A3 Technologies Introduces Fontana IMS Inventory Management System

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A3 Technologies announces the release of Fontana Inventory Management System (IMS), an integrated suite of mobile and desktop inventory control software modules that automates the tracking of inventory with real-time visibility.

How many companies have warehouse space filled with boxes of documents from the past and people to retrieve the information when needed? Fontana allows information to be stored electronically for immediate access.

Charlotte-based A3 Technologies Inc., a systems integrator of inventory management and tracking systems, announces the release of Fontana Inventory Management System (IMS).

Fontana IMS is an integrated suite of mobile and desktop inventory control software modules that automates the tracking of inventory with real-time visibility. Designed for small- to medium-sized companies who receive, move, and ship inventory, Fontana IMS benefits include improved inventory accuracy, increased number of inventory turns, significant gains in labor productivity, and better customer relations. Fontana IMS includes advanced warehouse management capabilities including sequenced picking, wave picking, verification of received goods, cycle counting, shipping and much more. Industries that will gain the most from this system include logistics/warehousing, distribution, retail stores, manufacturing, hospitals, telecommunications, and transportation.

"Many Inventory Management Systems are designed for the CFO with a focus on financial planning, cost accounting, and detailed hard-copy reporting. They often don't consider best-practices in inventory movement and often lack the flexibility to handle stock anomalies, to direct workflow, and to correct errors. Our goal is to provide a robust but flexible system for real-time inventory control and real-time inventory management that meets the operational needs of the warehouse manager while complying with industry-standard practices. The portable terminals, with their intuitive flow and easy-to-use screens, provide warehouse workers with accurate information and real-time direction, thus reducing errors while improving productivity," said Alan Morris, Vice President of Business Development for A3 Technologies. "Fontana is designed for the operations user. Finance managers still have access to data they need and want, but now it's real-time and more accurate than ever, so everyone wins."

With economic uncertainty and tight credit, Morris said that Fontana provides a solution today for companies that are striving to increase inventory turns and reduce the carrying costs of that inventory.

Fontana was designed for the growing company with scalability in mind, meaning it can easily handle a few users and a small number of inventory items or hundreds of users and thousands of SKUs -- with the same response time across receiving, movement, picking, and shipping functions. Fontana can be used as a standalone, independent system with modules that span from order entry through shipping, or the system can interface seamlessly with existing ERP systems.

Fontana supports the imaging of objects and documents, in both the office and the warehouse. Many companies routinely use cameras to document trailer packing, pallet loading, and the receipt of damaged goods. Most firms distribute and store multiple copies of invoices, packing lists, receipts, and manifests. Fontana enables and supports complete electronic documentation in which all "pictures" and printed documents can now be turned into electronic files and stored within the system.

"Images are linked to the appropriate records in the database and can be retrieved, printed, or emailed by anyone in the organization who has access to them - it's now possible to create a true paperless environment," Morris said. "How many companies have warehouse space filled with boxes of documents from the past and people to retrieve the information when needed? Fontana allows information to be stored electronically for immediate access."

A3 Technologies, Inc. is a systems integrator of inventory management and tracking systems; developing, deploying and servicing wireless productivity solutions using innovative software applications for portable barcode devices, desktops, and servers. A3 provides customer-specific solutions in manufacturing, transportation, logistics, route accounting, healthcare, and other industries.

http://www.a3-tech.com

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