Additional Capabilities for Global Shop Solutions
Simplified Label Printing Module
Avoid the complications that can come with printing from a non-integrated label software. When you include Label Printing in your Global Shop Solutions ERP software, label information is automatically pulled direct from the source application which means no duplicate data entry, complex merging, or field matching is required. Have trust and confidence in the accuracy of your labels as mailing and shipping labels pull their addresses direct from your Global Shop Solutions CRM application and bin labels are created right from your Material and Inventory Solutions application to name a few. The tight integration between CODESOFT and Global Shop Solutions results in greater efficiency helping you to ship a quality part on time, every time.
Simplified Label Printing
No more manual data entry. No more incorrect labels. No more extracting data from a file to drop into label templates. Easily create, print and reprint the labels you need to run your business more efficiently and meet your customers’ deadlines.
Mobile Printing to Streamline Your Day-to-Day
Moving physical inventory around the shop floor is quick and easy with Global Shop Solutions Label Printing. Print barcode labels on the spot during physical inventory counts. Move tickets can be scanned into the system and then printed with a portable label printer from anywhere on the shop floor.
CODESOFT Labels are the Standard Selection
CODESOFT labels are set as the Global Shop Solutions standard sequence as part of our continued expansion of our Teklynx integration. Existing Crystal Report and Bartender labels are and will continue to be available under user sequence codes.
Global Shop Solutions BusinessWeb™ Module
- E/Commerce for customers, vendors, management, and employees
- Communication with customers, vendors, and employees
- 24-hour customer service on the web
- eCommerce at a fraction of the cost and personnel
CAD Interface Application Module
No longer will your engineer have to sit for hours each week writing bills of material (BOMs). With Global Shop Solutions CAD Interface, give them back time to do the things that matter to your business and affect your bottom line. Engineering can seamlessly import the dynamic bill of material (BOM) into Global Shop Solutions ERP software from your CAD software removing the task of manual data entry. Get your BOM into your ERP system and on the shop floor faster and error-free. Through our fully-integrated system, your engineer is then able to use the imported BOM to compare to the material and inventory located in your ERP software to make certain each job has the needed material to complete on time and on budget.
Seamless Integration with Your Design Programs
Global Shop Solutions CAD Interface flawlessly integrates with SolidWorks®, Solid Edge™ and Autodesk Inventor®. We also offer integration opportunities with AutoCAD®, SketchUp®, and most CAD programs. This integration allows you to marry your CAD designs to your manufacturing – simplifying and expediting this once time-consuming process.
Save Engineering Time and Money
Engineering time is valuable and expensive. With CAD Interface, you cut out the time-consuming and error-prone data entry of re-creating BOMs within your ERP software. Now with a few clicks, your team can import the dynamic BOM from your CAD software into your ERP system – saving you thousands of dollars a year.
In this fast paced world, getting data to your shop floor faster is critical to getting your product out the door on time. With CAD Interface, the BOM is now in your ERP system and pushed to the shop floor faster – helping you avoid costly delays.
Crystal Reports Module
Customize reports to suit your specific production and administration needs with the Crystal Reports function that is a completely integrated part of Global Shop Solutions One-System ERP SolutionsTM software. Reports can be created to incorporate job and BOM option choices, front office filing, sorting, and merging needs, and a host of other possibilities. Information can be celled and/or summarized in any number of ways, and to reflect desired outcomes relative to your reporting criteria desires.
Data Conversion Module
- Data can be imported easily into Global Shop Solutions from multiple files (.mdb, .dbf, .xls, ascii, etc.)
- Global Shop Solutions will convert your data for a fee, or you may choose to convert your own data.
- Global Shop Solutions offers a Data Conversion class through our FastNet™ Virtual Training
Interfaces with Popular Software Packages (Excell, Access, Crystal, etc.)
Document Control Module
Global Shop Solutions’ built-in documentation manager allows you to attach all types of files to transactions within Global Shop including:
- CAD files
- Sound clips
- Video clips
Shop floor employees have immediate access to these files without excess paperwork to clutter their workspace. The GS Document Control is available in numerous modules:
- Work Orders
- Shop Travelers/Routers
- Inventory parts
- Sales Orders
- Purchase Orders
Document Control Application Module
Eliminate time spent hunting for paper documents. Files can be scanned into the ERP system and attached in digital format. With Global Shop Solutions Document Control™ any type of file can be attached to any major data entity in the system, including but not limited to work orders, sales orders, inventory lists, purchase orders and more.
Quick Document Access
Move closer to a leaner, paperless manufacturing environment in your offices and on the shop floor. Any document can be stored in digital format and attached to the related project, transaction or order. Simply click and pull it up on your computer monitor.
Version Management System
Maintain a full historical record of all changes made to a document along with the capability to rollback to previous versions when necessary. Customizable security settings are available for documents based on link type and file extensions.
