Save Money on Ocean Freight by Maximizing Cargo Space

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VISCO has recently set out to provide another solution to a common customer problem. Many of our customers are looking for a way save money on ocean freight costs by maximizing the cargo space in the containers they are shipping.  To accomplish this they are able to set Carton and Pallet information at the product […]

Warehouse Management

Warehouse Management

A common request that customers have for us is to help them maintain and manage warehouses, lot details and inventory levels. Here is a quick breakdown of the ways VISCO can help provide solutions to whatever inventory or warehousing issue your company may be facing. 1-Re-Order Points: VISCO has the ability to keep track of […]

NetSuite vs. VISCO

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This is a question that is asked of us often, to the point that I feel compelled to answer it in a blog post.  To start with, it is not really a “vs.” thing because you can (and many of our customers do) run VISCO and NetSuite together in an integrated environment. In this way, […]

Did you know? Vendor or Customer Specific Pricing and Product Names

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Did you know that in VISCO you can manage customer or vendor specific pricing and product names? When editing a Product in VISCO,  under the tabs ‘Customers’ or ‘Vendors’, you can designate what products are sold to what customers and for how much. This makes it easy for your sales and purchasing teams when entering […]

How Landed Costs are Calculated in VISCO

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VISCO is often used in tandem with an integrated accounting software like Quickbooks or Great Plains. VISCO itself does not track or store payment information, or link to bank accounts.  The value of entering costs in VISCO is that the system allows companies to get accurate landed cost data on each lot or shipment that […]

Why Global Trade Businesses should use ERP Software

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ERP Software, or Enterprise Resource Planning Software, is the software application that a company uses to integrate all departments within a company so the entire organization is able to share the same set of information. Traditionally, this type of software is purchased or built by large organizations who are willing and able to spend millions […]

Did you know? Contact Groups

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Did you know that you can set up different groups for contacts in VISCO? For every contact you enter into the system, you have the ability to assign a contact group. This customizable list allows you to create different labels. So for example, if you wanted the ability to send bill of lading documents to […]

Uploading Data in Bulk

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All new customers now have the option of uploading data in bulk.  There are three bulk upload tools available out of box and then we do custom upload tools for customers with specific requirements. Out of Box Upload tools: Products-You can grab lists of products from customers of from suppliers and upload them using an […]

Inventory Management

Inventory Management

Some of our customers manage inventory at several different warehouse locations. We often hear concerns about under or over buying goods, losing track of product, and communication to and from warehouse staff. With VISCO’s customizable inventory management tool, you too can get a handle on inventory in one or many warehouses. Inventory is tracked based […]

How to Calculate Landed Cost

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Landed Costs are used to define the true actual cost to bring goods into inventory.  This is generally considered a more meaningful value when calculating profitability on sales than using just the FOB cost or the cost paid the supplier. Calculating Landed costs is of extreme importance to a company importing and distributing goods because […]