Monthly Archives: December 2019

simms_manufacturingManufacturing inventory software is an invaluable tool for manufacturers to operate more efficiently and save more money. With FreshVu2Go, you can quickly generate different kinds of bills of materials, work orders, and invoices to help optimize your manufacturing processes.

FreshVu2Go empowers you to:

  • Assess final costs for products to increase your pricing accuracy
  • Build manufacture orders to house multiple work orders and bills of materials
  • Convert your sales orders into work orders
  • Create purchase orders for out-of-stock items on a manufacture order
  • Generate bills of materials for your manufacturing projects
  • Print packing slips and invoices for faster deliveries
  • Produce work orders for different types of jobs, including maintenance and disassembly

Utilizing FreshVu2Go, from anywhere at any moment, you can monitor inventory levels in real time, train employees to help with inventory management, and manage inventory in multiple warehouses. With this increased efficiency, you can keep your costs down, eliminate making bad decisions (like overstocking any slow-selling items), and spend your money more wisely and with greater impact.

Implementing the four main disciplines of optimized manufacturing – cost tracking, frugality, inventory tracking and sales monitoring –- is difficult enough without precise control. FreshVu2Go provides that control as well as numerous tools and features to help you improve your position as a manufacturer.

Monthly Archives: December 2019

Helping our customers check their transactions and receive instant status information has always been one of our goals at FreshVu2Go. We’re always looking for ways to help simplify things, make FreshVu2Go more efficient, and reduce the effort required to get tasks done.

We’re staying focused on delivering smaller updates to improve important workflows and make things easier for you. New features like Transaction Status Legends can help your efficiency when working with your vendors and customers.

That’s what this release is all about.

Transaction Status is now immediate

If you’re doing a lot of buying and selling, your ability to check on the status of transactions helps you save time and then decide on what the next step is and how soon to take it.

When looking at your sales documents – quotes, sales orders and invoices – you can now see their current status instantly on a single screen with FreshVu23Go. Before you had to open the sales documents to see what steps were complete and which steps were yet to be processed. Now, you only need to look in one place.

Select the transaction screen, and simply view the current statuses in the Status column and you’ll instantly know which ones are at which step of their overall process.

For instance, on the Invoice screen, you can see the following:

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For explanations of the statuses listed, the Status Legend now appears beneath every transaction list, as follows:

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FreshVu2Go also includes the statuses and the legends for all of your purchase screens as well, from purchase orders to receipts of goods. Further, the legends for other features and modules – such as Item Transfers and Maintenance Pro – provide you with instant, simple explanations so that you can keep doing business with all the information you need on-the-spot, immediately.

And as you process your transactions, their statuses are updated immediately for the reference of all users of FreshVu2Go – it’s yet another improvement for speed and ease we’ve built into the design.

Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Companies large and small are getting more involved with the following aspects of their customer interaction experience:

  • Being able to act on all of these capabilities simultaneously and in real time
  • Bringing more certainty to the business by extracting real-time information to enhance forecasting and decision-making across the value chain, all enabled by cognitive processes and systems
  • Identifying the perfect moment
  • Layering in nuances of tone, sentiment, emotional state, environmental conditions and personal relationships for deeper human engagement
  • Understanding what individuals really want, maybe even before they know it

FreshVu2Go, the online inventory management software, has been built so that you have as quick an interaction with your inventory and your customers as possible so that you can answer their needs better than you ever have before.

Monthly Archives: December 2019

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So what is your impediment when it comes to success? Some will say the system is imperfect, or that leadership is lacking. Others say that marketing or managing inventory solves everything. Bottom-liners emphasize sales. Long-termers say that without financial acumen, a company is doomed.

Let’s break what we do down to its essence. The answer is immediacy. Immediacy trumps inertia, but it takes resolve. Why so? Because inertia has no greater friend than people.