Print Your Documentation
With all your related documentation attached in digital form, printing of all related materials becomes a simple click of the mouse. Within minutes you can have a complete set of quality requirements and inspection plans.
Electronic Data Exchange Module
Meet the technology expectations of your manufacturing customers with single-entry data using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) technology. EDI sets you above the competition by offering your manufacturing customers the simplicity and accuracy of EDI transactions. It saves administrative time and costs for both you and your customers within a secure, trusted environment.
Stronger Customer & Vendor Relationships
Get the edge over your manufacturing competition by offering seamless integration with your customer’s software. Global Shop Solutions ERP offers EDI integration with a growing list of top EDI solutions, including Ariba, BizManager™, DataTrans Solutions, 123 EDI, Liaison/Softshare, OB10, RedTail Solutions, SPS Commerce, TrueCommerce, TrustedLinks™ Windows and others.
Precision Leads to Opportunities
Saving time, paper and processing is something all manufacturers want and you can get it for your manufacturing business with EDI. EDI also allows you and your company to reduce errors and opens the door for new markets and opportunities. Some companies will overlook you and your product if you do not integrate EDI into your manufacturing business.
Reduce Administrative Costs
As transactions flow through the EDI, one single entry replaces the need for a second entry on the other side of the transaction. Accounts with your customers remain in balance without the hassle of time consuming reconciliations.
Global Application Builder Module
With Global Shop Solutions Global Application Builder (GAB) SDK, you can create customized applications and reports for your manufacturing business beyond the scope of the standard ERP applications. You can also download one of the nearly 1,200 applications and reports that are free to Global Shop Solutions customers. GAB allows you to create applications that are specifically designed to meet your business’ needs, including customizing screens for users, increasing functionality and running reports at scheduled intervals. It is the ultimate tool to further customize your ERP software for maximum productivity and profits.
Enhance Your Existing Screens for Increased Functionality
GAB gives your team the ability to alter your screens from the standard format for maximum user capabilities. Customize screens for specific users, add supplemental data for increased functionality, and create visibility that matches your manufacturing business needs.
Customize Reporting and Schedule Processing with Specialized Applications
With the Global Shop Solutions GAB application, you can customize your ERP software to meet specific manufacturing reporting and scheduling needs. Create and schedule specialized reports and processing at regular intervals beyond what is already included in the standard applications of Global Shop Solutions ERP software.
Control Data Integration for Maximum Efficiency
Manage the flow of data into or out of your ERP system with customized integration packages for your Global Shop Solutions ERP software. GAB gives you the ability to determine the highest efficiency for data flow control and create an application to monitor all types of data needed for improving your productivity. Plus, the innovative technology of GAB allows you to extend your ERP parameters without risking changes to your underlying data structure through the use of business data objects.
Key Performance Indicators Application Module
Move beyond crisis management to a true leadership management culture by implementing KPI Dashboards (Key Performance Indicators) specifically designed for your manufacturing environment. Global Shop Solutions provides you the support for identifying, building and implementing industry specific key performance indicators (KPIs). Our ERP manufacturing KPI Dashboards comes standard with 50+ KPI metrics that are searchable, flexible and customizable to help build trust and ensure communication within your management team.
Proactive Decision Making
The key benefit of implementing KPI Dashboards in an organization is the creation of a culture that revolves around proactive decision making rather than reactive decision making. Predict the crisis rather than react to it. Move to a model of evidence-based management that allows you to improve predictions of market trends and collaborate effectively with your teams.
Use the Global Application Builder (GAB) to create industry-specific KPI Dashboards utilizing data within your Global Shop Solutions ERP software as well as external industry data. Drill down into data that will affect your bottom line.
Training and Business Management Tool
KPI Dashboards is a valuable training tool for new managers starting on the shop floor to easily learn management terms, data and information and put it into practice in real-time. Use this tool to help you quickly identify and spend time on the areas of your business that require your attention to maximize efficiency and improvements.
Messaging System Application Module
Avoid costly mistakes, errors and missed communication with the Global Shop Solutions Company Messaging System for manufacturers. You create the event triggers, thresholds, and parameters for each message that is generated from your ERP software. Setup system notifications to be sent out to customers, vendors, and employees via email or SMS text automatically. Critical messages are not delayed or forgotten with this system. Never miss a milestone because someone didn’t know.
Automated Internal Communication
Improve efficiency through automated alerts and notifications triggered by events within your Global Shop Solutions ERP software. Trigger notifications to shop supervisors, controller, management executives or sales representatives.
Customizable Event-Driven Customer Emails
Keep your customers automatically informed about the status of every order by setting the Company Messaging System to send out emails when critical events occur, such as receipt of order, delays or shipment confirmations.
Email Vendor Notifications
Suppliers and vendors can be emailed notifications triggered by events related to a purchase order, billing or change request. Material handling for manufacturers increases in efficiency as a result of the Company Messaging System.
