Distribution Business Information System (DBIS) is an interactive,
web-like wholesale distribution system that is designed to run on
your in-house intranet. The program is diverse enough in its range
and depth of applications to manage the entire distribution operation.
the program is web-based, it operates with the proven technology
of internet browsers. Internet operations and conventions
operate in DBIS. Therefore, if you can surf the Web, you can operate
DBIS. However, because the operations are intranet, you have a system
that is both stable and secure from outside hackers and other internet
disruptions. Yet, you can transfer to the Internet for other work,
when you need. In addition, the web-based configuration enables
your system to connect many different hardware components without
complicated local area network (LAN) configurations.
DBIS is an extremely efficient and fast system, designed to meet
and exceed the requirements of distributors today and tomorrow.
DBIS utilizes a single UNIX server to provide database management
services along with a Windows server to carry out XML and
SQL services. What is unique about DBIS is the intranet graphical
user environment, in which DBIS supports users in true windowing
mode. In the intranet mode, users access the applications, much
like on the Internet, with graphical capabilities and imaging capabilities.
DBIS highlights include:
"Shopping cart" concept allows creation of quotations,
and orders on line.
Sales desk capabilities
include item substitutions, related items and large descriptions.
engine to identify key data elements effortlessly and fast
with very little knowledge about the element.
with intranets allows expansion into network / true graphics environments
without expensive conversions.
to query language processors allows ad-hoc inquiries and extensive
existing DBIS systems without costly data re-entry and retraining.
High level security
All of the above
features are packed into a single, cost-effective system that
offers the features that distributors require in order to survive.
much computerization can wrap a company up in itself. DBIS is the
best example of simple sophistication. Some companies offer loads
of programs in order to sell loads of software. DBIS rightsizes
the requirements of the typical wholesale distributor.
DBIS is efficient, it requires less maintenance. It is the correct
balance of hardware, operating system, database and application
software to provide the required response time, without unnecessary
hardware and programs. Unnecessary hardware and / or software typically
causes increased wait time for users and customers waiting on the
phone for assistance and / or repairs.
is simple sophistication. The system is easy to learn and understand.
it takes less time to train and get up and running. It is simple
to operate and maintain, yet it is sophisticated enough to meet
the needs of the advanced distributor.
includes what distributors need and omits what they do not need.
Higher Level Security
Prevents unauthorized execution of protected programs and access
Data Locating (Searches)
Ability to find Customer, Item and Vendors' transactions faster
without ID numbers
Allows new sales personnel to locate an unfamiliar item the first
hour on the job
Allows simple and fast location of customer records
Ability to take live phone orders and allows the customer to "shop"
using our electronic "Shopping Cart"
Instant access via hot links to detailed information to expedite
Display details of inquiry via pop-up displays
Drill several levels without leaving original query
Customer Desk, Item Desk and Vendor Desk
Allows instant inquiry and full investigation of all related topics
to these databases
Order Desk, Cash Desk, PO Desk, Payables Desk and Quote Desk
Inquire and review related topics while in these desks during the
transactions entry / change mode
Access / change databases, display files, inquire ledgers, substitutions,
Interactive detailed customer credit status inquiry for the desktops
Inventory movement ledger for transaction tracking
Best price scenario combining matrix, sale, list and contract prices
Enhancement in efficiency calculations throughout the system such
On-line service levels, accurate back-order control and reporting,
Better tracking of lost sales, etc.
12. Extended Database Capabilities
A. Item Long Descriptions
One page technical item descriptions
B. Related Items
Defines related items that could be
prompted / sold during the order process (increases sales)
C. Substitute Item Chain
Defines item substitutions / prompting
in case of stock out situations (ring substitution scheme)
D. Contract Pricing
Specific item prices for a customer
for a given period
E. Customer / Item Cross Referencing
Cross define items and descriptions
F. Sale Price
Promotional pricing for an item for
a specific period
G. Matrix Pricing
26 Customer Types
100 Item Types
Total of seven (7) possible prices at
DBIS is composed of the following module applications:
applications can be briefly summarized.