digiflex Information Systems ® Inc. was formed in 1993 to develop and market an integrated suite of applications for the grocery distribution and food processing industries. Its principal officers each have several decades of experience in Information Technology, all of which has been gained in the distribution industry. digiflex was the first to market a truly integrated application, the ProCLASS Distribution Management System ®, to handle the business requirements of small and very large businesses in Wholesale, Retail, Food Service, and Manufacturing of food and non-food products.
digiflex customers have all benefited from our system design philosophies of quality, integration, simplicity of operation and ease of maintenance. Our software products all scale exceptionally well. A pricing structure based upon the number of concurrent users allows us to be priced competitively for smaller companies and offer all of the advanced features which large firms require.
digiflex will partner with your organization to share the responsibility for increasing your market share and reducing your operating costs. digiflex software has helped enabled our customers to grow their business and profits in an increasingly competitive marketplace by reducing their Information Technology costs while increasing customer responsiveness and operating efficiencies.
We have the expertise and experience necessary to provide customer specific customizations and to build new software components while maintaining the common look and feel and the benefits of complete integration with the core applications.
digiflex has a proven track record in successful implementations, responsiveness to changing business conditions and requirements, and, as a result, long-term relationships with our clients.
Many ERP vendors promise “rapid deployment” of their software. It’s no surprise then, that ERP system implementation is plagued by a high failure rate, and even for projects that are ultimately completed, huge cost overruns and missed deadlines. The upfront work required to understand your business, your vision and goals, and how your business processes can be streamlined, improved, and advanced through digiflex ERP ® is critical to your and our success and cannot be shortcut. We cannot and will not risk our reputation and your business by making promises we cannot deliver on.
Your company requires and deserves many things from its Enterprise Resource System.
digiflex ERP delivers on all counts:
You need an ERP that handles all your business processes so you don’t have to go to other providers looking for missing or deficient modules (or build your own), which then need to somehow be interfaced, adding up front and ongoing expense and risk.
A common look and feel to prompting, navigation, and features (including on-line help) allows users to quickly learn the functions they need to perform their jobs, and transition to other roles when and where required.
Choose digiflex ERP if you don't want your ERP system to become an obstacle to your growth, or for its software and hardware upgrades (to handle more business) to deplete any new revenues from your growing business. Let your business grow without hindrance.
Crystallize all your operational data and history in real time into high level insights, revealing trends, concerns, opportunities and potential. Drill down to see the actual data behind the trends.
No company has only "generic" business requirements and processes, and so the digiflex ERP comes with an abundance of built-in flexibility, for example, allowing your different warehouses and distribution centers to operate with their own configurations and parameters, your business divisions (e.g. wholesale and foodservice) to operate according to their own requirements, and for different pricing and invoicing mechanisms to apply to different customers, customer groupings, or regions. Even then, it would be unrealistic to assume that your implementation wouldn’t require some level of customization, e.g. for special interfaces you might have with your business partners. digiflex has a proven track-record in delivering seamless customizations that are fully integrated with the base system, allowing for much simpler, painless, and cost-effective upgrades.
You control which users have access to which modules, business divisions, functions within each module, and where important, features and data within each function. Users only see modules and functions that they have been granted access to. You have the ability to securely provide the appropriate access to your third-party partners (e.g. vendors and customers) so they can see the data and execute the business functions appropriate to your relationship with them. Included is comprehensive cross-referencing so that your partners can see and use their own product codes.
ProCLASSBI is first and foremost designed to provide management with fast and accurate information, across all areas of business activity that are vital for effective strategic decision-making. At the same time, the capability of ProCLASSBI to drill down into more detailed views of business activity provides information necessary for operational decision-making at lower levels. In short, ProCLASSBI is a platform for easily sharing multidimensional information and insight into any business activity, at all levels of decision-making, leading to better, faster, and more relevant decision-making, and ultimately improving the overall performance of your organization.
