Don’t Dread Stocktakes

ASP Microcomputers and Signature Software team up to deliver an intuitive stocktake solution for Telstra Retail Stores.

“I continue to be impressed… we have 3 locations and we have had to undertake quite a few processes to complete our monthly stock takes. Firstly we had to have all staff stay back for a minimum of 5 hours after work to run a complete store stock take. Then we were informed of a new portable barcode scanner, the Casio DT-X7. Our monthly stock takes are now completed in less than 1 hour… I couldn’t believe how efficient and quick it was to perform a stock take. I never thought it would be possible and I cannot thank you guys enough for introducing us to such a great product and offering the highest level of support.”
Sarah Wilson,
Operations Manager
TLS Malvern & Moonee Ponds

Overview

There are almost 200 Telstra Licensed Stores and Telstra Dealers Australia wide. These businesses sell mobile communication devices and service contracts under the Telstra brand name. In addition they sell home and consumer products for the fixed and data networks.

Stocktakes are usually conducted monthly, and need to be done quickly and without errors. Users need to count serialised and non-serialised inventory, as well as having a visual reference between the stock scanned and its corresponding description in the PC program.

Signature Software is an Australian-based company with over ten years experience in the support and development of business application software. Signature’s flagship product, the ICE Business System, has been developed specifically for use in the office equipment, telephone systems and mobile phone industries.

Project Objective

Develop a reliable and simple to use portable stocktake solution which integrates to the inventory management area of the ICE business system.

Solution

  • Windows® CE portable barcode scanner
  • Custom built scanner program using Windows® .NET environment
  • Scanner program fully integrated into ICE inventory management PC program

Benefits

  • Stocktake time reduced from five hours to one hour – an 80% saving
  • Search for products by description from the scanner
  • Freedom to move around the store
  • Easy to use, light, ergonomic and durable portable laser scanner
  • High clarity colour display

Hardware and Software

  • Casio DT-X7M10E Portable Barcode Reader
  • Signature Software ICE Integrated Business Software
  • ASP Stocktake Manager Scanner Software