) is when an employer carries out payroll at fixed regular intervals to remunerate employees. This is usually weekly, fortnightly, bi-monthly or monthly.
  • When you start reporting through your Single Touch Payroll-enabled solution, your pay event will need to include minimum reporting requirements in order for the ATO to receive the file.
  • The employer must report the year-to-date values of gross salary or wages, allowances or other payments (as relevant), deductions and PAYG withholding for each employee included in each pay event.

If you currently fall into the “Substantial Employer” category and do not yet have a solution that works with STP, contact one of our SapphireOne team to go through your options in finding a resolution to your current systems short comings.

For a sneak peek at the full capabilities ERPCRMAccounting SoftwareHuman ResourcesPayrollAssets and Document Management,  check out SapphireOne and request a live demo, it is everything you’ll ever need to make your company management a success. Know more about us.

SapphireOne Alpine Ski Team hits the slopes of New Zealand

SapphireOne Alpine Ski Team hits the slopes of New Zealand in this week
A few members of the SapphireOne team started their southern hemisphere winter season campaign in the South Island of New Zealand this week, in the spectacular McKenzie country, basing themselves at Lake Tekapo.

Jack Adams, Warwick Crawford and Hugh McAdam have had a busy first week for the start of the season focusing on Giant Slalom skills, drills, and lots of race gates. The rest of the team, Theo Coates, Connor Leggett and Shaun Findlay will join them in New Zealand at the end of July, where they will all move to the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown.

 

The Alpine Ski Team were blessed with another two days of good weather and conditions as the week comes to an end.

 

A few members of the SapphireOne team started their southern hemisphere winter season campaign in the South Island of New Zealand this week, in the spectacular McKenzie country, basing themselves at Lake Tekapo.

The first day saw plans to train at Round Hill Ski Field cancelled as the resort closed due to the classic northwester which put them on wind hold. With a quick change of plan on the second day, the Team headed to Ohau Snowfields nestled deep in the McKenzie High Country, on the shores of Lake Ohau.

Wednesday everything was back on schedule as the alpine ski Team hit the slopes of Round Hill Ski Field. With breathtaking views of Aoraki Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo, Round Hill Ski Field set the perfect back drop to train on full length Giant Slalom courses with perfect conditions.

Saturday is a day off, then training starts again with a full week Slalom block at Mt Dobson Ski Field.

SapphireOne delivers world class ERP, CRM & Business Accounting Software. Our relationship with our clients is unique, we work with them as a team.

For a sneak peek at the full capabilities ERPCRMAccounting SoftwareHuman ResourcesPayrollAssets and Document Management,  check out SapphireOne and request a live demo, it is everything you’ll ever need to make your company management a success. Know more about us.

Dynamic view of what is happening in your business with SapphireOne ERP Business Intelligence (BI) Dashboards 

With SapphireOne ERP Dashboard you can examine the key processes within an organisation that are competitive differentiators

Business intelligence solutions today include a dashboard environment unique to each user featuring reports, graphs, tables and alerts. SapphireOne ERP generates reports that contains the key business performance indicators (KPIs) which are easily accessed by all SapphireOne users specific to their job function.

The SapphireOne ERP BI Dashboard is easy to understand, a visually intuitive graphic screen that represents a snapshot of what is happening in the fundamental areas of your business.

In SapphireOne ERP, BI Dashboard users are given a dynamic view of KPIs relevant to their key area of responsibility.Utilising thedashboards allows you to examine key processes within an organisation and highlight ones that are competitive differentiators.

SapphireOne ERP BI Dashboard can lead to business processes improving

Business process management is a holistic approach used to evaluate, improve and align business processes to an organisations’ overall goals and strategy. It ensures that your business is on the right track which in turn helps you grow your business.

Using various approaches of business process management and with the help of SapphireOne ERP BI Dashboards, you can identify the current position and primary key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure success. Our BI Dashboards process and analyse your business data enabling managers to receive real-time statistics of the business.

 

Dynamic view of your business with SapphireOne ERP Business Intelligence Dashboard

SapphireOne is a fully integrated ERP, CRM, DMS and Business Accounting application

The Sapphire ERP application integrates all aspects of your business into one single application. It automates all processes including Inventory Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehouse Management, Materials Resource Planning (MRP), Payroll/HR, Web Pack, Document Management System (DMS) and Contact Relationship Management (CRM).

