Since the beginning of BIAS we have designed and built an in-depth and comprehensive Java based application that is used for our repair and maintenance portal. Over its history (now version 9.1.2) it has been tweaked and modified into a tabular/modular format. With its linear functions and regulated structure, it forms a significant part of our ISO process. The Java application is easy for us to use but allowing customers access started to be troublesome with the functionality of Java fluctuating. With this in mind we redesigned the front end to be a web-based portal. As the backend database and logic had already been designed it wasn’t a big step to take.
Since then, with again its modular design it’s something we can use to create modules and applications for customers.
BIAS has developed an adaptive web-based portal that can be used on a wide variety of platforms, operating systems, and browsers. The application can be modified, and modules added to fit a lot of customers’ requirements:-
- Item/Product Management
- Product Stock Orders – Create Direct From Purchase Order Generation (approval from decision maker required), Linked to Item/Products and Suppliers to give complete traceability
- Suppliers – Add Rewards and Lead Times to Create Trusted and Reliable Supply Chains.
- Put Away – Generated from Outstading Product Stock Orders
- Location Management.
- User Management – Mobile Terminal Logins, Assign Groups and Skills
- Skill Management
- Machine Management
- Process Management
- Job Management
We also generate reports, stock usage, low stock levels, put away/picklist times, ect