5 Tips to Help Make Sage WMS Implementation a Success
Each company has its own intricacies and systems. Because every company is unique, finding the best warehouse management system (WMS) and carrying out its implementation can be difficult. If your company is in need of WMS support, we offer the product Sage WMS at Mindover Software. Sage WMS is a powerful, feature-rich solution that automates materials-handling processes and scales to accommodate the varied demands of distribution centers. For more information on this product and other WMS solutions, contact us.
When it comes to the implementation of Sage WMS, differences vary from company to company based on levels of transaction volume and levels of technologically-savvy users. With a lack of standardization, small oversights become big challenges throughout the process. These interruptions could include cost overruns, implementation delays, configuration or interface errors, training problems, an inability to ship products at go-live, and expensive future software upgrades. Mindover Software offers Sage WMS support. Please contact us so we can assist you with your specific needs as you use the system.
No matter where you are at in the process of attaining a warehouse management system solution or are in the process of implementing WMS, here are some tips to keep at the forefront of your mind to help you be successful. These tips are geared towards trying to avoid the possible disruptions (discussed above) that can occur once a software solution has been chosen and is being implemented by your business in your warehouse.
Here are 5 Tips to help make Sage WMS Implementation a Success:
- Do Repeated Tests of the System
In order to ensure that you have enough test scripts and to make sure each addresses the proper items, you will need to repeatedly do tests. Test for normal functionality, exceptions, and user errors. Also, it is necessary to make sure each script is thorough and complete. Regardless, it is important to understand that there will be some failure errors, but be prepared to handle them. Test and document each script.
- Train People on the System, and Choose the Right People to Train
It is important that you make sure enough people are trained in order to be prepared for company transitions and cultural change. Train super users, troubleshooters, and general users. Additionally, always update the WMS.
- Carry out an Honest and Thorough Readiness Assessment
Be prepared to delay the go-live if the system is not ready for any reason. The readiness assessment should assess items such as the readiness of the system, the readiness of the interface, all visibility and reporting capabilities, the level of training employees truly have received, all data conversion capabilities, and the condition of the inventory.
- Have Sufficient Support Ready when you Go Live
There will inevitably be operator training errors and software bugs that will need to be worked out. Have people on your staff ready to handle these. Therefore, consider having a go-live support team.
- Expect Initial Productivity to Suffer
At least at first, there will be a lower level of productivity because workers must track all actions with scanners. Slow productivity can be caused by a lack of familiarity with the new tools amongst workers in addition to new operator errors and software bugs.
Warehouse Management System implementation can and should be successful. By following the above tips and using a software solution that integrates seamlessly with many leading accounting and operational software solutions, you will give your company even greater control over your front and back office operations. This will form a seamless connection between your warehouse systems and the rest of your company processes. For further information on WMS software and to get support for it, please contact Mindover Software.