Acuity Global specializes in supply chain systems integration within enterprises and among trading partners, with specific emphasis on NetSuite and 3PL integrations.
Integrations We Build¶
SuiteWM relies on advanced APIs to cloud services for labeling, printing, manifesting and more. However, on occasion, customers receive files or documents that must be imported into their systems. In fact, even with today’s advances, many businesses still depend upon exchanging files via email or FTP on a vast scale. To support this, SuiteWM has a built-in transaction engine (SuiteTE) which can be configured to read and write a variety of formats including CSV, XML, JSON and even EDI documents. SuiteWM also includes a RESTful API to exchange the following WMS content:
On occasion, customers exchange EDI (ANSI X12) transactions as a “document” or “file” rather than through EDI Value Added Network (VAN). If you exchange EDI like this with your trading partner(s), SuiteTE can read and write these documents under certain conditions. SuiteTE is used by Acuity Global customers to create, process, and exchange a multitude of EDI ANSI X12 transactions, including:
- 850 Purchase Order
- 856 Ship Notice
- 888 Item Maintenance
- 940 Warehouse Shipping Order
- 944 Warehouse Receipt Advice
- 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice
- 947 Warehouse Adjustment Advice
Technologies We Employ¶
Acuity Global is highly skilled at implementing RESTful services (Representational State Transfer, or REST) which is our preferred integration approach. SuiteWM communicates with external systems, including NetSuite, using RESTful web services. Real time RESTful integration with NetSuite is achieved with the installation of a single, unobtrusive, SuiteWM RESTlet installed within NetSuite using standard procedures.
User Experience (UX)
Acuity Global believes that the overall User Experience (UX) is as important to a solution as any technology it is built on. Intuitive solutions reduce training, increase comprehension, and support more reliable and repeatable business processes. In fact, all of Acuity Global’s customers rave about SuiteWM’s ease-of-use, something you don’t hear often when talking about WMSs. We pride ourselves on crafting our “UX” on decades of experience spent on the warehouse shop floor with our customers.
Acuity Global has designed and developed SuiteWM from the ground up to support barcode scanning of data, whether it is an item UPC/EAN/GTIN, a bin location ID, a carton’s SSCC-18, or any other possible barcode presented, 1D or 2D. In fact, the entire user experience is engineered around the methodology of “scan-and-go” meaning that any element in the system can be scanned.
LAMP & WAMP
SuiteWM could easily be deployed with a standard LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) bundle; however, SuiteWM is not limited to only a Linux deployment. Rather, SuiteWM can be deployed on any foundation that supports Apache, MySQL and PHP, including Windows (WAMP), Unix, and OS X, in physical or virtualized cloud environments.
The SuiteWM User Experience (UX) is 100% web-based and will run on virtually any mobile and fixed device that supports the WebKit-browser engine, including but not limited to Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Android Browser, or Silk. You may also run SuiteWM on virtually any modern-day desktop or tablet operating system, using one of the browsers noted above. SuiteWM is compatible with touch screen devices, AutoID barcode scanners, and traditional keyboards (soft or hard).
Acuity Global is highly skilled at engineering persistent data storage architectures and implementing high performance solutions relying heavily on open source solutions and best practices in the industry. We have evolved with the industry through the adoption of technologies ranging initially from OLTP (Online transaction processing) and SQL (Structured Query Language) to today’s ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) and NoSQL (Not Only SQL) concepts.