Mobile Wireless Application Module
Global Shop Solutions allows your shop floor to go paperless with GS Mobile. This product redefines the entire materials management process by utilizing the latest in barcode scanning, handheld printing and mobile technologies, including iOS™, Android™ and Windows® mobile/embedded. From physical inventory to shipments, purchase order receipts, inventory transfers and more, GS Mobile wireless technology gives you unprecedented speed, visibility and control.
Get fast, reliable count verifications and updates. You can run cycle counts in real-time (without having to temporarily stop production), make on-the-fly adjustments to part and lot-bin counts, and print new barcode labels on the spot on the manufacturing shop floor or in the field with ease.
Whether receiving incoming raw materials, counting inventory in the warehouse or in the field, or transferring parts on the shop floor, the person handling the material simply scans the barcoded label and GS Mobile records the transaction in real time.
Cut Shop Floor Labor Costs
GS Mobile eliminates the process of recording material handling on paper and then transferring it to the computer. All the tracking of raw materials, inventory, tools and finished product can be done from your handheld wireless device.
Online System/Time and Attendance Module
Global Shop Solutions makes tracking of time, attendance, labor costs and employee performance easier and faster than ever for dramatic productivity gains throughout the shop floor.
- Time & Attendance
- Real-Time Labor and Material Data Collection
- Employee Performance Measurement
- Payroll Links
- Bar Code/Touch Screen Labor, Material, and Outside Services Input
Global Shop Solutions Online Time and Attendance system provides enhanced tools for managing your employees’ shop floor activity. A shift schedule for each employee indicates which shift the employee works per day of the week. Vacation, holiday, and excused absence codes can be added to the table so that it is easily apparent who is supposed to be in the shop and who actually is. View current work in process in your shop by employee, workcenter, job, department, or supervisor.
Global Shop Solutions Online system gives you the flexibility to:
- Add jobs to an employee;
- Add employees to a job;
- View job packets;
- Pull up dispatch lists;
- Log any combination of jobs, employees, and workcenters including unattended jobs;
- Complete a job, all jobs on a workcenter, or any jobs on which an employee is working.
Process Documentation & Training Module
Make staying on top of your manufacturing quality certifications and process documentation for ISO, QSO or training purposes easy with Global Shop Solutions Process Documentation and Training (PDT) application. PDT allows you to record and document your processes for auditing, certification, and training. And with each version upgrade, Global Shop Solutions will trigger an audit of your PDTs to allow you to easily update your process documentation. With immediate and up-to-date access to all your processes, training is made more efficient and cost effective, reducing the need for paper documentation.
Easy, Simple Process Tracking in a Fraction of the Time
As processes change in your manufacturing business, you need a fast, easy way to update your documentation. With the Global Shop Solutions PDT application, you can easily update simple and complex process changes, maintaining and updating versions as your business needs change. Save time and money, while keeping all your manufacturing processes up-to-date and in one easy-to-access format.
Documentation of Manufacturing Quality Certifications
Maintain the records you need to comply with all quality certifications for your manufacturing operation with PDT. All process documentation for quality certifications like ISO and QSO is kept safe and secure, with no need for bulky paper binders. Access any quality documentation information you need with a click of a button.
Improved New and Continuing Employee Training
Never risk trainers using outdated information for training your employees. With the PDT application as part of your ERP software, all processes, tasks and programs can be automatically recorded to update any new information. You have the ability to record or access libraries with just one click for a cost effective and efficient training tool.
RFID Technology Application Module
Gone are the days of fumbling to get a barcoded badge under the scanner, removing a work glove to access your fingerprint, or pressing your fingerprint to the pad only to have it not read correctly. With a simple scan of a badge that contains an RFID tag, your employees can now easily clock in and out for the day or on the shop floor with Shop Floor Data Collection. Combine your building locking system with Global Shop Solutions ERP software for maximum integration, streamlined daily processes, additional security, and reduction of redundant processes.
Consolidate Access Systems
Your employees used to have one badge to enter a building or unlock a door and a separate way to log into Global Shop Solutions ERP software – biometric scanner, additional badge, or barcode scanner. Now with our RFID technology, you can consolidate all those access procedures into one fully-integrated system. With the ability to eliminate multiple badges, barcoded employee lists, and human error, utilizing RFID technology to capture information in Global Shop Solutions ERP software is a no-brainer.
Increase Reliability and Speed
Alternative forms of log-ins are slow and unreliable, causing long waits while employees are trying to clock in and out for the day – causing you lost production time and decreasing employee morale. Utilizing RFID technology allows you to make sure the correct person is clocking in and out – and does so quickly, efficiently and simply.
Enjoy Strong Security and More Accurate Data
With the simple scan of a badge, every employee will have a unique and secure identification mechanism that will allow you to be certain that employee log-ins and job information is correctly stored in Global Shop Solutions ERP software. Utilizing this technology, you will no longer need an employee barcode list – all that information is stored in your ERP software and accessible with just the scan of a badge.