LIVERMORE, Calif. The latest release of the Activant Vision business management solution, Vision 8.3, features more than 80 key updates and enhancements designed to help two- and three-step aftermarket distributors improve operational efficiency and customer service.
The Activant Vision system is a Microsoft Windows-based solution designed to help distributors control costs through efficient inventory management. The platform features a graphical user interface built around Microsoft .NET technology.
The new Activant Vision release, Version 8.3, is designed to help distributors and jobbers dramatically reduce the time required for a broad range of daily processes, including pricing calculations, end-of-day reporting and data transfers. The new software also expands the platform’s scalability, now supporting up to 750 users and multiple main and/or replenishment warehouses.
“The Activant Vision solution is very appealing not only for large two-step distributors, but also for three-steppers that appreciate both its powerful warehouse management functionality, CRM tools and expanded point-of-sale features,” said Tom Aliotti, senior vice president and general manager of the Activant automotive business.
In addition to improvements in processing speed, Version 8.3 features a variety of new cash management capabilities, including an end-of-day cash balancing tool, as well as nearly 400 standardized reports. Among the new reports offered in Vision 8.3 are an executive-level consolidated daily operating report and Hazmat report. The software also includes a variety of new and enhanced pricing tools that enable users to establish “best of,” “family” and similar custom pricing strategies.
The Activant Vision platform’s centralized database and efficient workflow approach guides users through established best practices so customers can experience consistently exceptional service. The Activant Vision solution also provides an interactive customer relationship management (CRM) tool that enables executives and counter professionals to focus on highest-yield opportunities and exceptional problem areas to develop stronger, more profitable customer relationships.