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Installation set of Crystal Reports 2016 Designer available for customers with the E-Report module

Written by Tina Brands on . Posted in Exact Globe

From product update 417, Exact Globe has an improved report generator: Crystal Reports 2016.
Customers whom have the module E-report in the license of Exact Globe are enabled to make their own reports and modify existing reports.|
To ensure that you can continue to work with the latest and supported version of ‘Crystal Reports Designer’, we offer an installation set of Crystal Reports 2016 Designer, free of charge to all our customers whom have a valid maintenance agreement that includes the module E-report.

Product updates 254 and 409 in controlled release

Written by Michiel van Rooijen on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

As of this week Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 254 and Exact Globe Next product update 409 are in Controlled Release. This means that customers who participate in the controlled release phase can download the new product updates. In these product updates several new functions and improvements are available.

In Exact Synergy Enterprise there are improvements in the service management dispatch board. Here you can define whether to show or hide weekends, and define to hide the hours that are outside the timeframe.

There are also improvements in the B2B E-Commerce portal. The navigation on several pages is improved. The enhanced pagination makes navigation between pages more instinctive and responsive to the users.

In Exact Globe Next there are several improvements in the WMS solution. It is now possible to use BarTender Commander for all E-WMS labels, and a new report is introduced to gain more insight in the E-WMS stock reservations.

Furthermore a start is made to a more user friendly system and the menu in Exact Globe Next has a new look. The new look offers the possibility to mark menu paths as favorite. Another advantage is that all companies have a different color which makes it clearer to see in which company you are working and makes it easier to distinguish the companies.

For more information about product update 254 and 409 you can check the release notes. The release notes of product update 254 can be found in document 26.015.774 on our customer portal. The release notes of product update 409 can be found in document 25.934.159 on our customer portal.

For more information about the controlled release phase you can check this document.

Furthermore the system requirements have changed. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 are supported and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is required as of these product updates. Also keep in mind that the support for Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Server 2003 are discontinued as of product update 254/409.

Exact Globe Next Product Update 408 is now General Available

Written by Michiel van Rooijen on . Posted in Exact Globe

As of today, July 8, Exact Synergy Enterprise product update 253 and Exact Globe Next product update 408 are generally available. That marks the end of the controlled release period which started in the beginning of June.

In Exact Globe Next changes in the architecture have been made so that Exact Globe Next can better run in a hosted environment. Additionally, we have added new functions, such as real-time replenishment, to the E-WMS solution .

Furthermore, there are changes to the system requirements for both products. As of Exact Globe Next product update 408 Windows 8.1 is supported. The support of Windows XP and Office 2003 is discontinued as of product update 408.

Shop Floor Control and Exact Globe Next ERP Solutions

Written by Michiel van Rooijen on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

Particularly in western countries the production strategy of many production companies is changing and is being redefined. In many cases companies shift to assemble-to-order production, focusing more on R&D, sales & marketing, purchase and production assembly. Additionally, to stay competitive these companies constantly focus on lead time reduction and search for ways to keep operational margins up to level. There is also a visible trend of adopting lean manufacturing principles.

Focus on order controlled manufacturing
In 2010 Exact launched a strong development initiative to shift its development capacity to focus on the order controlled business. By introducing smart solutions, we can reach the goal of helping customers to reduce operational costs and to shorten both office- and manufacturing lead times.

Capacity planning
In part I of the overall project, Exact introduced the Visual Scheduler, which was released to market in the beginning of 2012. This solution enables manufacturing companies to drastically reduce time spent on their shop floor planning.

Where most other software vendors offer a link to a third party planning solution, Exact offers one integrated solution, which is part of the standard manufacturing suite of Exact Globe Next. It provides companies with a graphical plan board, finite automatic planning, and an easy to use “drag and drop” feature to resolve possible capacity bottlenecks.

Shop Floor Control
In part II of the project, it is time to further reduce the operational production costs, by “bringing the ERP information to the shop floor”. Traditionally information is offered to the operator on paper. Paper is also used to register actuals produced, materials used, and to communicate this information back to the office so it can be processed in the ERP. This results in double work, possible errors and longer (administrative) lead times. To register materials used and quantities produced, Exact offers its WMS solution for many years now.

To replace paper and to improve efficiency on the shop floor, offering just a workstation with the current ERP is not a solution. In order to achieve this, the operator on the shop floor should be offered a different type of user interface, with different information. Besides production order information, like work instructions, materials required, assembly steps, etc. other information is also needed; think about CAD drawings, product pictures, quality checks, documents with standard operating procedures, etc.

Finally the user interface needs to be designed especially for an operator. We need to offer an easy to use interface and offer a solution that works on devices which can operate on the shop floor environment, like a ruggedized machine with touch screen capabilities or on MES systems.

