Features and Benefits|
- Efficiency - Visual Shop maximizes the use of your available resources. It will streamline your operation and give you the information to measure how you are doing.
- Quality- Visual Shop helps you maintain and guarantee a high level of performance. The system provides you with detailed processing instructions, an audit trail on what the opertors do, and a complete history of all changes.
- Customer Service - Visual Shop helps you better service your customers. It gives them the information they want and need! Visual Net our customer portal allows your customer to view their account via the web.
- Reliability - With over 350 installations operating for several years,
you can count on Visual Shop.
- Visual Shop uses Microsoft SQL Server. This Corporate level
database maintains its speed. We have customers that enter over
700 orders a day. The NASDAQ uses this database for trading. They
do about 5,000 transactions per second.
efficiencies - With Visual Shop, information is never entered
twice. No need to double entry. You can do more with less.
- On repeat jobs, the computer knows the process instructions,
pictures, pricing, and all the information necessary to create
the shop order, certs, invoice, shipper, etc..
Availability - Everyone works off the same information. There
is only one database that everyone uses and all entries are real
Quality - You can take the information now stored in the heads
of several key employees and transfer into Visual Shop. This includes:
Detailed part processing instructions with part pictures, specific
certification requirements, pricing information, unique customer
information. Essentially you can store all the knowledge you have
gathered over the years into Visual Shop where it can be retrieved
communications - For example: Accounting can put a customer
on credit hold. When an order is received, Visual Shop can flag
that order as "Do not allow entry". Instead of post
it notes, you can use Visual Shop notes. For example: You just
promised a customer a shipment tomorrow. Using the notes feature,
you can send a note to the 3rd shift supervisor to run the job
and send a note to the shipper to make sure it gets on the truck.
information - With Visual Shop, everything is stored at the
detail level. Nothing is deleted. Therefore, if you type it in,
you can get it out. Look up how many times in the past 5 years
you ran a particular part. No problem with Visual Shop.
Information - With over 150 reports to choose from consisting
of: backlog reports, due date reports, turnaround reports, shipping
reports, sales reports, A/R reports, shipped not billed reports,
costing reports, equipment utilization, and much more... You have
the ability to see how your shop is performing, find out which
customers make you money, respond to customers quickly with accurate
information, and stay on top of your business.
Philosophy - Visual Shop is based on the ideas of its' customers.
It is the sum total of our customer's ideas. Customers that are
in the same business as you. It is continuously evolving as new
features are being added. We probably have what you want and probably
have features you never thought of.
and Upgrades - CSI stands behind Visual Shop. We are there
when you need us.
VISUAL SHOP SOFTWARE FEATURES
- Multiple parts on a quote, multiple prices per part, volume
breaks, e-mail / fax with auto signature.
Entry - On repeat parts, order with process instructions and part
picture is generated automatically. Multiple received from
/ Ship to addresses. Part number not required, credit hold and
over credit limit warning system, unlimited parts/serial numbers,
dupe old orders, over 175 different shop order forms to choose
from. Automatically scan in customers purchase orders.
Masters - Store all your process information in Visual Shop.
Easy searches, and quick retrievals make finding a process for
a job a snap. Automatic process lookup on repeat work. Process
master are broken into steps, steps can be tracked around the
file - Store all the information about a customers part. Automatically
do calculations on any part data entered. Design your own part
entry window. Complete history of part changes. Store PDF documents
with your parts.
- Both continuous and batch schedules, point and click access
of open orders. Maximize your equipment. Run like jobs together.
- Complete bar code, RFID, and touch screen tracking. Easily find
jobs on the floor, make sure jobs run in the proper sequence,
record data from the shop floor for cost report and equipment
utilization. Allows instep and final inspection with rework capability.
Can split jobs into multiple loads.
- Create shipping documents. Auto E-mail shipper notifications.
Print shipping labels. Partial ship or ship complete. COD and
credit Safeguards. Bill of laden. Full integration of UPS shipping.
Pads - On pickup customer signs for work on an electronic
Truck - When dropping off work, customer signs an electronic tablet.