People take forever to get out of your way, or to commit the personnel with the right skills to the task. People forget what they promised, or don’t bother to follow up on something already underway and therefore don’t notice that it has either gone off course or completely off the rails. But worst of all is when people just don’t do a task at all. They can theorize like crazy in meeting after meeting, but getting them in MOTION in a direction TOWARD something is as difficult as solving a word puzzle in an unknown language. People are what make it difficult for you to get your job done. Another strike against them is that people will go miles out of their way to avoid making a decision.

So how do you get your immediacy machine working for you? Simple. Every task or job or project must be broken down into bite-sized chunks that are both quickly completed and easily performed while it provides you with all the tools to do the job.

So that’s all? That’s the answer? Yes.

Think about it. Every single thing that complicates your life drains you of time, zaps you of energy and frustrates you to your saturation point. So why wouldn’t you – for both logical reasons and for merely retaining your sanity – find the easiest and quickest way to complete everything that you need to do? The simplest way to avoid people clogging up your progress is to factor as few of them as possible into your process.

Certainly when considering business success, shouldn’t there be a way for you to make those sales, process those orders, perform those goals of making a profit with a single, fluid, universally-applicable software program? There is. Give FreshVu2Go online inventory management a try.

Take the next hour you’d be surfing the ‘Net or text messaging or posting a picture and give FreshVu2Go a whirl on the dance floor. Practical, busy people all over the world are Going Fresh.

Monthly Archives: December 2019

The primary goal for all supply chains is to provide clients with what they want, when they want it. Inventory management plays a crucial role in the need of every supply chain to satisfy its clients.

However, in many organizations the opportunities to lower inventory costs are too rarely addressed or are not exploited thoroughly enough. If your company requires assistance taking money out of inventory there are numerous strategies you can employ that will pay off immediately. Here are five of them:

  1. Letting Economics Dictate Base Cycle Stock: For manufactured products, if production equipment changeover costs are in a similar state, getting them in place will either reduce average inventory through shorter runs or allow for reducing changeover and receiving labor through longer runs. For purchased products, keeping control over your acquisition transaction costs will either reduce average inventory or allow for reducing purchasing and receiving labor.
  2. Lowering of Inventory Holding Costs: Improving your space utilization in contracted, leased, or public warehouses (or minimizing or delaying the expansion of owned facilities) through layout, narrow-aisle handling equipment, mezzanines, or more appropriate storage modes will all reduce your holding overhead.
  3. Shortening of Lead Times: For either purchased or manufactured products, any reduction in lead time (receiving cycle time, supplier lead time, or transportation time) provides a single, permanent reduction in cycle stock inventory proportional to the throughput level of the SKU and the degree of lead time reduction. In a similar manner, the elimination of lead time variability and growth of inbound unit-, SKU-, or order-fill rates both will increase your supply reliability and reduce your safety stock inventory for all customer service levels respectively.
  4. Liquidation: While there remains a short-term price to pay on the profit and loss (P&L) and the balance sheet, when it becomes obvious that the value to be gained through liquidation – by sale at reduced price, sale as distressed product, salvage, or by charitable donation –exceeds the most optimistic estimate of future gross margin from conventional product sales, liquidation becomes your best course of action.
  5. Accuracy of Inventory Balances: Inaccurate stock balances have the lingering effect of undermining the very best forecasting and safety inventory management processes that you can employ. Through effective cycle counting and with effort towards identification of the root causes of issues, you can keep on top of identification efforts.

Whether your business is large or small, the best on-the-go tool you can employ for your inventory management is FreshVu2Go, a constantly evolving and improving application with all the particulars to suit your company.

Monthly Archives: December 2019

Cloud computing got you perplexed? You’re not alone. Most of us talk about “the Cloud” without even realizing what it really means. We’re clearing the air on cloud computing and how it can benefit your small business.

The Cloud is where you put all your data, all your files and even your software so you can access it all from any computer or device, anywhere, at any time. See the difference the Cloud can make in how you work, bank, communicate, sell and buy.

Traditional Banking or Internet Banking?