Consolidation into a single unified database ensures greater efficiency and provides better visibility.  SapphireOne has the majority of screens following the same basic layout, this enables users to quickly enter data using the same procedure throughout the software to enhance performance and ease of operation.

For a sneak peek at the full capabilities ERPCRMAccounting SoftwareHuman ResourcesPayrollAssets and Document Management,  check out SapphireOne and request a live demo, it is everything you’ll ever need to make your company management a success.

Take your Business Enterprise to the next level with World Class Accounting ERP Application Innovation

An ERP application with document managing capabilities grants you the ability to conveniently sort and manage vast caches of transaction documents with ease in the shortest time possible

Innovation in the Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP Application world is a very mature marketplace.

Some of the ERP vendors have been developing their applications for close to forty years, so true world class ground-breaking innovation development in these mature markets are rare and seldom. SapphireOne ERP Accounting provides Top 10 innovations in ERP.

Top 10 Innovations in ERP Application market :-

  1. Document Management system (DMS)
  2. HTML Web Server in a Client/Server application
  3. Softphone Integration CRM
  4. EDI/API Integration
  5. Barcode Scanning
  6. Material Resource Planning MRP
  7. ERP application Dashboard
  8. Single Touch Payroll (STP) & Standard Business Reporting (SBR2)
  9. PDF capture
  10. Material Safety Data Sheets

SapphireOne ERP Accounting provides Top 10 innovations in ERP

Document Management System (DMS)

An ERP application with document managing capabilities grants you the ability to conveniently sort and manage vast caches of transaction documents with ease in the shortest time possible. No longer will time be spent on unproductive activities like document filing and searching, the document management system will do all these in real-time.

Not only do you reduce running costs through decreased expenditure on paper and other stationery, your employees can focus on other more productive tasks. By reducing your paper consumption you’re also making your business eco-friendly.

A document management system allows you to implement a stratified documents and sensitive information access protocol. With this framework in place, you can effectively specify and monitor who has access to the documents.

HTML Web Server in A Client/Server application

SapphireOne provides a Web Pack solution with Top 10 innovations in ERP. This is a HTML webserver in-built into SapphireOne server which allows the ability to do data entry, client lookup, vendor look up and other functions from any device that supports a browser such as iPads, iPhones etc. SapphireOne Web Pack also provides the ability to set up and run unlimited Point of Sale (POS) web based stores.

Softphone Integration CRM

A Softphone is a software phone that enable users to call any telephone number without a physical telephone.  The Softphone works in many ways such as Computer to Computer or phone to phone where VoIP telephone & adapter is required. Softphone is the bridge between VoIP network and telephone line or mobile network.  It enables users to make a call between computer to a phone network and phone network to computer, when you have a dedicated number to receiver call.

The biggest benefit of having a Softphone is you can call any employee, client or supplier without having to worry about software matchup or whether or not they are online. It is a perfect solution for remote employees. A significant part of SapphireOne’s functionality is Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Inside SapphireOne CRM package, Softphone has been fully integrated into all aspects of the SapphireOne application. Whether you are calling clients, vendors, employees, or other contacts, all this can be driven from a single click on the softphone icon. This instantly keeps a date & time stamp with the ability to record the call. This built-in functionality can bring immense advantages in managing relationship with vendors, clients and employees.

EDI/API Integration

To manage orders and pay vendors on time, large organisations use electronic data interchange (EDI). EDI decreases the order-to-cash cycle time, i.e. suppliers to retailers get paid faster. This helps to maximise efficiency and minimise errors. EDI improves speed, accuracy, security and trade communication. More than just a data format, EDI is a system or method for exchanging business documents with external entities and integrating the data from those documents into your internal systems. Without EDI capabilities, a business has a greater risk of revenue loss from chargeback penalties, loss of opportunity to the processing delay, loss of reputation and credit with customers.

SPS Commerce’s fulfilment EDI has hundreds of document types covering most transaction types that are commonly used among vendors and suppliers. With a singular focus on the retail marketplace, SPS commerce has revolutionised traditional EDI systems, by developing a model that is the most cost-effective and reliable in the industry.

Barcode Scanning

Data synchronisation in the core ERP application is the biggest concern in Warehouse management or Inventory Management business.  Barcode scanners automate the process of inventory management and stock control process. This eliminates the need for manual data entry and checklist evaluation process.

Barcode scanners are usually used to sell the product or to make inventory of the selected product. Scanner will help you to record all the information about the product and thus, streamlines the inventory management process. With Sapphire WebPack Solution all inventory management processes will be available out of the box, and there is no need to separately integrate ERP and barcode scanners.

