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The Stream V Business Accounting Software - Vendor Shipping Module
The Stream V Business Accounting Software - Vendor Shipping by Cove Systems Inc.
Vendor Shipping, Integrate with Vendors to The Next Level in Stream V Business Accounting Software

Vendor shipping is a big part of the Virtual Warehousing paradigm. Imagine having the ability to ship goods directly to your customer's dock from your vendor's warehouse. This capability is built into Stream V Business Accounting Software. Cove Systems, Inc. calls these shipment types Vendor Ships.
Vendor Shipping Defined
Vendor shipping is a big part of the Virtual Warehousing paradigm. Imagine having the ability to ship goods directly to your customer's dock from your vendor's warehouse. This capability is built into Stream V. Cove Systems, Inc. calls these shipment types Vendor Ships.
3 Way Matching
This integration of these transactions avoids faux transactions being entered in your inventory file for shipments that never touch your shipping dock. Many systems require an entry into and out of your inventory file to record these transactions. Stream V allows tracking these transactions for later 3 Way Matching in the AP system, without recording the inventory movement. 3 Way Matching requires all trade invoices to have a matching PO and Receiving Document in order to be processed in AP.

EDI transactions, API's to your vendors, XML, and automated emails and faxes, can all be used to communicate with your vendors. No need to get up from the desk and feed paper into a fax machine. Browse panels and screens allow the lookup, and drill down into any PO or order for the status of a particular shipment. Start off manually, and as your company grows begin to implement more and more automation. Never again have the thought that you will have to hire yet another resource to handle and manage all the paper.
Sales Order to Purchase Order at the Speed of Light
Order Lines can be flagged at order entry as Vendor Ship lines. As these lines are saved they automatically create PO's or Requisitions depending on how your system is configured. You have control of the purchasing process flow. If you have a purchasing staff, then these orders appear on the Requisition Screen for action by the purchasers. The purchasers can edit the Requisition, or accept it as is and automatically create a Purchase Order. If you have a smaller staff or a fixed cost from the vendor, you can have the order create a PO directly, and either Automate it's disposition, or have a purchaser make a determination on how it should be sent to the Vendor.

Both the Purchase Order and the Sales Order are aware of each other. Action on one or the other document is accepted or refused depending on the Business Rules set by your company. E.g. you may not want to allow order modification after a Purchase Order has been cut. The Order lookup screens, accessible in the Stream V CRM module allow for PO Lookup while viewing order lines. Customer service is the key here. Think of being able to tell the customer the status of his order, all the way through to the vendor from a single screen.
Supply Chain Integration
Not just a promise, but a reality. Integration with vendors is limited only by the vendor's connectivity and abilities. Stream V's plug in technology allow for multiple access points. Whether its XML, API, EDI, Web Access, or any other means of presenting data to the system, Stream V can accommodate it and process it. This and the use of Stream V's proprietary Business Rule Processing allows complex automated decision making based on Vendor rules and policies.