New partnership simplifies mobile transactions in rugged environments

Manufacturing and distribution businesses looking for instantaneous fast transactions from the shop floor now have a wider choice of mobile solutions after K3 Syspro announced a unique partnership with software automation expert AfriSoft.

The partnership has made K3 Syspro a key reseller of TransLution™ mobile software for the UK and Europe, adding to its already impressive mobile product range. The product complements K3 Syspro’s existing SYSPRO Espresso product, which was introduced with the recent SYSPRO 7 upgrade.

TransLution™ has been chosen by K3 Syspro as a direct response to its customers for a solution that can meet high demand for instantaneous fast transactions. It is built for operation directly from the shopfloor, enabling production to staff to update and add live stock and barcode information on the move and send that data directly to their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application. With the flexibility to provide a multitude of methods to achieve the mobile functionality that SYSPRO users demand from mobile, TransLution™ enables the company to offer a mobile solution to every type of SYSPRO user.

K3 Syspro Managing Director Cathie Hall commented: “Mobility is a core lean enabler allowing manufacturers to extend mobile data right to the point of activity. With SYSPRO Espresso and TransLution™ as part of our product range, we are able to facilitate reliable, ruggedised access to ERP and provide a more streamlined mobile platform for data analysis, enabling all types of SYSPRO user to achieve a new level of efficiency and profitability.”

TransLution software enables SYSPRO users to simplify and accelerate their production processes by capturing, processing, and analysing production data with a mobile solution for the shopfloor. It integrates mobile scanners, touchscreen devices, and other plant equipment seamlessly into SYSPRO, allowing traditional manual tasks such as stock taking or production records to be automated and streamlined.

A recent report from the PwC revealed that 81% of CEOs see mobile technologies as being strategically important for their enterprise, with 73% stating that mobility was their top priority for industrial manufacturing. For many manufacturing and distribution companies, mobility and automation is key for reducing the risk of duplicate data entries, accelerating production and responding quickly to increased demand.

AfriSoft Africa Director Russell Kleyn added: “TransLution™ software is a good fit for many of K3 Syspro’s customers. Our solution not only simplifies standard tasks, but creates a system that integrates seamlessly into SYSPRO to streamline data input and reduce errors. We are looking forward to a successful partnership, providing manufacturing and distribution companies with a holistic solution that will truly benefit them.”

About K3 Syspro

K3 Syspro employs over 90 people at its Manchester head office and its branches throughout the UK and Ireland. The company offers solutions in enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management, advanced planning and scheduling, warehouse management, human resources and e-business. SYSPRO is used by some 14,500 sites in over 60 countries. K3 Syspro is a division of K3 Business Technology Group, a global leader in providing next-generation enterprise software for businesses in the retail, manufacturing and distribution sectors. With more than 3,000 customer installations in over 30 countries, K3 is recognised as a safe, innovative and reliable provider of world-class solutions, backed by world-class service.

For further information, please contact:-
Editorial – Sarah Winterbottom, Marketing Manager, K3 Syspro on 0161 876 4498, or John Edden, Bridge PR & Media Services on 024 76 520025, or e-mail [email protected].

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