P.Oís picked up are automatically digitally sent to the shop
so the work can be entered before the truck arrives.
of delivery - Proof of delivery document can be produced and E-mailed
to show what shippers the customer signed for.
- Create specific pricing for parts. Create price tables to
automatically price based on a number of factors. For example:
Screw and washer pricing, material and hardness based pricing,
and a lot more.
- Automatically create invoices from shipped orders. Add additional
charges / surcharges, special invoices by customer, and group
multiples orders on an invoice by PO, shipper number, and more.
Also break down price by each piece of equipment, group, or cost
- Create unique certs for each customer, process, or part. Can
print or email with an electronic signature. Furnace chart can
print on certification.
Pictures - Shoot digital pictures of parts, process setups,
and inspection detail and attach them to various places on an
order and process master. Unlimited pictures per part.
- Fully integrated accounts receivable module. Links with
18 popular GL Accounting packages. We have a special link with
MAS90 / MAS200 products from Sage.
- Contains a complete operator security system that records
all operator activity and limits what an operator can do.
- Over 150 reports on sales, production analysis, shipping,
productivity, and more. Plus the ability to write your own reports.
Analysis - Complete sales analysis system showing sales many
different ways down to the equipment level.
costing - Ability to cost jobs based on production rates and
then match them up against the invoices to determine profitability.
Orders and Inventory - Complete inventory system with items
related to customer parts and general inventory items. Includes
the ability to generate a purchase order.
Purchasing - Automatically create purchase orders for customer
jobs that you send out for processing.
It Notes - Interplant note system. Send messages to other
people in your shop and check when they read them. Put notes on
- Automatic E-mail
Analysis - A complete lab analysis package
Action - Keep track of issues and how they were resolved.
Net - Give your customers access to their data via the Internet.
Archive - An automated filing system for Visual Shop. No more
filing! No more paper! More info
Link - SSIís Superdata Link to Visual Shop. Superdata is a
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system. Put it on a furnace
or an automated line. It can collect data such as; time, temperature,
voltage, flows, speed, etc. and link it to Visual Shop. You can
store actual run data with an order, produce charts, and reports.
You can even print the chart on the cert.
More info here
to Adapt - One of the most important features is Visual Shops
ability to adapt itself to your business. To work the way you
do. To meet your specific requirements. When you buy Visual Shop
you have access to all the customizations done for all our customers.
So CSI is able to set the software up based on work that was done
for customers that are very similar to your business. With over
300 installations, CSI can provide your company with software
that meets 90 to 100 percent of your companies specific requirements
right out of the box.
SHOP DESIGN FEATURES
Shops design is based on years of INDUSTRY experience.
to be customized. We have versions not only for heat treaters,
platers, coaters, galvanizers but also for those that do specific
types of work, for example: tool & die, fasteners, automotive,
aerospace, military, large runs, small runs, induction, brazing,
anodizing, painting, NDT, and much more. The software was designed
to be customized. With all the customizations there is still only
one set of source code. Features can be turned on and off. See
"What makes it special" for more information.
and designed for Microsoft Windows.
system design to allow easy integration into other Windows
SQL Server relational database located at Microsoft's Website
www.Microsoft.com/sql. This is Microsoft's top of the line database.
Get at your information when you need it and in the form that
you want it. Visit Microsoft to learn more about this database.
Client/Server technology, Terminal Services, or CITRIX. Scalable
from 1 PC to over 500 PCs. Buy what you need today and add more
when you need it. Also operates under "Software as a Service"
for easy delivery to the end user.
Shop is written in Powerbuilder, the number one client server
development tool on the market. With millions of users, Powerbuilder
stays on the cutting edge. Sybase, the sixth largest software
company in the world, owns Powerbuilder. Visit their web site
for more information www.sybase.com. Powerbuilder is both .NET and Unicode compliant.
you own reports.
forms! All printing is done on plain white paper with your
logo automatically printing on top.
commitment to keep the software current. To constantly upgrade
it to take advantage of new technology as it becomes available.