Vertére's Inventory Manager (IM) is a powerful system that can be used throughout your facility for cradle-to-grave materials management. Whether you manage equipment, chemicals, biologicals, supplies, or fixed assets, the IM addresses the challenges of inventory management in an environment of constant change.
Written in Visual Basic, the IM requires either MSDE or SQL Server 2000 or 2005. The Web Module uses Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 with version 1.x .NET framework.
The Inventory Manager design results from customer requests to maintain all internal inventory in one application. The resulting IM conserves resources and eliminates redundant data maintenance. The improved user interface reduces training time, and the web capability improves access to inventory records and permits shared responsibility for them.
The modular design delivers standardized:
- User interface. All the modules share consistent toolbars, pull-down menus, and dialog boxes.
- Tools. All modules share common import and export wizards, barcode functionality (printing, reading, downloads and uploads to barcode readers), help functions, and demonstration/training systems.
- Module management. A Super User has access to all applications to customize operations for one or more of the applications, automating transactions between modules or enabling users to easily switch between modules.
- Security. All modules share security features that protect the system, control user rights, and restrict access to inventory items.
- Reporting. All modules offer full ad hoc reporting capabilities.
Each module of the Inventory Manager stores the most elemental inventory information: what is the item, where is it, who is responsible for it, how it entered and left the inventory. But for users with a need for greater detail, each module offers customizable levels of record keeping and reporting.
In all cases, the Inventory Manager supports multiple management functions including finance and administration, health and environmental safety, research, regulatory compliance, and risk management.