Many companies collect enormous amounts of data on their different activities that are often not used effectively or in a timely manner to enhance their performance. If used at all, often several versions of the truth are generated, depending on which department is processing and compiling the data. Different departments often have different definitions, formulas and procedure for interpreting and presenting the data. This further complicates and erodes the effective use of information. Moreover, if not suffering from the multiple-versions-of-the-truth syndrome, it often takes too long for different departments to process and compile data into useful information. Even after such information is generated, answering or investigating a simple question on an interesting observation from such reports would require much effort and further delays.
ProCLASSBI is an effective solution to all these challenges. It provides a single version of the truth by having a standard procedure and a single source of data. Further investigation of interesting observations is just a matter of a few clicks right at the time the observation is made. ProCLASSBI enables you to make effective and timely decisions of both strategic and operational nature, and to enhance the performance of your operations and business activities.
ProCLASSBI is highly customizable at all stages of its life cycle. Development of ProCLASSBI involves interviews in advance, with positions responsible for strategic leadership and for daily operations, to identify the most effective form of business intelligence suitable for you. Once in production, ProCLASSBI remains highly customisable and features can be easily added or changed. Our team of developers and business analysts at digiflex Information Systems are available on 24/7/365 basis for maintenance and further development and modifications.
From a user’s perspective, ProCLASSBI is a simple and straightforward browser based business intelligence service, which can be accessed from a smart phone to a desktop computer. Deep inside, however, it builds on Microsoft SharePoint Technology for visualisation of information, and on Microsoft SQL Server Technology for processing the transactional data.
Security is taken very seriously in the design of ProCLASSBI. Access from beyond your Intranet in only available via secure and encrypted connections, and each user has to be specifically authorized as to which information they can access.
ProCLASSBI’s user interface design prioritizes simplicity of use. It presents the rich and complex nature of business intelligence content in easy-to-understand formats and allows for easy recognition of issues that require further investigation and drill-down. A typical homepage of a ProCLASSBI site depicted below is the gateway to business intelligence on a multitude of information from a variety of aspects of a business activity, both strategic and operational. Each of the menus on the homepage of the BI site leads to intelligence and insight from a variety of dimensions, via a variety of visualisation features including graphs, report tables, interactive geocoded maps, and more.
All items in each of the menus share the same colour scheme, using colour to assist with recalling past items of interest. Navigation is simple and straightforward, with all authorized screens being accessible from any other screen, without the need to constantly navigate up and down menu options.
Similar and separate ProCLASSBI sites are available for use by your major partners (customers or suppliers) and such sites only present information relevant to each specific partner. These partner sites can have a fee attached, either a recurring flat fee or based on usage.
ProCLASSBI is highly customizable and flexible to meet your needs, both during and after implementation. Our team of developers and business analysts are available on a 24/7/365 basis for support and further development and modifications.
ProCLASS DMS handles your:
Built-in features include:
Implementation is via a single database, allowing you to combine your Wholesale, Retail, Food Service, and Manufacturing operations into one integrated system while avoiding data duplication issues. ProCLASS DMS is seamlessly integrated with CLASS Financials, including Payables, Receivables, and General Ledger.
The ProCLASS Purchasing module provides your company's buyers with all of the information that they need to operate efficiently.
Sales history and current product inventory data is analyzed to project upcoming requirements which buyers can review in real time while creating Purchase Orders.
Product cubes and weights are listed and tallied to facilitate inbound freight balancing and efficiencies.
Current and upcoming supplier promotional programs and price changes are displayed, ensuring that cost savings can be realized.
Vendor minimum and maximum requirements are shown and can be applied optionally or automatically in buying decisions and P.O. generation.
Demand-based auto-purchasing, Just-in-time and Vendor-managed Inventory, Drop Shipment, and DSD features are also provided.
Extensive reporting is available to analyze all aspects of buyer and vendor performance. This includes the ability to compare and report on buyer decisions vs. the system recommendations that the buyer diverged from.
ProCLASS provides tools for achieving accuracy and efficiency in scheduling and receiving inbound goods, with seamless flow-through to warehouse operations and payables.
ProCLASS Warehouse Management offers all of the sophisticated features that a large, multi-location Food Distribution Company requires to ensure optimum efficiency, flexibility, reporting and control over the movement and storage of product.
