The Sapphire Web Pack Market Picking functionality allows the user to enter in inventory items, goods, stock, etc. that the client has ordered. Once entered, it can be turned into a Picking slip and the user has the ability to either print a hard copy or pick from an iPhone, iPad or device that runs HTML5 or greater.
The Picking slip includes details of the grower, the unique batch number and what the selected inventory items, goods or stock is. From the Picking slip, your employees are able to then pick up the correct stock in accordance with the order and fulfil the order to that unique batch number.
The Picking functionality also allows the user to pick electronically. An employee can enter the warehouse/market with an iPhone, iPad or device that runs HTML5 or greater, and they can enter the Picking order electronically with a Bluetooth scanner by scanning the barcodes on each box, crate, etc. in accordance with Picking list. The electronic scanning of barcodes is a unique functionality within the Sapphire Web Market Pack, rather than manually entering the details of each order, this eliminates errors of Picking orders, for example, incorrect quantity amounts, incorrect stock being sent out, etc.
This is a game changer for the workflow of businesses and organisations as it is able to add date and time stamps in real time, specify who was working that shift and picking the stock from the unique login and password for each employee, the items scanned, the quantities entered, etc. The electronic Picking method allows for more transparency for the user rather than entering it manually on paper. It eliminates follow up and gives the provider complete visibility of the Picking process from beginning to end.
Picking Navigation Overview
Pickers need to go click on the Picking option of the Sapphire Web Pack Market list.
- Picking – Here they will see a list of all Orders that have been allocated to themselves for Picking
- Client Order – When a user selects an order to pick, they will then go into a screen where they will have the ability to allocate items within the order against a Pallet/s. The type of Pallet that they are to allocate items to will be defaulted to what is set-up either against the Client Record, or as allocated within the Sales or Manager process.
- Type – If a pallet has not been allocated at one of these stages of the fulfilment lifecycle, the picker will then have the ability to select the type of pallet that will be used.
- Allocate – To allocate the full quantity of an item within the order to a pallet, users simply highlight the required pallet and then the item and click on the Arrow icon.
- Unallocated – To unallocated items against a Pallet users simply highlight the items and click on the Unallocated icon.
- Quantity Split – If only part of the Quantity is going to be allocated to the pallet the user needs to select the pallet and the item then click on Quantity Split icon.
- Quantity – The picker will then enter the number Quantity required to be allocated to the pallet and click Accept.
- Add Pallet – To allocate the remaining items to another pallet the user needs to click on Add Pallet icon and then highlight the items and select Allocate button to allocate them to the pallet.
- Split – To split an item across multiple pallets the user needs to select the item and click on Split icon.
- Once the number of required pallets has been updated to the correct Qty per Pallet, click Accept. You can see that the new pallets are automatically created with the items allocated to them.
- Choose Pallet Type – If need be, a user can change the pallet type by highlighting the pallet and then clicking in the Blue box next to the “Add Pallet +” button. This will bring up a list of the different Pallet types that the user can then select.
- Process – Once the picked items have been allocated against the pallets the picker can click on the Process button, which will then pop a screen confirming the Processing of the Transaction.
- Pallet/Shipping Label Print – Once you click Yes, the browser will then print the relevant Pallet/Shipping documents to a new tab in the browser where users can then select to print to the required printer.
Dictation and Speech to Text Overview
SapphireOne’s implementation of both Dictation (MacOS) and Speech to Text (Windows) is a game changer for data entry. Any data entry field you can type into using a keyboard can use this feature.
You can also use this functionality on all inquiry screens within SapphireOne. For example, the user is in a Contact within a Client. They may have made a phone call to that particular client using the Softphone technology. Consequently, this will automatically date and time stamp both the contact and the phone number you called.
As soon as the call is completed, the user has the ability to use Speech to Text (Windows) or Dictation (MacOS). They can dictate into the memo field of the CRM contact, adding as much description as they require.
Dictation and Speech to Text Procedure
This functionality applies across every single Data Entry screen. For example, the SapphireOne user is entering a Vendor Invoice (VI). Additionally, you may want to add a memo within the Vendor Invoice (VI). The user can utilise the tool and simply dictate the memo.
Another example is if the user wants to add additional lines to the General Ledger account, within each General Ledger account. When the user is completing data entry using a General Ledger, there’s always a unique memo field for each GL account line.
The user can then utilise this feature to quickly add the information they need to add. Alternatively, you may have an interview with an employee. After the interview process is completed, the user can then make notes about the employee.
Speech to Text or Dictation is an extremely powerful tool. It is something that we at SapphireOne, as well as our clients, utilise daily. It is a massive time saver.