Control, Visibility and Collaboration – Pronto Xi the right fit for your distribution business
With intense pressure to reduce costs, innovate products and expand into new markets, wholesale distributors today are looking to effectively streamline the supply chain processes and improve access to accurate information to gain the competitive edge.
Boasting a customer-first approach, Pronto offers close collaboration with our customers to ensure agile response to needs. Our ability to deliver a tried and tested industry compliant solution is strengthened by our strategic alliance with GS1.
Using Pronto Xi Distribution, companies can do more with less. Pronto Xi is a scalable and integrated system that helps businesses gain greater control over their operations and better visibility of their inventory. It allows you to be confident of success when working with trading partners – with modules such as EDI, Scanpack, Shipments and WMS.
Learn more about the benefits of Pronto Xi Distribution and Warehouse Management here.
- Apparel & Footwear
- The markets for apparel and footwear are the ultimate in consumer driven supply chains. Whether you are retailer, distributor, wholesaler or manufacturer of apparel and footwear you now that rapid change is what to expect.
People do not accept compromise easily and are more likely to go elsewhere if they do not get what they want. Social and economic changes are being reflected in lifestyle and demographic changes. And even when you know what the consumer wants you still have to ensure that it is on the shelf.
Consequently, the reaction to trends must be very fast. To keep pace, the process of planning, procurement, manufacture and distribution must be aligned.
Pronto Xi allows you to face the challenges of a rapidly changing market with supply chain systems that support the agility you need, as well as handling industry specific requirements like style, colour and size.
Pronto Xi contains operational tools that allow you to redirect activity quickly and with minimum disruption. Warehouse activity can be re-prioritised, shifted, or cancelled. Rapid fluctuations in demand and stock availability can be offset by systems controlling procurement and distribution. Changes to trading partner details can be entered rapidly and effective immediately in the system.
To achieve agility you need to know when it is time to act. For that you need information. Pronto Xi comes pre-configured with indicators that show you key system information. This allows you to anticipate future demand and immediately begin the process of strategic decision making.
Pronto Xi contains infrastructure tools that add value by allowing you customise business systems. Processes, alerts, tasks and screens can be used to modify processes, control activity and keep the consumers' demands at the forefront. You don't have to just meet their demands, you can exceed their expectations.
With Pronto Xi you get the operational efficiency you need through robust, intuitive, easy to use systems.
- Pronto Software offers a comprehensive range of solutions for the food and beverage distributor who is focused on delivering superior customer service and improving the bottom line.
Automation of the entire order management process – from sales order entry through to fulfillment using Pronto Xi Supply Chain will reduce picking errors and enhanced warehouse throughput, lower cost of inventory and improve supplier-reliability metrics. As an added benefit you could also increase product lines and customers without necessarily adding labour costs.
- People expect healthcare to be dependable. When they are sick they expect the right care to be there for them. This is considered to be such a basic right that governments around the world treat healthcare as a major issue.
Living up to expectations takes effort, and requires efficiency.
- You need to be diligent about quality and safety, adhering to regulatory compliance 100%.
- You need supply chain traceability from end-to-end, with robust product recall procedures.
- You need to handle a wide range of products with unique properties, like refrigeration requirements, products with a useable life measured in hours and drugs of dependency,
- Among all of this you still have to satisfy the customers' demands for what they want, the moment they want it.
Pronto Xi Distribution gives you visibility across your entire supply chain. Each product can have their traceability level, shelf life, storage restrictions and other important attributes defined against them. You get complete control of your procurement, including automatic re-ordering, tracking order progress both locally and internationally though to receipt, and complete breakdown of costs. You get sales order processing with flexible procedures to ensure the fulfilment of demand.
"The last thing you can have is a sick person not getting their medicine. Now we're able to manage inventory so we have the right amount of stock when we need it, and we offer our customers a smoother ordering process."
Ross Kearns - Marchese Health Care
Pronto Xi Warehouse Management System offers you the efficiencies vital in ensuring proper storage, handling, and despatch. Location and zone management handle security and environmental requirements. Traceability at the location level allows you to provide products to your customers with the shelf life that they need. Controlled put away, replenishment and picking result in reliable delivery. Adding Pronto Xi Radio Frequency control to this gives you an added level of efficiency, and the accuracy to ensure that only the right product is supplied.
