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SmartTurn Customers Prepared Themselves For The Economic Recovery With SaaS Inventory Control System

Posted: September 30, 2009 by Ly Phan

SmartTurn Customers Prepared Themselves For The Economic Recovery With SaaS Inventory Control System

As the economy cautiously improves, SmartTurn, the leading On-Demand Inventory and Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider, today announced an increasing number of companies are adopting its SaaS (software-as-a-service) WMS to take advantage of the recovery. With a renewed focus on the supply chain as a result of economic pressures, companies are using SmartTurn's WMS to quickly augment and in some cases, replace existing warehouse and inventory control system. And, with the uncertainty surrounding trading partners heightened by operational reductions over the past 12 months, the increased visibility provides the mission-critical information for making informed decisions.

Strategically managing and cutting costs is the top priority for organizations, according to the 2009 Global Survey of Supply Chain Progress from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Michigan State University where 88 percent of survey respondents set objectives for purchasing supply chain tools to generate cost savings in the next 12 months. SmartTurn customers have not only seen inventory accuracy reach 99 percent, but have generated thousands of dollars in positive cash flow each month.

"Over the past few months, more and more customers and prospective customers have approached us about implementing a web-based WMS system, " said Brian Schoenbaechler, President of SBC Fulfillment. "For many companies, visibility into the supply chain and proper inventory control are ongoing problems simply because they don't know the status of their orders. We have none of those worries with SmartTurn's SaaS WMS along with the added benefit of 24/7 access over the Internet."


Recession Changes the Landscape

With its maturity, SaaS has become widely accepted as a software delivery platform for businesses of all sizes. The recession has furthered the adoption of SaaS WMS in the supply chain even more because of the inherent benefits including faster implementation, less upfront capital cost, and fewer training requirements. Companies such as Argent Associates are relying more on SmartTurn's affordable WMS system in lieu of Excel files, paper-based systems or expensive on-premise software.

"SmartTurn's online inventory control provides the flexibility to meet our customer's unique needs. We've implemented several different inventory models for our customers, and that's hard to do in most applications let alone in on-premise software," said Ray Moya, COO of Argent Associates. "SmartTurn's even adaptable enough that it can be used in a variety of different customer imple¬mentation from a products-assembly environment and to an inventory manage¬ment process."

Designed for quick implementation, ease-of-use, real-time inventory accuracy, the SmartTurn system provides collaboration among trading partners and visibility on every item across single or multiple warehouses. SmartTurn's customer base includes 3PLs, wholesale distributors, food service suppliers, and manufacturers. Associated Global Systems (AGS), D.B. Schenker, Komyo/Honda Logistics, Frozen Gourmet, IDC Construction and many others use the SmartTurn™ Inventory and Warehouse Management System and the SmartTurn Inventory Grid™ to gain the real-time inventory accuracy needed to achieve their sales, volume and profit objectives.

SmartTurn's award-winning system offers customers up to 99 percent inventory accuracy starting at $500 per month per facility with unlimited users and transactions. It costs significantly less to deploy and operate than the average maintenance fees of traditional installed software. SmartTurn provides capabilities never offered before in the industry, particularly built-in ubiquitous inventory visibility across customers' selling channel for "sell-side" logistics, as well as with suppliers on the "buy-side" with its unique unlimited user access model. Replacing systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars, and months to implement, SmartTurn can rapidly expose dark spots in supply chains.


About SmartTurn

SmartTurn™ Warehouse and Inventory Management System and the SmartTurn Inventory Grid™ are the first true on-demand warehouse management systems to provide enterprise-class functionality at a fraction of the cost of traditional license and install the software. Designed for quick implementation, ease-of-use, real-time inventory accuracy, and warehouses performance, the SmartTurn system provides visibility on every item across single or multiple warehouses. Founded on the premise that software should be smart, simple and safe, SmartTurn's customers span the value chain of most industries to include manufacturers, wholesalers as well as 3PLs. SmartTurn is privately held and backed by leading investors, NEA and Emergence Capital Partners.

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