It used to be the case that your financial data was only available to you when you were physically at the bank. With internet banking, your financial data is available online in the cloud. You can access it anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Traditional mail or web mail?

Traditionally, your correspondence was only available at the post office. Web mail means that your mail is available whenever you’re online. You can send an email anytime, from anywhere and on any device.

Traditional filing or cloud storage?

Your files used to only be accessible at the office. With online or cloud storage, your files are conveniently available for you whenever you’re online at anytime, from anywhere.

Traditional shopping or online shopping?

When your physical business is only open at limited times and places then customers have a limited time frame to view and buy your products. With online shopping, customers can enjoy the convenience of being able to view products and shop anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Traditional Accounting Software or Cloud Accounting Software?

With traditional desktop software, your data lives on your computer or laptop. This means it’s only available at limited times and on limited devices – and often to a limited number of people. With cloud software, your data lives online, so it’s always accessible from anywhere at any time if you have an internet connection. Good cloud software will also let an unlimited number of people use it at the same time.

Cloud Myth Busting

The cloud isn’t all rainbows and sunshine, we’re tackling the tough questions about cloud computing so you can be prepared before moving your small business to the cloud.

The big benefit of cloud computing is that it lets you get at your data anytime, anywhere. The cloud breaks the chain between your office computer and your business information.

Need access to your business bank account while you’re on the move? No problem with the Cloud. Want to buy office supplies while you’re on the train? It’s easy. Need to update your accounts while you’re out of the office? Now you can.

With the Cloud there’s no need to keep all your files and applications on a single computer – no need to worry about backups, theft, data loss, support and upgrades. It’s all taken care of by dedicated teams of technical people. You no longer have to worry about what’s happening behind the scenes.

The Cloud takes the stress out of computing. It lets you use computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and other devices to access all your business information – seamlessly, securely and in real time. Just log in and go, anytime and anywhere.

Monthly Archives: December 2019

As a fleet owner, you’re faced with many challenges. You’re expected to coordinate staff, repairs, rentals, and returns each and every day. Operating a fleet is a difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be as time-consuming as you expect it to be. Managing even a small fleet can be a challenge when you’re operating on an outdated management method. With a little help from FreshVu2Go, you can streamline your fleet management process.


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With the rise of technology, many basic business practices have been simplified. Gone are the days of needing a room full of filing cabinets just to keep track of all the maintenance records for your fleet, let alone rental contracts, scheduling needs, and delivery terms. However, many managers are finding the digital storage solution to be just as cluttered and confusing. That’s where we come in. Our cloud-based fleet management software helps you keep track of your entire operation in one convenient platform. No need to clog your hard drive with ancient files that only slow down your computer. Our system organizes your files so you’ll always be able to find what you need when you need it, without taking up valuable storage room on your PC.

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Understand the Costs

As a fleet manager, you need to know where your money is going on each vehicle so you can make the right decisions regarding the future of your fleet’s vehicles. Our inventory management software keeps track of your expenses, maintenance costs, fuel expenditures, and any incidental overhead costs. Rather than keeping track of all of your paper receipts, you’ll be able to enter the information into our software and make sure everything is properly calculated and monitored every step of the way. Save yourself the hassle of crunching the numbers at the end of each week. You’ll have an accurate idea of what’s happening with your fleet at all times without having to spend hours hunched over an adding machine.

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Never Miss a Service Appointment

When you trust FreshVu2Go, you’ll always know when the manufacturer-recommended service appointments are coming up for every vehicle in your fleet. Simply set the parameters for each vehicle and let our system do the rest. You can even set notifications as each vehicle approaches the right mileage.

Lower Your Costs

Traditional record-keeping requires a lot of manual labor. In addition to data entry, your employees have to spend time writing out reports, ensuring those reports get filed in the right location, and making sure each driver logs accurate mileage at the end of each trip. A lot can get lost in translation. Our inventory management system makes it easy for your drivers to enter accurate report data on the go. Our software works anywhere there’s an internet connection, so your drivers out in the field can keep you updated at all times.