Pronto Xi EasyEDI supports the capability to trade electronically. This connectivity allows you and your trading partners to achieve common goals of efficiency, visibility and reduced transaction costs.
In an industry where important issues can be based on specific and even obscure situations, using Pronto Xi Alert Intelligence allows you to reduce risk through rules and criteria that you configure yourself. Anyone inside or outside the company can be immediately alerted with information that they need.
In healthcare, getting something wrong is not an option, and being close enough is never good enough.
With Pronto Xi you get the tools that you need to ensure reliability and accuracy.
- Industrial Goods
- Pronto Software offers a comprehensive range of solutions for the industrial goods distributor who is focused on operational efficiency and profitability.
In particular, Pronto Xi Shipments is the ideal solution for anyone who needs to calculate the landed cost of imported inventory. Integrating with inventory, purchase orders, electronic data interchange (EDI), accounts payable and general ledger allows for minimal effort in producing accurate landed item costs. This provides the appropriate information to ensure organisational profitability.
- Office Supplies
- The amount of consumer choice in paper and office supplies is staggering. It is not just the variety of items available, but also the variety of brands available for each item.
The definition of office supplies goes beyond the traditional pens, pencils and paper clips. It can include convenience items like tea and coffee, technology like computers and phones, furniture like tables and chairs, and even personal items like first aid. Where many industries are trying to reduce inventory, if you deal in paper and office supplies, you need to be a lot smarter than this to control your inventory levels. Your inventory isn't about reduction, it's about optimisation.
Apart from the pure inventory issues there are also operational issues. Dealing in paper brings with it a number of unique challenges, both in distributing something of significant weight and size, as well as handling something that needs to arrive in perfect condition. Also, office supplies can mean items smaller than your finger or bigger than you, they can cost a few cents to thousands of dollars. If you want to be able to meet demand you need to be very smart about how you store and distribute.
For many years Pronto Xi has been helping paper and office supplies organisations around the world, both retail and wholesale, to improve their operations and achieve their goals.
Pronto Xi Distribution includes a suite of modules designed to easily handle a large number of items. Your inventory holdings become visible, and costs are tightly controlled. Flexible sales order processing has the capacity to process thousands of orders each week. Options are available to simplify handling paper, including a cutting routine for processing specific sales requirements.
In the warehouse Pronto Xi Warehouse Management System allows you to handle items with unique storage and picking requirements. Any kind of storage method is handled in the system, block stacking, pallet racking, double deep racking, gravity feed, longspan shelving, etc. Additionally, Pronto Xi interfaces with various automatic storage and retrieval systems.
Pronto Xi Radio Frequency extends the efficiency of your processes to ensure that fulfilling any level of demand is possible. Not only can you process a high volume of orders but you can also efficiently process orders containing a wide variety of lines, quantities and items.
You need to stay connected in a competitive world.
Pronto Xi EasyEDI gives you to tools you need to meet the demands of your trading partners for an efficient and accurate supply chain.
Pronto Xi Avenue is the quickest path to your online sales channel - whether you sell to businesses (B2B), consumers (B2C), or both.
To succeed in the competitive paper and office supplies industry you need to be cost effective, operationally efficient and have a wide range of choice.
Pronto Xi meets all of your needs with a reliable and easy to use system.
- Packaged Goods
- Pronto Software offers a comprehensive range of solutions for the consumer packaged goods distributor who wants an integrated finance and inventory system that ensures ease of trade with partners.
Pronto Xi EasyEDI is the most cost effective way that any company trading via EDI can interface their incoming and outgoing EDI files with Pronto Xi. EasyEDI offers a fully integrated EDI gateway module that allows for the seamless exchange of everyday business documents between buyers and sellers. Increase your competitive advantage by serving your customers more efficiently and reduce your overheads by managing your suppliers more effectively. Develop sustainable relationships by utilising a collaborative framework which can incorporate future technological advances.