By tracking weights, cubes, Ti/Hi, movement history, slot sizes and locations, ProCLASS ensures that the space utilization is maximized.
Highly configurable to meet your specific warehouse layout and racking, this module can be tuned to optimize the functioning of your Distribution Centres.
The ProCLASS Warehouse Control system provides the necessary real-time control functionality for distribution facilities with conveyor systems to sort and monitor out-bound and/or in-bound product.
It is customizable to work with each warehouse’s specific site layout and can be integrated into other automated systems for materials handling, whether it is palletization or picking.
By scanning bar-code information on cases and pallets, the real-time processes can direct the product to particular sorting or palletization lanes and track product movement (cases and/or weights) for immediate presentation to warehouse personnel.
Improved order processing and billing can increase your sales and improve customer satisfaction, while ensuring the best possible margins are realized and credits risks are controlled.
As with all ProCLASS functions, Order Processing has real time access to a common database that enables confirmation of inventory, credit status, available substitute items and customer delivery schedules at the time of order entry.
Virtually unlimited pricing options ensure that the offering of customer-specific and product-specific pricing is also managed correctly at the time of order entry.
The CustomDirect Ordering Subsystem is designed to allow customers (stores) to create their own orders in ProCLASS after viewing their order history, upcoming promotions, delivery schedules, and system-recommend-ed order quantities.
Items may be either warehoused products, in which case ProCLASS will generate regular warehouse orders during the applicable days, or DSD (Direct Store Delivery) items, in which case ProCLASS will generate "direct" purchase orders to the appropriate vendors, to be delivered to the customer (store). This functionality can result in significant improvements in the DSD process, particularly in the absence of a full-function DSD system.
The main ordering worksheet presents all the items in an item group or master item group (Department), sorted by family, and for each item the customer is presented with:
If more information is required about an item, the customer may request additional history for the item and ProCLASS will present a detail screen containing any number of weekly history records, and for each week it will show:
The CustomDirect Subsystem contains programs to accept and update the ProCLASS database with the POS information listed above (weekly quantity and amount sold at POS, short-shipments, and closing inventory levels for the week).
As order quantities are accepted and/or adjusted, ProCLASS will update running totals of customer cost, projected retail sales and retail margin. The customer may enter a desired total sales amount for the Department (i.e., the Department’s sales budget or goal for the week), and see the Department’s actual sales amount and margin based on the items and quantities ordered. This information will quickly let the customer (store department manager) know whether his/her planned purchases for the week will be sufficient to achieve the sales and margin budgets for the week.
Customers may review and adjust order quantities for any week, up until a pre-determined cutoff date for that week. The combined order quantities and adjustments for each item are tracked and reported to buyers and vendors, so that sufficient quantities of each product can be purchased and/or produced for the week. This feature will be particularly useful for commodities such as meat where advance knowledge of demand levels is very important for production planning.
This subsystem provides your salesreps with the ability to add customer orders directly while in the field, using a mobile device.
Managing and reporting on order volumes, truck loading, route planning, order tracking and on-time delivery is handled via the ProCLASS Shipping Control module.
This information is used to ensure efficient operation of scheduling, picking, loading and delivery, thereby reducing costs and increasing customer satisfaction levels.
ProCLASS’s real time access of its common database continually apprises Operations staff of the status of order processing, enabling compression of the customer order cycle.
Scheduling of staff, loading docks and equipment will be optimized by the on-line capabilities and comprehensive reporting offered in the Shipping Control module.
The ability to handle drop shipments in a flexible manner, while maintaining price and freight controls is an essential part of your customer service offering.
Providing flexibility, control, and extensive reporting makes ProCLASS retail pricing a key component in your customer service strategy.
Your ability to create unlimited groups and subgroups of products and customers, each with their own pricing rules and strategies gives you complete control of the pricing function.
ProCLASS includes multiple hardcopy and electronic order guide formats and provides a flexible item grouping structure which allows for unlimited custom order guides.
Limited-time specials, upcharges as a % or fixed cost, and contract pricing are all handled within ProCLASS.
A virtually unlimited pricing and retail management structure allows you to maximize sales and margin, and to have a one-to-one marketing relationship with your wholesale, food service, or retail customers.
