Technology utilized in SIMMS Inventory Software

SIMMS 2014 Inventory Management software is based upon a three-tier client/server-based application that separates the database, business logic and user interface. The languages and technology used are C# and Microsoft.NET™.

SQL Server coordinates all connections and conducts all information for a seamless compatibility.

All windows operating systems in the market today are compatible platforms on which SIMMS will operate. As SIMMS advances with each new version, users are encouraged to install all new upgrades for whichever platform they are running.

SIMMS Inventory Software is also 32x and 64x compliant.

Crystal Reports provides more data connectivity and control options, enabling integration with Crystal Reports with your B2B or B2C applications via XML access or export. You can also process reports faster and use network resources more efficiently because Crystal Reports uses multi-threaded report processing capabilities. SIMMS software users have the opportunity to export reports formatted the way they want. Export reports to popular formats, including:

  • DOC (MS Word)
  • PDF (Acrobat)
  • RTF (rich-text)
  • XLS (Excel)
  • XML

SIMMS Software and its Database

SIMMS Inventory Software Teams up with SQL Server to turn information into opportunity. By building Business-to-Consumer, Business-to-Business web-services the high-performance SQL server simplifies the integration of back-end systems and transferring data through firewalls.

SIMMS' backbone is the very powerful SQL database. It uses SQL Express for Small to Medium sized businesses or SQL Server 2005 or 2008 Standard/SQL Server 2005 or 2008 Enterprise, which supports up to thousands of users and tens of gigabytes of data. It also offers an enterprise class reliability along with a dynamic backup-and-restore. It is the most popular relational database available on Microsoft Windows. SQL also has significant new security enhancements, not only offering the highest level of security available in the industry, but also making it much easier to achieve that level.

Many businesses like Home Shopping Network and Lexis-Nexis use this powerful database for their businesses. According to Microsoft, "SQL Server 2008 can give you over one million transactions."


SIMMS Software and Windows Mobile

SIMMS Windows Mobile Module is compatible with almost any Windows Mobile 6 device or newer and offers a wireless-based inventory software solution. A powerful barcode solution, the SIMMS Windows Mobile Module streamlines your entire business process.

A powerful barcode solution, beginning with the implementation of the SIMMS Windows Mobile Module, streamlines your entire business process.

KCSI offers our customers kitted total solutions by combining software with the appropriate hardware for your application. With the SIMMS Windows Mobile module you can automate the essential functions of your organization to maximize your staff's time. Connect quickly with customer and vendor data, track your fixed assets, stockroom inventory, complete physical count adjustments, receive purchase orders and issue sales orders all remotely and effortlessly.

SIMMS Software teams up with Microsoft .NET

SIMMS software is a Microsoft application that is one of the few applications that truly utilizes .NET technology throughout.

SIMMS takes advantage of the Microsoft .NET services, which enable the development of user-centric applications and provides users with increased ease-of-use, efficiency, value, and the wonderful promise of sharing information. The end-users are given access to a world of powerful, simplified, and consistent experiences across a variety of interfaces, from desktop computers to wireless devices.

.NET simplifies the connectivity between SIMMS and other applications. Our use of .NET in particular has given SIMMS a flexibility that was not possible in previous versions and offered additional integration possibilities – providing easy access to all your data in a single location.

According to Microsoft, "For the end user, connected applications provide a new level of convenience by enabling personalized access from a variety of client devices .NET Services significantly enhances the value of mobile devices by enabling users to access the information they need while they are connected to the Internet. In addition, .NET Services enables applications, devices, Web sites, and Web services to work together more effectively. "

SIMMS Software Reporting

SIMMS incorporates Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET, which brings to your business an industry standard that changes the way you interact with your data. SIMMS has custom-designed reports using Crystal Reports to provide your business with unique criteria for decision making and analysis. Every report emphasizes the key components of your business data and provides you with a bird's eye view of the direction your business is heading.

XML and Web Services

The use of XML – an open standard managed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – removes barriers to software integration and data sharing. XML makes simple the process of exchanging data, and our .NET software enables you to work with this data once it has been received. The problems arising from application extensibility, integration, and interoperability are difficult and expensive. However by using XML, SIMMS provides your business with an open standard technology for data exchange and transformation that is widely embraced and supported, with all barriers having been overcome in their application and service interoperability and integration. Unlike websites, which are pictures of data designed to be viewed in a browser by a person, a Web Service is designed to be accessed directly by another service or software application.

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