The Sofia Inventory Management System is based on Oracle relational database technology and an Open Systems Architecture that allows users to organize and adapt the system to meet their specific requirements.

The System is a comprehensive System covering and supporting organizational warehouse needs throughout the entire warehouse management cycle. It provides all the functionality needed to comprehensively control items in warehouses. This includes planning and costing information, inventory valuation and stock status information. It performs all aspects of inventory tracking and reporting.

The Sofia Inventory Management System offers unrestricted flexibility by allowing you to customize the system according your warehouse Business Processes. You may define multiple transaction definitions that govern how the different warehouse documents will behave depending on your organizational needs.

Simple to Use
The System incorporates internationally accepted graphical elements, according to the Microsoft Windows standard, delivering a familiar “look and feel”. This minimizes training time and allows users familiar with the Microsoft Windows interface to get “up and running” soon after the system is installed.

Customized Reporting
Reports can be generated as and when required. Flexible report selection criteria allow you to restrict the information to be printed and the way that these will be sorted. Using the preview windows, reports can be viewed on the screen before being sent to the printer. The Crystal Report Writer allows your expert user to design any custom report from the database without programming.

Ad-Hoc Queries
Enter your search in the empty text boxes of a form and press the query button to have the system select all the information matching the criteria entered. View the results of the enquiry in a tabular form.

The Sofia Inventory Management System is fully integrated with the Sofia Financial Management System, both in terms of their visual interface as well as their underlying mechanics and database. All related systems are updated concurrently and no special or lengthy procedures need to be executed periodically. An inventory document updates both the Sofia Inventory and Sofia Financial Management Systems. Additionally, you may define multiple Interface definitions with the Sofia Financial Management System and thus capture as much information as required in the Sofia Financial Management System in terms of Journals, Accounts and Transaction Analysis.

Email Enabled
All reports can be forwarded to any recipient or group connected to the electronic mail system after being previewed on the screen.

The System holds stock movements in and out of the warehouse in base currency but it can accept and record purchases and sales made in foreign currency too.

Secure Role-Based Access Control
Your system administrator can assign each user to a role-based group. To each group the administrator can assign the functions that are to be accessible to all users of that group. For example, one group could have access to the account enquiry and document entry functions but could be restricted from accessing the batch posting function or viewing of costs. By restricting the functions available to particular users, you can reduce the potential for a security problem.

Inventory Reports
These reports include Item Cost History, and Item Store Cost History, that can be produced in summarized or analytical format. The groupings of the report are user defined and they can be grouped by various methods.

Key Features

  • Fully Intergraded—with the Sofia Financial Management System.
  • All warehouse functions supported—including Direct Receipts, Return Receipts, Issues, Returns, Transfers, Adjustments and Physical Stock Take utilities.
  • Extensive Document Entry validations—such as restricted on hand quantity validations, blocks inactive items from being used on documents.
  • Extensive enquiry capabilities—are available with main focus on Balances with reference to Items, stores and transaction classes.
  • Batch or on-line posting—Documents may be posted on-line, one by one or in a batch according to user selected criteria.
  • User defined transaction definitions—allow you to adapt each document entry function to your organization’s requirements. The system may be set so that for each transaction definition a different numbering sequence is generated for easier filing and audit trail.
  • Documents Copy facility—Enables the copying of an existing document into a new document that helps in reversing entries. (i.e Create a Direct Receipt document into a Return Receipt document).
  • Physical Stock Tacking—The count of the stock take can be entered into the system manually or via hand held devices that produce ASCII files that can be imported into the system. A variance report can also be produced showing the differences in stock.
  • Import/Export Documents—Enables the import/export of inventory documents from/to ASCII files.
  • Automatic Generation Wizards—assist you in generating Adjustment documents as a result of a physical stock take.
  • A number of store types are supported—including Normal, Bonded Warehouses and Duty Free shops.
  • Flexible Interface to the Sofia Financial Management System—Different parameters regarding Journals, Accounts and Transaction Analysis may be set for each Transaction Type and Interface Group allowing further analysis in the General Ledger.
  • Multiple References to Item Codes—gives the ability to reference Item codes in the document entry by one of the following ways: Item Id, Part Number, Bar Code, Short Name, and Supersession Code.
  • Multiple Item Classes—may be used such as Product, Service, Text and fees may be used in documents each handled in a different way by the Inventory System.
  • Multiple Units of Measure—may be defined for each Item for Sales, Purchases and Stock Keeping.
  • List of Values—the pop-up list of values allows you to easily find items and other codes.
  • Flexible transaction retention methods—transaction history for each item can be held for as long as required.
  • Future/Past Postings—can be made to any future or past period but can also be restricted by the system administrator within pre-specified open periods.
  • User defined fields—20 user-defined fields for each item allow you to customize the system so that it is relevant to your business needs.
  • Multi-company processing—is allowed since a three-character code is used to identify each company, allowing you to hold many companies in the same database.
  • Upload files onto the item card such as pictures, documents and other important information.
  • Recalculation of Item Average Cost after entering past dated entries.

Sample Screens

Sample Reports