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Frequently Asked Questions –ApparelOne™ ERP

 

What is an ERP?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. It is an enterprise-wide information system that reduces the manual processes and streamlines the overall business operation; by providing accurate real-time data from all the departments and locations in the organization.

 

What is ApparelOne™ – ERP?

ApparelOne™ is a flagship ERP solution, designed and developed by CollabX Networks. It is a modern, intuitive, and proven enterprise solution that meets all the needs of the Apparel & Garments industry. It is designed to overcome the industry-specific concerns with very effective time-management, responsive communication, and real-time reporting.

 

How will ApparelOne™ ERP benefit my organization?

  • Faster access to all your orders and status anytime anywhere
  • Boost your bottom-line by sourcing the right quantity at the right time
  • Creates system driven organization increasing accountability and productivity
  • Timely execution of orders as per schedule
  • Exercising control on every activity in the organization
  • Minimize wastage, maximize efficiency
  • Better monitoring and control
  • Detailed planning and budgeting helps you understand your inventory and process requirements in advance
  • Control the inflow and outflow of multiple variants of products effortlessly
  • Management Approvals on Budget & Quotation
  • Ensuring legal and Regulatory Compliance

In a nutshell, enterprises have the ability to manage mission-critical information to make better decisions while reducing costs, improving productivity and profits.

 

Who is it for?

ApparelOne™ ERP comes in three different variants, each designed to address the needs of specific audiences.

  • ApparelOne™ ERP – for Apparel Manufacturers
  • ApparelOne™ ERP – for Leather Garment Manufacturers
  • ApparelOne™ ERP – for Buying Houses & Agencies

 

What modules does it cover?

  • Pre-Sales
  • Order Management
  • Planning Management
  • Budget & Approval
  • Purchase
  • Inventory Management & QC
  • Production Management
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Exports Management
  • Management Information System
  • HR & Payroll
  • Live Chat

 

Where can I see a DEMO of the product?

Please visit the link to schedule a DEMO, and one of our helpful Consultants will do the needful.

 

What kind of support system do you have in place?

We provide a comprehensive Maintenance and Support Plan to our clients. We offer value-adding technical support to help clients gain the maximum benefits from their systems and to ensure our modules are used for maximum efficiency.

 

What are the System Requirements to implement the solution?

  • Minimum 3 GHz processor
  • Minimum 16 GB of RAM
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 and above
  • Microsoft .NET Framework  2.0 and above
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and above
  • IIS Server 7.0

 

What is the typical time frame for an implementation?

Depending on the scope of your requirements and based on our experience in implementing the product, it may take from 2 – 6 months. Our consultants will help build strategies for implementation of software and your business process that will drive performance once fully implemented.

The implementation will be affected by the following factors:

  • The number of locations that need to be interconnected
  • The level of complexity in the business processes that need to be automated
  • Integration with your current infrastructure and applications
  • The number of users and groups

 

How is ApparelOne™ better than the other ERP solutions?

  • ApparelOne™ is a mature product that has been developed specifically to cater to the Apparel & Garments industry and is refined over a period of time with continuous feedback and suggestions from clients.
  • Highly customizable and flexible
  • Quick integration with the existing systems in your business environment
  • Faster implementation time
  • Multi-level security
  • Specially designed to cater to the needs of South-East Asia, with widely used terminologies in this part of the world
  • Intuitive interface
  • Functional flow in line with ISO requirements
  • Excellent support and continued technology migration
  • In-depth training for end-users and administrators

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions – Document Management

 

What is Document Management?
Document Management is the process of managing documents through their lifecycle. From inception through creation, review, storage, and dissemination all the way to their archival or weeding out.

 

How will your DMS benefit my organization?
CollabX™  DMS is a completely web-based solution. An organization can manage and share documents electronically in a distributed environment using our suite of products. CollabX™ empowers your organization by :

  • Reducing Costs through process streamlining
  • Ensuring legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Enabling employee, partner and customer Collaboration

With CollabX™, enterprises have the ability to manage mission-critical information to make better decisions while reducing costs and improving productivity

 

What Document Formats CollabX™ DMS Support?
CollabX™  DMS allows users to create, manage, share and distribute any form of an electronic document using any desktop software or tool. Word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, reports, forms, audio, video, artwork, photographs, engineering documents, drawings, and virtually any other file format can be stored and managed in CollabX™. Best of all, it’s very easy to use and you can access your documents from anywhere at any time over the Internet.

 

Does CollabX™  DMS support Revision control?
The powerful revision control feature allows for an unlimited number of versions of a document to be stored automatically. This feature allows users to revert back to earlier versions of documents with just a few clicks, compare different versions, and even audit changes to their documents. The Revision History tool displays every revision with dates, times and authors.

 

Is there a limit for Document classes and files in CollabX™ DMS?
CollabX™ DMS Enterprise edition does not impose any limit to the number of Documents classes and files that you may create and store with any performance penalties. In order to efficiently manage millions of files, the system supports paging on the server and client side. For example, CollabX™ DMS never lets the server return the whole search result to the client if the results contain more than a page full of information. This minimizes the server resource, the client resource and communication resource utilization.

 

Do you have to be a computer genius to operate CollabX™ DMS?
No. Any person who can operate and use internet / web-based application environment will have no trouble quickly accessing the documents they are looking for. Our system is extremely user-friendly and easy to master.

 

What is the price of the full product?
From a starting price of < $ 2000, now small businesses too can implement CollabX™ DMS – Standard Edition. Please contact us directly for detailed price information.

 

What is the typical time frame for an implementation?
Depending on the scope of your requirements and based on our experience in implementing the product, it may take from 10 days to 5 weeks. The implementation will be affected by the following factors:

  • How many documents to import and the OCR process.
  • Integration with your current infrastructure and applications.
  • The number of users and groups.

 

How do I store documents in CollabX™ DMS?
CollabX™ DMS stores documents in document classes. You need to create a document class first and assign appropriate permissions.

 

What is Imaging?
Imaging is a method for converting paper documentation into an electronic format, using scanners and associated techniques such as Optical Character Recognition, etc. Through Imaging, paper-based documents are converted to electronic format for introducing in a Document Management System.

 

Does a digitized document lose its original format or quality when scanned?
No. The document on the screen looks exactly like the original document, including all images, handwritten notes, signatures, etc. However, the quality of the digital document depends on the scanning quality. If you print a well-scanned document, the print copy will look “exactly” the same as the original document.

 

How is CollabX™ DMS better than the other Document Management Systems?
CollabX™ DMS is a mature product that has been developed and refined through more than 10 years. During this period, it has been implemented worldwide in a number of organizations across different industries. CollabX™ DMS meets the high standards of robustness, cost efficiency, scalability, security and ease of use.

 

Can I see who is performing what action on my documents?
Yes. Audit logs are an account of the operations that are performed on the document classes and on individual documents by various users. It helps to establish accountability and estimate the effort of users. The actions for which an audit trail can be viewed are classified as user actions, document class actions, and document actions. The details for the specified criteria are displayed for the specified period.

 

How secure are my documents in CollabX™ DMS?
CollabX™ DMS is a highly secure system in which each user is assigned unique user ID and password. Users are assigned rights and privileges on document classes. Roles enable the user to perform administrative functions, whereas access rights are the permissions to access modify and delete documents. Also, documents are AES encrypted and stored so even if users have access to hard-drive they cannot open the document.