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Unexpected Benefits

Submitted by on Tue, 19.09.2017 - 04:08

This morning we received the following unsolicited feedback from a client who has recently started using an Android App that we built specifically for them for picking products for orders in their very large wholesale warehouse.

On Friday, the person using the app was the oldest staff member who is completely computer illiterate.

He likes the app and he finds it helps his concentration and speed.  His eye sight is also not the best but he gave it a thumbs up.

The aim of the App was to achieve faster picking times by having it navigate pickers around the shelves, and allowing instant checking of what was being picked by confirmation scans of product and stock bin.  Having warehouse staff who are struggling with working their way through computer processes that they control, finding it easy to walk the floor, being led by the App on the device in their hand is a significant bonus.

It probably fits in to the same situation where lots of people find it much easier to do a job that can be complex by just being told what to do.  If you leave too much to their own initiate they struggle to navigate through the options but give them support that helps them do the job quickly and accurately, with reduced stress levels and they remain valued members of the team.

It also means you can have new staff working productively really quickly.  And the staff sill get the work satisfaction from completing tasks correctly and contributing to the overall output of the team.

For 30 years I have been analysing work flows and designing systems to enable businesses to increase their efficiency, especially in times of growth.  Our business management software, Chreos,  focuses on the processes related to the productive side of businesses - the stock & client management, orders, invoices, counter sales, and a multitude of other things, while keeping the P&L and Balance Sheet up to date.  We enable people to do their work more efficiently and accurately.

We are pleased to announce the release of our first app built for Android devices.

“We have had a popular stock take app for Apple devices for several years. Now we also have it for Samsung phones with a scanner cradle, extending the benefits of this quick method of stock taking to a much broader range of users” said Rob Martin, senior software engineer at Wild Software, the home of Chreos.

Users are able to start a stock take in Chreos and then have one or several people, each with a phone, systematically scanning every item in the shop or warehouse. Stock takes done this way are really quick and accurate.

For many businesses, stock takes are seem as a highly unpleasant task that has to be done at the end of the financial year. It is grudge work, often dirty, and may mean having to close the business for one or more days. With Chreos, the task is much easier, and doing it with portable devices talking to Chreos via wifi means that one person can work around a section of shelving in a fraction of the time it would have taken 2 working together with pen and paper.

Because of the ease of use we are now seeing businesses also doing partial stock takes to check areas of concern throughout the year.

The devices are constantly talking to Chreos via wifi so there is no data stored on the device. Everything is being written directly into Chreos. There is no download process, and no need to panic if the battery goes flat. The data in Chreos is as up to date as the last scan.

You can also get a full audit trail of the order they were scanned in and report on how the count differs from what you thought you had in stock.

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Wild Software turns 30

Submitted by on Wed, 05.07.2017 - 00:00
Wild Software is 30 years old and has clients in 16 countries despite rarely marketing its products and services. The secret to its success? Great software and lots of happy customers keen to refer them.