Customized Order Guides can be by individual customer, by customer group, and/or by customer subgroups, simplifying the fulfillment of the specific requirements of your customer base.
Price changes can be downloaded to your P.O.S. systems on a scheduled or ad-hoc basis.
Communicating with your P.O.S. system and flexible label printing capability are key features of this module.
POS historical data can be used to assist in forecasting sales and planning product purchasing.
ProCLASS offers several different styles of shelf labels and talkers and offers extensive selection options, including by ad programs or label requests transmitted via a Telxon or a similar device.
Extending the built-in security of your corporate environment, ProCLASS has comprehensive security controls and reporting.
Use of a common database across applications provides the efficiency needed to handle extremely large transaction volumes across multiple physical locations, without any performance penalty.
An intuitive menu system facilitates quick configuration and implementation of CLASS Financials. All menu's and processes are standardized across the entire ProCLASS and CLASS family, reducing the learning curve and ensuring the greatest possible productivity.
A comprehensive set of standardized reports is available, and a report generator allows for quick creation of customized reports for timely and specialized analysis of your business.
With a fully controllable security system, access to all accounting functions and menu items is assigned to users as required by their role in your organization. Access logs and authorizations are controlled by a systems administrator to ensure that the right information is available to authorized staff.
Effective cash management is critical to a firm's success and growth. Maximum utilization of vendor terms and discounts offered is necessary to optimize cash flow.
The CLASS A/P system provides you with immediate information regarding vendor detail as well as projected details regarding cash requirements.
CLASS A/P supports multiple currencies, bank accounts, and subsystems within the same database. It runs as a standalone module or can be fully integrated with the CLASS General Ledger, ProCLASS Distribution Management, and CLASS Bank Reconciliation systems.
CLASS Accounts Receivable offers the power and flexibility needed for the day-to-day control of your receivables. Comprehensive reporting provides excellent accounting control, as well as cash, credit and trend information, which facilitates effective management of your Accounts Receivable.
Today's managers must be able to define at any given time the financial position of their area of responsibility. Management must also be able to project revenues and expenses for future periods. This information is vital to the development and sustenance of successful business strategies.
The CLASS G/L module not only provides you with comprehensive reporting and flexible budgeting abilities, but imposes no limit on the amount of information that can be directly and immediately accessed.
The ProCLASS DMS and all CLASS Financial systems can be integrated into the General Ledger to provide maximum flexibility and efficiency within your financial structure. All systems promote similar menu formats to ease the learning procedures and actual operation of your financial applications.
Up to 70% of an average company's revenues are spent on labour costs. These high labour costs underline the importance of an effective Payroll Management System. Companies today must have the ability to obtain accurate and timely labor cost reporting as well as up-to-date records of their employees. digiflex has recognized this urgency, and has looked beyond the normal functions expected of a computerized payroll system. The CLASS Payroll system possesses unique features not normally found in a standard payroll package to give you maximum control over your data.
The CLASS Payroll system enables management to monitor vast amounts of detail yet streamlines the data flow so that the user experiences little difficulty in obtaining comprehensive and complete payroll information.
Due to the enormous flexibility in the CLASS Payroll applications, it is almost impossible to list all abilities and features in this overview. In the same respect, your payroll may possess unique requirements that haven't been addressed above.
We would like to analyze your specifications, work with you, and show you the right solution to your payroll problems.
LAZER DBMS is a powerful interactive database management system designed and developed specifically for the Open VMS operating system. LAZER provides the tools to manage and control access to your data by multiple users, to protect the integrity of the data, and to increase programmer productivity.
Efficiency and integrity are two key elements in describing the quickest and the most stable DBMS available to the Open VMS user. LAZER DBMS provides the data security and performance features that are required on large scale database applications. LAZER is also easy to use and requires a minimum of systems resources, which makes it suitable for small and medium scale applications as well.
LAZER DBMS can accommodate complex data relationships because it uses a powerful network data structure. Applications can access data directly by issuing calls to the database manager, without the need for pre-compilers or pre-processors. Features are as follows:
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