Closing the loop
With Shop Floor Control (SFC) solutions we use data directly from and to the shop floor to maintain and communicate status information of production orders or operations. With solid and easy to use SFC we “close the loop”, from real time planning to real time realization. It will streamline the integration between planning, scheduling, operational activities and realization of the activities performed. This will result in less operational costs and even shorter (administrative) lead times.

Want to know more?
Keep your eye on this blog as we will publish more on the actual status of the development including mockups and prototypes.

 

Product updates 409 and 254 are now generally available

Written by Michiel van Rooijen on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

As of today Exact Synergy product update 254 and Exact Globe Next product update 409 are generally available. In these product updates several new functions and improvements are available.

In Exact Synergy there are improvements in the service management dispatch board and the B2B E-Commerce portal. Also the navigation on several pages is improved. In Exact Globe Next there are various improvements in the WMS solution. It is now possible to use BarTender Commander for all E-WMS labels, and a new report is introduced to gain more insight in the E-WMS stock reservations.

New look and more user friendly

A start was made to create a more user friendly system and the menu in Exact Globe Next has a new look. The new look offers the possibility to mark menu paths as favorite. Another advantage is that all companies have a different color, which makes it clearer to see in which company you are working and makes it easier to distinguish the companies.

Change in system requirements

Furthermore the system requirements have changed. Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 are supported and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 is required as of these product updates. Also keep in mind that the support for Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Server 2003 are discontinued as of product update 254/409.

Additional information

For more information about product update 254 and 409 you can check the release notes. The release notes of product update 254 can be found in document 26.015.774. The release notes of product update 409 can be found in document 25.934.159.

Change regarding the product updates that are available for download

Written by Michiel van Rooijen on . Posted in Exact Globe, Exact Synergy

When performing an update of Exact Globe Next and Exact Synergy Enterprise you have the possibility to select the product update you want to install.

The availability of the older product updates causes confusion among customers our who perform an update. Because there is little demand for the old product updates and they are not up-to-date in terms of legislation and regulations, in line with our Terms and Conditions as of now only the last five product updates are available for download.

At the moment the following product updates are available for Exact Globe Next: 404, 405, 406, 407 and 408. For Exact Synergy Enterprise the following product updates are available 249, 250, 251, 252 and 253.

Older product updates are no longer available for download, but are available on request. For more information about requesting an older product update, see this document on our customer portal.

Outperform and Exact sign agreement for forecasting and S&OP solution

Written by Michiel Dorjee on . Posted in Exact Globe

Exact has signed an agreement with Outperform. The agreement stipulates that the Sales Forecasting en Sales & Operations Planning is available worldwide via Exact. 
Outperform offers supply chain management software to companies worldwide and is based in the Netherlands, with offices in the United States and Spain.
In the current economic climate and market uncertainty it is essential to get a clear vision of the future of one’s business. Contradictory targets in sales and operations departments can easily fragment the organization and lead to misalignment of resources, achieving no goals at all. To prevent this, we offer two solutions: Sales Forecasting en Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). Exact has made the choice not to build the solution itself, to the fact that there are already good solutions available in the market.
Sales Forecasting With Sales Forecasting the forecast for product demand is based on historical sales order data from Exact Globe Next. Using forecasting tools the most accurate forecast per product is then calculated using the best fitted demand patterns, like trend, seasonal, etc. This is combined with market insights from sales and marketing to calculate accurate forecasts per product.
Sales & Operations Planning S&OP extends the functionality of the Sales Forecasting solution. Using the forecast the supply of these products is planned using inventory policies These multiple inventory policies ensure the balance between demand and supply, providing the right service level at the right cost for each product. By applying these policies stock inefficiencies such as hot jobs, excess inventory or obsolete stock is avoided. The calculated supply plan, consisting of purchase orders and / or production orders are synchronized back to Exact Globe Next for operational handling.
What nowadays is often done through improvised Excel sheets becomes an integral part of Exact Globe Next with these two, new solutions.
For whom? The solution is for wholesale and manufacturing companies, who keep more than 100 products on stock with a value starting at around 1 million euro.
Features

  • Cross-functional collaboration across your organization
  • Multiple forecasting strategies for different items
  • Item,  customer, supplier and warehouse activation to control planning scope
  • Watch lists for monitoring specific product groups
  • Export to and import from MS Excel
  • Multiple plans to support what-if scenarios
  • Immediate feedback on impact of decisions
  • Waterfall reports to track performance and drive accountability
  • Demand, Supply and Inventory are all managed in a single system
  • Specific inventory policies enable right service at right cost for each item and customer
  • Single enterprise system serves as cross-functional dashboard
  • Seamless integration with Exact Globe Next