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BMI Footwear Distribution Solution

A software system designed by Business Management International for distribution/wholesale trade companies.
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What is the BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution?

The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution is a business management system specifically designed for medium to large-sized footwear distribution companies. It is an enterprise-wide application that includes financial, distribution, customer relationship management (CRM), customer service, order processing, EDI, e-commerce, warehouse management, and logistics functionality, all within a single database.

Access to Information

The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution can automate your entire business cycle from order entry to purchasing to distribution. The entire system is fully-integrated and provides up-to-the-minute records on all aspects your footwear business. A single click allows management view high-level summary data, while drill down functionality gives detailed information.

Improve Customer Service

Customer inquiries constantly need to be answered – quickly and accurately. The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution allows you to drill down quickly and easily to answer any questions customers have about items, orders, shipping, availability, delivery time, product specifications, special promotions, discounts, contract pricing and substitutions.

Returns and Chargebacks

The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution is designed to speed up and control the return management process. Functionality includes one central return document, the ability to create call tags, replenishment sales orders, returns to vendors, freight claims, and all associated credit memos. The Solution also includes complete chargeback functionality.

Advanced Warehouse Management

The advanced warehouse management functionality in the BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution helps you significantly improve the administration of your warehouse.

  • Inventory Transfer from One Location to Another
  • In-Transit Tracking
  • Manage Transfer Process From One Document
  • Control Who Can Initiate Transfers
  • Allows Ownership to Vary During Shipment
  • Full Warehouse Management Capabilities
    • Zones
    • Bins
    • Directed Picking and Putaway
    • Cross Docking
    • Pick Choices by order, to tote or stage, wave picking
    • Cycle Counting
    • Physical Inventory
  • Full Bar Coding & Scanning
  • Picking and Putaway
    • Physical Inventory
    • Packing & Containerization
    • Bin Spot Checks

Manage Factored and Non-Factored Accounts

The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution provides for factored and non-factored accounts. Factor pricing can be updated on a style, color, and size basis in accordance with individual price and color groups.

UPC Tracking

The entire system can track items by the 12 digit UPC code. The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution is also designed to meet the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) structure that will become a standard in 2005.

Advanced Planning

The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution provides advanced planning features that allow you to make important purchasing decisions based on what your customers are actually buying. The Solution offers inventory replenishment recommendations based on:

  • Historical Usage
  • Usage Procurement
  • User Defined Inventory Levels
  • Min / Max
  • Can be Adjusted for Vendor Targets
  • Auto Create Purchase Orders
  • Frozen Controls
  • Seasonal and Non-Seasonal Planning, including single season “fashion” items.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution incorporates industry standard EDI integration. Seamless EDI guarantees timely communications, decreased data entry, increased accuracy through industry standard functionality. EDI, with its high volume capacity, streamlines the flow of documents such as purchase orders, invoices, acknowledgements and advanced shipment notices, creating a more efficient work environment.

The EDI integration allows you to import Purchase Orders, Warehouse Ship Advice, Warehouse Receipt Advice, and Purchase Invoices. It also allows you to export documents including Sales Invoices, Purchase Order Acknowledgements, ASN’s (Shipment Level), Warehouse Sales Advice, Purchase Orders, and Warehouse Purchase Advice.

Sophisticated Shipping

The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution has sophisticated shipping functionality. It has interfaces to UPS, Federal Express and RPS systems. The Solution also provides cross-dock alerts, efficient picking methods, ASN packing/scanning, scanning for receipts, putaways, transfers and physicals.

Item Color, Size and Style Matrix

In the BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution items are tracked by a Matrix Window that includes color, size and style. Items can be entered on Sales Quotes, Sales Orders, Invoices and Credit Memos using the Matrix Window. Pricing and availability for a particular combination can also be viewed using the Matrix Window.

Fully-Integrated Business Solution

The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution is fully-integrated with Navision Financials, a leading financial and business management system with over 120,000 world-wide installations. Navision consists of the following functional areas:

  • General Ledger
  • Cash Management
  • Sales & Receivables
  • Purchases & Payables
  • Fixed Assets
  • Inventory
  • Resource Management
  • Job Cost
  • Payroll/Human Resources
  • Contact Management
  • Point of Sale
  • Foreign Trade
  • Commerce Server
  • Web Shop
  • User Portal

Complete Microsoft Compatibility

The BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution is built with a Microsoft compatible interface. This interface makes the product easy to learn and efficient to use, which results in greater productivity. Most importantly, the BMI Enterprise Footwear Solution is industry specific and adheres to footwear industry standards.

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