Material Resource Planning MRP

Material Resource Planning (MRP) is a computer based inventory management system. MRP generates time-based manufacturing and purchasing plans for optimal inventory availability which is tied to historical data of customer demands. MRP is a subset of ERP for managing manufacturing requirements using integrated production planning and inventory controls. The main theme of MRP software is to “get the materials to the right place at the right time”. In any inventory management, regardless of the level of sophisticated technology used, the Saw Tooth pattern is followed. In this pattern there is a certain amount of inventory that you start with, then you consume it, stock levels drop, you reorder the stock, you receive this stock and the process continues.

SapphireOne ERP Application Dashboard

The ERP application Dashboard goes by many names. You most likely would have heard them being called Business Intelligences (BI) or Performance Indicator Dashboards. Regardless of the name, these features do one thing – present business statistics and performance indicators in a visually attractive and graphically intuitive interface. The SapphireOne ERP dashboard utilises graphs, bar charts and other visually engaging design elements that provide a succinct overview of a business’s financial standings.

Single Touch Payroll (STP) & Standard Business Reporting (SBR2)

From 1 July 2018, it is compulsory for all businesses with over 20 employees to report to the ATO after each pay event.

Single Touch Payroll (STP) aligns your reporting obligations of your payroll processes. The information you send the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will include your employees’ salaries and wages, allowances, deductions (for example, workplace giving) and other payments, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and superannuation information. SapphireOne is fully integrated with STP.

Standard Business reporting (SBR2) allows you to access and download your Business Activity Statement (BAS) directly from the ATO. This function can prefill the form with your BAS document number and other relevant fields.

PDF capture

The task of processing supplier invoices includes sorting documents, manual data entry and archiving the paperwork, this can be time consuming and inefficient. With SapphireOne PDF capture these negative effects can be easily avoided. SapphireOne uses the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology in PDF capture function that takes a paper document, usually an invoice, scans and “reads” it and turns it into metadata that can be used to populate fields in a database.

SapphireOne’s PDF capture function can help you streamline daily accounting tasks. Currently, few vendor invoices are processed through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) which means that majority of vendor invoices are still received as PDF documents or paper. This makes the processing of capturing the data from a vendor invoice slow and inefficient. Mistakes in classification and data entry lead to late payments, missed discounts, deteriorating relationships with suppliers and cost overrides.

Material Safety Data Sheets

Any organisation or enterprise that is storing products as simple as food, motor vehicle fuel, and farm fertiliser, to dangerous products such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, radioactive or explosive materials require Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

SapphireOne inventory has integrated MSDS into the Inventory module which offers 30 unique alphanumeric fields, 10 unique numeric fields and 10 unique date fields which are fully customisable.

Free Single Touch Payroll with SapphireOne

Free Single Touch Payroll with SapphireOne
SapphireOne Free Single Touch Payroll has been whitelisted and certified for STP (Single Touch Payroll) using the SBR2 (Standard Business Reporting) Portal with the Australian Taxation Office. All SapphireOne clients on current support plans will be given Single Touch Payroll and SBR2 connectivity with the SapphireOne application.

What has changed?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) aligns your reporting obligations to your payroll processes.

You will report to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) each time you pay your employees. Your pay cycle does not need to change. You can continue to pay your employees weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

The information you send the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will include your employees’ salaries and wages, allowances, deductions (for example, workplace giving) and other payments, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and superannuation information.

Employers with 20 or more employees:

  • You need to start reporting pay events to the Australian Taxation Office through Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018.

Employers with 19 or less employees:

  • From 1 July 2019 STP will be mandatory, subject to legislation passing in the Australian Federal parliament.
  • You can choose to report through STP before 1 July 2019.

How does Free Single Touch Payroll benefit users of SapphireOne?

Employers will no longer be required to submit an annual PAYG report to the Australian Taxation Office

Employees will be able to view their payment information in ATO online services, which they will access through their myGov account.

New employees will have the option of completing TFN declarations and Super Choice forms online.

Businesses will reduce administrative burdens and costs (other software providers are charging for this service on a pay event or per employee rate)

For a sneak peek at the full capabilities ERPCRMAccounting SoftwareHuman ResourcesPayrollAssets , Document Management and Multi-Company Accounting feature check out SapphireOne and request a live demo, it is everything you’ll ever need to make your company management a success.