All fleets can benefit from a high-quality fleet management system, whether your business utilizes two vans or manages hundreds of vehicles. Let FreshVu2Go show you how easy it can be. Contact us today to discuss your fleet’s needs and get started simplifying your business!

Monthly Archives: December 2019

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MS Word and MS Excel make these processes difficult:

  • Accepting payments
  • Automating recurring invoices and credit card charges
  • Formatting invoices
  • Generating reports
  • Getting a snapshot of who owes you what
  • Searching for invoices
  • Sending invoices
  • Updating records once payments come in
  • Managing inventory

When you cobble all these things together, each one is a real pain with Excel and/or Word.  If you already use a solution that handles them usefully, it takes the pain out of your accounting process and saves you time. But from any invoices created with Excel or Word, you cannot tell the balance of an invoice or who it was for, what items were included or what the outstanding balance might be.

Receivables management needs to be more comprehensive than what Excel and Word can provide, with FreshVu2Go, it is. Anything else just costs you time and money.

Monthly Archives: December 2019

When we have too much time spent as slaves to technology, our regular tasks become delayed and we begin mentally stacking them like boxes on a shelf. If we are not careful, we get to the point where we cannot see the back row of boxes.

FreshVu2Go will help everyone to spend more time working and less time waiting for technology to serve them. Schedules, logs and comments, alerts, time and stock assignments and departmental criteria can all be seen and absorbed to before their deadlines arrive, and the basic flow of human business can continue uninterrupted.

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With its vast array of analytical reports, we can use FreshVu2Go to anticipate any challenges and while we may be forced to wait for stock at times, other projects can be shifted to and production can continue unabated.

Monthly Archives: December 2019

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As a small business owner, you may think that your company doesn’t need a high-powered inventory management system. After all, you only have a few products and all of your inventory can fit into one small warehouse space, right? You may even think that inventory management is something only large companies need because size is the determining factor in the efficacy of your organizational system. While we understand why you might think this way, we want you to understand that such thinking may, in fact, be limiting your business’s expansion.

Inventory Management Matters, Regardless of Size

If you’re selling products, you need to keep track of your inventory. This is true no matter how large or small your warehouse is, or how limited your selection is. In the beginning, you may be able to keep track of all of your inventory on a piece of paper or through a general spreadsheet program, but what happens when your business grows and you’re suddenly pushing to satisfy demand, ordering more products, and expanding your customer base? That spreadsheet system likely won’t’ be sophisticated enough to keep track of everything happening on a daily basis. Before you know it, you may find it almost impossible to have an accurate idea of how much product you have on hand at any given time. A good inventory management program will help you keep track of:

  • How much inventory you have
  • Competitive pricing in the industry
  • Shrinkage or loss of product
  • What products are flying off the shelves and which are just taking up space

Keeping track of these few things will streamline your ordering process as well as help you make smart decisions about which products you wish to carry or seasonal trends that affect the sale of certain items.

Inventory Management Software Helps Your Business Grow

When you know what you’re spending on the products you carry and can compare that data against the total sales each day, week, and month, you’ll be able to better analyze your business. Once you see the data, you’ll have a better understanding of which areas of your business need to stay small and which ones you can expand in. Rather than becoming overwhelmed by expense tracking and sales, our system makes it simple so you can focus on the more important things, like growing your business.

Inventory Management Software Reduces Excess Expenses

Inventory management software can take the place of an entire department for many growing small businesses. At FreshVu2Go, our system is easy-to-use, so you can train each of your employees to accurately enter and monitor the data each day. This will save you the expense of hiring an inventory management specialist since you’ll be able to train your existing employees to do the job. This gives you more money and more time to put into your business rather than conducting countless interviews for a specialized role in your company.
Spare yourself the frustration of not being able to keep up with your inventory and your demand. Get started with FreshVu2Go today!