The Power of Using Accruals to Estimate Landed Costs

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Accruals in Visco are an estimated cost, usually applied to a Purchase Order, Container or Bill of Lading, that acts as a place holder for costs that will be applied once an invoice is received from a vendor. Something like a Storage Charge can be applied as a line item on a Purchase Order. Or […]

How to Calculate Landed Costs

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Some customers come to us asking how we can help them have a better idea of what items are going to end up costing once landed when not only the cost of materials are considered, but also other miscellaneous charges such as freight, drayage, warehousing, etc. will impact the total cost of an item. A landed […]

Tracking and Costing Inventory at the individual unit level

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One of the more unique offerings from the VISCO software is the granularity of the inventory tracking.  Of course individual unit level tracking is not for everyone, but if your inventory  varies in terms of value, weights or sizes from piece to piece then finding a software that can manage this is quite challenging. An […]

The components of landed cost

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  The landed cost is a term used by importers to calculate the real cost to bring a product to their door.  This is a more accurate view of the cost of a product then just looking at the cost you pay a supplier to buy product from them.  How the landed cost is calculated […]

Getting Started Guide for new employees

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When our implementation manager, Chad Mallozzi, join our team we trained him on how to use the system.  As he went through our training, he took really good notes which he modified into a guide that can be used for any new employee who will be working with the system. I thought it would be […]

ERP software for Seafood Import Companies

There are some unique challenges to importing and distributing seafood product that can make it challenging to find a solid ERP system that will meet 90% of their needs out of box.  Dealing with Catch weights, tracking product at the lot level, and visibility of inventory position from the packer, on the water, to cold […]