Keeping WMS `Vanilla` More Cost-Effective with Warehouse Control Systems According to QC Software

Released on: February 27, 2008, 3:21 pm

Press Release Author: Thomas R. Cutler

Industry: Software

Press Release Summary: Keeping WMS "Vanilla" More Cost-Effective with Warehouse
Control Systems According to QC Software

Press Release Body: Rich Hite, President of QC Software, (
suggests the following:

 Keeping the WMS "Vanilla" will allow for easier, more cost effective
upgrades down the road.

 A WCS can extend the life of the current WMS/ERP by filling in the
functionality gaps.

 WCS systems by design are typically easier to adapt to new hardware, system
expansion and layout changes, or operational changes.

The most important aspects of WCS for major distributors include dependability,
modular functionality, configurable flexibility, and reliability. WCS is more
dependable uses standardized modules that are field proven, versus
customized software. Many of the WCS modules have been running for over more than
six years.

Hite goes on to say, "WCS modular functionality is important because additional
functionality can be added as required. The system can grow as the customers need to
grow. You don't lose your initial investment when new functionality is needed. We've
seen this growth in clients ranging from Tommy Hilfiger to Under Armour to Arbonne."

If a large company wants to know the cost to install at multiple sites as well as
the stability, financial status and size of the WCS company, it is quickly addressed
by establishing referrals and a strong industry reputation. Depending on the
organization's objectives, source code availability may also be a concern.
The cost of doing nothing may be most expensive.

WCS reliability is not a 'buzz word', it provides a specific benefit according to
Hite, "When a WCS goes down, the lost man hours, late shipments and cost to the
warehouse, can be tremendous - add diminished customer satisfaction, and it can
literally cost the client significantly more money. The WCS market has grown because
it has taken on the traditional 'transactional' processes that the warehouse
management system (WMS) historically provided, such as order fulfillment, shipping
and localized inventory control."

QC Software is the leading provider of Tier 1 warehouse control systems to the
warehousing and distribution industries. Since 1996, QC Software, utilizing state
of the art technology combined with extensive research, development, and rigorous
testing, has developed the QC Enterprise suite of products. Designed to be modular
in nature, easily configurable, and platform independent, this highly scalable
solution satisfies the needs of any size warehouse.

QC Software, Inc.
Jerry List
(513) 469-1424

Web Site:

Contact Details: QC Software
11800 Conrey Rd.
Suite 150
Cincinnati, OH 45249

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